Turkey’s main opposition CHP calls for investigation into 2007 plane crash in Isparta

Duvar English

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a parliamentary motion demanding an investigation into a plane crash in southwest Turkey in 2017, ANKA news agency reported on Sept. 3.

An Atlasjet plane crashed on a rocky mountain shortly before it was due to land in Isparta on Nov. 30, 2017, killing all 57 people on board. The lawsuit into the crash was launched in December 2009 at the Isparta 1st Heavy Penal Court. 

The CHP’s motion said that the lawsuit could not be finalized and the statue of limitation expired on Nov. 30, 2019, as a result of which the court has no longer has jurisdiction.

The CHP recalled that among those on board the crashed plane were six nuclear physicists working on a project called the Turkish Accelerator Center Project.

“This big project had the potential to make Turkey an energy giant in the near future, as the county has rich thorium reserves,” the CHP’s motion said.

After the crash, allegations that the plane might have been sabotaged came to the foreground as six academics were onboard the plane.

The six scientists were employed at different universities across Turkey and had decisive roles in the Turkish Accelerator Center Project.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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