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Internal Security Update (29 January – 5 February 2018)

Internal Security Update (29 January – 5 February 2018)

In the week of 29/January – 5/February/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 1,022 operations, wherein 4,613 persons have been detained of which, 915 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 335, radical left 35, DEAS 27, FETO 518), 3,614 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 84 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

In addition 124 persons have been detained and charged with terror propaganda in connection with and against the Afrin operation, together with 449 who have participated in terror propaganda through social media.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 15 terrorists, including Terror Blue List wanted PKK/KCK terror organization member Eylul Ergani codenamed Murat Ucer who was in charge of so called Amed state, Botan codenamed Veli Taskiran who was the regional head, Bager Tufan codenamed Inan Agyol who was in charge of forces, have been neutralized (5 killed, 7 captured alive, 3 have surrendered).

9 caves, storage and other places were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the winter operations in 5 provinces, namely Bingol, Bitlis, Mardin, Siirt, Tunceli.

13 weapons of which 6 heavy (5 Kalashnikoff, 1 M-16) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 638 kg substance used to make explosives
  • 6 Hand-grenades
  • 1,675 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 4 IED’s
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In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2,707 operations various substances with street value of 28,829,822.- TL have been confiscated.

►        559 kg Marijuana,

►        503 kg Heroin

►       12.5 kg Cocaine

►         4.5 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►     16.22 kg Methamphetamine,

►   49,866 Narcotic pills,

►             7 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 2,764,614.- TL.

► 375,302 illegal cigarettes

►  27,500 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3,614 suspects have been detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 934 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 260 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 2,932 irregular migrants, out of which 493 were at sea, were caught and 84 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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