Specialised sergeant Melih Garip Unsal, who was being treated for injuries he received in the Daglica terror attack by the outlawed PKK in southeastern Hakkari province on Sept. 6, was announced dead in the early hours of Monday morning.
The 28 years old soldier was sent to the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in Ankara where he had been receiving treatment for 14 days when he died.
The PKK is a recognised terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.
With the death of Unsal, the number of security officers killed in PKK terror attacks since July 11 has increased to 119.
The PKK has launched renewed terror attacks in Turkey after its umbrella organisation the KCK unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the group have killed nearly 30 civilians in addition to security officers.
The funeral of Unsal is scheduled to be held at GATA in the afternoon and he will be buried at Ankara’s Karsiyaka cemetery.