A Kurdish prisoner has set herself on fire to protest the war in Turkey and Kurdistan.
Zehra Epli (Zeynep Sason), a member of the Free Woman Party of Kurdistan (PAJK), set herself on fire in Gebze prison in Turkey's west to protest the Turkish government's war against Kurds according to reports.
Despite being taken to hospital with severe burns the woman could not be saved.
Born in Batman's Sason district, Epli was a student in Psychological Consultancy Department at Ankara University when she joined PAJK three years ago.
According to reports, Epli had joined the clashes in Diyarbakir's Sur district after spending three years as a guerrilla fighter, but was captured and imprisoned in Gebze prison.
Hundreds of Kurds have set themselves on fire in previous years to protest the Turkish government's war policy against Kurds.
Dozens of people self-immolated following the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999.