Istanbul’s courthouse building has many deficiencies, expert report says
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The gigantic courthouse building was promoted as one of the most modern facilities in Turkey.False reports were given, mistakenly stating that refurbishment work had been completed on more than 500 parts of Istanbul’s main Anatolian-side courthouse, according to an expert testimony in the trial into the contracted workers.
Seven people are being tried in the case, which is ironically being held at the same courthouse building, located in Istanbul's Kartal district.
In the first hearing, the court demanded that the experts determine possible incomplete deficiencies in 810 areas of the courthouse building.
An expert team composed of architectural, construction, electricity and engineering engineers analyzed the complex, revealing that 512 of 810 spots were not completed by the contracted company, despite the fact that the courthouse had already been in use for three years.
The deficient areas included X-ray security detectors at the doors, as well as the building’s fire censors.
The report concluded that the firm that built the courthouse had failed to complete the unfinished jobs even after three years.