In English Not Defteri | Notebook

Why Soma Happened and Why This Won’t Be the Last


  • Turkish state didn’t signed “Safety and Health in Mines Convention”, they have to sign it 19 years ago. (Source – TR)
  • Prime Minister has the right to give license to mining companies. (Source – TR)
  • In Turkey, work safety is just a thing that reduces companies profit. If you care about work safety and want to force companies about that, you’re the enemy of Turkey’s economy.
  • If you propose a research at parliament about work safety at mining facilities and you’re not in the governor party, no one really cares. (Source – TR)
  • Work safety inspectors can give positive reports about your facilities if you’re a friend of some good people. (Source – TR)
  • Prime Minister will say two words after that and returns his fun. (Source)
  • Some idiots can see these things as an opportunity to show themselves. (Source)
  • Companies can disappear from sight quickly and state does it’s best to save them. (Source)
  • Even ministers can say “We don’t want to talk about numbers right now.” about people who died. (Source – TR)
  • Everyone starts to use words like “destiny”, “We’re praying for them”, “providence”… Because they want to show it as an “accident” and save their asses.
  • Some professors can try to defend companies on TV, which causes these accidents and deaths.
  • Even some professors can say things like “Dying with carbon monoxide is a sweet death.” (Source – TR)
  • Some journalists(!) will try to find conspiracy theories and connections with the anti-government groups to save governments ass. (Source – TR)
  • Almost everyone in the media does their best to hide reality from public, instead giving us the real news.
  • One of the biggest unions of the Turkey will do “3 minutes walkout for a week” to protest this deaths. (Source – TR)
  • Lots of police and soldiers with go accident place, not for help, for protecting prime minister from workers families and friends. (Source) (Source)
  • Police will do their best to protect companies. They even close whole street, where company building is, to stop protesters. (Source)
  • And after couple of days later, media and government will do their best to make everyone forget about this and they’ll probably be succeed.


slide 349344 3733806 free
(from Getty Images)

One reply on “Why Soma Happened and Why This Won’t Be the Last”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: