Çorlu Train Disaster Victim Aktürk's Only Request is a Prosthetic Arm

corlu railway disaster magduru akturkun only request a prosthesis arm
corlu railway disaster magduru akturkun only request a prosthesis arm

Nurduvan Aktürk, aged 58, who made his living as a salesman, chose the more affordable train to buy the materials he would sell in the market. Shortly after the train movement, such as the massacre that occurred in the accident lost his arm. The unfortunate woman who has cancer after 9 months after the accident needs to get a prosthetic arm to work again and hold on to life. However, when the TCDD failed to remedy the grievances of the passengers, they slammed the court's door and opened a lawsuit for compensation in order to reach the prosthetic arm.

SözcüAccording to the report of Sevgim Begüm Yavuz from; “Nurduvan Aktürk, who made his living by marketing, lost his arm in the train crash in Çorlu, which occurred on 8 July last year, where 25 people died and 340 people were injured.

Nurduvan Aktürk, a mother of 58 years old, had taken the train to Istanbul to buy the materials to sell in the market. A few minutes after the train moved in the rainy weather, a terrible accident occurred.

In the disaster, in which 25 people were injured and 340 people were killed, Aktürk's body, whose wagon came out of the train with its own means, and was taken to Çorlu State Hospital with a tractor that it reached by passing through the mud, was infected.

Having undergone a long treatment process and surgery, Aktürk started to recover by taking psychological support and was caught with cancer.

corlu railway disaster magduru akturkun only request a prosthesis arm
corlu railway disaster magduru akturkun only request a prosthesis arm


Nurduvan Aktürk, who had difficulty in making a living because he could not do his job, could not get the prosthetic arm he needed because the injuries experienced after the accident were not eliminated. Nurduvan Aktürk, who has suffered cancer and received chemotherapy treatment on the problems he has experienced, tells that he is a woman who has worked throughout his life and says that he cannot open a single bag alone. Saying that he went to Istanbul to buy materials almost every week, Aktürk said, “We started drifting after 12 minutes. The screams were rising. We were in the dark. Then I realized that I had no arm and I wrapped my scarf, ”he explains.


Stating that 1 was released after receiving treatment in the hospital for a month and a half, Aktürk said, “I am an annual market trader of 23. I got depressed when I got home. I was a working person, but now I can't put anything in the bag. Or


Saying that TCDD did not provide insurance to its passengers, therefore, their grievances were not eliminated, Nurduvan Aktürk said, “I am trying to cover my treatment expenses myself, as a result of the accident. But we are having trouble because I cannot work. My wife is retired and works in the field if there is work. I have only one daughter and she will give birth. I will take care of my grandson, I need a coke. I was traveling by train because it was cheap. I bought my return ticket while I was on the train and it was an accident at that moment.


KazanErkan Behçet Arıkan, the lawyer of Nurduvan Aktürk, stated that TCDD did not have any personal seat insurance or a guarantee system that could protect the victims at the time of the crash. However, since the citizens traveling on the train are always at risk, the trains and the citizens they carry are in need of an insurance system.


Stating that the citizens who were damaged in the accident had filed compensation cases in the Consumer Courts due to the purchase of tickets from TCDD, Lawyer Arıkan said: “We first notified the victims of TCDD about the damages and the amount of compensation to be paid. However, we have entered the litigation process because no response has been given by the institution. The cases are pushed into a vortex of duty-disagreement. Although the courts in charge have been stated as the Consumer Courts in the Dispute Court decisions made on the subject, the court dismisses the cases by claiming that they are non-responsible in the cases opened in the Consumer Courts and states that the court in charge is the Administrative Judicial authorities ”.


KazanDefendants TCDD 1st Regional Directorate on the grounds that they were found to be 'essential fault' in the occurrence of the incident Halkalı 14. Railway Maintenance Manager Turgut Kurt, Çerkezköy Road Maintenance and Repair Chief Özkan Polat, bridges chief Çetin Yıldırım and line maintenance repair officer Celaleddin Çabuk were asked to be sentenced to prison for 2 to 15 years for "causing death and injury by negligence".

Çorlu 1. At the hearing held last week at the Assize Court, the court decided in its interim decision to apply a judicial control measure to an accused, to continue the judicial control measure applied to the accused, to abolish the judicial control measure of an accused.

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