Istanbul, from the town of Uzunköprü in Edirne on 8 July 2018 HalkalıTCDD train, moving to go to Istanbul, had an “accident” in the village of Sarlar in the town of Çorlu, Tekirdağ. Despite the fact that 7 years have passed after the disaster, where 25 people, 300 of whom were children, died and more than 2 people were injured, no progress was made on punishing those responsible.
During the Çorlu Train Massacre, Mümin Karasu, who was the Deputy Service Manager at Haydarpaşa Railway Maintenance Service Directorate, was appointed as TCDD General Manager Consultant. It turned out that TCDD paid 3 million 14 thousand TL for 1 different consultancy contracts for 40 experts in the case.
It was learned that the four defendants of the case, which was tried for the cause of death and injury by negligence, will be executing half of their sentences within the scope of the discount when they are sentenced, according to the new law of execution.
'Late justice is not justice'
The fifth hearing of the case was held on June 25 at the Çorlu 1st High Criminal Court. Mısra Öz, who lost her son Oğuz Arda Sel in the massacre, made statements to the soL before the hearing and said, “Despite the two big years passed, we can say that the case is just beginning. We are still waiting for the expert committee and the discovery. Late justice is not justice. "We lived for a year or two where those responsible were not prosecuted and they were promoted on the contrary."
Öz said that they would struggle to prevent these massacres from happening again and to prosecute those responsible, and they expect the fair trial to be concluded as soon as possible without further distraction.
Öz reacting on the anniversary of the massacre by quoting the share of TCDD's social media account, said, “You have left a black stamp on the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with unfairness! Today is the day you killed 7 people, 25 of whom were children. You have never undertaken! You never even remembered these 25 people. Unutturmayacağız! " he wrote.