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Internal Security Update (19–26 March 2018)

Internal Security Update (19–26 March 2018)

In the week of 19-26 March 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 1.224 operations, wherein 4.916 persons have been detained of which, 1.351 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 686, radical left 32, DEAS 65, FETO 568), 3.476 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 89 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 24 terrorists, have been neutralized (11 killed, 10 captured alive, 3 have surrendered).

21 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 8 provinces, namely Diyarbakir, Batman, Sirnak, Mus, Mardin, Tunceli, Van and Bitlis

44 weapons of which 22 heavy (16 Kalashnikoff, 1 Dragunov, 2 M-16, 3 Rocket) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 300 Kg substance used to make explosives
  • 24 Hand-grenades
  • 664 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 34 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.568 operations various substances with street value of 13.481.994 TL have been confiscated.

►    1.567 kg Marijuana,

►    124 kg Heroin

►    1,2 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    10 kg Methamphetamine,

►    9.843 Narcotic pills,

►    1.010 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 2.898.013 TL.

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► 313.982 illegal cigarettes

► 14.435 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.476 suspects have been detained.

Within the scope of “Çocuk ve Gençlerin Korunmasına Yönelik Denetim Uygulamaları-3″, all open primary schools, secondary schools, high school, university campuses, student dormitories and nearby public places and school service vehicles and staff supervised, debris buildings, parks and gardens were checked.

In addition, with the participation of 7,764 personnel throughout the country, the “Operation of Called Persons” was organized and 1,586 persons wanted for various crimes were arrested.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 783 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 259 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 3.473 irregular migrants, out of which 134 were at sea, were caught and 89 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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