More then 300 workers are found dead until now, the youngest victim is 15 years old.
People in Turkey are mourning and protesting side by side. In one mural on a wall someone is asking. Is it worth it to have a watch costing the lifes of 700 workers? It’s a comment on the governments careless politics on poor men’s security. Primeminister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan caused riots in Soma with a speech reminding other death cases in mines worldwide and pointing out “such things happen”. A couple of weeks ago it was found out, that former economy minister Mehmet Çaglayan owns a watch, that costs 250000 Dollars. That are approxametly 700.000 TL. Probably all the men underground could have been saved, if the governmenmt would have spent money in the value of a watch for the security system.
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