Third Hearing in the Corlu Train Disaster Trial

corlu train disaster case in the third hearing
corlu train disaster case in the third hearing
3rd hearing in Çorlu train disaster case; The third hearing of the lawsuit opened in Çorlu district of Tekirdağ regarding the train accident that killed 25 people and injured 328 people started.

Istanbul from Uzunköprü district of Edirne HalkalıThe passenger train, which has 362 passengers and 6 personnel moving to go to Istanbul, was derailed on July 8, 2018 near the Sarılar District of 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 Bridges Chief Çetin Yıldırım, who works within the body of TCDD and has his signature in the annual public inspection report in May. A lawsuit was filed at the Çorlu 2st High Criminal Court, demanding a prison sentence of 15 years to 1 years for the cause of injury.


The trial began on July 3 at the Corlu Palace of Justice in the Conference Hall of 1 people, which was held as the 130st High Criminal Court. However, some relatives and the injured of the deceased were not taken in because there was no room in the hall. After the events, the hearing was taken to the July 600 Hall of 15 people in Çorlu Public Education Center on the Bülent Ecevit Boulevard in Çoban Çeşme's Çorlu District.

Before the third hearing today, the police took extensive security measures. Police teams were brought from Tekirdağ city center. X-Ray device was placed at the entrance of the Public Education Center. Separate entry points were created for lawyers, victims, audiences and members of the press. The audience was taken to the hearing room by looking for them.


Relatives and injured of those who died in the accident came to the hearing about 1 kilometer from Çorlu Public Education Center and came on foot. Families carrying photographs of those who died in their hands shouted slogans such as "Right, law, justice" and "Murder, not accident".

Zehra Bilgin, who lost her daughter Bihter Bilgin, her sisters Emel Duman and Derya Kurtuluş, said, “It has been 520 days today. We have been waiting for justice for 520 days. Nobody is protected. If anyone is in these neglect chains, from the lowest to the highest level. If a minister is responsible, both the minister and the director should be tried and the lowest level staff should be judged. All we want is justice. ”

Detained defendants Turgut Kurt, Özkan Polat, Celaleddin Çabuk, Çetin Yıldırım, families of the deceased, injured, lawyers attended the hearing. Lawyer Can Atalay, who took the first word in the hearing after the identification, stated that the court decided to ask the list of faculty members to create a new expert with expert qualifications from the universities. In this way, it is unacceptable to avoid public office. Yıldız Technical University has not even responded to the war. ”

The hearing continued with the statements of the companions. Ceyhan Kahveci, who was injured in the accident, stated that they had a big shock before the accident, “As a result of the breaking of the wagons, we were blown like a basketball ball and hit the ceiling. My nose was broken. There were crushes on my body. I am a complainant. ”


Saliha Erbil, who lost his accident wife Salih Erbil, attended the hearing with his daughters Gülgen and Gülşen. Gülgen Erbil said, “I went to my grandparents. There is a little rain, how can this accident happen, uncle? Who killed 25 people, uncle judge? Did your father die at this age? Uncle judge, there is neglect. Such a train accident does not happen in this rain. Who killed my father, uncle? ” he spoke. Upon these words of Little Gülgen, those in the hall could not control their tears.


Speaking after his daughter, Saliha Erbil stated that the little girls wanted to come to court after telling their daughters that they had entrusted your father's blood to the uncle, and said, “My daughters constantly say they miss their father. I said, I entrusted them to your uncle who dominated your father's blood. My children said we would ask the uncle who dominated me ourselves. They said we'll come ourselves. I am complaining on behalf of my children. I am complaining from top to bottom, ”he said.

Intervening Remzi Güvenç said, “I lost my two daughters and two grandchildren. All under the ground. I want to be involved in the case, I am complaining. ” Later, the court committee promised those who were not named in the indictment and wanted to be involved in the case.


In his statement at the hearing, Turgut Kurt, one of the defendants, said that the inclusion of the culverts in the maintenance programs is under the authority of the regional manager. Explaining that engineers are conducting exploration work in the field, Kurt said, “In engineering works, our engineers undertake damage assessment. According to him, intervention is made to missing and defective places. Engineers did not see the need for a ballast holder in the place where the incident took place, ”he said.

The defendant Özkan Polat said that after the discovery of the engineers attached to the maintenance directorate, the intervention was deemed necessary.

Celalettin Çabuk, who said he did not participate in any exploration work, claimed that the procedures were beyond him and he did not take part in the exploration works.

The hearing was given at noon.

Source: New Age

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