More than 3,600 arrested in nationwide ops

Published 18.02.2019 00:02

Police, gendarmerie and coast guard units conducted a "safety and peace" operation across Turkey, the Interior Ministry said in a written statement Sunday.

Security forces arrested at least 3,673 people in operations. All of the suspects had outstanding arrest warrants issued against them. Over 58,500 security personnel and 235 search dogs were involved in the operation at 4,623 locations across the country. Around 147,600 vehicles and over 18,600 public workplaces were inspected during the operation.

Within the scope of operation, at least 94 missing people, including four children, were found, the statement added. As a result of the operation, 13 workplaces were closed, over 220 missing vehicles were found and 944 vehicles were banned from traffic, the ministry said. Shopping malls, entertainment centers, exhibitions, the surroundings of public buildings, boulevards and streets, piers and ports, bus stations and terminal entrances were among the key spots inspected by security teams during the operation.

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