Kazım Ergün, Chairman of the Turkish Pensioners Association (TÜED), reminded that private public bus operators in many provinces violated the right to free transportation of people over the age of 65, citing the increase in costs, and sent a letter to the Minister of Social Services to eliminate the problems he experienced.
Kazım Ergün, Chairman of the Turkish Pensioners Association (TÜED), sent a letter to the Minister of Family and Social Services, Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş, requesting that the problems experienced by those aged 65 and over while using their right to free public transportation in the city be eliminated.
In his letter, Ergün stated that the right of citizens aged 65 and above and those with a disability report of 40 percent or more to benefit from free urban public transportation is regulated by law.
Reminding that in many provinces, private public bus operators violate the right of free transportation of people over the age of 65 by citing cost increases, Ergün noted the following in his letter:
“During the period when the constitutionally and legally guaranteed right to transportation was maintained, the material and moral support of our Ministry of Family and Social Services was admirable. At this point today, it is clearly seen that this beautiful service is intended to be disrupted by some private public bus owners who provide public transportation services. “Our retirees and elderly people have informed our organization that unpleasant incidents have occurred in some of our provinces as a result of these initiatives that are contrary to the constitution and legal regulations.”
“WE REGRETLY CONDEMN SUCH ATTEMPTS”
Emphasizing that attitudes and behaviors aimed at obstructing the legal rights of retirees and elderly people are unacceptable, Ergün said:
“Aware of the sensitivity shown by our Ministry on this issue, we would like you to know that we will support any effort you make to protect the vested rights of our retirees and elderly people. Upcoming ‘October 1st’ World On the occasion of ‘Elderly Day’, we regretfully condemn such attempts against our elderly.
Our retirees and elderly people are the mother and father of the society. The respect and attention shown to these values will be the only measure for our society to look to the future with confidence. By taking the necessary measures as soon as possible, legal rights; We hope that it will be explained to the society firsthand that it cannot be left to the initiative of individuals, groups or groups.” (AA)