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Severe snowfall hits Turkey

The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea have a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Black Sea have a temperate Oceanic climate with warm, wet summers and cool to cold, wet winters. The Turkish Black Sea coast receives the greatest amount of precipitation and is the only region of Turkey that receives high precipitation throughout the year. The eastern part of that coast averages 2,500 millimeters annually which is the highest precipitation in the country.
The coastal areas of Turkey are awesome bordering the Sea of Marmara (including Istanbul), which connects the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea, have a transitional climate between a temperate Mediterranean climate and a temperate Oceanic climate with warm to hot, moderately dry summers and cool to cold, wet winters. Snow does occur on the coastal areas of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea almost every winter, but it usually lies no more than a few days. Snow on the other hand is rare in the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea and very rare in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.
Conditions can be much harsher in the more arid interior. Mountains close to the coast prevent maritime influences from extending inland, giving the central Anatolian plateau of the interior of Turkey a continental climate with sharply contrasting seasons. Winters on the plateau are especially severe. Temperatures of −30 °C to −40 °C (−22 °F to −40 °F) do occur in eastern Anatolia, and snow may lie on the ground at least 120 days of the year and in the mountains almost the entire year. In the west, winter temperatures average below 1 °C (34 °F). Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures generally around or above 30 °C (86 °F) in the day. Annual precipitation averages about 400 millimetres (15 in), with actual amounts determined by elevation. The driest regions are the Konya plain and the Malatya plain, where annual rainfall frequently is less than 300 millimetres (12 in). May is generally the wettest month, whereas July and August are the driest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Places of Natural Beauty and Wonder in Turkey

Turkey is a country where you can find an enormous variety of natural attractions that you can’t see anywhere else in the world. Come and explore the national parks, amazing natural wonders, natural protection areas and wetlands in Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in Turkey

The Ramadan Feast in Turkey is a time for visiting relatives and paying one’s respect to older people. Many Turks give away sweets and desserts during the festival, and children may watch free Turkish shadow plays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish military drill on Iraqi border

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced that it has raised the level of a military drill it has been conducting near the Turkish-Iraqi border for the past six days. The military said it will now hold the ‘second stage’ of the drill, the exercise will continue with the participation of additional troops. The military exercises started on Monday – just a week before the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) holds a controversial independence referendum – near the town of Silopi, close to the Habur border gate between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdish region. The military did not provide details on the drill but said anti-terror operations in the region would simultaneously continue at the same speed as the exercises.

 

 

 

Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation

Children stand on top of a Turkish Armed Forces vehicle, as a military convoy pass by their village on the Turkish-Syrian border line in Reyhanli, Hatay province, Turkey.

Turkey’s new presidential palace unveiled

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara. The immense project has been built at a reported cost of $350m. Supporters say the palace is a symbol of what the president touts as his drive towards a ‘new Turkey’