Indictment seeks thousands of years in jail for suspects of Turkey’s deadliest terror attack
ANKARA - Anadolu AgencyThe indictment prepared by the Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office concerning the Oct. 10, 2015 terror attack at the train station in central Ankara has been accepted by the capital’s 4th High Criminal Court, demanding thousands of years in jail for a total of 36 suspects.
Prepared by Public Prosecutor Ramazan Dinç, from the Bureau of Crimes Investigation Committed against the Constitutional Order, the indictment demands 101 aggravated life sentences for a number of suspects charged with “attempting to change the constitutional order and killing 100 people.”
For charges of attempting to kill 391 people for a terrorist organization and also for charges of possessing unlicensed weapons and explosive material within the scope of a terrorist organization’s activities, a total of 7,631 years to 11,750 years of imprisonment was demanded.
Jail sentences of between 15 and 22.5 years are demanded for other suspects on charges of “being a member of the armed terror organization DAEŞ,” referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The suspects regarded the Republic of Turkey as an enemy and they were preparing to stage attacks against the police, the armed forces, intelligence units, and hydroelectric power plants with the aim of forcing the postponement of the Nov. 1, 2015 general election, the indictment states.
The court has yet to set a date for the hearing yet.
The attack at Ankara train station targeted nongovernmental organizations holding a peace rally on Oct. 10, 2015 between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. before marching to the city’s Sıhhıye Square for a rally, which had permission from the Ankara Governor’s Office.
While the group was preparing to the march in front of the central train station, two explosions occurred three seconds apart at 10.04 a.m., killing 100 people, including two children, and injuring 391 people.
The scene of the attack and nearby security cameras were examined by prosecutors after the attack.
The court has not set the date of the hearing yet.
The 36 suspects included in the indictment are identified as İlhami Balı, Deniz Büyükçelebi, Edremit Türe, Yakub Şahin, Hakan Şahin, İbrahim Halil Alçay, Resul Demir, Hacı Ali Durmaz, Hüseyin Tunç, Abdülmubtalip Demir, Talha Güneş, Mehmet Kadir Cebael, Metin Akaltın, Savaş Yıldız, Burak Ormanoğlu, Suphi Alpfidan, Hasan Hüseyin Uğur, Bayram Yıldız, Kenan Kutval, Ahmet Güneş, Abdulhamit Boz, Cebrail Kaya, Ömer Deniz Dündar, Muhammet Zana Alkan, Walentina Slobodjanjuk, Mustafa Delibaşlar, Mehmedin Baraç, Nihat Ürkmez, Nusret Yılmaz, Kasım Dere, Yakup Selağzı, Erman Ekici, Yakup Karaoğlu, Yakup Yıldırım, Esin Altıntuğ and Hatice Akaltın.