Terrorism and Border Security considered biggest problem in Turkey

January 13, 2016 | Brainwave Science

 

Terrorism and Border Security considered biggest problem in Turkey
January 13, 2016 | Brainwave Science

SITUATION

A recent survey conducted by Kadir Has University revealed on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, that terror is perceived to be the biggest problem that people in Turkey face.

In the same week a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners — most of them German tourists — and wounding 15 other people in the latest in a string of attacks by the Islamic extremists targeting Westerners. Eight Germans were among the dead and nine others were wounded, some seriously, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin. The nationalities of the two others killed in the blast were not immediately released, but both were foreigners. The wounded also included citizens of Norway, Peru, South Korea and Turkey.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber was a member of IS and pledged to battle the militant group until it no longer “remains a threat” to Turkey or the world. Turkey has become a target for Islamic State, with two bombings last year blamed on the radical Sunni Muslim group, in the town of Suruc near the Syrian border and in the capital Ankara, the latter killing more than 100 people.

CHALLENGE

Turkey has long been facing criticism from the West for not doing enough to seal its 98-kilometer-long border with Syria. Turkey is also hosting more than 2 million Syrian refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. Ankara says it is a long border and it is very difficult to control every part of the border to prevent foreign fighters from crossing. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had previously compared the Syrian border problem with the porous Mexican border problem of the US, saying it is difficult to control borders at every section. Turkey a short while ago started building a wall at its Syrian border in order to control the foreign fighter crossings.

World leaders are in consensus that Turkey’s national security without border security is impossible. Border security plays a key role in both the exclusion of illegal drugs and in defending countries against outside threats. Weak borders allow terrorists and smugglers, as well as millions of illegal aliens, easy entrance to desirable countries.

WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING

Brain Fingerprinting helps protect countries by aiding in the prevention of criminals, terrorists and terrorists’ weapons, including weapons of mass destruction, from entering a foreign nation.

In border security, immigration and customs, there are biomarkers such as fingerprints or retinal scans that can detect whether a particular individual is the same person as the person represented on his identification papers. What these biomarkers do not detect is whether or not this person is a threat to national security – a bomb- or IED maker, a trained terrorist, a terrorist financier, a member of a specific terrorist cell, and so on. This information is stored solely in the individual’s brain. Brain Fingerprinting can detect this security-related information and thereby help countries protect their borders.

Protecting the nation’s borders—land, air, and sea—from the illegal entry of people, weapons, drugs, and contraband is vital to our homeland security, as well as economic prosperity of any country and Brain Fingerprinting can help secure and manage borders and terrorism problem for Turkey.