Turkey launches terror hotline as part of preventive measure

Turkey launches counter-terrorism hotline due to recent terror attacks faced by country

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Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) launched a new hotline as part of counter-terrorism measures as the country faces terror attacks by both ISIS and PKK terrorists.

The hotline can be reached by dialing 140 from local lines.

Turkey has suffered terror attacks by PKK terrorists and ISIS in the last couple of months. In the most recent terror attack a rally in Turkey's capital Ankara was targeted by twin suicide bombings on Oct. 10 in which 102 people were killed and 500 others were injured.

Terror attacks carried out by PKK terrorists have killed 148 security officers and over 30 civilians since its umbrella organization, the KCK, unilaterally ended an over two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened the country with terror attacks.

According to authorities, the line was implemented to collect information regarding suspected terror activities and whereabouts of those in the terror wanted list.

Ministry of Interior Affairs published on the Official Gazette on Aug. 31 that those whom provide information on terror suspects would be awarded.

The hotline will also serve bounty hunters helping the security forces.

TRTWorld, AA