It said 68 terrorists were killed, six others were captured and six more surrendered to the security forces.

Turkish forces conducted 1,476 operations against terrorist organizations between Oct.30 and Nov. 6, a ministry statement added.

A total of 974 suspects were arrested over alleged links to terrorist organizations such the PKK, Daesh, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and far-left organizations.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

Ankara accuses FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen of having orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

In just over 2,500 anti-narcotics operations across 77 Turkish provinces, the security forces seized drugs, smuggled tobacco and fuel. A total of 3,350 suspects were arrested during these operations, according to the statement.

As part of cybersecurity operations, legal action was taken against 169 people.

In a crackdown on illegal migration, 3,670 undocumented migrants -- including 943 in Turkish waters -- were held while 135 suspects who allegedly aided them were arrested, the statement added.

Anadolu Agency