Turks top asylum seekers in Norway in 2018: report

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The sign of the Norway Directorate of Immigration

Turks topped the 2018 list of asylum seekers in Norway, Euronews reported on Tuesday.

According to an official report released by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), citizens of Turkey accounted for three out of every 10 people who sought asylum in Norway,

In 2018, 765 Turkish citizens applied for asylum, compared to 465 Syrians who submitted applications to Norway, a country that is popular among political refugees.

Turkey and Syria are followed by Eritrea and Iran, with citizens from 91 countries seeking asylum in Norway in 2018 alone.

The number of Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Norway as well as other Western countries has been on the rise, particularly since a failed coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016.

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