Xinhua News AgencyDecember 11, 2013 12:01
Turkish schools in 14 provinces closed due to heavy snow
ISTANBUL, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Wednesday closed schools in 14 provinces and canceled flights and ferries as heavy snow swept across the country, causing numerous traffic accidents.
According to Turkish official reports, schools in Balikesir, Giresun, Ordu, Samsun, Rize, Tokat, Bartin, Konya, Artvin, Bursa, Elazig, Karabuk, Nevsehir and Kilis provinces were closed due to the heavy snow.
With the continuous heavy snow in the Marmara region, schools in Istanbul are also expected to be closed on Thursday.