NEWS Work & Residence        01/12/2020

Work permits were granted in Turkey to 145,232 foreigners in 2019

The Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Security has published on the Labour Statistics page of its website its reports “Work Permits of Foreigners” for 2019.

 

Of a total of 145,232 work permits granted in 2019, 94,542 permits were given to men and 50,690 to women.  

 

Of the work permits granted in 2019, most were given to Syrian nationals with a total of 63,789. Syria was followed by Kyrgyzstan with 11,003, Ukraine with 6,197, Turkmenistan with 6,128, Georgia with 5,220, Uzbekistan with 4,480, Iran with 3,935, and Russia with 3,922.

 

The work permits granted in 2019 show a continued increase on previous years, comparing with 17,466 in 2011, 32,279 in 2012, 45,825 in 2013, 52,295 in 2014, 64,521 in 2015, 73,560 in 2016, 87,182 in 2017 and 115,837 in 2018.

 

Click here to see report for 2019

 

 



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