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The price of Turkish coal 24 avril 2015

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Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt) Friday, April 24, 2015

Cagri Ozdemir *

Turkey’s neoliberal economic policies have led to escalating mining deaths, among them those investigated at the Soma trial this week, writes Cagri Ozdemir from Ankara. (suite…)

What really caused a mine disaster 28 mai 2014

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The Seattle Times (USA) May 28, 2014, p. A11

By Filiz Kahraman *

The death of more than 300 workers in the recent coal mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, has been met with sorrow and shock worldwide. The tragic incident raises questions about the rapid economic growth Turkey experienced in the past decade. (suite…)

Turkish Disaster Shines Light on State Mining Ties 22 mai 2014

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The Wall Street Journal Asia (USA) May 22, 2014, p. 6

By Ayla Albayrak and Joe Parkinson

Istanbul – This month’s mine disaster roiling Turkey is shining a light on the ruling party’s close ties to the industry, with opposition lawmakers accusing the government of allowing companies to get away with lax safety standards and low wages. (suite…)

Turkey’s Preventable Tragedy 21 mai 2014

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The International New York Times (USA) May 21, 2014

By Özgür Özel *

Manisa, Turkey — On the morning of May 13, Turkey finally woke up from its deep slumber on workplace safety — but at the cost of 301 lives. The subterranean fire last week at the Soma coal mine in western Turkey was the worst mining disaster in the country’s history. Hundreds of hardworking men in the district I represent are dead. And sadly, their deaths could have been prevented. (suite…)

Turkish disaster mine ‘imposes a culture of fear’ 21 mai 2014

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The Guardian (UK) Wednesday, May 21, 2014, p. 21

Constanze Letsch in Soma

Miner claims cost-cutting overrides safety and at pit where 301 were killed. Veli Yilmaz, a coalminer in Soma for nine years, was shocked when his bosses, the owners of the pit where 301 workers were killed last week, told him he would lose his bonus – a third of his wages – if he took a day off to attend his sister’s funeral. (suite…)

Turkey’s mining safety: Bleak track record 15 mai 2014

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BBC News (UK)

By Enis Senerdem, BBC Turkish Service

As people in Turkey start looking for answers after one of the country’s worst mining tragedies, attention has quickly turned to mining safety standards in the western town of Soma. (suite…)

What makes mining in Turkey so dangerous? 14 mai 2014

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Associated Press (AP) May 14, 2014

By Karl Ritter

The mining disaster that killed more than 200 workers in Turkey has underscored the health and safety problems in the country’s mining sector. (suite…)