YPG/PKK attack kills one civilian in SE Turkey
Sivan Cetin wounded on Oct 11 in YPG/PKK terrorist attack from Syria, martyred at hospital
A civilian died in southeastern Turkey from wounds caused by a cross-border mortar attack by YPG/PKK terror group on Oct. 11.
Sivan Cetin died in a hospital in Diyarbakir province on Wednesday.
On Oct.11, eight civilians -- including five children -- were killed in border districts of Sanliurfa and Mardin provinces by YPG/PKK mortar and rocket attacks coming from across the border.
With Cetin's death, the number of martyrs rose to nine in the attack.
Cetin, who owned a business near the area hit by an attack, was helping the wounded when he was injured in another mortar attack by terrorists targeting the same spot, and was referred to a Diyarbakir hospital for treatment.
Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
* Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak