Commitment to Migration Management in Turkey 

Working with governments is key to creating long-lasting and sustainable migration strategies, especially in an environment as complex and dynamic as Turkey. 

IOM Turkey launched its first Steering Committee meeting for the European co-funded project to support Turkey’s efforts to manage migration. With the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), the European Delegation to Turkey (EUD) Central Finance and Contracts Unit along with five other partners in December 2017. By working together with state partners, IOM is contributing to a strategy that will build the foundations of how Turkey will respond and monitor migration issues autonomously, empowering the state to better cater to the needs of its citizens. 

Members of the committee have since committed to a range of collaborations to further the success of Migration Management in Turkey, including border management projects, migration and displacement monitoring, counter trafficking, labour market integration and management and the prevention of child, early marriage and forced marriage. The members of the steering committee have committed to continued close cooperation a results-oriented approach for migration management.  

Technical Cooperation 

Technical cooperation is an effective migration management tool to strengthen governmental ability to monitor and manage migration through policy dialogue, information sharing and cooperation. IOM works with governments to strengthen legislation, policies, administrative structures, operational systems and human resources to effectively respond to migration management challenges.  

Since 2005, IOM Turkey has partnered with Turkish institutions and governments to build capacity in migration management, admission policy, border management, asylum, trafficking, readmission, return, integration and secure data collection. IOM Turkey works with key stakeholders to develop migration management strategies through policy discussions, information sharing, skills transfer and analysis.