The death toll of the implemented neo-liberalism in Turkey
The AKP (Justice and Development Party) government of Turkey is responsible for the death of the miners in Soma.
Yesterday ReINFORM participated in the demonstration (at the Museumplein in Amsterdam) organised by the Federation of Democratic Unions of Turkish Workers in the Netherlands (DIDF http://www.didf.nl/) against the AKP government of Turkey. The demonstrators express not only their compassion to the families of 300 miners (up to this moment) who lost their lives during the explosion on Tuesday May 13th in the mine, owned by the “Soma Kömürleri A.Ş” company, in the western city of Soma but they express also their anger against the Turkish government which had recently privatised the mine. The aim of the privatisation was the reduction of the production costs by 60% and that included drastic cuts on safety measures and fewer job positions for cheaper and inexperienced miners while the experienced ones had to be made redundant.
DIDF is inviting all democratic organizations, trade unions and intellectuals to protest against the AKP government of Turkey which is responsible for the Soma massacre. You can protest by sending your e-mails to Turkish officials mentioned below. DIDF would appreciate it if you sent a copy of your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
President of Turkey:
Email: email@example.com , Fax 0 (312) 470 24 33
Prime minister of Turkey:
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Fax: +90 312 422 26 69, +90 312 422 18 99
Minister of Energie and Natural Resources:
Email: email@example.com , Phone: +90 312 212 64 20
More info on the website of DIFD: http://www.didf.nl/