TURKEY

Turkish security forces arrest over 2,600 suspects in nationwide ops

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Turkish security forces captured 2,612 suspects sought over various crimes in simultaneous public security operations carried out throughout the country.

Turkish security authorities on Saturday held a joint operation across the country and arrested 2,612 people sought by prosecutors, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior.

The statement read that the General Directorate of Security, Gendarmerie General Command and Coast Guard Command joined forces in an operation participated by 30,000 personnel across Turkey.

According to the ministry, the aim of the operation was to enforce justice, combat criminals and maintain the public order.

Among the arrestees, there were people sought over crimes such as murder, theft, bodily harm, abuse, plundering, drug selling, and terrorism.

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