Photo of the Week: Tragedy in Turkey

Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to the Turkish Prime Minister is photographed kicking a protester in Soma (dailymail.co.uk)
Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to the Turkish Prime Minister is photographed kicking a protester in Soma (dailymail.co.uk)

Last Tuesday, 301 workers were tragically killed in an explosion at a coal mine in the western town of Soma in what was Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster. Over 25 people have since been arrested by Turkish police including both the mine’s general and operations managers. However, the government has shown little sympathy towards mourners who have taken to the streets to protest against the government and operators of the coal mine. Pictured above is Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to the Turkish Prime Minister, as he viciously attacks a mourner in Soma a few days ago.

References

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27459912

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