Between April 2011 and January 2020, due to internal disturbances in Syria approximately 3.6 million people have come to Turkey.
During the post-republican period, besides the Balkan countries, particularly from Muslim or Turkic languages speaking countries, many households immigrated Turkey as migrants to be granted resettlement as well as free migrants. For example; among the arrivals from Turkistan in 695 households, 2.194 persons arrived Turkey as migrants to be granted resettlement and in 214 households, 684 persons arrived as free migrants. Among the 1,006 households from Afghanistan, in 1,006 households 4,163 persons arrived Turkey as migrants to be granted resettlement. They were especially settled in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia Regions of Turkey.