The number of people who emigrated from Turkey increased by 62.3% in 2022 compared to 2021 and reached 466,914, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on July 24.
While 55.7% of this population were males, 44.3% were females. When the emigrant population was examined by citizenship, 139,531 people were Turkish citizens and 327,383 people were foreign nationals.
28.6 percent of emigrant population in 20-29 age group
When the age distribution of the emigrant population was analyzed, it was seen that 15.8% of them were in the 25-29 age group. This age group was followed by the 30-34 age group with 13.4% and the 20-24 age group with 12.8%.
As for the number of people who immigrated to Turkey, this figure decreased by 33.2% in 2022 compared to 2021 and declined to 494,052 people. When the immigrant population was examined by citizenship, 94,409 people were Turkish citizens and 399,643 people were foreign nationals.
Istanbul has the highest emigration rate
When the emigrants were analyzed by provinces, it was seen that Istanbul had the largest emigrant population with the proportion of 39.5%. Istanbul was followed by Ankara with 9.8%, the Mediterranean province Antalya with 6.7%, the Black Sea province Samsun with 3.4% and the Aegean province İzmir with 3%, respectively.
Russians make up 25% of foreign immigrants
Citizens of the Russian Federation took the first place in the foreign immigrant population in 2022 with 25%. This group was followed by citizens of Ukraine with 8.1%, Iran with 6.5%, Afghanistan with 5.4% and Iraq with 4.8%, respectively.
On the other hand, Iraqi citizens took the first place in the foreign emigrant population with 20%. This group was followed by citizens of Iran with 10.6%, Uzbekistan with 7%, Afghanistan with 6% and Turkmenistan with 4.8%, respectively.