According to information from a report published by the Norwegian government, 3 out of 10 people who sought refuge in Norway in 2018 were Turkish.
According to data from previous years, Syrians, Somalians and Eritreans led the list in the number of refugees. However, this situation changed in 2018. According to the UDI report, the number of Syrian refugees in 2018 remained at 465, while the number of Turks was recorded as 765 and rose to the top of the list.
Norway is one of the countries that receive asylum applications because of its high level of safety and welfare.
Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark are among the countries that receive the highest number of asylum applications in the world for both political and humanitarian reasons.
Due to the increase in applications from Turkish citizens, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) announced in June 2017 that applications will be subjected to a more careful and detailed examination.
Norwegian media often reports on the influx of refugees from Turkey, underlining that the numbers increased after the July 15 coup attempt.