Erdogan defends Turkey's mine safety record





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Published on May 14, 2014

Turkey's prime minister has declared three days of national mourning in the wake of the tragedy but his response to questions about mine safety have sparked fresh controversy.

Opponents have accused the Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government of ignoring repeated warnings about the safety of the country's mines.

"We as a nation of 77 million are experiencing very great pain," Erdogan told a news conference after visiting the site.

But he appeared to go on the defence when asked whether adequate mea...
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