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Turkey prevents several terrorist attacks in 2020

Turkey prevents several terrorist attacks in 2020

The number of terrorists who surrendered through persuasion efforts in the last three years exceeded 700, Turkish interior minister said.
24.09.2020 - 13:10

Turkey has prevented 152 terrorist attacks by Daesh/ISIS so far this year, the country’s interior minister announced Wednesday.

162 YPG/PKK TERRORISTS HAVE LAID DOWN THEIR ARMS SO FAR

In an exclusive interview on a Turkish TV program, Süleyman Soylu said 26.8 tons of explosive material belonging to the terror group were seized in anti-terror operations.

In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist group.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times with at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed attacks killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more. In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

On the fight against the YPG/PKK terror group, Soylu said 162 YPG/PKK terrorists have laid down their arms so far this year due to persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces.