[Mid-Week Brief] Vol. 27

Hello from Glasgow, Scotland;
Here's your mid-week brief covering this week's migration-related developments and stories in and around Turkey. (vol. 27)
By Y. Emre Küçükkaya

[ReliefWeb/IOM]: Overview of the Situation with Migrants in Turkey: With compiled data from Turkish authorities, the UN's International Organization for Migration, IOM's Turkey office has published recent figures regarding the migrants in Turkey: An estimated 3.9 million foreign nationals seek international protection in Turkey. Around 77 percent of them are Syrians (4 percent in camps) under the Temporary Protection status, while the remaining migrants are either asylum seekers & refugees from other countries (8 percent) or residence permit holders from several countries (15 percent). The report also notes that there has been a decline of the number of Syrians living in camps (from 220,000 in April 2018 to 180,000 in September 2018).

-[University World News]: Turkey needs to do more to help Syrian academics
-[The Guardian]: 'Race against time': flag revoked for Aquarius migrant rescue ship
-[Daily Sabah]: Report: Syrian population in Turkey may reach 5 million in 10 years
-[Irish Times]: Syrians in Turkey face intercommunal anger and violence
-[The Transnational Institute (TNI)]: The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees (How the EU and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move)
-[EU’s European Court of Auditors]: Upcoming report on the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
-[Deutsche Welle]: German lawmakers push for Syrian refugee deportations

This briefing has been brought to you by AIMS Turkey (the Ankara Initiative for Migration Studies). AIMS Turkey is a boutique research project exploring the refugee phenomenon in Turkey to support practitioners and academics who deal with the subject.
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