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Turkish security forces foil 515 terror attacks

2017/10/11 | 14:14

(Iraq Now News)- Turkey has conducted more than 68,000 counter-terrorism operations over the last year and 515 terror attacks have been averted, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Wednesday.

Following these operation, 30,167 suspects are in jail awaiting trial for terror offences, he added.

Speaking at a meeting of provincial governors in Ankara, Soylu said the 68,464 anti-terror operations targeted the PKK, Daesh, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and far-left terror groups such as the Revolutionary People‘s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

There were 40,215 operations targeting the PKK and 25,818 against FETÖ, which Ankara holds responsible for last year’s attempted coup.

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