Internal Security Update (25 December 2017 – 1 January 2018)
In the week of 25/12/2017 – 01/01/2018, within the framework of domestic security operations over the past week, around Turkey,
Gendarmerie Special Operations (JOH), Police Special Operations (POH) and Gendarmerie Commando Forces together with Turkish Armed Forces air and land units have performed 1,119 operations, wherein 4,810 persons have been detained of which, 948 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 125, radical left 5, DEAS 325, FETO 493), 3,764 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 74 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 13 terrorists have been neutralized (5 killed, 7 captured alive, 1 has surrendered).
71 caves, storage and other places were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 7 provinces, namely Bitlis, Erzincan, Igdir, Osmaniye, Sirnak, Tunceli, Van.
21 weapons of which 17 heavy and long-range have been confiscated (15 Kalashnikoff, 1 RPG, 1 G-3)
- 262 kg explosives
- 13 Grenades
- 7,431 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 23 IED’s
Between 19 – 31 December, in relation to the likelihood of DEAS terror organization staging attacks in the New Year, during simultaneous operations in 32 provinces 361 suspects have been detained and 1 (one) suicide bomb vest, pistols, rifles, various calibre ammunition and documents have been confiscated.
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2,215 operations in 77 provinces, various substances with street value of 33,461,589 TL have been confiscated.
►447 kg Marijuana,
►742 kg Heroin
►2.26 kg Cocaine
►5,78 kg Opium
►30.3 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
►13.26 kg Methamphetamine,
►11.914 Narcotic pills,
►433 roots of Cannabis
►532,878 illegal cigarettes
►97,280 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations 3,764 suspects have been detained.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 621 social media accounts have been made for terror and terrorist organization propaganda, hate speech and hostility towards individuals, insulting senior members of state, attacking the integrity and sovereignty of the state and threat to public, out of which 130 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 444 persons at sea out of 2,645 irregular migrants were caught and 98 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.