In order to prevent the separatist terrorist organization from gaining this capability once again, which cannot realize its winter basing and its mobility is reduced, and its communication within the country is lost, and to end the terrorist presence in the country completely; The Yıldırım-17 Besta Operation, which was initiated by our Ministry in the provinces of Van, Şırnak and Siirt under the management and administration of the Van Gendarmerie Public Security Corps Command, continues.
In the mentioned operation; 3.251 personnel consisting of Gendarmerie Commando, Gendarmerie Special Operations (JÖH), Police Special Operations (PÖH) and Security Ranger teams work in 197 operational teams.
Within the scope of the Lightning Operations, which was launched on 13 July 2020 to eliminate terrorism, a total of 148 terrorists have been neutralized, 77 collaborators have been caught, 571 caves, shelters and warehouses have been destroyed, and many weapons-ammunition, food and living materials have been seized. .
Yıldırım Operations continue with the support of our people in a faithful and determined manner.