At least 4800 suspects have been arrested in Turkey for terrorism, smuggling, and drug trafficking in the past one week according to a statement released by the Interior Ministry. Security forces neutralized 38 terrorists last week in nationwide operations between Nov. 6 and Monday; 16 were killed, 14 detained while eight more surrendered, the ministry’s weekly report said.
Among those arrested terrorists 1167 are linked to terrorist organizations such the PKK, Daesh, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and far-left organizations.
Additionally, 78 shelters and 21 improvised explosives were destroyed during the counterterrorism operations in the eastern and southeastern provinces of the country. While most of the operations were ground, the security forces also number over 150 cybercriminals some with affiliations to the mentioned designated terror groups.