Turkey grants work permits to nearly 98,000 in first 10 months of year
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
According to the ministry data, 97,991 foreigners acquired work permits out of 122,115 applications in the 10-month period.
Syrians topped the list, followed by Georgian, Kyrgyz, Ukrainian, Chinese and Turkmen nationals.
Turkey received work permit applications from foreigners across 165 countries in this period, including Mexico and Japan.
In 2017, the ministry, which quickly evaluates the applications it receives via a web portal, issued 87,182 work permits while 59,873 others were issued in 2016.