Court rules sentences over Soma's case
The Turkish court sentenced defendants over Soma mine incident, where the miners' workers lost their lives.
The decision was announced in the case of Manisa in the Soma district, where 301 mining workers lost their lives.
According to the information, Can Gürkan, the owner of the company, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The suspect's arrest will continue.
General Manager Ramazan Doğru and deputy operations manager İsmail Adalı were jailed for 22 years and 6 months each and operations manager Akın Çelik was jailed for 18 years and 9 months.
It was learned that the court had to take a break following tension at the courtroom. Lawyers left the hall in protest after the first verdicts. The family members of the killed miners screamed angry protests and booed the judges outside the courtroom.