“October was one of the most arid beginnings for agricultural production in recent years,” said
According to the Hurriyet Daily News, rainfall in Turkey’s Mediterranean region fell by 90.6% in October compared to last year, while in the Central Anatolia region it fell 89%, in the Aegean region it fell 85.6%, in the Southeast Anatolia region it fell 67.6%, in the Marmara region it fell 58.4% and in the East Anatolia region it fell 49%. Only the Black Sea region saw an increase in rainfall, which was around 86% higher than the yearly average in October.
“Weather conditions in November and afterward will be of great importance,” Bayraktar said. “If it rains at seasonal averages, we will not face a drought. We will, however, see huge yield losses in our grain production if it does not rain more in November and December.”