September'18 Issue 20

Inside This Issue

  1. Introduction: DRK’s Security Approach
  2. DRK Insight and Studies
  3. Regional Developments
  4. Turkey Security Incident Overview (1 Month)
  5. Turkey Security Incident Overview (3 Months)
  6. Farm Security

Introduction: DRK’s Security Approach

Security is an interdisciplinary area beyond the sole scope of Security Personnel and CCTV systems.

  • Effective security management should mean a support for the “Continuity of Business”.
  • Security should be devised with the considerations of “Corporation Resilience” and “Project Life Cycle” rather than those of current conditions.
  • Security applications should be developed by a holistic and top down approach (from areas of interests, to the areas of effect, and to the areas of business operations.)
  • Security applications should be provided in the most cost effective manner.

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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DRK provides cost-effective solutions. It carefully avoids exaggerated costs, taking your sensitivity to security costs into account.










DRK has an extensive network of local (civil) and official figures to ensure the most valuable real time local security information even in the most remote locations.


Regional Developments

Qatar Promises $15bn Investment in Turkey: “Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said. The announcement came after Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held lunchtime talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Accessed on August 15, 2018


Turkey kills PKK leader in Sinjar: A senior figure in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was killed in a Turkish airstrike on Aug. 15, near the town of Kocho in the Yazidi-dominated Sinjar area of Iraq.

Accessed on August 16, 2018


Iraqi parties announce alliance to form government: Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim and representatives of the mostly Sunni al-Wataniya political coalition met in Baghdad to push forward talks on forming a new government, following the long-delayed ratification of the 12 May election results. In a statement released following the discussions, the group announced their intention to build an alliance that was “cross-sectarian and refuses partisanship in all of its forms”.

Accessed on August 20, 2018


Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians: The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from U.N. states, with the United states as the largest contributor, warned that cuts could exacerbate hardship in Gaza.

Accessed on August 24, 2018


300,000 Troops and 900 Tanks: Russia’s Biggest Military Drills Since Cold War: Russia is mobilizing for its biggest military exercise since the height of the Cold War, the Kremlin says, citing a tense international climate that is “frequently aggressive and unfriendly toward us.” The exercises, which are set to involve nearly 300,000 Russian troops, 1,000 aircraft and 900 tanks, will also include units from China for the first time. They will start on Sept. 11.

Accessed on August 28, 2018


Turkish fighter pilot carries out first flight in US with F-35 jet: A Turkish fighter pilot carried out the first flight in the United States with one of Turkey's new F-35 jets on August 28, Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

Accessed on August 28, 2018


U.S. reportedly installs air defense systems in northern Syria: It has been claimed the United States has installed air defense and electronic radar systems in Kobani, which are controlled by the PYD and YPG terrorist organizations and in the al-Shaddadi U.S. base in the Hasakah province, in preparation for creating a no-fly zone in northern Syria.

Accessed on August 28, 2018


Russia and Syria vow to 'wipe out terrorists' in Idlib: Speaking at a press conference in Moscow with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem following a closed-door meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that the majority of Syria had been "freed of terrorists", save for Idlib, a northeastern province bordering Turkey.

Accessed on August 30, 2018



Turkey Security Incident Overview – 1 Month (August 1 – August 31, 2018)

Turkey Security Incident Overview – 3 Months (June 1 – August 31, 2018)




DRK has the capability to employ highly experienced security experts to handle and own your projects in a permanent manner both in the most remote rural and urban locations throughout whole Turkey, even in the most security problematic regions of Southeastern/Eastern areas.









DRK focuses on long term (project life cycle) security requirements of your business operations.


Farm Security

You may think that you know what fire department volunteers would do if your barn were to catch fire, but do you really? How would they react if no one were available to answer the question, what is stored in the barn?

Who are the people who respond following a tornado? How would your local police react if you suspected someone were stealing your anhydrous ammonia to make the illegal drug methamphetamine? Are essential farm assets secured against vandalism and theft? Do law enforcement officials know what “hot” marketable assets such as farm tools and chemicals are located on your farm?

These questions are linked by the necessity for accessible information to help responders react to an emergency in progress—an emergency on your farm. Is your farm secure? And is your family secure in knowing that you've taken every precaution to guard their safety


Security Threats to Farms

Security is becoming an important issue for farmers. Even though the risk of an attack on your farm is minimal, you should at least consider your vulnerability to criminal acts such as the following:

• Theft of anhydrous ammonia for methamphetamine production

• Theft of farm equipment or chemicals

• Arson, poisoning of your well, or the deliberate opening of a valve on a chemical tank

• Criminal mischief involving unsecured equipment and machinery

• Destruction of confined animals, property, or products

• Destruction of bioengineered plants

• Intentional introduction or release of a contagious animal or plant disease


Security Strategies and Measures

An effective physical protection system for your farm is based on three basic principles: deterrence, detection, and delay.


Lighting a dark area may deter the would-be intruder who is simply not bold enough to risk being seen. Motion-activated lighting provides an element of surprise and can catch a perpetrator off guard. Other deterrence strategies include the installation of gates, fences, and no-trespassing signs; barking dogs can be effective as well.

Deterrence is the first line of defense toward making your farm property too risky to enter, but some adversaries will not be deterred no matter what you do. The true effectiveness of deterrents cannot be measured.


The purpose of a detection system is to alert you when someone enters your property; devices such as electronic sensors and cameras can be very effective. But so, can visual surveillance by employees and neighbors: heads-up observation and awareness are hard to beat. If you suspect that your property may be targeted, ask local law enforcement personnel to increase their patrol of the area.


Something as simple as stretching a cable across a lane entrance can deter or delay an intruder.

Delay strategies are meant to slow and disrupt the perpetrator's attempt to access your property. Physical barriers such as locks, fences, doors, and distance from the road are effective in delaying the intruder, but it is important not to hinder access for emergency responders or routes for evacuation. Effective delay tactics allow enough time-between detection and access-for law enforcement officials to respond and catch the intrusion in progress.


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