Adnan Durak, 48, received a phone call from the local family health center early Monday. The voice on the other side of the line told him to bring over his 3-month-old son for vaccination. He immediately took his son Bünyamin to the center, only to be the victim of a heinous terror attack on his birthday.
Security sources said that the chief village guard was killed in front of the clinic he was invited to by the PKK terrorist posing as a doctor.
Sources also stated that his wife, Peyruze Durak, his 3-year-old daughter Armin and his son Bünyamin were with him as the PKK terrorists opened fire on the chief village guard. Peyruze Durak was also wounded in the attack. Adnan Durak succumbed to his wounds while his wife was saved by the medical staff in Nusaybin State Hospital in the southeastern Mardin province.
On the same day, separate PKK attacks in the district also claimed the life of a Turkish soldier and left two others wounded.
Formed in 1978, the PKK has been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state. The group then shifted its goal in the early 2000's to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.
Turkish security forces have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to Daesh, 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 also been carrying out airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq and the PYD, YPG and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria.