Four killed in floods as Turkey braces for more bad weather

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Strong rain, winds and flash floods are expected in northern and central Turkey on Monday, after a weekend of flooding that reportedly killed at least four people. Bad weather warnings were in place in 42 towns and cities in the north and centre, including the capital, Ankara. Schools were closed in Ankara and the central town of Gemerek. Last year, around 100 people died in violent weather events in Turkey, including flash floods, wildfires and droughts. The disasters pushed climate change up the political agenda, especially among younger voters. Torrential rains and hailstorms swept through …

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