Complaint over "neglect" after mine explosion left unresponded by Turkish President
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left a relative of a mine explosion victim unanswered as she said the explosion was the result of neglect.
Erdogan visited a village in Turkey's northwestern province of Bartin to attend the funeral processions for mine workers Rahman Ozcelik and Gurdal Serenli, who were killed by the explosion in a coal mine in the district of Amasra on Friday.
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During his visit, a woman whose brother died in the explosion said to Erdogan: "My brother told me 10 days ago, 'There is a gas leak here, they will blow us up.' How did they go along with that kind of neglect?"
After a pause, Erdogan contended by addressing the crowd around him saying, "I pay my condolences to all of you. May god give you patience." Then he left.
Erdogan earlier said, during his visit to the mine site, “We believe in the plan of destiny, there is no yesterday, today or tomorrow. These things will always happen."