Ankara bombing victims’ families, injured to receive monthly payment: Ministry
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
Reuters PhotoThe beneficiaries of the 100 victims who lost their lives in a twin suicide bombing in Ankara on Oct. 10 and the people who were wounded in the same attack will be given a monthly payment of up to 820 Turkish Liras.
The Labor and Social Security Ministry announced in a written statement on Oct. 15 that monthly salaries will be paid to the beneficiaries of the victims of the Ankara bombing amounting to 820 liras, while those who survived the attack but suffered injuries will receive between 497 and 820 liras depending on the severity of their injuries.
The beneficiaries of the deceased victims and the injured victims themselves were also granted the right to be recruited by the state.
While all the mentioned beneficiaries need to apply to their necessary governor’s offices in order to be granted the monthly payment, the injured victims, who have not been convicted of terror charges, need to present a medical board report and prove they suffered between 40 and 100 percent physical deficiency due to the blast in Ankara. Without submitting an application and medical report, the wounded victims will not be granted the monthly payments.
The injured victims will receive 497 liras if they are deemed to have been disabled by 40 percent, while this amount will increase to as much as 820 liras if a victim’s report shows they have been completely disabled.
The beneficiaries of the victims of terror attacks and injured civilians were granted the right to be eligible for monthly payments and employment in the public sector with legislative regulations conducted from 2012 and 2013.
On Oct. 10, twin suicide bombs in central Ankara killed at least 99 people and wounded hundreds more as people gathered before the main train station in the capital to march for peace amid rising violence in the country due to clashes between Turkish security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) since the end of July, when an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber had killed 33 mostly young civilians in Turkey’s southeastern district of Suruç.