Large-scale local narco-terror op launched in SE Turkey

Interior Ministry on Saturday said a narco-terror operation was launched in the southeastern Diyarbakir province of Turkey, with the participation of hundreds of security personnel.

Operation Kiran-11 Narco-Terror seeks to hinder the PKK's winter preparations, neutralize its terrorists based in the region, arrest drug dealers and eliminate its financial sources.

A total of 1,260 personnel -- including the special gendarmerie, police forces, and local security personnel -- participate in the operation.

Turkey has been fighting narcoterrorism, and this year confiscated over 40 tons of marijuana and seized about 40 million cannabis roots.

Source: Anadolu Agency