Two years have passed over the Ankara massacre in which 102 people lost their lives on October 10, 2015.
Two consecutive suicide attacks had occurred in the "Labor, Peace and Democracy" rally in front of the Ankara Train Station, and that the police had used pepper gas on those who died, injured and the ones who attempted to aid the people.
This intervention delayed the injured being taken to hospitals. 102 people 69 of whom on the scene lost their lives. More than 500 people injured.
Physical treatment of most of the injured ended and physiological treatment of 30 people is ongoing, according to the stats of October 10 Peace and Solidarity Center.
Six of the injured are in severe condition: One is in intensive care; three are being treated for loss of limb; two are being treated long haul for hemiplegia.
There are 24 more injured other than heavily wounded. Among them are those who suffer hearing loss due to booming and have to routinely see the doctor.
Trial of the massacre
The indictment concerning the attack was approved on July 13, 2016. The indictment stated that the attack order was given by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) representative to Turkey İlhami Balı.
It was stated in the indictment that it was the same people who organized the Suruç attack, which killed 33 people. 14 suspects including Balı face from 5,083 to 7,820 years in prison on charges of “attempted murder for multiple times” and “attempting to annihilate constitutional order”.
The first hearing of the trial was held at Ankara 4th Heavy Penal Court on November 7, 2016. Five hearings have been held so far.
Of the victim lawyers Zinet Özçelik said at the latest hearing held on September 25 that they examined the CPS reports that show the routes and movements of the ambulances following the explosion and that 11 ambulances didn’t receive any patient and nine others arrived at the scene half an hour later.
The sixth hearing of the trial in which 36 suspects 17 of whom are at large will be heard on November 22-23. (TP/HK/TK)
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