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New anti-terror operation launched in eastern Turkey

New anti-terror operation launched in eastern Turkey

A total of 960 security personnel will be part of Operation Eren Winter-16.
18.01.2022 - 11:58

Turkish security forces have launched a new anti-terrorism operation in the eastern Bingöl province, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

A total of 960 security personnel, including gendarmerie forces and 71 operational teams will take part in Operation Eren Winter-16 (Bingöl-Sağgöze) Martyr Gendarmerie Major Adil Karagöz, the ministry said in a statement.

Eren Winter Operations, being carried out to completely eradicate terrorism in the country, continue successfully with the support of people, the statement added.

In 2021, Turkey initiated Operations Eren, named after Bülbül, a 15-year-old boy killed by the terrorist group on Aug. 11, 2017.