United Transport Workers Union (BTS) yesterday, the first trial of the high-speed train accident revealed the real responsibility for the struggle to uncover the true said.
The written statement from BTS is as follows; “The first crash of the train crash disaster, where 13 of our 2018 machinists lost their lives and 3 citizens were injured as a result of the collision of the guide train on the same line with the High Speed Train, which made the Ankara-Konya expedition, on 9 December 92 in Ankara-Marşandiz (1 January 13). He was seen in Ankara 2020th Heavy Penal Court yesterday.
In the indictment prepared by the court, the deaths and injuries of more than one person 'on charges of imprisonment of up to 15 years, three of the three defendants participated in the hearing of the total of 10 defendants.
Following the identity inquiry of the defendants and complainants, the hearing started with the statements given by the defendants and the questions of the Court and lawyers until the late hours.
In the present case, in the statements and statements made against the Train Organization Officer and the machinists who lost their lives in the accident, the TCDD General Manager and the Assistant General Managers were requested to be tried without any real justice.
At the end of the hearing, the court decided to continue the detention of Train Organization Officer Osman Yildirim and adjourned the hearing to 24 January 2020 and decided to release Sinan Yavuz and Traffic Controller Emin Ercan Erbey.
First of all, it should be noted that there is a lack of signaling system that causes this accident. In other words, a similar accident is possible at any time. It was confirmed by the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) that the departure point and times of the train services were changed after the accident.
There have been many accidents in our railways so far, hundreds of citizens have been killed and injured in these accidents.
We are the real reason for these accidents every time; In the AKP period with the practices implemented since 2003 under the name of restructuring in TCDD, beyond the individual mistakes of the employees; politicians and bureaucrats are taking scientific steps, non-merit staff to come to work, insufficient number of staff, more than one title to a single title and so on.
These reasons are explained in detail in the report prepared after the accident by our union on the subject and in our report; “It is clear that the political pressure on the institution to open uncompleted lines for the sake of a political show is one of the main reasons why senior bureaucrats remain silent and instruct their subordinate managers to produce these strange orders, rather than preventing pressure on behalf of the institution. ”It was stated where the real responsibility should be sought.
According to us, the real responsibility of this accident is very obvious. And unfortunately, once again we see that the real responsible people have not been brought to the judiciary after this accident.
It should be known that the prosecution in public conscience will not be fully ensured unless the signaling system is completed before the judges decide to open the line.
It should be known by all our public that we will continue our struggle with determination to reveal the real responsibilities of this accident.