The Turkish government rejected calls to investigate mines in the eastern region of Soma just just weeks before the incident which killed over 200 miners, according to a Turkish newspaper.
Turkey's main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, submitted a motion to Parliament last year to investigate work-related accidents at coal mines in Soma, only for the proposal to be rejected three weeks ago, said Hurriyet Daily News.
An explosion at a mine in Soma is feared to have trapped nearly 800 miners, in what Turkey's prime minister has said is probably the country's worst mining disaster.
More top news
Ireland's new laws on gay marriage will be enacted by the end of July, with the first ceremonies likely in the autumn.
Stars such as Simon Cowell and Stephen Fry called on their Twitter followers to retweet missing person appeals for 24 hours.
Norwich have been promoted to the Premier League after a 2-0 victory against Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium.