The first court session in the case of Russians poisoned with a substitute product in Bodruma at the end of May, 2011 took place on March 5.
Before court 8 people who were arrested earlier as persons involved in business appeared. Among defendants: two owners of the yacht, the person who has bought alcohol, two crew members and the distributor which was engaged in distribution of alcoholic drink in the territory of Turkey.
Rosturizm notes that Minkulturizm Turtsii’s data testify to intention of prosecutor’s office to demand for accused on 20-25 years of prison for each poisoned citizen of Russia. At a certain judicial verdict each of defendants can receive a lifelong imprisonment term.
Department reports that tragic events in Bodruma and a position of Russia, including Rosturizm, became the reason of serious revision of the state approach in the field of control over production and an alcohol turn. Especially concerning objects of tourist infrastructure.
After the tragedy passed some joint meetings of the Ministry of Finance, the ministry of culture and tourism, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkey. Development of concrete measures for prevention of repetition of similar incidents became from now on the purpose of these meetings.
In court interests of injured citizens of Russia will be protected by the lawyer who was provided by the ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey.
According to tourist operators, this case did not affect popularity of rounds to Turkey from Moscow and other cities of Russia.