Justin Vela

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Coal mining in Turkey

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Am posting this a little late. Last month, I visited a coal mine in Turkey’s northern Zonguldak province. Situated along the Black Sea coast, Zonguldak produces most of Turkey’s coal.

Descending into the mine was not for the faint-hearted. Last January, eight miners died after a methane gas leak. But the miners do it everyday, despite the dangers.

Here is the story


Written by Justin Vela

September 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Black Sea coast…

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Have been traveling along Turkey’s Black Sea coast for more than a week now.

The trip is wrapping up and I’m writing the stories.

After living in Turkey for three years my biggest regret is not spending more time outside of Istanbul, the city that in many ways defines the country, but does not represent it.

Stories to follow…

Photo: Coal miners prepare for work in Turkey’s Zonguldak Province.


Written by Justin Vela

August 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Posted in Bosporus Blog, turkey

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