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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bayna Yaday Allahi

Mr. Redogan of Turkey

Between the hands of Allah; our lives are between the holy hands.

You would think that Mr. Redogan, the PM of Turkey would know that, especially since he has traded politically upon Islam, and often been seen as imperiling the secularism of Turkey as set up by Kemal Ataturk in the 1920s.
You would think Mr. Redogan would be aware of the twists and turns of fate as we wish it to be versus what it is veiled from our sight within the folds of what is as yet unfolded.

Los Angeles Times:
As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey’s deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster.

The number of confirmed dead rose to 282, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported, citing Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. Outside the town of Soma in western Turkey, the families of miners still missing kept a grief-suffused vigil, even as prospects dimmed for finding any survivors.


The disaster cast a spotlight on harsh and dangerous working conditions endured by miners in Turkey, and raised troubling questions as to whether cozy relationships between mine owners and the government had quashed stricter safety standards. Two weeks ago, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, known by its Turkish initials AKP, had rejected calls for a parliamentary probe of safety practices in the Soma mines.

"Two weeks".

That is how quickly one can go from the summit of pride to the abyss of harsh reality.

Irony, eh, Mr. Redogan?


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