Rescuers recovered the remaining bodies on Saturday, May 17, bringing the death toll for the Soma mine disaster to 301. The investigation into what caused the deadliest disaster in Turkish mining history continues, the Natural Disaster and Emergency Coordination Directorate said. Authorities detained 25 people for questioning and charged several with negligence, including General Manager Ramazan Dogru and the mine's Operations Manager Akin Celik, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency. Controversy over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's response to the tragedy refuses to blow over.

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