The words of the title were told after coal mine disaster a year ago, 13 May 2014 Soma, Manisa, Turkey. These belonged to miner Murat Yalcin, who survived from tragedy that 301 coal miners died tragically:
“Do I take off my boots?”
Later an interview, Yalçın was asked that why he said this. His answer was very significant.
“After me, my friends will have to be removed from the mine. And I do not want to be moved of them with a dirty stretcher. ”
Unfortunately, it has not been as he wishes. 485 workers were rescued, 301 workers and 1 mining engineer lost their life.
What happened after this incident was a tragedy. The families of the 301 miners who haven’t proper safety and healthy working conditions, could not get months salaries. Currently, the monthly salary which was given by AKP government to these families is 100 euros (!)…
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