Meterology says Turkey is 'currently in no danger'

The head of Turkey's meterology authority said on Tuesday that the volcanic effect caused by the recent eruption of an Icelandic volcano had diminished.

Meterology says Turkey is 'currently in no danger'

The head of Turkey's meterology authority said on Tuesday that the volcanic effect caused by the recent eruption of an Icelandic volcano had diminished.

Speaking to AA, Mehmet Caglar, head of the Turkish Directorate General of Meteorology, said that the volcanic ash cloud drifting from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland would not affect Turkey anymore.

Caglar said central Europe was still under the influence of bad weather conditions stemming from the eruption.

The meteorology official also said that the dust cloud coming from Africa and the Arabian peninsula should not cause confusion.

"I would like to express the difference between the two movements. Turkey is currently in no danger, but developments should be followed," Caglar said.

A volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland erupted last Wednesday, for the second time in less than a month, melting ice and shooting smoke into the air and forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes.

After the eruption, the resulting ash plume halted air traffic over much of Europe.


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