Over 2,600 detained in nationwide operation

Over 2,600 detained in nationwide operation

Over 2,600 detained in nationwide operation

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

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

Meanwhile, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on March 1 the cyber capabilities of Turkey’s police force are the best in the world by all standards

During his visit to police headquarters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, Soylu praised the success of the Turkish police force in fighting cyber-crime and terrorism.

He said Turkey had a very good year in the fight against organized crime, bringing down 275 criminal gangs in 2018.

"The cyber capabilities of the Turkish police force are second to none in the world," Soylu said.