The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of speaking self-sufficiency of Syrian students under temporary protection in Turkey and to examine these perceptions in the context of various variables (gender, age, marital status, socioeconomic level, circle of friends, life expectancy in Turkey, Turkish language level, Frequency of Turkish speech, frequency of watching Turkish television programs and frequency of Turkish internet use). The reason for choosing the temporary protection center in Kilis in the study is that Kilis hosts a large number of Syrians due to its location. It is aimed to reveal the self-efficacy perceptions developed by these people, who can continue their lives without feeling the need to learn Turkish compared to other cities. In the literature review, it was seen that there were not many studies on speaking self-efficacy in teaching Turkish to foreigners, and the studies in this area focused on writing skills. In addition, in studies on speaking self-efficacy, it was determined that the research object was not foreign students. What makes the study important is that it reveals the general situation of the Syrians in the city regarding speech. Quantitative research methods were used in the research and the study group consisted of 101 Syrian students studying at Kilis 7 December University Turkish Teaching Center (TÖMER). The data of the research were obtained through the personal information forms created by the researchers with the "Speaking Self-Proficiency Scale of Those Who Learn Turkish as a Foreign Language" developed by Sallabaş (2013). As a result of the research, it was determined that the students' perceptions of speaking self-sufficiency were moderate. However, the research findings reveal that the students' perceptions of speaking self-sufficiency do not differ significantly according to their gender, age, marital status and socioeconomic levels, but differ significantly according to the circle of friends, life expectancy in Turkey, Turkish language level, frequency of Turkish speaking, frequency of watching Turkish television programs and frequency of Turkish internet use.
Temporary protection, refugees, speaking, self-sufficiency, Syrian.