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The Guardian: Turkey swept by protests as anger grows over fatal mine explosion

Miners and rescue workers await the arrival of Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gül, outside the mine in Soma. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Anger at the deadly mine explosion in Turkey spread across the country on Thursday as thousands of workers joined a protest strike, demonstrators clashed with security forces, and families began to bury scores of men killed in the disaster. As the death toll at the Soma coalmine pushed towards 300, with hopes extinguished for at least 100 more miners thought [...] → Read the full article…

The Independent: Turkey coal mine explosion: Violence erupts in Ankara after hundreds die in disaster – and Erdogan claims ‘accidents happen’

Proteters clash with Turkish police in Ankara (Getty)

A stream of ambulances continued to bring the dead from the Turkey’s Soma mine today. The bodies are carried 2km from inside the mine by a stream of volunteers — many of who are miners themselves. As many as 787 miners were in the mine at the time of Tuesday afternoon’s explosion, which is thought to have been caused by [...] → Read the full article…