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  1. Turkish Unions Call for Strike as Anger Rises in Wake of Mine Tragedy

    Anguish turned into outrage today as miners and their families struggled to come to terms with a tragic coal mine disaster that has claimed at least 282 lives. Scores are still missing, and it is feared the death toll will rise above 400. Turkey’s trade unions are demanding accountability for the disaster and have called for a one-day strike. Union bosses believe the recent privatization of the mining sector has worsened working conditions. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, drew harsh criticism by suggesting such mining accidents were not unusual.

    Sources: BBC, DW

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