May 21 2014
So, what else is new? Below is the front page of Turkey’s Yeni Akit newspaper, where the headline says that the Soma mine owner’s son-in-law is a Jew. The story is that the Jewish-controlled media have distorted the disaster.
Anorak (h/t Jack) Somas is Turkey’s worst-ever mine disaster. Over 300 people have lost their lives. Police and Government goons have met demonstrations with rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannon and well-heeled boot. The BBC says lawyers linked to Turkey’s opposition movement have been arrested.
The pro-government press continues to support Mr Erdogan [Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan].
Aksam prints on its front page a small photo of the prime minister formally shaking hands with a miner’s relative in the crowd. It is hard to see her face. But it may be that the startling photo of an Erdogan advisor appearing to kick a protester in Soma comes to symbolise what has happened here. To the prime minister’s opponents, the photo encapsulates their long-held complaints – about a privileged administration that treats dissent as treason.