Turkish President Arrives at Soma

Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived Thursday at the site of a mining accident that has killed at least 282 people, making it the country’s worst ever industrial disaster.


Gul travelled to the site in the Soma district together with the parliamentary speaker Cemil Cicek after visiting the hospital where wounded miners are being treated. Gül firstly went to Akhisar State Hospital to pay visit to injured miners from the blast. Tight security measures were taken prior to the visit across the town.