Turkish police conduct raid on 1,000 farm labor camp tents in Adana
AA photoPolice conducted a raid on around 1,000 tents housing Syrian and Turkish agricultural workers early on June 13 in the southern province of Adana as part of “peace operations” to maintain public safety and prevent possible terrorist attacks in the country, Doğan News Agency reported.
Adana police conducted the operation at four different points simultaneously in the city center. The operation was launched with the participation of around 500 security personnel employed in the public order, special operations, traffic, riot and narcotics departments.
During the searches, teams seized four unlicensed shotguns and performed ID checks on around 5,000 people. Syrian refugees who do not possess a temporary ID card were also identified.
During the operation, the special operations teams took safety measures surrounding the tent premises.
After the operation was completed, the agricultural laborers boarded pickup trucks to be driven to farms.
Police reportedly said inspections on such tents would frequently continue amid intelligence that potential terrorists could pose as Syrian refugees or agricultural workers.