A judge couple fleeing Turkey through Aegen Sea lost their two children in a boat accident on the coast of Chios Island on 27 September 2019.

The boat which was carrying 19 asylum seekers, including judges, academics, teachers and their families, who were trying to escape from unlawful persecution and whose passports had been seized in the canceled passports, sank into the waters of the Aegean in the early morning of September 27th, 2019.

While twelve of them were rescued by the Greek Coast Guard, five children and two women died. The victims of the accident were buried in the Chios Island.

The Greek media released the tragic incident and experessed that the survivers were well-educated persons with a good level of French and English and they were seeking political asylum.

According to the sources, Fatma Işık and Nasır Işık, who were on the boat, are bothTurkish judges, who were expelled and tried for the terror charges. Woman judge Fatma Isik was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison and she was held under detention during her pregnancy. The survivor couple however lost their two children, 4-year-old Mahir and 3-year-old Ibrahim.

The Platform of SoE Decree Victims of Istanbul (Istanbul KHK’lilar Platformu in Turkish) shared that Judge Fatma Isik was a brilliant student through his life and she had held the 600th place among more than one million students at the nationwide university entrance exam.

Sources:
1- https://www.kathimerini.gr
2- https://twitter.com/gergerliogluof
3- https://twitter.com/Adalethemen123
4- https://kronos28.news