Turkey prepares tight security measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations
Turkish authorities have been preparing various security measures to prevent incidents from occurring during the country’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced on December 29 that a total of 317,121 security personnel will be on duty on New Year’s Eve across the country to ensure security at the maximum level. Some 83,398 out of this figure will include gendarmerie forces while the remaining 233,723 will be composed of police officers.
In a written statement the ministry said that the security measures, which commenced on December 30, will also include aerial and naval surveillance.