Cold Weather in Turkey Raises Electricity Prices to Record High

Cold Weather in Turkey Raises Electricity Prices to Record High

http://www.industrialinfo.com
February 15, 2012

ISTANBUL, TURKEY–February 15, 2012–Researched by Industrial Info Re-sources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Turkish consumers could see their electricity bills swell in the coming month as an ongoing cold spell, accompanied by heavy snowfall, takes a toll on the country’s natural gas supply, a key resource for electricity production.

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Turkey: Quake survivors suffer in Europe’s freeze

Quake survivors suffer in Europe’s snow, cold

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com
February 11, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey — Freezing temperatures and heavy snow in Turkey are making life miserable for the more than 140,000 residents who were left homeless by the nation’s devastating earthquake four months ago and are still living in tents or temporary shelters.

The cold snap, which began in Europe in late January, has left some families in Turkey’s quake relief centres trying to stay warm by using coal stoves or electric heaters as their drinking water freezes overnight. Nearly 30 centimetres of snow have fallen in the quake zone, and temperatures have dipped as low as -20 C.


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Turkey: Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’…coldest day in the last 33 years

Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com
January 31, 2012

Heavy snowfall paralyzed daily life in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, yesterday as the country’s biggest city experienced its coldest day in the last 33 years.

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Snow slows life in Turkish cities, halts it in capital

Snow slows life in Turkish cities, halts it in capital

www.hurriyetdailynews.com
March 9, 2011

A cold front that hit Turkey on Wednesday brought heavy snowfall that paralyzed traffic and shut down schools in the capital while disrupting road and air travel in other cities.

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Cold weather, snowfall paralyze daily life in Turkey

Cold weather, snowfall paralyze daily life in Turkey

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr
16 February 2009

Cold weather and snowfall paralyzed daily life and traffic in Turkey on Sunday.

Snowfall was negatively affecting the daily life and traffic in Thrace, local authorities said.

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Snowfall immobilizes rural communities in eastern, central Turkey

Snowfall immobilizes rural communities in eastern, central Turkey

http://wattsupwiththat.com
December 27, 2008

It appears this winter is rough not only in the USA, but elsewhere,. Significant snowfalls were also seen in 2002 and 2004.  From Today’s Zaman:

Snowfall immobilizes rural communities in eastern, central Turkey

Cold weather and heavy snowfall brought daily life to a standstill in rural parts of Turkey, forcing closures of rural roads and inter-city routes in the country’s eastern and central regions.

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