Soma, Ermenek, Yırca: Can anti-coal activists defend coal miners and olive farmers?

by Ethemcan Turhan* The coal-mining town of Soma in the western Aegean region of Turkey hardly made headlines until last May. A mining disaster that took the lives of 301 mine workers in Soma on 14 May 2014 brought forward the country’s fragile mix of social injustice, lack of occupational safety, and a fossil-fuel-dependent energy … Continue reading Soma, Ermenek, Yırca: Can anti-coal activists defend coal miners and olive farmers?