January'18 Issue 7

Inside This Issue

1 Introduction: About DRK

2 DRK Insight and Studies

3 Regional Developments

4 Turkey Security Incident Overview (01-15.01.2018)

5 Turkey Security Incident Overview (15.10.2017-15.01.2018)

6 Crime Protection through Environmental Design (CPTED) and DRK’s Role

Introduction: About DRK

DRK’s Training Objectives

No system can be made entirely secure. However, it is essential to be prepared for the unexpected. The most important thing is the exploration of the factors that lead to a crisis and the acquisition of the necessary skills you need to respond quickly and efficiently. In this sense, a security training program should not just be about awareness—it should be about building a security culture. Every member of the organization should have knowledge, manners, and responses in their mindset to deal with the security matters. They need to feel individual responsibility. The higher management echelons of a company should be aware of their certain security responsibilities. A single security program cannot resonate with both employee and a manager, so we need to specialize our programs: adjust language, examples to fit trainee. Your organization is only as safe as its weakest link—the least-informed employee. It is inevitable that equipping your organization by developing emergency response actions and preparing a crisis center. To enhance your security DRK can heighten awareness and understanding of security across the entire organization through training and exercise planning based its vast expertise.       

See “Who We Are”.

DRK Insight and Studies


·         Sochi Summit and Re-positioning Turkey’s Security Philosophy

·         Egypt Mosque Attack: A Brief Analysis and Possible Consequences

·         Turkey – NATO Relations; Perspectives for the Future

·         Unlawful Referendum Attempt of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Its Implications


Case Study & Insights

·         PKK-PYD-ISIS, Interactions; Future Possibilities on the Regional Terrorism Developments

·         Large Scale Social Kurdish Turmoil - 6-7 October 2014 - Turkey

·         PKK Attack Profile 2017

·         Turkey’s Possible Military Operations: Idlib & Afrin


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Our team works as a part of your organization to provide you with the niche consulting capabilities you need in the imminent time and location as necessary, both on ad hoc or permanent basis.












DRK may provide you with periodic and on call reports both on the higher most strategic/political level, and as well on area, event and project-specific security matters.



Regional Developments

Germany and Turkey Move to Improve Bilateral Relations: German and Turkish Foreign Ministers have agreed to begin working on improving the bilateral relations between Turkey and Germany. The efforts to restore the friendly relations between the countries came to light after the foreign ministers of the concerned countries met in Germany. The German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel hosted his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a bid to end the tensions in the relations.


(Accessed on January 6, 2018)


Turkey to continue Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Turkish military forces will continue their operations in Syria’s Afrin and Manbij regions. In 2016, Turkey launched the “Euphrates Shield Operation” on its Syrian border to eradicate what it called a “corridor of terror”, made up by the dual threat of ISIS and PYD terrorists.


(Accessed on January 9, 2018)


44 bomb-laden vehicles seized in Turkey’s Diyarbakır in 2017: The governor of the Diyarbakır has said Turkish security forces seized a total of 44 bomb-laden vehicles across the province last year as part of the intensified anti-terror operations. The seized motor vehicles were planned to be used in attacks in Diyarbakır as well as in other parts of Turkey. The governor also released important statistics indicating that in 2017 the number of operations against the terrorist organization had increased by 378 percent compared to the previous year, reaching 3,677. According to the statistics, a total of 98 PKK terrorists were neutralized in Diyarbakır in 2017.


(Accessed on January 11, 2018)


President Erdoğan signals military operation into Syria’s Afrin: President Erdoğan on January 13 signaled a possible military operation into Syria’s Afrin and Manbij, controlled by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), if terrorists do not pull out in one week. “In Manbij, if they break promises, we will take matter into our own hands until there are no terrorists left. They will see what we’ll do in about a week,” Erdoğan said. “If the terrorists in Afrin don’t surrender we will destroy them,” he added.


(Accessed on January 13, 2018)


PKK/PYD admits forming so-called army in Syria: A so-called leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) terrorist group has admitted that they are aiming at forming their own army, namely “North Army”, in Syria. Correspondingly, Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Philip Kosnett in capital Ankara to express its "discomfort" over the U.S support for the PKK/PYD terror group, according to Turkish diplomatic sources. A group of around 400 terrorists were reportedly trained by the U.S. through the Pentagon and the CIA near eastern Aleppo's Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates River and in the southern Hasakah province.


(Accessed on January 11, 2018)


Syrian rebels declare counter attack in Idlib province: Syrian opposition groups launched a counter attack against Syrian government forces and their allies in Idlib province on Thursday, trying to roll back an advance that is fuelling tension with neighboring Turkey. Idlib province is the biggest chunk of Syria still held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, with a population swollen by Syrians who have fled government advances in other parts of the country. Assad has defeated rebels in many parts of Eastern Hama and Southern Idlib with critical help from Russia and Iran.


(Accessed on January 11, 2018)


Russia responds US about forming a so-called army in Syria: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that US’ attempts would damage territorial integrity and create problems between Turkey and Kurds. “We are expecting a statement from US” he added.


(Accessed on January 15, 2018)


Turkey Security Incident Overview – 15 Days (January 1- January15, 2018)


Turkey Security Incident Overview – 3 Months October 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018






DRK analyzes the venue/facility and the type of event takes place and advices on the organization of necessary measures. The high-density of guest stream is one of the main concerns that should be considered during planning phase.



Crime Protection through Environmental Design (CPTED) and DRK’s Role

Crime Protection Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a new concept in the security planning and construction. Based on the idea that the appropriate design and efficient use of the environment at the planning phase of a project can lead to a reduction in the incidence and maximize security while minimizing operating costs. According to some research, criminal activities have decreased by as much as 40 percent in some places after the implementation of CPTED Concept.

The design of the physical security rests on four Ds: Deter, Detect, Delay and Deny. In this context, CPTED concept focuses on the cost-effective implementation of four Ds through the employment of the following strategies:

• Territorial reinforcement,

• Natural access control,

• Natural surveillance,

• Maintenance and management.

The CPTED strategies can be used by city planners or architects in the planning of the following projects to decrease crime rates, traffic accident, and economic losses in neighborhoods.

• Critical construction projects such as port, bridge, airport, and power plants,

• Downtown projects,

• Parking areas,

• School and institutions,

• Residential areas.

DRK can offer valuable solutions for the construction projects based on its vast knowledge and expertise on CPTED.

DRK Risk & Security Consulting

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