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1 million 305 thousand 307 foreigners legally reside in Istanbul

In the statement made by the Governor’s Office, it was noted that as of today, 542 thousand 45 out of 1 million 305 thousand 307 foreigners legally residing in the city are Syrians under temporary protection, while 763 thousand 262 are regular immigrants who have entered Turkey legally and obtained a residence permit.

In addition, the fight against irregular migrants, who do not have the legal right to stay in the city, continues with the cooperation of all institutions, the statement said:

“The Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Migration Management took action against 71,959 irregular migrants last year. 23,722 of them were deported from Istanbul, while 39,525 were sent to removal centers in other provinces for deportation procedures. A total of 25,644 irregular migrants (1933 foreigners were legally prosecuted), 11 thousand 936 of whom were from Afghanistan and 2 thousand 853 from Pakistan, between January and May 3, 2022. 8 thousand 773 of these foreigners were from Istanbul. While deported to their countries, 12,684 of them were sent to removal centers in other provinces for deportation procedures.

“There is an intense tourist inflow to our city in summer”

In the statement, it was stated that the deportation procedures of 240 irregular immigrants detected by law enforcement officials started on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, and that 280 foreign nationals from Afghanistan, whose procedures were completed, were planned to be deported by air.

In the statement, it was stated that the work for the detection and deportation of irregular migrants continues effectively.

“Every foreign national in our city is not an asylum seeker or refugee, but comes to our country as a tourist and then returns to their country. Especially with the arrival of the summer season, there is a large number of tourists coming to see the historical, cultural and natural beauties of our city and to take a vacation. Last March, The number of tourists coming to our city by sea and air has increased by 112 percent compared to the previous year and reached 1 million 156 thousand 400 and 2 million 904 thousand 460 in the first three months of this year. Among the foreigners who entered the most, are Iran with 10.09 percent, Germany with 7.97 percent and Russian Federation citizens with 7.82 percent.

., . . (HAS) .. ..

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