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Turkey, one of the preferred countries to emigrate, according to a study

The study places Canada as the preferred country to emigrate and start a new life, followed by Japan and Spain.

Turkey is the 6th country in the world that people prefer to emigrate and start a new life, according to a recent study carried out by a company based in Australia, in which Spain appears in third place.

According to information published by the Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Canada occupies the first place in this ranking, followed by Japan and Spain, while Turkey appears in 6th place together with South Africa. To establish this ranking, the study used the Google Ads Keyword Planner and analysed four keywords – “country”, “property”, “move” and “relocate” – used during a year in 50 countries to perform Google searches.

Another conclusion drawn by the study is that there are 9 countries whose inhabitants see Turkey as “a country to migrate to and settle in”: Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Qatar, Oman, Somalia and Yemen. Interestingly, in the case of Sweden – one of the countries with the highest level of welfare in the world – only Japanese people show interest in start a new life in that country.

In addition to Turkey being one of the preferred countries to emigrate, another fact to highlight from the study, according to the newspaper, is that the number of people who want to move and live in a different country has grown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, especially with the progressive implementation of telework.