New phases of anti-terror op start in eastern Turkey

New phases of anti-terror op start in eastern Turkey
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  • calendar-gray 26 January 2021

Expanding its fight against terrorists, Turkey has launched two new phases of an ongoing domestic counter-terrorism operation, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Operation Eren-4 has started in the Karliova-Varto region of the eastern Bingol and Mus provinces with 93 operation teams, including over 1,600 personnel from the gendarmerie, police, and village guards, the ministry said in a statement.

Operation Eren-5 Bagok is moving forward in the southeastern Mardin province with 145 operational teams, including over 2,500 personnel from the gendarmerie, police, and village guards.

The first three phases of the operation launched this year – Eren-1 Tendurek, Eren-2 Lice, Eren-3 Mt. Agri – are also ongoing, according to the ministry.

The operation was named after Eren Bulbul, a 15-year-old martyred by PKK terrorists on Aug. 11, 2017.

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