Record Blizzards Batter Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq

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Thousands of vehicles have been buried under monster mounds of snow; people are missing, presumed frozen; water and power supplies have been cut-off; and drifts as high as 6 meters have blocked key passes — welcome, Middle East, to the GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM…


Residents of Göle, a town in Turkey’s northeastern Ardahan province, suffered record breaking temperatures of minus 40 degrees this week, while heavy snowstorms battered the eastern half of the country.

The freezing temperatures and blizzards also cut off access to many regions, such as an area in Van province’s Çaldıran district where 13 migrants remain missing, presumed dead. The search and rescue efforts have been hampered by insurmountably snow drifts in Van’s Bahçesaray where 41 people were killed last week following two major avalanches.

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