I have updated several radio shows about the mine disaster in Soma, Turkey. Listen back here:
13 May, Dichtbij Nederland, Radio5, Netherlands. The interview starts at 13.20 (scroll down for the podcast).
14 May, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk, Ireland. The interview starts at 17.51.
I couldn’t find the interview for a London based radio station on 14 May.
Since I was not on the spot (I was shortly visiting the Netherlands when the disaster happened) I have not written about what happened at the mine. As you know, I usually try to find an angle that others in Turkey don’t write about, and it struck me how much the Soma disaster resembles the Roboski massacre: both lay bare state structures.
Read about it in this blog post:
The mine killed the people of Soma. Like the planes killed the people of Roboski.
And in this article on Beaconreader (you can subscribe for 5 USD per month, for which you get an exclusive story from me every week and on top of that access to all Beacon writers):
‘Soma mine disaster makes us re-live Roboski massacre’