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Internal Security Update (14-21 May 2018)

Internal Security Update (14-21 May 2018)

In the week of 14-21 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 1.388 operations, wherein 4.059 persons have been detained of which, 768 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 190, radical left 16, DEAS 35, FETO 527), 3.216 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 75 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 21 terrorists, have been neutralized (11 killed, 8 captured alive, 2 have surrendered).

6 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 Sirnak, Batman, Mardin and Diyarbakir.

17 weapons of which 13 heavy (2, Dragunov, 1 Rocket, 10 Kalashnikoff ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 63 Hand-grenades
  • 100 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 326 kg explosive substance
  • 7 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.516 operations have been confiscated.

►    1.684 kg Marijuana,

►    328 kg Heroin

►    2.4 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    3 kg Methamphetamine,

►    32.682 Ecstasy pill

►    1.355 Captagon

►    536.844 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations,

► 243.093 illegal cigarettes

► 62.808 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations  3.216 suspects have been detained.

In order to protect children from crime activities on 15 May 2018, “Inspection Application for the Protection of Children and Youth” was held with 16,555 personnel in the whole country. With the application 9 thousand 220 school environs, 7 thousand 453 school service vehicles, 111 thousand 310 persons were checked and 16 thousand 114 workplaces were inspected. As a result of the checks and inspections made; 150 school service vehicles were subjected to criminal proceedings, 236 wanted persons were caught, 95 persons and 92 work places were administratively operated.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 803 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 413 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 4.564 irregular migrants, out of which 1.069 were at sea, were caught and 75 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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