TAV to offer psychological support to employees after Istanbul airport attack
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AFP photoTurkey’s TAV, the company running Istanbul’s airports, has initiated work to offer psychosocial support for its employees after the suicide bomb attack at Atatürk Airport which claimed 45 lives, including the company’s personnel.
The program, which offered its first counseling on July 1, will initially work to support employees directly affected by the attack. It is later expected to expand with group support to include all TAV employees and supervisors.
The program is expected to last for a year at a center in Atatürk Airport’s international flights terminal with the help of psychiatrists and psychologists with expertize in psychological traumas and disasters.
Some 45 people were killed and many others were wounded in suicide bomb attacks blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inside and outside international flights terminals of Atatürk Airport on June 28.