In the statement made by United Transport Employees Union (BTS), “On the 1st anniversary of the Çorlu Train Accident; our struggle will continue to find the real ones! ” The statement said.
The written statement from BTS is as follows; “One year ago, on 1 July 8, Uzunköprü-Halkalı line 12703 passenger train number km 161'de passing through the culvert 5 wagon off the road as a result of the 25 passengers lost their lives and 339 passengers were injured.
After the accident, the authorities to avoid responsibility kazanWhile attributing the cause of the disaster to the heavy rainfall in the region, no public official had resigned from their duties.
The pain of the families who lost their lives in the past time did not go away, some of the wounded were left alone with their life-long permanent disability.
KazanAfterwards, the families of those who lost their lives in the accident and the injured followed the case and struggled to reveal the real culprits. While our union was in solidarity with the families in this process, it became a party to the case and gave a legal struggle to reveal and punish the real culprits.
During the time passed in the accident, which has passed 1 year; By the Çorlu Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in the legal process that started with an indictment extending from revealing the real culprits. kazanWe witnessed the publication of a report, which was prepared far from being scientific and objective, and that there were people who had relations with TCDD in the delegation formed to determine the cause of the accident.
Last month, we witnessed the press release of the families in front of the Constitutional Court and witnessing the prevention of the sit-in by the security forces. In the last hearing of the case in Çorlu, we witnessed the fact that the security forces did not want to take their relatives to the courtroom and then the court delegation wanted to withdraw from the case.
Throughout this process, we observe with concern that the real perpetrators of the train accident, such as the tragedy in both the legal and administrative stages, are wanted to be closed with fines imposed on only a few employees.
As BTS, we respectfully commemorate those we lost in the first year of the Çorlu Train Accident. kazanWe announce once again that we will be a follower to find the real culprits.