Grief is slowly replacing hope for the families of the miners caught in the Soma mine disaster in western Turkey, some 476km (295 miles) south of Istanbul.
The explosion at the Turkish mine has killed at least 245 and has trapped hundreds deep underground.
Elsewhere, protests have sprung up, blaming the government for what is now Turkey's worst ever industrial accident.
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The four-time Olympic champion said on Twitter: "I am not afraid to tell my story anymore."
The hills are likely to see the most snow, with blizzard conditions at times too.