The northeastern province of Ardahan experienced its coldest November month in the last few years with thermometers showing a chilling -25 degrees Celsius.
The Siberian cold front affected Ardahan and its easternmost districts.
After the Kura River, the Çıldır Lake has now also iced over.
People living in Ardahan compared the city to Siberia, as they had difficulties reaching their workplaces or schools, and tried not to leave their homes at all at night due to freezing temperatures.
Street animals barely escaped frostbite.
Experts from the Regional Directorate of Meteorology announced that Ardahan was affected by high pressure and waves of cold coming from Siberia.
The snow depth was measured as 13 centimeters, while temperatures in Göle, Çıldır, the city center and Hanak were respectively 25.6, 25.3, 23.2 and 21.4 below zero.