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Heavy snowfall and rains along with cold weather across Turkey paralyzed ordinary life for people while precipitating deadly floods in the southern part of the country and suspending education at many schools in central and northern provinces due to snow.
Two people were killed in the southern province of Mersin on Dec. 29 due to a flood that was caused by heavy rains in the region.
With many trapped inside their vehicles, the municipality issued a warning statement calling on people to stay at home throughout the day if possible.
Development Minister Lutfi Elvan declared a mobilization in the province, where education was suspended in seven districts for the day.
While the rainfall affected life negatively in Mersin, heavy snowfall also halted life in central and northern Anatolia. Footages, served by the agency, showed a father and his daughter who were trying to cross over being dragged by the flood before they escaped it with their own efforts.
Authorities in 21 provinces, mostly in central Turkey but also in northern Anatolia, said schools had been closed for the day due to heavy snow and icy conditions that were expected to follow. Governors in nine provinces, including Ankara, which saw heavy snowfall, announced administrative leave for pregnant and staff with disabilities on Dec. 29.
Officials from Turkey's Highways Directorate told Anadolu Agency that the Ankara-Afyonkarahisar road was closed due to heavy snow.
Intercity buses heading to Ankara were left marooned at terminals, unable to leave.
Teams also worked to help vehicles stuck along the Antalya-Konya highway, after heavy snow caused its closure.
Meanwhile, at least five people were killed and over 20 were wounded in a bus accident in the northern Sinop province due to bad weather, officials said.
In Eski?ehir's Beylikova district, Alparslan Demir, a 31-year-old shepherd, was rescued in a six-hour operation after he became stuck in the snow.
Ferry service between Istanbul and northwestern Bursa, Yalova, Balikesir was limited due to strong winds, service operator IDO announced on its website.
Turkish Airlines also announced that 38 domestic and international flights had been canceled for Dec. 29, and 26 flights for Dec. 30. In Istanbul, meanwhile, the municipality's disaster coordination center, AKOM, released a snow and storm warning that was expected to be begin across the city at 6 p.m. According to the statement, a snowstorm that is expected to pack winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour is expected to bring snow that reaches up to 30 centimeters in some parts of the city.
The snowfall is expected to last until the end of Dec. 31 in the Istanbul area.
Meteorologists have also warned that temperatures will decrease by one to three degrees in western parts of the country and up to four degrees in central and eastern parts of the country.
Air traffic was also affected negatively due to rainfall and heavy wind in Istanbul that began in the early hours of the day.
Some six planes were unable to land at Istanbul Ataturk Airport between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Arrival and departure terminals of the Ataturk Airport also became the scene to intense crowds as many passengers' flights were suspended or canceled.
Humans of the Earth, you are to blame that all laws of nature are out of order, so that all storms and natural catastrophes, hail storms, snow storms and deluges, monstrous floods, and so forth, are now the order of the day.
You are to blame that, worldwide, the permafrost thaws and evokes avalanches and landslides while earthquakes, seaquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as mighty storms, bring death, destruction and ruin.
Indeed there have always been earthquakes, sea quakes, avalanches, floods, storms, droughts, volcanic eruptions and other natural catastrophes on the Earth because nature has always operated in this way since the very beginning of time, yet it is your own fault that now all these evils have increased to such an enormous measure that they are no longer to be stopped.
Warning to all the governments of Europe!
An absolutely reliable source provides predictions for the future of Europe and the entire world and these have nothing to do with prophecies because they are a prescient look into the real future, from which comes the following: In a few years in Europe and the world climatic conditions will so be crassly altered through the fault of mankind, that all varieties of extreme stormy weather will come into being, from which monstrous material damage will result to land, houses and other buildings, to streets, mountains, railway lines, wild streams, grassland streams, rivers and lakes. There would be many human lives to mourn as a result of the upheaval and storms caused by the climate because already in the next decades a rapidly climbing climatic warming and climatic alteration will result which produces enormous snowfalls, hail, monstrous masses of rain, gales, typhoons, tornadoes, hurricanes and other storms as well as droughts, thunderstorms and forest fires in unimagined quantities, and which would tear over Europe and the entire world provoking gigantic damage. Wild streams and grassland streams will become ripping rivers, rivers will become raging currents, whereby wild waters will breech every bank and provoke mighty inundations which devastate the land and destroy many peoples' acquisitions and existence because they built too close to the banks and in wetlands, and so on. Already soon violent volcanic eruptions will also happen, next to monstrous, extreme earthquakes and seaquakes which will extend far into the Third Millennium, becoming ever worse, and will demand innumerable human lives. Initially, everything will still happen in small amounts, but in the course of the next decades it will climb and towards the end of the Twentieth Century everything will already abnormally degenerate. But that doesn't mean the end of events, because when the new Millennium first arrives nature will rebel even more violently, ever more widely, against the environment-destroying madness of the people and reach such a dimension as would be remembered in the primal times of the Earth.
If the coming events are considered and analyzed then from that comes forth clearly and distinctly that the human himself bears most of the blame for the coming calamity and chaos as well as for the catastrophes, even when pathologically stupid, as well as irresponsible, know-it-alls and scientists assert the opposite. Fundamentally, overpopulation is the factor behind all the evil that is to be found in climatic warming and environmental destruction. Also, open prostitution and criminality as well as an asylum seeker problem and neo-Nazi entities will spread themselves and create great problems. Harsh and arresting measures against those and against all such evils must be grasped, as they must be against the world domination-addicted machinations of the U.S.A., which releases wars in all the world, leads wars itself, and throws other countries into chaos and violates and exterminates their mentalities, religions and politics. And because of the franticly fast growing number of people, they (the people) are forced, ever more frequently, and ever more, to exploit and destroy the environment and the Earth in order to comply with the climbing requirements of all kinds. These requirements climb ever further with the growing number of humans, whereby nature and the entire environment would be always more affected and destroyed which self-evidently also has a devastating-destructive effect on the climate. The planet itself will be tormented as atomic and other explosions disturb the order of the Earth and release earthquakes. Bodies of water, nature, the atmosphere and near space will become polluted, the primal forests will be greedily destroyed and annihilated for profit and the Earth's resources will be irresponsibly exploited.
Eduard A. Meier
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