Photographer: Görkem Keser/ Koda Collective

Late evening on 13th May, fire started in a coal mine in Soma, Manisa, Turkey.  Many miners trapped inside. According to the miners,  nearly 1000 miners were working at the time of the explosion. After a few hours more than 150 people announced as dead. While rescue operations going on, families and friends of the miners began waiting for updated news from mine and hospital. The long wait is still on but the hope is diminishing every passing hour.



TURKEY DEMONSTRATIONS AND WATER CANNONS: rkish riot police fired tear gas on March 11 at protesters massed outside a hospital after the death of a teenage boy wounded during anti-government protests last year and left comatose. Berkin Elvan, 15, who has been in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters, died on March 11, his family announced via Twitter.  

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Photographer: Görkem Keser

Kobane Protest Taksim / İstanbul

Past three weeks a kurdish city in north Syria;Kobane was under ISIS siege. After the news that ISIS militans enter the city and clashes came to downtown, hundreds of people exit to the streets in Turkey’s big cities and protest goverment.Taksim 08.10.14.


Rebellion Erupts In Turkey Once Again Amid Corruption Scandal

Turkish riot police have blasted opposition protesters with water cannons, tear gas and plastic bullets in Istanbul in scenes reminiscent of the summer’s mass anti-government demonstrations.

Some of the protesters on Friday evening threw rocks and firecrackers at police, shouting, “Catch the thief!” in reference to a widening corruption scandal gripping Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

Similar protests were held in the city of Izmir, and in Ankara where police also fired water cannons to disperse the crowds.

Police blocked hundreds of protesters from gathering in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and pushed them away to the nearby streets. At least 70 people have been detained in the Taksim protests.

At least 31 people, including three lawyers, have been detained in Istanbul, according to the Istanbul Bar Association.

Thousands of Erdogan backers, meanwhile, gathered at other spots showing their support for the embattled Erdogan.

Twenty-four people, including the sons of two former government ministers and the chief of the state-owned bank, Halkbank, have been arrested on bribery charges.

Media reports say the probe is over alleged illicit money transfers to Iran and bribery for construction projects.

Three Turkish legislators, including a former minister, from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have resigned over the scandal and accused the Turkish government of putting pressure on the judiciary.

Erdogan has continued to ignore the demands to step down.


At least 12 people died during violent clashes across Turkey, local media reported, as the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani stirred up decades of tensions with Turkey’s Kurdish minority. Violence erupted in Turkish towns and cities mainly in the Kurdish southeastern provinces, as protesters took to the streets to demand the government do more to protect Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish settlement which has been surrounded by Islamic State fighters for three weeks.
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The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon was temporarily trapped inside a movie theater Wednesday March 18, 2015 during the display of a Turkish movie “Son Mektup” “The Last Message” after Armenian protesters blocked the theater entrance and screamed slogans, such as “Genocide,” “Truth will triumph” and “We remember,” and held banners reading “Recognize the crime of the century,” referring to Turkey’s mass killings of Armenians a century ago. Photo credit / Hasan Shaaban