On 31st August, Turkish authorities announced rewards for people who aided in the apprehension of terrorists.
The Turkish authorities will offer up to USD 1.37 Million (4million Lira) for person that will help in the crackdown on terrorists in Turkey according to a ruling passed on Monday.
This ruling has been prompted by the increased cases of violence in the southeast Turkey between Turkish forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Kurdish fighters that violates a truce called in 2013.
Under the new government initiative, the rewards will be based on the value of the information and its relevance to preventing terrorism and catching suspects.
Anonymous tipoffs will be awarded up to USD68,000 as long as the tipper is not in any way directly or indirectly involved in the terrorist activity they report.
The award will be multiplied by 20 and increased to 4 million lira if the suspect is the leader of a “terrorist organization” or the crime that is exposed is severe enough to cause “unrest” (sic).
The rewards will be awarded to any and all informants being Turkish notwithstanding.
This ruling following barely six weeks since Turkish active involvement in the anti-Islamic State war in Syria alongside the PKK offensive in North Iraq and Southeast Turkey.
This rewards system is the biggest in Turkey’s history in its recent new strategy to fight the Islamic State Takfiri, DHKP-C Marxist and the PKK in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.