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Tánaiste expresses condolences following mining accident in Turkey


Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, expressed his condolences to the victims of the mining accident in Soma, Turkey.

The Tánaiste said

“I am deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life in the coal mine accident in Soma, Turkey, the full extent of which is now becoming clear.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland, I send my deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and to all the people of Turkey. My thoughts are with those involved in the ongoing rescue operation.”


Press Office

14 May 2014