Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Turkish Security Forces Kill 46 Terrorists in 438 Operations in One Week | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
Select Page
Media ID: 55375326

Turkish Airlines aircrafts are parked at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Ankara – More than 45 PKK militia men were killed and over 1,100 Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) suspects were held during security operations over the last week across Turkey, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said 46 PKK terrorists were killed and eight others were captured during counter-terrorism operations between May 22 and May 29; 170 suspects were also arrested for aiding and abetting the PKK terror group.

Turkish forces also destroyed 11 PKK shelters and 11 improvised explosives and mines planted by the group.

Around 2,500 kilograms (5,512 pounds) of explosives material, 32 hand grenades and 3,200 ammunition rounds were also seized; 6,054 kilograms (13,347 pounds) of hashish, 377,273 package of smuggled cigarettes, over 103 tons of smuggled fuel and large quantity of opiate drugs were also recovered, it added.

On the other hand, Turkish airlines announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that provides enhanced security screening program for transit passengers departing from the United States with smarter overall security and a better air travel experience.

According to the Turkish company, “TSA Pre✓®” allows travelers to save time and stress by going through security faster without having the need to remove many of their personal accessories.