TUIK: Youth fleeing Turkey


Turkey’s Statistics Institute TUIK released the latest figures regarding migration within and outside of Turkey. According to TUIK, the number of people who migrated from Turkey increased by 42.5% in 2017 in comparison with the previous year and reached 253,640. Moreover, Iraqi nationals topped the list of foreign nationals entering Turkey in 2017 with 26.6%.

Taking a closer look to the age groups with have migrated from Turkey, it has been noted that that those between the ages of 25-29 are the largest group in that respect with 15.5%. 54% of this group is composed of men whilst 46% women.

As regards the population that is migrating to Turkey, there has been an increase by 22.4% in 2017 in comparison to the previous year with 466,333 people. Again, the largest age group migrating to Turkey are those aged 25-29 with 12.3%. 52.3% of them are men whilst 47.7% of them women.

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