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Cyprus covered in dust from Syria

A major part of Cyprus is covered by sand or dust traveling in the air from a sandstorm in Syria. According to information fighting in Syria has ceased because of the storm. The dust is everywhere, on cars, terraces and on the floors of the houses. The weather phenomenon is expected to continue for no longer than the end of the week. Motorists are advised to take extra caution as visibility is very poor.

Head of the Met Office Raif Ilker Buran indicated that this was the first time in 14 years that the country was blanketed by intense dust.

Meanwhile department chief of the TC Civil Aviation Authorities Air Traffic Control, Ali Uzunyayla said that flights from Ercan were continuing, uninhibited. He said that none of the flights had been cancelled so far due to the weather but delays were encountered, which is normal in situations like this.

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About Petter Koubek 210 Articles
Has worked as a photographer since 1997. After his apprenticeship he commenced employment at the Metro newspaper in Prague as picture editor and photographer. Since 1998, he has worked freelance mainly for newspapers, weeklies and magazines in Sweden, but also assignments in advertising, weddings and Hus photography. Since March 2014 Petter has been living in Northern Cyprus. His approach is characterized by photojournalism and Petter has a penchant for storytelling with imagery.