Turkish cast at Cannes show support for #Soma locals

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2ndR), cast members Melisa Sozen (L), Haluk Bilginer (2ndL) and Demet Akbag Credit: Reuters

The cast and crew of a Turkish film featured at the Cannes Film Festival have shown their solidarity with Soma locals after 284 miners were killed in Tuesday's disaster.

Director of Winter Sleep Nuri Bilge Ceylan along side cast members Melisa Sozen, Haluk Bilginer and Demet Akbag held up signs with the Twitter hashtag #Soma during a photocall for the film.

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