The second session of the lawsuit against the train disaster, in which 25 people died and 328 people were injured in Çorlu, was started by the Çorlu 1st Assize Court in Çorlu Public Education Center. Defendant Kurt said, “Road keepers are the memories of the line. They know very well where and what. If there was a problem, they would immediately alert those responsible. This staff was abandoned in 2001, "he said.
CumhuriyetAccording to the news in; “Those who lost their relatives in the train disaster came in front of the public education center where the hearing will be seen with the banner“ We Want Justice ”in the early hours of the morning. Stating that it was the court's decision that the victims, who were only named in the indictment, could enter the hearing, the security officers did not want to take some victims to the courtroom. After the lawyers met with the court, the victims, whose name was not included in the indictment, were allowed to enter the courtroom.
CHP, HDP'den a large number of deputies, including the President of Istanbul Bar Association Mehmet Durakoğlu'nun 20'yi over the bar president and relatives of people who died in the disaster was followed by the names.
'Reclaim 3 attorney limitation'
After the attendance of the attorneys, the attorneys' declaration was taken. Can Atalay, the attorney of the families of victims, said that the court committee has not yet made a transaction regarding the law enforcement that has beaten the relatives of the victims. Referring to the 3 lawyer's limitation for the complainants of the court, Atalay stated that the 3 lawyer's limitation was not in accordance with the law and asked the court to reclaim this decision.
Mürsel Ünder, a lawyer for victims' families, stated that the investigation had not been carried out effectively. In the indictment prepared only 4 defendants wanted to be punished Ünder said, “25 is the only 4 person responsible for the massacre that killed people. The rest is a black hole. In this investigation, efforts were made to hide the guilty and responsible persons. The expert report is fraught with logic errors and contradictions. The investigating authority did not investigate this. In this investigation, the killers of the 25 person are protected. TCDD'yi, protecting the state by protecting the killers, ”he said. Under demanded the return of the indictment.
While the lawyer Mürsel Ünder was reading his demands, the head of the court said, "Come on, lawyer." Under, on the other hand, has been waiting for 14 months today and continued to list his demands.
In its interim ruling, the court rejected the request to extradite the indictment.
TCDD 1 Regional Directorate Halkalı The defendant, Turgut Kurt, who was working as the Railway Maintenance Manager at the 14th Railway Maintenance Directorate, started his defense with patience by the relatives of those who lost their lives in the train disaster.
Kurt, stating that he was in his house in Haydarpaşa on the day of the incident, said, X 130 KM. He had. The weather was clear and sunny. I never heard of heavy rain. I haven't been told anything about the meteorology or the culprits. That day our road maintenance and repair chief ÇerkezköyThey were changing scissors in. They have the authority to intervene in the event of precipitation. However, they were not informed about the rainfall. I don't accept the charges that the prosecutor threw at me. The charges against me are unfounded. I have fulfilled my duty..
'I've written for years'
Stating that the road guard staff was empty for years, Kurt said, “This staff has been empty for years. I've written for years, but you know we're not welcome to write articles about these issues. I don't know if it would have been an accident if it was a road keeper. At the time 9 road keeper was now unfortunately not. No additional measures were taken. No technological support. No stimulus signals. No work was done. This is the general directorate to carry out work on. I'm just a maintenance staff..
'We repair what we see with eyes'
Twice a month with the car once the train controls the road transfers Kurt, “There is a problem if there is immediate intervention. I've done all my tours until then. I didn't see any problems. We're observing. We repair what we see visually. We have road measuring devices. With the order of the regional directorate, they make 2 income electricity measurements once a year. I didn't see any problems when we made the last check on the scene. ”
'I demand my acquittal'
“Road guards are the memories of the line, Kurt Kurt said.“ They know very well what will happen where. When there was a problem, they immediately warned the responsible. In 2001, this staff was abandoned. I do not accept the claims in the indictment. I demand my acquittal ”.
Istanbul from Uzunköprü district of Edirne HalkalıPassenger train, which has 362 passengers and 6 personnel, moving to Istanbul, was derailed on July 8, 2018, near Sarılar Mahallesi in Çorlu district of Tekirdağ. 7 people, 25 people died in the accident, 328 people were injured. TCDD 1st Regional Directorate, which was found to be defective in the occurrence of the accident by the Çorlu Chief Public Prosecutor's Office. Halkalı Turgut Kurt served as Railway Maintenance Manager at 14's Railway Maintenance Directorate. Çerkezköy Özkan Polat, who is the Road Maintenance and Repair Chief in the Road Maintenance Chief, and Celaleddin Çabuk, who worked as a Line Maintenance and Repair Officer in the Road Care Chief, and working under the body of TCDD and signed in the annual public inspection report in May, about the negligent death of Bridges Chief Çetin Yıldırım. and for the cause of injury, a lawsuit was filed in Çorlu 2st High Criminal Court, demanding prison terms from 15 to 1 years. The families and lawyers were not taken to the hall and battered by the police on the grounds that the room was small in the first hearing of the disaster in Çorlu district of Tekirdağ, where 25 people died and 328 people were injured.