ISIS bombing survivor's right to life violated, Turkish top court rules

The right to life of an Ankara Massacre survivor was violated, Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on April 7. The court said that Hasan Kılıç's right to life was violated via an ineffective investigation into the Oct. 10, 2015 ISIS bombing at a peace rally in the capital.

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Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on April 7 that the right of life of an Ankara Massacre survivor was violated. 

Hasan Kılıç was injured at the "Labor, Peace and Democracy" rally on Oct. 10, 2015 when the ISIS bombing attack occurred, killing over 100 people. 

Maintaining that sufficient security precautions hadn't been in place at the time of the attack, Kılıç sued the Interior Ministry in 2016 for 50,000 Turkish Liras in emotional damages. 

An Ankara court ruled against Kılıç's petition, saying that the bombing was an act of terrorism and that there had been nothing law enforcement could have done to prevent it, granting the survivor 25,000 liras in compensation. 

Kılıç appealed the lower court ruling on the grounds that the government had in fact been responsible for preventing the terrorist attack that injured him, and that the forensic reports in his case were overlooked.

The survivor petitioned the Constitutional Court to say that his right to a fair trial, his right to life and the right to effective petitions were violated, asking for a total 50,000 liras in compensation. 

The Constitutional Court ruled that Kılıç's right to life was in fact violated because the government failed to effectively investigate the causes and details behind the Ankara Massacre. 

The top court ruled for another trial on Kılıç's case in a lower court, denying his petition for damages.