The Ministry of National Defense made a press release on the activities of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The Ministry of National Defense made a press release on the activities of the Turkish Armed Forces via the video it published on July 29, 2021. The statement made a statement on many issues, including ongoing operations, training activities and exercises.
Within the scope of the Fight Against Terrorism, a total of 10 operations, 30 large and 40 medium-sized, were carried out in the last two months against terrorist organizations, including DAESH, primarily PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and FETO, in the country and across the border, on July 24, 2015 18 terrorists have been neutralized since the beginning of this year, and a total of 296 terrorists have been neutralized since the beginning of this year.
The Pençe-Şimşek and Claw-Lightning operations, which started on April 23 and carried out simultaneously in Metina and Avaşin-Basyan regions in northern Iraq, continue successfully as planned. Since the beginning of the operations, 215 terrorists have been neutralized. In addition, nearly 300 caves/shelters, more than 600 mines/IEDs were detected and destroyed; A large number of weapons, ammunition and life materials were seized.
The security of the borders is ensured by technology-intensive systems instead of human-intensive systems. It is effectively used in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft, as well as cameras, thermal cameras, radar, binoculars, camera traps and other existing reconnaissance and surveillance tools.
In 2019, 74 persons who attempted to cross the border illegally on the Iranian border line were blocked. 447 people were caught. In 5.016, 2020 thousand 127 people were blocked and 434 people were caught. In 185, 2021 people were blocked and 56 people were caught.
Thanks to the additional and effective measures taken, 16 people were caught trying to cross the borders illegally in the last two months, and 786 people were blocked before they could cross the border. In the operations performed in the last 31.545 months; 2 thousand 29 packs of cigarettes, 516 kilograms of drugs, 369 mobile phones and 467 miscellaneous weapons were seized.