From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Turkey and coal.


TTK, the acronym for Türkiye Taşkömürü Kurumu, is a Turkish government owned hard coal mining company which owns five mines and in 2016 produced 911,000 tons of hard coal.[1]

The government wishes to privatize TTK but miners are resisting.[2]

Coal mines


According to the OECD: "Production costs for hard-coal of the state-owned Turkish Hard-Coal Enterprises (TTK) averaged TRL 619 per tonne in 2013. The average selling price was only TRL 194 and the treasury compensated the loss. The support amounted to TRL 567 million in 2013." [3]


TTK have not recruited any new workers for many years. [4]

Articles and resources


  1. "2016 YILI TAŞKÖMÜRÜ SEKTÖR RAPORU", TTK, May 2017, page 28
  2. "Turkey: angry coal miners protest against privatization", industriall, 14 July 2016.
  3. "Fossil Fuel Support - TUR", OECD, accessed March 2018.
  4. Çiğdem Toker,"Kömür ‘torba’dan çıktı da ne oldu?", Cumhuriyet, 19 November 2017.

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