Press Releases

Regional and Global Cooperation Essential for Migration Management, Says New IOM Deputy Director General on First Field Visit to Turkey

Ankara – IOM’s newly appointed Deputy Director General Amy Pope concluded her two-day visit to Turkey. The mission to the region was her first since she assumed her new role as DDG at the beginning of September, and included a two-day visit to Greece.

UN Network on Migration Established in World's Largest Refugee-Hosting Country

Ankara – Turkey, host to almost four million refugees and migrants, has established a dedicated United Nations Network on Migration (UNNM). The initiative flows from the 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), the first cooperative framework on addressing international migration.
As GCM convenor, IOM hosted a gathering in the Turkish capital Ankara yesterday, which brought together United Nations representatives, to formally bring the country's UNNM into being. 

New Turkish-Syrian Cookbook Shares the Spice of Life

Ankara -- IOM Turkey is launching “Baharat” – a collection of Turkish and Syrian recipes inspired by IOM Turkey’s Protection and Psychosocial Programme’s socio-cultural activities. The cookbook is available digitally and in print in three languages: English, Turkish and Arabic. It features 12 recipes that are unique to both Turkish and Syrian cuisine, along with commentaries from Syrian and Turkish participants.

IOM Turkey Calls for Greater Assistance for Migrants and Refugees as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

Ankara - Turkey has the 10th highest number of COVID-19 cases globally, but strict measures implemented by the government have allowed it to flatten the curve, with new cases down to under 1,000 per day.  

More than 13,000 Migrants Reported Along the Turkish-Greek Border

EDIRNE - Thousands of migrants, including families with young children, are passing a cold night along the border between Turkey and Greece, say staff from the International Organization for Migration, who are tracking the movement of people from Istanbul and providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable.