Turkey Mining News

Five top mining execs. convicted over Turkey’s worst mine disaster

The sentences range from 15 to 22 years in jail for high-ranked executives.

Why Russia and Turkey are such gold bugs

Russia has cut its holdings of U.S. foreign debt by more than half. Instead, it’s been increasing its gold shares in its international reserves.

Koza Altin unit, GreenOre to expand drilling for gold in Scotland

Koza Altin is one of hundreds of companies seized by the Turkish authorities and is now managed by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund.

Eldorado Gold reports in-line 2017 gold production

The Vancouver-based miner revealed that, including pre-commercial production from the Olympias project in Greece, its gold production was of 285,919 ounces in 2017.

Eldorado cuts production guidance at Turkey mine

Gold recovery from the leach pad at the operation has lagged internal expectations.

Seven workers killed and one still trapped after Turkey coal mine collapse

Part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak has collapsed, leaving eight workers trapped inside.

Eldorado Gold risks missing 2017 guidance over issues with Turkish mine

It now expects to produce at least 180,000-210,000 ounces of gold this year at Kışladağ, which brings Eldorado's full-year guidance down from 365,000-400,000 ounces to 315,000-365,000 ounces.

Centerra Gold’s presence in Turkey

Centerra Gold, a Toronto-based Canadian company, appears in the news regarding its troubles in Kyrgyzstan and its operations at the Kumtor gold mine.

Centerra scraps dividends, gets Turkish project financing facility extended

Shares fell after the miner said it would suspend dividends until further notice, due to current restrictions to funds held at its Kyrgyz Republic subsidiary, Kumtor Gold.

Death toll rises on Turkish mine cave-in as BBC journalist detained

It appears the Turkish government is attempting to suppress criticism of a mine disaster last weekend that killed 12 miners and left four still missing.

Landslide in Turkey kills at least 5 miners, traps 11

At least five miners are dead and 11 are trapped after a landslide swept through a copper mine in southeastern Turkey.

Centerra Gold announces US$150M financing for Oksut project

OMAS will use the Facility to finance a substantial portion of the construction, development and operation of the Öksüt gold mine and its related infrastructure in the Kayseri region of central Turkey.

Turkey halts gold project after protests, violence increase

Over the weekend, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and used sticks to disperse around 2,000 protesters who gathered close to the project site.

ISIS, Turkey and oil – the bigger picture: interview with Pelicourt

Robert Bensh—managing director and partner at Pelicourt, a Western-owned oil and gas company discusses navigating tricky conflict zones.

Turkey approves environmental assessment for Centerra’s Oksut project

Construction of the gold mine, located in the south-central Kayseri province, should start in early 2016, followed by production by mid-2017.

Canada’s Eldorado Gold buys 15% stake in Integra Gold

Deal will give Integra up to a $27 million-cash injection, allowing it to move forward with its Quebec-based Lamaque gold project.

Watch Turkey for world’s next top gold projects –mining law, people, and infrastructure are improving: Han Ilhan, Aldridge Minerals

Turkey is partially located on a geological structure that may yield gold discoveries (Steve Todoruk, at Sprott Global Resource Investments, recently brought one project to our attention).

Video: What’s next for 2015's most promising discovery

Arguably the most exciting gold discovery of 2015 belongs to London listed Mariana Resources at the Hot Maden project in Eastern Turkey.

Turkey coal mine disaster trial to begin in April

Dozens of suspects arrested after the mine disaster that shook Turkey last year will stand trial beginning next month.

Why this new gold find interests me as a speculator: Steve Todoruk

A little-known gold exploration company in Turkey is attracting the interest of speculators in the junior resource sector.

How Pilot Gold CEO Matt Lennox-King manages risk

Matt Lennox-King is the CEO of Pilot Gold, one of the leading mineral exploration companies.

Turkey’s gold imports down, but bullion still ‘key’ to the local economy — WGC

Despite the rosy picture painted by the industry body, official figures show that Turkey bullion imports more than halved last year.

Eldorado Gold down 18% on awful outlook

Vancouver gold miner forecasts minimum 80,000oz dip in output this year even as costs at mines in Greece, Turkey and China surge as much as 28%.

Mine accidents in Turkey claimed 361 lives in 2014

Before the infamous Soma disaster, which claimed the lives of 301 workers, there had been 1,308 fatal accidents in the industry since 2000, a new report shows.

Landslide halts rescue efforts at Turkish mine

Over 500 rescue personnel, two planes, three helicopters, 25 ambulances and 97 other vehicles continue to carry out the search and rescue work.