Turkey: Mining Disaster Puts PM in Hot Seat

Following his comments about the disaster, Erdoğan’s visit to the deadly mining accident provoked outrage. (Photo: Ozgu Ozdemir/Getty Images)

With presidential elections just three months away, Turkey’s May-13 Soma mine disaster, the country’s largest, has proven a huge political embarrassment for the government. Yet despite national protests, Ankara’s response stops short of addressing the larger issue of mine-safety.

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Dorian Jones is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Mining Disaster Puts PM in Hot Seat

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