A senior aide to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been photographed repeatedly kicking a mourner in the wake of Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster.
Yusef Yerkel, attacked the angry mourner after he allegedly kicked a car in Mr Erdoğan’s convoy.
Tensions boiled over yesterday as the Prime Minister experienced hostile protests, while he visited the afflicted mining town, Soma,
The town’s occupants have been told to expect the death toll of 282 miners to rise.
Of the 787 workers in the mine at the time of the explosion, only 363 have been accounted for including those killed.
Prime Minister Erdoğan was forced to hide in a supermarket as protesters surrounded his convoy until anti-riot police could subdue the crowd with water cannons.
The Prime Minister experienced outrage after describing the disaster as ‘typical’ citing examples from 19th century England.
Mr Yerkel has stated he will be making a public statement regarding the incident after calls for his resignation and arrest.
15 May 2014 | 5:14 pm – Source: metro.co.uk