Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 March / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
A strong south-westerly wind raging since early morning in the Turkish city of Konya brought down the stands of the forum being held in the city, Hürriyet online newspaper reported on Friday.
At least 19 people received injuries of varying severity. They were all taken to nearby hospitals.
The strong wind has been raging in Turkey since early morning causing damage to several buildings and houses in Istanbul. Trees have fallen on several houses and residents evacuated.
The wind also tore roofs off houses in Istanbul and other provinces of the country hit by the hurricane.
All sea cruises were cancelled in Istanbul due to the threat of the storm. Forecasters also predict a strong wind in Turkey tomorrow.