Over the past year, 1,140 members of various terrorist groups have been neutralized during operations in Turkey.
The statement came from Turkish Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Chatakli at a press conference on the results of 2021, Report reports.
Chatakli reminded that currently more than 156 terrorists are hiding in the mountains.
“In the past, 5,000 people a year joined the ranks of terrorists, but even then they could not achieve what they wanted. Now their number is less than 156, of course, they will not be able to achieve their goals, “said a ministry official.
In 2021, Turkish law enforcement agencies conducted 143,321 anti-terrorist operations in the country. As a result of the operations, 1,548 terrorist shelters were destroyed.