Security forces arrest 67 terror suspects across Turkey
03 Oct 2023 03:43pm
A staggering 13,400 security personnel were actively involved in executing these operations, which commenced at 8.30 am local time (0530GMT) and included 466 operations conducted in rural areas - AFP
"Out of total, 12 terror suspects were caught in Mersin, Van, Sanliurfa, Mardin and Aydin provinces,” Anadolu Agency reported as Yerlikaya saying on X.
Yerlikaya disclosed that an additional 55 suspects were detained in operations spanning 16 provinces, highlighting the extensive scale of the operation.
A staggering 13,400 security personnel were actively involved in executing these operations, which commenced at 8.30 am local time (0530GMT) and included 466 operations conducted in rural areas.
The Interior Minister expressed gratitude towards the Turkish National Intelligence Organisation (MIT), as well as the dedicated efforts of police and gendarmerie teams that contributed to the successful outcome of the operations.
This recent action comes in the wake of a suicide bombing incident in Ankara, where a terrorist detonated himself in front of the Security Directorate General.
Two police officers sustained minor injuries, and the attacker was swiftly neutralised by security forces at the entrance. The Turkish Interior Ministry has since confirmed the assailants' affiliations with the PKK terrorist group.
The PKK, designated as a terrorist organisation by Türkiye, the United States, and the European Union, has perpetrated a prolonged terror campaign for over 35 years, resulting in the tragic loss of more than 40,000 lives, including women, children, and infants - BERNAMA
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