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Report: 8,480 Turkish citizens sought asylum in Germany in 2017

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According to data from the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), 8,480 Turkish nationals claimed asylum in Germany in 2017, Deutsche Welle Turkish reported.

DW also said the number of Turkish asylum seekers has been on the rise in 2018 as well, with 741 applications from Turkish citizens in the month of January.

Turkey ranked fourth among countries that sent the highest number of refugees to Germany in January 2018.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, after which the government launched a sweeping crackdown against all opposition, leading thousands to seek safety elsewhere in the world.

(Turkey Purge)

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