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Internal Security Update (23-30 April 2018)

Internal Security Update (23-30 April 2018)

In the week of 23-30 April 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 performed 1.692 operations, wherein 4.424 persons were detained of which, 715 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 130, radical left 46, DEAS 50, FETO 489), 3.579 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 130 in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week, a total of 23 terrorists, were neutralized (8 killed, 7 captured alive, 8 surrendered).

27 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 7 provinces, namely Diyarbakir, Kahramanmaras, Hakkari, Mardin, Tunceli, Mus and Van.

15 weapons of which 13 are heavy (2  M-16, 1 Dragunov, 1 Bixi, 9 Kalashnikoff) were confiscated along with following materials:

  • 8 Hand-grenades
  • 1.996 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 22 handmade mines
  • 312 kg explosive

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.539 operations the following were confiscated:

►    760 kg Marijuana,

►    250 kg Heroin,

►    0,25 kg Cocaine,

►    21,68 Opium gum,

►    2,4 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance,

►    16.143 Ecstasy pill,

►    3.617 Captagon,

►    4 kg Methamphetamine,

►    22.097 roots of Cannabis.

In addition, below items were also confiscated in these operations,

► 491.778 illegal cigarettes

► 96.562litres of illegal fuel

3.579 suspects were detained.

In order to provide public order, prevent possible acts of terrorist organizations and provide an environmental peace for our citizens on 26.04.2018; all public schools, junior high schools, high schools, university campuses, student dormitories and public open spaces, parks and gardens, school service vehicles investigated with 15,924 personnel participated in the “Çocuk ve Gençlerin Korunmasına Yönelik Denetim Uygulamaları-4”

As a result of this application, 111,733 persons and 17,295 workplaces were inspected and 115 people were administrated.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 405 social media accounts were 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 226  people were identified and judicial procedures were initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING ILLEGAL MIGRATION; 4.378 illegal migrants, out of which 437 were at sea, were caught and 130 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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