Turksih special operation teams to receive training in rural areas

National Police Department plans to train officers from the department's special operation teams in rural areas as part of a revision in education of the future members of the special operation units.

Turksih special operation teams to receive training in rural areas

After Turkey's Interior Ministry declared that the police will be used more effectively in the fight against PKK, the National Police Department plans to train officers from the department's special operation teams in rural areas as part of a revision in education of the future members of the special operation units.

In late July, Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin said there will be innovations in the fight against PKK in the near future. The military will not be excluded nor are the police completely mandated.

A total of 600 officers, who will receive trainings at the 41st Special Operations Course, are to receive training in the Ilgaz Mountains, near where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's convoy was attacked by the militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in May. The facilities of Kastamonu Police Vocational High School are to be assigned for the Special Operations Unit during their training.

Mountaineering, land surveying, carrying out helicopter missions, reconnaissance missions and defusing bombs and hand grenades will be among the courses if the training take place in the Ilgaz Mountains. Those who graduate from the course will be able to take part in critical operations in fight against PKK.

Experts say that the trainings in the Ilgaz Mountains in the Black Sea region will help decrease the militant activities of the PKK in the region. The intelligence units have found that the PKK plans to establish autonomous teams, composed of specially trained members of the PKK, in the Black Sea region. Intelligence reports revealed that the PKK plans to carry out kidnappings in order to lure security officers to the mountains and stage their attacks there.

Cihan news agency

Last Mod: 15 Ağustos 2011, 18:01
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