'Istanbul region saw one-third of expected annual rain in only two days'

A total of 1,600 homes and businesses have been devastated by floods in Silivri and Selimpasa towns, Turkish Minister Eroglu said.

'Istanbul region saw one-third of expected annual rain in only two days'
Turkish Minister of Environment and Forestry Veysel Eroglu said Wednesday one-third of expected annual rain fell down in only 48 hours (in the Istanbul region).

Speaking to reporters while visiting the Sub-Governorship of Silivri town, Eroglu indicated that what took place are torrential floods.

There is "no preventive measure" that could be taken against such floods, Eroglu stressed.

A total of 1,600 homes and businesses have been devastated by floods in Silivri and Selimpasa towns, Eroglu also said.


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