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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkish unions call national protest strike after 282 die in mine disaster

    Posted May 15th 2014, 05:17pm by Reuters

    ... for a national one-day strike on Thursday in protest against the country’s worst industrial disaster that killed at least 282 people in a coal mine in western Turkey. Representing workers in a range ... firm. “Hundreds of our worker brothers in Soma have been left to die from the very start by being forced to work in brutal production processes in order to achieve maximum profits,” a statement ...

  2. News - World - TURKEY

    Death toll in Turkey mine explosion reaches 238, with 120 still missing

    Posted May 14th 2014, 10:07am by AP

    ... Turkey rose to 238 on Wednesday, with 80 more injured, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. "According to the first indications, 238 of our workers lost their lives and 80 were ... workers were still thought to be trapped in a coal mine in western Turkey where 238 miners were killed after a fire, in one of the country’s worst ever industrial disasters, Erdogan added. ...

  3. News - World - TURKEY

    Hundreds trapped, at least 20 dead after mine blast and fire in Turkey

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by VARIOUS

    ... don't want to give any numbers. We first have to reach our workers underground," Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said before heading to Manisa. "Four separate rescue teams are currently ... Mining accidents are common in Turkey, which is plagued by poor safety conditions and regulation. Turkey's worst mining disaster was a 1992 gas explosion that killed 270 workers near ...

  4. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkish premier says mine disaster ‘part of the nature of business’

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:29pm by BLOOM

    ... Agencies in Istanbul Turkey's trade unions went on strike yesterday after at least 282 people died in the nation's worst mine accident, which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said was "part of the nature of the business". Rescue workers, battling flames and methane gas, recovered eight more bodies from the mine in the western town of Soma. More than 70 ...

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    Police use water cannon on protesters as negligence denied in Turkey mine fire

    Posted May 17th 2014, 10:25am by Associated Press in Savastepe, Turkey

    ... escaped or were rescued. Protesting workers have described the disaster as murder, not an accident, because of what they call flawed safety conditions at that mine and others in the country. Erdal ... three or four months in the Soma region and eleven workers have died in the last three years. Mine inspections do take place but the owners are tipped off up to a week before, Ozel alleged. “The ...

  6. News - World - TURKEY

    Grief and rage in Turkey as confirmed death toll in mine disaster rises to 284

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:15pm by Associated Press in Soma, Turkey

    ... a disaster like Tuesday’s, in which an explosion set off a deadly fire just as workers were preparing for a shift change, trapping hundreds underground. No miner has been brought out alive since ... confederation, representing some 800,000 workers, joined a one-day strike on Thursday by other unions to demand better working conditions for miners. In the Black Sea port of Zonguldak – site of Turkey’s ...

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    Migrants drown off Turkish coast

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 09:41am by Reuters in Ahmetbeyli

    ... Reuters in Ahmetbeyli At least 61 migrants including Palestinians and Syrians, more than half of them children, died after their overcrowded boat sank just tens of metres off Turkey’s ... is a common entry point for migrants trying to get into the European Union. “The total death toll is 61, including 12 men, 18 women, 28 children and three babies,” the governor’s office in Izmir said ...

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    Migrant boat sinks off western Turkey, at least 58 drown

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 07:53pm by Reuters in Ankara

    ... Reuters in Ankara At least 58 people died and many were missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western Aegean coast on Thursday morning, Turkish media reported. ... with neighbouring states, has long made it both a destination and a transit point for migrants from as far afield as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. ...

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    Jailed Kurd leader warns Turkey peace process cannot remain in 'limbo'

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by AFP

    ... Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) declared a truce last March after months of clandestine negotiations with the Turkish spy agency. But the peace process stalled in September after Kurdish rebels ...

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    Kurdish militants stop withdrawal from Turkey

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 04:47pm

    ... a ceasefire for now. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas started withdrawing in May but the push to end a conflict that has cost more than 40,000 lives has become increasingly frayed, with both ...




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