Turkey has intensified and increased the efficiency of work in the direction of border security control. Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said this on Sunday during his visit to the Iranian border.
Akar got acquainted with the measures taken to strengthen the security of the border with Iran. The Minister was accompanied by the head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Yashar Guler, the commander of the ground forces, General Musa Avsever, and the commander of the second army, General Metin Gurak.
The head of the Turkish Defense Ministry noted that since the beginning of the year, attempts to illegally cross the border of 91,078 people have been prevented, of which 587 are on the border with Iran.
“Every day in over 150 districts [на границе с Ираном] ambushes and reconnaissance activities are carried out. About 1,000 reconnaissance tools are used. Thanks to electro-optical towers and acoustic sensors, it has become very easy to detect movement at the border, ”said Akar.
The minister also noted that the Turkish military provides support in extinguishing forest fires and eliminating the consequences of floods in the Black Sea region of the country.
According to Akar, Turkish Armed Forces helicopters continue search and rescue operations in the region.
The Turkish Defense Ministry has sent 5 units of bridge equipment to the flood zone, he said.
“In order to support rescue operations in the Turkeli region of Sinop province, as well as to evacuate citizens and vehicles, two military vessels have been sent to the region,” the minister said.
He stressed that the fight against terrorism is being conducted intensively and continuously.
“When trying to enter the zone of Operation Peace Spring [север Сирии] 14 terrorists were neutralized. In addition, as a result of an air strike by the Turkish Air Force in the Gara region in northern Iraq, 6 terrorists were neutralized. Two more terrorists were neutralized in the Hakurk area [север Ирака]… Thus, over the past 24 hours, 22 terrorists have been neutralized. Our only target is terrorists. We will continue to fight until the last militant is eliminated, ”he said.
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