Coal mine disaster in Soma, western Turkey
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.
14 May, De Ochtend KRO/NCRV, Radio1, Netherlands.
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’
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