Several cities and towns of Turkey have been covered under a blanket of snow, presenting picturesque scenes. Click through for photos from around the country.
With icy, sub-zero temperatures gripping the Balkans and imperiling many birds and animals, wildlife protection organisations and volunteers are battling to help them survive the savage weather.
The media in both Serbia and Croatia are encouraging ordinary people to make their own dog houses from cardboard, construction foil and Styrofoam.
Istanbul has woken up to the last morning of 2015 enveloped in snow. Click for pictures of the city’s historical quarters under a white blanket