Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey

Unusually heavy rainfall hit the capital Ankara, Turkey over the weekend, causing destructive floods that claimed the lives of at least 4 people. Another person was killed in the central province of Karaman.

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…

Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

A very bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over the city of Izmir, Turkey around 23:00 UTC on July 30, 2021 (02:00 LT, July 31). The visual part of the event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Several residents reported a sonic…

Wildfires destroy entire villages, death toll rises to 4, Turkey

Wildfires destroy entire villages, death toll rises to 4, Turkey

Wildfires that started in southern Turkey on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, 2021, have devastated entire villages, claimed at least 4 lives, and forced the evacuation of hotels and dozens of villages. More than 70 wildfires broke out on Turkey's Aegean…

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…