8 In the evening hours of July, the passenger train of Kapikule-Istanbul flight was overturned by the five wagons near the Çorlu district of Tekirdağ. 24 citizens were killed and many of our citizens were injured. This painful event has drowned us all. Before touching on the speculation about the reasons of the accident, we pray for those who lost their lives in the accident and pray for their condolences to their families.
After the accident, security measures in the railroads were brought to the agenda naturally in various media, especially in social media, and comments were made about the reasons and responsible persons of the accident, which we think were rushed and speculative. It is a situation that we are concerned with the urgent comments made by the people who do not have the knowledge and experience about the railroads and the fact that the events are drawn away from the realities by withdrawing from the realities. Rather than revealing the causes and responsible people of the accident, it is clear that evaluations from a purely political point of view will serve to move away from the realities by causing false perceptions. It should be kept in mind that the explanations made especially by non-governmental organizations or professional chambers will wear down these institutions which should be in the pursuit of continuous reality.
We would like to draw attention to a few points about the causes of the accident by moving away from the information pollution caused by the hasty sharing of information not received from the experts;
Immediately after the incident, allegations were made that the accident was caused by not having a Road Guard. 'Road Keeper' sözcüIn terms of k meaning, it is not a person waiting fixed in a place. They are the people who are in charge of "eliminating the situations that prevent the wheel from turning by means of visual inspection" in the areas of responsibility (a line area of 20-30 km) on certain days of the week. Therefore, it is wrong to evaluate it as a 100 percent preventive measure in the accident.
Also, Road Guard is not completely removed in the TCDD. In the beginning of 1990 years, Road Guard Office title was decreased and number of Road Control Officer was established in accordance with public personnel policy. There are still friends working in this class. Also, the personnel working as Road Control Workers carry out similar tasks.
In the region where the accident occurred in the day and the so-called 'seasonal rainfall', the air incident also needs to be examined technically. There is no doubt that experts who are experts in their field will examine the causes of the accident with all the details and think about them in order to identify the problems and those responsible. Before the expert reports, we would like to remind you once again that all explanations about the causes of the accident are the biggest obstacle to discuss the real reasons of the incident and to produce solutions.
At this stage, our duty is to ensure that no one is declared guilty until the cause and responsible of the incident is fully determined in order to relieve the conscience of the society immediately after the accidents that deeply hurt the public. Following such painful events, the detention and subsequent detention of especially low-level workers became a general and passive practice, and many of the first inmates were acquitted in many similar cases.
As a last word, we invite everyone to be discreet, without forgetting that we will obtain concrete, scientific data with expert reports in order to learn the causes of the accident and negligence, and that only the arguments to be taken in the light of the facts can prevent similar painful events.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
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