Internal Security Update (5 – 12 February 2018)
In the week of 5-12/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 1,053 operations, wherein 4,972 persons have been detained of which, 1,002 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 353, radical left 15, DEAS 66, FETO 568), 3,939 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 31 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
In addition 666 persons have been detained and charged with protests and terror propaganda in connection with and against the Afrin operation since its inception, 474 who have participated in terror propaganda through social media and 192 in protests.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 25 terrorists, have been neutralized (1 killed, 11 captured alive, 13 have surrendered).
57 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 11 provinces, namely Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Hakkari, Hatay, Mardin, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van.
21 weapons of which 16 heavy (4 Rockets, 10 Kalashnikoff, 1 Bixi, 1 Kanas) have been confiscated along with following materials:
- 790 kg substance used to make explosives
- 15 Hand-grenades
- 6,107 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 10 IED’s
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2,885 operations various substances with street value of 36,111,468.- TL have been confiscated.
► 4,833 kg Marijuana,
► 312 kg Heroin
► 3 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
► 5.2 kg Methamphetamine,
► 314,347 Narcotic pills,
► 147 roots of Cannabis
In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 3,436,105.- TL.
► 457,825 illegal cigarettes
► 46,266 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations 3,939 suspects have been detained.
In addition, inspections have been jointly performed by Police and Gerdarmeri Forces in order to increase the effectiveness of narcotics and smuggling activities Agri-Gurbulak, Edirne-Kapikule, Mersin Port Free Zone wherein 1,415 vehicles have been searched and 3,534 persons have been questioned.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 655 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 243 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 4,627 irregular migrants, out of which 532 were at sea, were caught and 31 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.