The newly-appointed governor of the Derik district in the southeastern province of Mardin succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 11 in a hospital he was taken to after an armed attack on Nov. 10 carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
The appointed district governor, Muhammet Fatih Safitürk, was “martyred,” Gaziantep Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said during an announcement.
The militants attacked the district governor’s office on Nov. 10 with long-barreled weapons, killing Safitürk and wounding two others.
Safitürk, 35, was appointed to the post in September.