Family of a Woman Who Deceased While Wanting to Get on the Train: TCDD Must Be Tried

TCDD should be put on trial: The first hearing of the case regarding the death of academician Ebru Gültekin Ilıcalı, who died in July last year at Feneryolu train station with her 4-year-old son in a baby carriage while trying to get on the train and got stuck between the moving train and the platform. Kadıköy He was seen at the courthouse. The engineer and conductor of the case before the trial, Ilıcalı family, the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) has also filed a criminal complaint for the prosecution of senior officials.


Kadıköy The first hearing of the case before the 5th Criminal Court of First Instance was attended by Ebru Gültekin Ilıcalı's wife Sabri Akın Ilıcalı, her older sisters Canan Fergan and Binnaz Akgül, academician friends and detained defendants Süleyman Özkoç and Abdullah Çiğdem. At the end of the hearing, where the parties defended and listened to the witnesses, it was decided to make an investigation at the scene on 22 March. The court board announced that the next hearing will be held on 2 May.

Sabri Akın Ilıcalı, the wife of Academician Ebru Gültekin Ilıcalı, who died in the train accident, made statements to the journalists at the exit of the hearing. Expressing that the defendants do not admit their crimes, Ilıcalı said, "Of course, the defendants have a great deal of guilt in the incident. But at the same time, there are many technical problems. "There turned out to be some mismatches on the platforms, with the layout of the business, with who was in control of the train," he said.KazanNoting that they thought that the incident was caused not only by 2 employees but also by a lack of organization since the incident took place, Ilıcalı said, “For this reason, we have also filed a criminal complaint against TCDD senior officials. First of all, we know that this institution is an institution that periodically causes such accidents and has very serious accidents in its past. We want to be instrumental in making this happen. Our main goal is to expect those responsible for this incident, which has caused very important problems in our lives, to be revealed, and their crimes to be determined and punished.”


Attorney Abdullah Kaya stated that they saw the case file as simple and said, “This tragic event and the tragic death that occurred is not a simple event that can only be attributed to a mechanic and conductor. Here, both the international criteria and the criteria accepted by the TSE and the State Railways are clearly evident. However, a service out of these standards is provided. And apart from this service, a young woman dies tragically.

We have reported this to both the prosecutor's office and other relevant units since the beginning of the incident. However, we could not get the result we wanted in the lawsuit filed. At the moment, the event is being tried to fall on only one conductor and mechanic. However, defense lawyers also demanded that this incident was an operational error, that both the trains and the platforms provided services that did not meet the standards, and that those who had faults in this regard should be revealed. Therefore, we have a complaint petition as of yesterday. We demand that those with serious operational faults be brought to justice," he said.

Academician friends of Ebru Gültekin Ilıcalı Kadıköy He made a press release in front of the courthouse and asked for the punishment of those responsible.

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