Heavy snow leaves vehicles stranded in Istanbul

Okan Tanis, who filmed the footage of the stranded cars, told Reuters he had been stranded on the road for three hours when he decided to walk back - a journey which took him another three hours.

Footage obtained by Turkish politician Baris Yarkadas, showed stranded aircrafts on tarmac and airport crews pushing a passenger bus stuck in the snow.

On Monday (January 24), Turkey's flag-carrier Turkish Airlines said it had cancelled all flights from Istanbul Airport as the airport closed operations.

The suspension of flight operations at Turkey's Istanbul Airport was extended until 1000 GMT on Tuesday (January 25), due to heavy snowfall, while winter weather snarled transport across the city, home to about 16 million people.