Turkish MPs denounced for attending terrorist’s funeral

The Interior Ministry on Sunday denounced opposition People's Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers for attending the funeral of a high-ranking PKK terrorist in southeastern Diyarbakir province.

In a statement on Twitter, the ministry said Hulya Eroglu, also known by her code name Delal Amed, was among the 31 terrorists killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Bestler-Dereler region of southeastern Sirnak province on Tuesday.

The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Diyarbakir said it was investigating HDP lawmakers Feleknas Uca, Sibel Yigitalp, Berdan Ozturk, Nadir Yildirim, Ahmet Yildirim and Leyla Birlik

Eroglu was in the red category of Interior Ministry's list of most wanted persons. The list is divided into five color-coded categories with red designated as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the U.S., and the EU. In its over three-decade terror campaign against Turkey, more than 40,000 people have been killed.

Since the group resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, more than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.

Source: Anadolu Agency