Messages de condoléances – Condolence messages – Taziye Mesajları.


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Plus de 200 mineurs tués dans une explosion, des centaines piégés sous terre

205 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine


We can to reduce the risks

Commenting on the coal mine disaster in Soma, Turkey, where over 200 miners are believed to have lost their lives, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation

“My heart goes out to the miners and their families. They have suffered a devastating loss of life. My thoughts are also with the efforts of the rescue and emergency services to save lives.”

She added “It is a sad fact that Turkey has a poor record of health and safety. This tragedy has brought death and appalling loss to the people of Soma, I can only hope it also brings about a change in attitude towards workers’ health, safety and rights in Turkey.

“It is a reminder to all of us of the dangerous tasks workers undertake on our behalf and of our duty to do all we can to reduce the risks.” ETUC European Trade Union Confederation


Tragédie en Turquie

Le Président de la République a appris avec consternation la mort de plus de 200 mineurs après une explosion dans une mine de charbon dans le district de Soma, dans la province de Manisa en Turquie. C’est une tragédie qui suscite une grande émotion.

Il a exprimé au Premier ministre ERDOGAN tout le soutien et la solidarité de la France à l’égard de la Turquie dans cette épreuve.

Il a proposé à la Turquie de mettre à sa disposition toute assistance dont elle aurait besoin pour porter secours aux survivants. Source.


Statement by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the tragic mine accident in Turkey

On behalf of the European Union, I wish to express my sincere condolences and deep sympathy to the Turkish Government and to all those affected by the tragic mine accident in Soma. My thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with the rescue workers fighting hard to save lives. The European Union stands ready to assist Turkey in any way it may require in this difficult moment. Source.


Message of Condolences from President Barroso to Prime Minister of Turkey Erdogan

“I was deeply shocked to learn of the scale of the deaths and injuries caused by the terrible explosion at a coal mine in Western Turkey. Our thoughts this morning are with the families of the victims of this tragic accident, and with those still waiting to hear of the fate on their missing loved ones.

On behalf of the European Commission, and on my own behalf, I would like to convey my sincere condolences and solidarity with the people and Government of Turkey.” Source.


Anne Brasseur adresse ses condoléances au peuple turc suite à la tragédie de Soma

Suite à l’accident qui a eu lieu à Soma, la Présidente de l’APCE a adressé une lettre de condoléances au Président de la Grande Assemblée Nationale de Turquie :

« C’est avec une profonde tristesse que j’ai appris la terrible tragédie minière qui a eu lieu hier en Turquie et qui a coûté la vie à des centaines de travailleurs.

Mes pensées vont à ceux qui ont perdu des êtres chers et dont les vies ont été dévastées et j’espère que les blessés seront bientôt réunis avec leurs familles et amis.

Permettez-moi de vous adresser – et à travers-vous à tous ceux qui sont touchés par ce terrible accident – ma sympathie la plus sincère. » Source.


Anne Brasseur addresses her condolences to the Turkish people following the tragedy of Soma

Following the accident that took place in Soma, the Assembly President sent a letter of condolences to the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey:

“It is with profound sadness that I learned of the horrendous mining tragedy which happened yesterday in Turkey and which has cost the lives of hundreds of mining workers.

My thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones and whose lives have been devastated and I hope that the injured will soon be reunited with their families and friends.

Please allow me to extend to you – and through you to all those affected by this terrible accident – my most heartfelt sympathy.” Source.


Condolences to President of Turkey Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The President passed on his words of sympathy to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.



    Kondolenztelegramm von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel an den türkischen Premierminister, Erdogan

    Sehr geehrter Herr Premierminister,

    mit Erschütterung habe ich die Nachrichten von dem schweren Grubenunglück im Westen der Türkei verfolgt, das eine große Anzahl Menschenleben gekostet hat.

    Ich möchte Ihnen und Ihren Landsleuten mein tief empfundenes Mitgefühl ausdrücken. Unsere Gedanken sind bei den Angehörigen der Opfer. Den Verletzten wünschen wir eine rasche und vollständige Genesung.

    Deutschland steht in diesen schweren Stunden eng an der Seite Ihres Landes und ist gern zur Hilfe bereit.

    In stiller Anteilnahme Dr. Angela Merkel – Bundeskanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland


    Mourning and sympathy for loved ones

    Following the mine disaster in Turkey, Germany too is devastated and mourns the lives lost. The Chancellor has sent her condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones”.

    Aydan Özoğuz, Federal Government Commissioner for Integration, also expressed her sincere sympathy.

    The official death toll following an accident at a mine in western Turkey now stands at almost 300. In a telegram of condolence to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote, “I would like to express my deepest sympathy for you and the Turkish people. We hope that those injured will make a speedy recovery to full health”. At this difficult time, Germany stands by Turkey and is ready and willing to help.

    Federal Government Commission for Integration “devastated”

    The Federal Government Commissioner for Integration, Aydan Özoğuz, expressed her devastation in the face of the disaster. “My sincere sympathy goes to the families of the miners. My hopes are with those who are still waiting for their fathers, husbands or brothers to be rescued alive,” she declared in Berlin. A country like Germany, which has a long mining tradition, can truly appreciate the work performed by miners deep under ground. “Many German citizens have family and friends in Turkey.”

    In the wake of the disaster, German flags at the German Embassy and consulates in Turkey are flying at half mast. The homepage of the German Embassy in Ankara reads, “We mourn the miners of Soma. In these difficult hours our thoughts are with their families,. Following Tuesday’s accident the Turkish government announced three days of official mourning. Chancellor Merkel’s Office.


    Außenminister Steinmeier zu dem schweren Grubenunglück in der Türkei

    Ich bin erschüttert über das furchtbare Unglück in dem türkischen Kohlebergwerk, das so viele Opfer gefordert hat. Den Angehörigen der Opfer gilt mein tief empfundenes Mitgefühl, den Verletzten wünsche ich baldige Genesung.

    Unsere Gedanken sind auch bei den Kohlekumpeln, die noch eingeschlossen sind. Wir hoffen, dass auch sie gerettet werden können. Deutschland steht bereit zu helfen, wenn die Türkei das wünscht. Außenminister Steinmeier


    Statement from Foreign Minister Steinmeier on mining disaster in Turkey

    I am devastated at the terrible accident in the Turkish coal mine, which has claimed so many victims. My deepest sympathy goes to those who have lost loved ones, and all who have been injured have my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Our thoughts are also with the miners who are still trapped. We hope that they too can be rescued. Germany stands ready to help if Turkey so wishes. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier


    Mine de charbon en Turquie: Didier Reynders exprime ses condoléances

    Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders exprime l’entière solidarité de la Belgique avec le peuple turc dans le cadre du drame de la mine de charbon de Manisa. Le Ministre présente ses condoléances aux familles et proches des victimes. Il espère de tout coeur que le plus grand nombre possible de travailleurs pourront être sauvés.


    Didier Reynders betuigt medeleven na mijnramp in Turkije

    Vicepremier en minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Didier Reynders laat weten dat België solidair is met het Turkse volk na het drama in de koolmijn in Manisa. De minister betuigt zijn medeleven aan de families en vrienden van de slachtoffers. Hij hoopt dat zoveel mogelijk mijnwerkers kunnen worden gered.


    Didier Reynders expresses condolences after mine disaster in Turkey

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders assures the Turkish people of the full solidarity of Belgium after the tragedy in the coal mine in Manisa. The minister expresses his condolences to the families and friends of the victims. He hopes that as many miners as possible will be rescued.


    The UK Government extends heartfelt condolences to the people and government of Turkey.

    I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.

    My thoughts and sympathies are with all those who are missing, their families, and also the rescue workers working tirelessly to search for survivors of this tragedy.

    The UK stands ready to support Turkey should assistance be required, and I shall discuss this with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu at tomorrow’s London meeting on Syria. Foreign Secretary William Hague


    United States Extends Condolences to Victims of Turkey Mining Tragedy

    The United States expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the tragic mining accident in Soma, Turkey. Our thoughts and prayers are with those suffering during this difficult time. We hope that ongoing rescue efforts are successful and those who were injured make a full recovery. The United States stands with Turkey during this period of national mourning. Marie Harf – Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson.


    Türkiye’nin ölümcül iş kazalarında geldiği nokta kabul edilebilir bir durum değildir.

    Tüm Türkiye’yi yasa boğan bu patlama sonunda hayatını kaybeden madencilerimize Allah’tan rahmet, kederli aile ve yakınlarına başsağlığı dileriz.

    Manisa’nın Soma ilçesindeki maden ocağında yaşanan patlama ile Türkiye çok sayıda evladını kaybetmiş, yüzlerce ailenin ocağına ateş düşmüştür. Ölüm ne madencinin alın yazısıdır, ne de ölümle sonuçlanan bu felaket madencilik mesleğinin bir gereğidir. Türkiye’nin ölümcül iş kazalarında geldiği nokta kabul edilebilir bir durum değildir. Bu tür acıların bir daha yaşanmaması için gerekli önlemler ivedilikle hayata geçirilmelidir. TÜSİAD



    Soma’da vefat eden madencilerimize Allah’tan rahmet, yaralılara acil şifa, ailelerine sabırlar, Türk Milleti’ne başsağlığı dilerim.
    Nurullah AYDIN
    14. Mayıs 2014-ANKARA


ATAA Mourns Victims of Coal Mine Explosion in Soma, Turkey
Supports Turkish Philanthropy Fund Disaster Relief Effort

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) mourns the deaths and expresses its sympathies to the families of more than 245 coal miners who were killed in a mining explosion on May 13 in Soma, a district of Turkey’s Aegean province of Manisa.

As emergency teams continue their rescue efforts, our thoughts are also with those workers who were injured or trapped underground.

ATAA supports the Turkish Philanthropy Fund (TPF) Disaster Relief program to help the families of the victims and encourages the Turkish American community give generously to the TPF at

Our prayers are with the families of the miners and the Turkish people. Source.

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