Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) poses with a painting depicting him as a miner, which was given to him from his ruling AK Party supporters, during a party meeting at the parliament in ... more 
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) poses with a painting depicting him as a miner, which was given to him from his ruling AK Party supporters, during a party meeting at the parliament in Ankara May 27, 2014. Turkish mining experts said the country's rules and guidelines are not as extensive as some other countries. Turkey does not even have a specific set of safety regulations for the coal industry, said Dr. H. Sebnem Duzgun, a professor with the mining engineering department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara. Yet, with safety regulators across the world increasingly adopting an approach that puts more emphasis on identifying and managing risks, rather than simply having managers blindly following rules, some experts think the greatest weakness in Turkey's regulatory framework is an inspection regime that does not press companies to adopt high standards. Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (TURKEY - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS) less 
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