Tag Archives: Erdogan Corruption

The Guardian: Turkey mine disaster – grief turns to rage as hopes of finding survivors fade

APTOPIX Turkey Mining Accident

Turkey has been plunged into grief and swelling anger after an explosion in a coalmine in the west of the country left at least 274 people dead, amid fears that the bodies of scores more people still need to be recovered. The accident at Soma in the western province of Manisa, north of Izmir, is Turkey’s worst modern mining disaster in a country already notorious [...] → Read the full article…

Channel 4 News: Seven reasons why Turkey’s Twitter ban matters to the world – Paul Mason

Erdogan attends a ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of the end of the Gallipoli campaign in Gallipoli

1. Erdogan’s pretext for shutting down Twitter is the existence of two accounts he claims are slanderous, which have been linking to allegedly fake recordings that show him as corrupt. This is not the first time a government has threatened, or acted, to shut down Twitter when faced with political opposition. When Mubarak did it he was overthrown shortly afterwards. Erdogan enjoys [...] → Read the full article…