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Internal Security Update (30-07 May 2018)

Internal Security Update (30-07 May 2018)

In the week of 30-07 May 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 1.495 operations, wherein 4.300 persons have been detained of which, 857 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 150, radical left 26, DEAS 94, FETO 587), 3.198 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 245 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 22 terrorists, have been neutralized (1 killed, 16 captured alive, 5 have surrendered).

8 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 4 provinces, namely Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Hakkari and Van

8 weapons of which 4 heavy (1 Rocket, 3 Kalashnikoff ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 24 Hand-grenades
  • 058 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 115 kg explosive substance
  • 13 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during  2.356 operations have been confiscated.

►    422 kg Marijuana,

►    252 kg Heroin

►    15,20 kg Cocaine

►    1 kg Opium gum

►    6,7 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    4 kg Methamphetamine,

►    28.886 Ecstasy pill

►    488 Captagon

►    118.529 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations,

► 357.388 illegal cigarettes

► 61.746 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.198 suspects have been detained.

Turkey Safety and Peace Praxis 2018-3 was implemented on April 30, for the purpose of a safe and peaceful May 1st Worker’s Day. The praxis is used to identify and catch people who may potentially provoke celebrations and commit offenses against general safety. A total of 58,337 personnel with 10,380 land, 6 marine, and 2 air vehicles as well as 10,388 teams and 221 police canines have participated. A total of 486,328 people were IDed while 1,102 people were apprehended. Also, 116,889 vehicles were querried with 52 of them turning up as stolen and 544 as disqualified from traffic.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 530 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 242 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 2.941 irregular migrants, out of which 1.005 were at sea, were caught and 245  organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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