Turkish police launched an operation against criminal gangs on Friday in 20 provinces.
The Daily Sabah added that police squads raided several locations for the operation dubbed “Müsilaj-2,” with arrest warrants for 233 suspects.
Müsilaj-2 is the second such operation since May where security forces cracked down on organized crime and targeted 17 criminal gangs.
The operation focuses on provinces on the Turkish coasts, from Adana in the south to Çanakkale in the west, as well as the Black Sea provinces, including Samsun, Giresun and Zonguldak.
The ministry said the operations aim to eliminate criminal groups that affect the country’s tourism.