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Mining Disaster in Turkey

Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas on May 16, 2014 to disperse thousands of protesters in the town of Soma, where close to 300 people died in the country's worst ever mining disaster.
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A police water cannon is used against anti-government protesters in Soma, Turkey, May 16, 2014.
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A police water cannon is used against anti-government protesters in Soma, Turkey, May 16, 2014.

Hundreds of protesters took part in a march against the government. Some protesters chanted slogans near a monument for the town's miners, Soma, May 16, 2014.  
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Hundreds of protesters took part in a march against the government. Some protesters chanted slogans near a monument for the town's miners, Soma, May 16, 2014.

 

A police water cannon is used against anti-government protesters in Soma, May 16, 2014.
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A police water cannon is used against anti-government protesters in Soma, May 16, 2014.

Muslims pray in Soma, May 16, 2014.
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Muslims pray in Soma, May 16, 2014.

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