A six-year-old child, who is related to the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Group Deputy Chairwoman Pervin Buldan was wounded in an attack carried out by terrorist organization PKK in Yüksekova district of southeastern Hakkari province on Tuesday.
Pervin Buldan's six-year-old relative Nurşin Buldan was playing in front of her house when PKK terrorists attacked the Dağlıca Battalion Command with mortars and heavy machine guns.
Turkish soldiers provided first-aid for Nurşin Buldan, and it was reported that her medical condition was not critical.
The HDP has been criticized for refraining to refer to the PKK as a terrorist organization. Back in July, Pervin Buldan particularly sparked outrage on social media when she said that the PKK "is not a terrorist organization."
Turkey has been hit by violence since a suicide bomb attack by a suspected ISIS supporter killed 32 activists in Suruç on July 20.
The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the EU and Turkey.
Formed in 1978, the terrorist group had been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state until the early 2000's. The group then shifted its goal to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.The PKK announced on July 11 that the cease-fire which was declared via a message from the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan in 2013 has ended.
Turkish security forces have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to ISIS, the PKK, and leftist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country, according to a recent statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.
The Turkish Air Force has been carrying out airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq and the ISIS militants in northern Syria.
According to military sources, 261 terrorists were killed in Turkey's airstrikes against PKK's hideouts and camps in northern Iraq.
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