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Turkish Forces-over 31,000 operations in 2016, more than 51,000 others in 2017 and 26,000 in 2018

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    Over 6,700 terrorist neutralized since 2016 in Turkey
    Unmanned air vehicles play key role in detecting 500 terrorists during operations since 2016


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    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/todays-hea...ist-neutralized-since-2016-in-turkey-/1157508

    By Orhan Onur Gemici and Sertac Bulur

    ANKARA

    More than 6,700 terrorists have been neutralized during the operations since 2016 across Turkey, according to figures compiled by Anadolu Agency.

    Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question were either killed, captured or surrendered.

    As a part of operations for homeland security conducted by gendarme special forces, gendarmerie commando unit, police special forces across Turkey, over 31,000 operations in 2016, more than 51,000 others in 2017 and over 26,000 in 2018 were launched in rural areas by land and air bodies of Turkish Armed Forces.

    Nearly 1,000 shelters in 2016, over 1,800 others in 2017 and 649 till May, 2018, used by terrorists, were destroyed by security forces.

    In 2016, more than 3,700 terrorists were neutralized, including 719 killed, over 1,500 alive and 506 surrendered while last year, nearly 2,300 terrorists were neutralized, including 1,150 killed, over 500 alive and nearly 500 surrendered during counter-terrorism operations conducted by security forces across the country.

    Also, around 650 terrorists have been neutralized by security forces, including 237 alive, 197 killed and 217 surrendered this year.

    In 2016, a total of 1,634 out of 43,988 suspects taken into custody were arrested whereas nearly 96,719 out of 30,333 suspects taken into custody were arrested in 2017. Additionally, 20,214 out of 3,579 suspects taken into custody were arrested in 2018.

    Meanwhile, nearly 339 terrorist activities in 2016, 697 others in 2017 and 147 until May, 2018 were prevented.

    In the operations conducted since 2016, unmanned air vehicles played a role in detecting 500 terrorists; armed unmanned air vehicles were also used to hit terrorist targets. Additionally, 239 shelters were hit during the operations in which unmanned air vehicles and armed unmanned air vehicles were used.

    During the operations since 2016, a total of 9,795 heavy machine guns, 6,925 mines/handmade explosive devices, 7,041 grenades, more than 450,000 kilograms of explosive substance and over 1.5 million of ammunition were seized.

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    Turkey neutralizes 4,475 terrorists in Syria’s Afrin
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses party rally in Erzurum

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    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkey-neutralizes-4-475-terrorists-in-syria-s-afrin-/1157512


    By Baris Gundogan

    ERZURUM, Turkey

    More than 4,400 terrorists have been “neutralized” in Syria’s Afrin region so far since the start of the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    Speaking at his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s rally in eastern Erzurum province, Erdogan said: “4,475 terrorists have been neutralized in Afrin so far.”

    Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

    Turkey also "neutralized" 414 PKK terrorists in the operations being conducted in northern Iraq, he said.

    The president also said anti-terror operations neutralized 398 terrorists inside the country.

    Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, the PKK has waged a wide-ranging terror campaign against the Turkish state since the mid-1980s, in which an estimated 40,000 people have been killed.

    'Interest lobby'

    Speaking about fall of Turkish lira against the U.S. dollar, Erdogan called for working together to spoil the game of the "interest lobby" ahead of June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.

    "My brothers and sisters who have dollars [and] euros beneath their pillows, please change your money with the Turkish liras. We will break this game together.”

    In recent months, the Turkish lira has been losing ground to the U.S. dollar. The USD/TRY rate has risen nearly 20 percent since the beginning of this year.

    Last week, the dollar/lira rate hit an all-time high -- 4.93 -- just before the Central Bank raised interest rates, helping the lira gain ground. Last year, one dollar traded for 3.65 liras on average.

    Erdogan also called on the financial sectors not to "play game" and "make manipulation", otherwise they have to pay "heavy price".

    "We see the game played [against the Turkish lira] and we are going over it with the tools in your hand."

    He also called on his countrymen to disregard rumors and to protect the Turkish lira.
     
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    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/pkk-terror-attack-martyrs-turkish-soldier-in-n-iraq/1160125

    Solider martyred during counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, Turkish military says

    29.05.2018
    A Turkish solider was martyred during an ongoing operation against the PKK terrorist organization in northern Iraq, said Turkish military on Tuesday.

    In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the soldier was martyred in a terror attack targeting Turkish troops, who were engaged in counter-terrorism operation.

    Following the attack, Turkish military launched air operation and destroyed several terrorist targets, according to the statement.

    The military offered condolences to the family of the martyred soldier.

    Turkish Armed Forces will "continue its fight against all terror organizations until the last terrorist is neutralized", the statement added.
     

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