Turkey's Derik governor wounded in PKK attack dies

Turkey's Derik governor wounded in PKK attack dies

A district governor who was wounded in an PKK attack in the Derik district of the southeastern province of Mardin died in hospital, Gaziantep Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said.

Derik District Gov. Muhammed Fatih Safitürk, who was appointed to the post in September, and four others were wounded on Nov. 10 when PKK militants attacked the District Governor’s Office with hand-made explosives.

After receiving initial treatment in the Kızıltepe State Hospital, Safitürk was transferred to Gaziantep by ambulance helicopter, where he succumbed to his injuries at 7:46 a.m. in intensive care unit.

Safitürk’s bodyguard Mustafa Dinç, personnel secretary Mehmet Şerif Mesutoğlu, finance officer Beşir Ulusoy and personnel Fikret Bağı were also wounded in the attack, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.