• 7 remanded in connection to Turkish governor's death

At least seven suspects have been remanded in custody in connection to the murder of a district governor in Mardin province, security sources said late Wednesday.

Seven of 29 suspects who were detained last month were remanded while 21 were released after interrogations, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The suspects included three public officials, a source said.

Muhammet Fatih Safiturk died Nov. 11 at a hospital following a bomb attack by PKK terror on his office a day earlier in the southeastern city of Derik -- approximately 41 kilometers (25 miles) west of the provincial capital.

Last month, Mardin Gov. Mustafa Yaman told reporters 71 people, including 28 public officials, had been arrested and were being questioned about the attack.

He said municipality workers were involved in deliberately detonating an improvised device that was delivered via courier to Safiturk’s office.

The PKK, which is listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU, resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015. Approximately 310 civilians and 800 security force personnel since have been killed and more than 10,000 terrorists have been killed or apprehended.

08.12.2016 12:58
Category Security