Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 9, No 2 (2017)

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Reflections of Soma Mine Accident on Zonguldak Mine Employees in the Context of Work Accidents Occurred in the Media



This research examines the ideological attitude of the press in the context of the mining accidents through the Soma mine disaster sample case and reveals the reflections on Zonguldak coal mine workers where Turkey's most important mining plant is located. The research was carried out on two basic parameters. Firstly, the rhetoric formed by the newspapers according to ideology after the event was tried to be analyzed and to be exposed in the context of how the attitude of the media is perceived by the miners. Another dimension of the survey is the questionnaire applied to Zonguldak coal mine workers by survey method. With the application of the questionnaire, the reflections of Soma disaster on the miners were tried to be found out. The data obtained from newspapers and the findings obtained through questionnaires were analyzed by means of percentiles using simple frequency distributions with the help of SPSS program. Significant findings have been reached as a result of the research.

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