Turkish Prime Minister Jeered After Mine Disaster

Video of Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, being booed on Wednesday in the city of Soma.

Last Updated, Friday, 9:12 a.m. | As rescuers battled Wednesday to save the lives of coal miners trapped underground in western Turkey, more than 24 hours after an explosion killed at least 274 at the site, anger at the authorities boiled over during a visit by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was booed and briefly forced to seek refuge in a shop in the nearby town of Soma.

Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News and the online site Zete reported that Mr. Erdogan’s security detail removed the license plate from the prime minister’s car after his motorcade was set upon and he took shelter from…

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