Heavy snow buries homes, isolates hundreds of villages in eastern Turkey

Heavy snow buries homes, isolates hundreds of villages in eastern Turkey

Heavy snowfall falling over eastern Turkey over the past 7 days isolated hundreds of villages and in some areas completely buried single-story homes. One of the worst affected areas is the district of Ovacık, one of the regions that receive the most snowfall in…

Another round of severe flooding hits northeastern Turkey

Another round of severe flooding hits northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains have caused another round of severe flooding in northeastern Turkey on July 22, 2021. The event comes just a week after six people were killed and two others went missing in the Black Sea province of Rize. The new round hit the neighboring province of…

Severe flash floods damage multiple properties in capital Ankara, Turkey

Severe flash floods damage multiple properties in capital Ankara, Turkey

Heavy downpours lashed the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, causing severe flash floods. As a result, traffic was paralyzed and multiple properties were damaged. Heavy rains began Wednesday noon, causing floodwaters to spread through streets and…

Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after a mostly dry winter season the country's third-warmest winter in the last five decades. The snow was also an unusual occurrence for this time of the year in the city, which experienced two…

Violent storm spawns powerful tornado in Izmir, leaving 18 injured, Turkey

Violent storm spawns powerful tornado in Izmir, leaving 18 injured, Turkey

A violent storm produced damaging hail and a powerful tornado in Izmir, Turkey, on Thursday, February 11, 2021, leaving at least 18 people injured and dozens of homes damaged. Hailstorms also inflicted damage to nearly 700 greenhouses in the Urla area. Downpours…