Turkey

Landslide halts rescue efforts at Turkish mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 30, 2014
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.

No more mine deaths in Turkey

IndustriALL Global Union | October 29, 2014

Twenty workers have either been rescued or escaped on their own from the flooded coalmine, but hopes are fading for the remaining 18 trapped underground.

Hopes for workers trapped in Turkish coal mine quickly fading

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Hopes for workers trapped in Turkish coal mine quickly fading

Water levels inside the mine keep rising and rescue crews had made no contact with the trapped workers.

At least 18 Turkish miners trapped in coal mine after collapse

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
At least 23 Turkish miners trapped in coal mine after collapse

Initial media reports said the collapse occurred after water that had built up inside the mine coursed into areas where the workers had been located.

Soma mine was death trap, report shows

IndustriALL Global Union | October 2, 2014
Soma mine was death trap, report shows

A scathing official report into the Soma mining disaster in Turkey has revealed a catalogue of negligent practices and a complete disregard for worker safety.

Miner killed in Turkish coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
Miner killed in Turkish coal mine

Mining accidents are common in Turkey, where poor safety conditions have cost 3,000 lives since 1941.

Low-cost transcontinental gold

Turkey has seen steady growth in gold production over the last decade or so. It is now host to 7 commercial-scale mines.

Turkish miner, Lonmin to explore for gold, silver in Ireland

Today.Az | July 10, 2014

Turkish gold miner Koza Altın has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Britain to undertake mining activities abroad.

First Nevada now Turkey discovery boosts Pilot Gold shares

Frik Els | June 11, 2014
Newstrike surges after strong Mexico PEA

Vancouver junior's stock pops after discovering new copper-gold porphyry in Turkey, bringing gains this year to 74%.

Turkish mine disaster: Town under uprising lockdown, dozens arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 18, 2014
Turkish mine disaster: Town under uprising lockdown, dozens arrested

At least 36 people were arrested over the weekend in connection Turkey's worst-ever mining disaster.

Turkey mine explosion: Grief, anger, violence mount as death toll climbs

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2014
Soma mine was death trap, report shows

Attempts to rescue trapped miners after a fire in a Turkish mine continue Thursday morning after a break of four hours. So far there are at least 282 people dead and 142 remain unaccounted for.

Turkey mine explosion: Over 230 dead, smoke hindering rescue efforts

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 14, 2014
Turkey mine explosion: over 230 dead, smoke hindering rescue efforts

Fire is still blazing inside the mine, 18 hours after the blast, and hundreds remain trapped underground.

20 dead and hundreds trapped after explosion in Turkish coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 13, 2014
Zonguldak coal mine

The accident was triggered by an explosion in a power distribution unit, which caused the mine's elevator to stop working.

Turkey's gold imports drop 93% in February

Ana Komnenic | March 9, 2014
Turkey gold imports drop

Drop attributed to higher gold price, end of gas-for-gold deal with Iran.

Eldorado Gold plans to build mines in Greece not likely to happen before May

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 16, 2014
Eldorado Gold plans to build gold mines in Greece not likely to happen before May

The company's Perama Hill project still needs approval to begin construction, while its larger Skouries project keeps facing opposition.

Turkey's 2013 gold and silver imports skyrocket

Ana Komnenic | January 3, 2014
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government under fire

Import levels questioned as government faces political scandal over trade deal with Iran.

Iran resumes gold trade with Turkey

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 29, 2013
Iran resumes gold trade with Turkey

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has a few reasons to smile.

300 coal miners barricade themselves inside Turkish mine

Ana Komnenic | November 22, 2013
Zonguldak coal mine

Zonguldak – Turkey's coal capital – has a grim history of coal mining accidents.

Ariana Resources up 53 pct

Michael Allan McCrae | September 23, 2013
ariana resources

Silver-rich zone identified returning grades of up to 383 g/t Ag + 1.5 g/t Au and 234 g/t Ag + 1.7 g/t Au.

Pilot Gold reports 93.0 g/t silver over 122.7 metres at KCD, TV Tower

MINING.com Editor | May 16, 2013
Turkey mining

“We are extremely pleased"

Turkish gold mining showing some shine

Anthony Halley | February 26, 2013
Turkish mining

Turkish mining sector reform continues to bear certain fruits.

US sanctions crossed out gold-for-gas trade between Iran and Turkey: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 15, 2013
U.S. sanctions crossed out gold-for-gas trade between Iran and Turkey: report

The Turkey-Iran gold-for-gas exchange can be considered dead as tighter US sanctions imposed on Tehran have already stopped Turkish Halkbank from processing other countries’ energy payments to the OPEC oil producer.

Centerra becomes sole owner of promising gold project in Turkey

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 24, 2013
Stimulus marathon' good for gold price

Oksut gold project went through the million-ounce mark in February last year.

Canada's Eldorado Gold to spend almost $100 million on exploration in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 9, 2013
Canada's Eldorado Gold to spend almost $100 million on exploration in 2013

The Vancouver-based miner posted its 2012 results Wednesday.

Turkish gold exports up 800% on Iranian demand

Mineweb for MINING.com | January 4, 2013

Turkish gold exports rose to $12.7bn in the first eleven months of 2012 compared to the $1.47bn exported in the whole of the previous year.

Centerra makes junior’s Christmas, becomes sole owner of gold project in Turkey

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 12, 2012
Gold hits 3-week high on disappointing U.S. jobs data

London-based explorer Stratex (LON:STI) got an early Christmas present this year, as Canadian Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) paid the junior and partner in the Turkey’s Oksut project a noteworthy $40 million for its 30% stake in the venture.

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