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Opinion: The Turkish–Israeli Reconciliation Dossier

Opinion: The Turkish–Israeli Reconciliation Dossier

Just hours after the recent Soma mine disaster, the Israeli embassy in Ankara cancelled an Israeli Independence Day ceremony out of respect for Turkey’s tragedy. Tel Aviv also announced that it was ready to provide any technical or medical support Ankara needed to...
Opinion: Soma’s Lesson for Turkey

Opinion: Soma’s Lesson for Turkey

“Shall I take off my boots so the stretcher won’t get dirty?” These poignant words symbolized the terrible mining tragedy that struck Turkey last week. Every breath of that injured miner—rescued from 437 yards underground—was of enormous importance for the Turkish...
Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work

Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work

Soma, Reuters—A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey’s worst industrial disaster, hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed to be still underground, the energy minister said. The bodies...