In an official statement, organisers of Turkish Day in London say, “Turkey is continuing to suffer with the tragedy of the mining accident in Soma, having lost hundreds of brave miners while the situation continues to develop.
" Families, friends and colleagues of those that have passed away are experiencing unimaginable grief and suffering at this time. We therefore cannot justify celebrating at Turkish Day in London so soon after this catastrophic event. Turkish Day in London is thus postponed until further notice. Our thoughts are with the survivors and all those that have lost loved ones.”