Engineer convicted in Soma mining disaster appointed as expert witness in another deadly mine incident trial
An engineer sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the 2014 Soma mining disaster that killed 301 people has been appointed as an expert witness in a trial regarding a separate deadly mining incident in Muğla in 2019. The family of one of the three dead miners filed a petition to the court and objected to having Fuat Ünal Aydın as an expert witness at the trial.
Turkey has started animal trials for a COVID-19 vaccine prototype, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said. Two other vaccine studies have qualified for animal trials, the minister added.
Turkey's Justice Minister Gül has asked people not to go to the courthouse unless it is an absolute must, saying officials were working on a new implementation which will suspend the current legal processes. Gül's statement came amid reports that a judge at Istanbul Courthouse and the judiciary personnel working with her have been placed under quarantine over suspected coroanvirus infection.