Turkey's coup bid victims to get compensation, salaries

Social Security Institution to pay monthly salaries on top of one-time compensation to victims of July 15 failed coup

Turkey's coup bid victims to get compensation, salaries

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey will pay compensation and monthly salaries to families of martyrs and civilians who became disabled after getting injured in the July 15 coup attempt, the country’s Social Security Institution announced Friday.

At least 246 people were martyred and more than 2,100 others were injured during the failed coup organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen.

In a statement released on its official website, Social Security Institution said victims and their relatives will be paid a one-time monetary compensation between 17,719 Turkish liras ($6,000) and 177,192 Turkish liras ($59,000).

Moreover, families of civilians martyred by troops during the resistance will be provided with employment rights in the public services.

Health benefits, guardian's allowance, interest-free housing loans, educational assistance, free public transport and discount on electricity and water will also be provided to victims and their families, it said.

On top of the compensation, a minimum monthly salary of 3,203 Turkish liras ($1,062) will be paid for the entire lifetime of the beneficiaries.

Civilians who became disabled will be paid monthly salaries nearly three times the country’s minimum-wage, which is currently around 1,300 Turkish liras ($430).

Turkey’s Prime Ministry recently launched an official initiative to raise funds for families of civilians who fell victim to the failed coup. A charity campaign to help the victims was launched on July 25.

Currently, under the Turkish law, victims of terrorism are compensated and employment rights in the public services and salaries are provided to those affected.

Gulen is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.

Turkish government blames the Fetullah Organization (FETO) for the deadly coup attempt.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Temmuz 2016, 17:48