Strong winds disrupt sea traffic on Bosphorus, cause fire
The fire that broke out in a forested zone in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district, on the northern European side, quickly spread due to southwestern Lodos winds. DHA photoStrong winds from the southwest in Istanbul disrupted sea traffic on the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea on May 23.
The winds intensified in the afternoon hours and sea bus services between Yenikapı on the European side and Bostancı on the Anatolian side were canceled.
Long-distance ferry services across the Marmara Sea were also canceled due to unfavorable navigation conditions. The southwestern Lodos winds also hit the Dardanelles, disrupting sea transportation across the Çanakkale strait.
Fire in Sarıyer district
A fire broke out in a forested zone in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district, on the northern European side, due to power line contact. Officials said the fire spread quickly due to the strong winds. Firefighters were deployed to the area.