October'18 Issue 22

Inside This Issue

  1. Introduction: DRK’s Working Philosophy
  2. DRK Insight and Studies
  3. Regional Developments
  4. Turkey Security Incident Overview (1 Month)
  5. Turkey Security Incident Overview (3 Months)
  6. Emergency Response Plan

Introduction: DRK’s Working Philosophy

  • DRK cooperates with Strategic Consultants/Academicians, employs operative   analysts and organize field managers throughout all phases of the supported project.
  • DRK conducts the Security & Risk Management Processes under the support of a continuous strategic guidance from the strategic experts, a benefit and exception which enhances the long-term vision of DRK.
  • DRK does not only focus on the imminent/current security parameters, rather, DRK considers longer term potential variations in the security environment.
  • Thus, DRK develops contingency plans for concurrent business phases in accordance with the produced worst-case scenarios during the life cycle of the supported project.
  • DRK as well considers the changing security requirements in accordance with the evolution of the supported projects.
  • DRK deals with “Project Life Cycle Security & Risk Management” regarding the supported Projects.
  • Thus, DRK incorporates the “Security Dimension” with the overall Business Continuity mechanisms of the supported organization. Hence, DRK supports overall Business Continuity plans in a security-wise.
  • DRK depends on and follows the highest end conceptual developments in the worldwide security sector as to keep itself updated with the modern techniques, procedures and applications.
  • DRK operates in a “Top Down Philosophy” in line with the subsequent chains of;
    • Conceptual/Strategic,
    • Operational Analysis and Planning,
    • Tactical field implementation levels.
  • Through its unique internal structure, DRK conducts its operational activities in conformity with a conceptual framework prepared in accordance with the unique nature of the security service category.

DRK Insight and Case Studies


  • Turkey’s Strategic Positioning Amidst the Rising Tension with the United States
  • Designating Turkey’s Security Concerns in Syria: Ongoing Conflict in Idlib
  • Unlawful Referendum Attempt of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Its Implications
  • Turkey – NATO Relations; Perspectives for the Future


Case Study & Insights

  • A Strategic Target: Oil and Gas Pipelines
  • The Increasing Tension Between Iran and S. Arabia and Its Possible Implications for Global Business
  • Possible Business – Wise Repercussions of a Potential Turkish Army intervention into Afrin Region in Northern Syria
  • PKK-PYD-ISIS, Interactions; Future Possibilities on the Regional Terrorism Developments

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Regional Developments

Italy launches operation against YPG/PKK militants: Counter-terror teams in western Italy searched a suspected Italian YPG/PKK member's house and seized his passport. The investigation against the three people was also initiated after a photograph showing two YPG/PKK members was circulated.


Accessed on September 15, 2018


Turkish-supported public services flourish in Euphrates Shield area: The local councils of the Syrian opposition-held Euphrates Shield area in the countryside of Aleppo have set up service facilities for locals in a bid to bring stability to the area. The efforts have direct support from the Turkish government, which has been paying the salaries of employees working in the public services sector, which has been growing rapidly.


Accessed on September 17, 2018


Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria: Russia’s defense minister said that Syria would refrain from launching an offensive on Idlib Province, the last major rebel stronghold, after the presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a “demilitarized zone” there to avert a potentially catastrophic military confrontation. Mr. Putin added that all heavy weapons and “radical militants,” including the fighters with the affiliate of Al Qaeda in Syria, formerly known as Al Nusra, must “be withdrawn” from the demilitarized area by Oct 10.


Accessed on September 17, 2018


Ankara sharply cuts investment levels for Turkish citizenship: Turkey has significantly eased the required limits for foreigners to acquire Turkish citizenship to encourage investment, according to new regulations published in the country’s Official Gazette. Foreigners who own real estate in Turkey worth a minimum of $250,000, instead of $1 million, can now avail Turkish citizenship.


Accessed on September 19, 2018


Amazon launches in Turkey: The e-commerce giant's latest operation will sell books, electronics, tools, toys, and baby goods, among other lines, including ranges from over 1,000 Turkish businesses.


Accessed on September 19, 2018


Truckloads of US weapons continue to arm PKK terrorists in Syria: U.S. continues to deploy fresh weapons to the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror group, the YPG/PYD, in northern Syria. Video footage proves that trucks loaded with weapons have just recently arrived in Syria's al-Hasakah.


Accessed on September 21, 2018


Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria: Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in the northwest of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan said.


Accessed on September 24, 2018


US to close consulate in southern Iraq: The U.S. will close its consulate in Basra, Iraq, the State Department said, citing mounting threats from Iranian-backed militias. The US will hold Iran accountable for any harm caused to US diplomatic facilities in Iraq, says Secretary of State Pompeo.


Accessed on September 29, 2018





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