Europe & Central Asia
Turkey is prone to earthquakes, droughts, heavy rain and floods, landslides, rock falls, forest fires, wind and snowstorms, avalanches, heat waves, fog , transportation accidents and terrorist attacks. Given the size of Turkey and the fact that the main hazard is earthquakes, most disasters are localized in certain provinces only. Increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation are leading to serious water stress, particularly in the southern and western parts of the country. It is projected that nearly 20 percent of the surface water in some basins will be lost by 2030. The results of climate change will also affect land use and land cover of the basins.