WHAT IS METEOQUAKE ?
The name “Meteoseisme” (Meteoquake) was given to a cloud anomaly discovered before an earthquake, by R. KAREL in 1974 during his military service in Turkey.
The investigation started the 28th of March 1970 with Gediz-Turkey earthquake and took over in June 1975.
Total number of earthquakes investigated: 6
Number of failure: 0
The cloud anomaly discovered by KAREL around 4 pm in Istanbul 6-7 hours before the major Gediz earthquake…
The same anomaly happened 11/05/1971 before BURDUR earthquake and the 22nd of May 1971 in the morning before BINGOL earthquake.
The last 3 earthquakes (Antalya, Canakkale and Elazig) Mag were between 4.0 and 4.4 and without any casualty.
Story Of Meteoquake
published in Turkish language in February 2005
thought it would be better to write this text in a story format to better
tell you what earthquake clouds are and how I discovered these clouds,
which are similar to stratus in shape and occur in 6 to 36 hours before
I was born in 1953 in Istanbul, one of the two most beautiful cities in the world (the other one is Venice), and in Moda, which is the most beautiful neighbourhood of Istanbul for me. I was baptized in the French church and after finishing the primary school in Marmara College, I went to St. Joseph High School. I was already in love with clouds in those years. The colours of the clouds were fascinating me (white-grey-dirty white, the reddish colour they take during sunset and so on…)
I had no chance to find books on this subject in those days. The books in Hachette-Kadikoy were either too limited or too heavy for me to carry. And the only instruments I had were a barometer, two thermometers, which I had suspended on a not so sunny place outside the house, and the weather reports at 7:00 pm on Turkish Television. By my 12, I had already learnt the distribution of weather masses over Turkey by listening to those reports.
When I was in the secondary school, Menegakis (rest in peace) would call me “Karel, you are counting the crows?” and leave me to “retenue”, which means punishment, on Saturdays, because I was continuously looking up into the air. Thanks to all those math problems I has solved, I could be a mathematician if I had wanted. My problems with my family had begun even in those years due to my passion on meteorology. I had a great pleasure when listening to the sound of the wind blowing during every storm.
And when I was 14 years old, I was able to make weather forecasts for Turkey by myself. Of course living in Istanbul had some advantages: As we all know, since weather blocks move from west to east, I almost knew the new direction of a weather block over the Aegean Sea by heart. I had well found out the movements of a weather mass coming from the western Mediterranean or a cold weather block from the Trace. A few milibars of fall or raise in my barometer, the directions and movements of clouds and the weather blocks over Istanbul were helping me to make very consistent forecasts for whole Turkey. And sometimes I was getting some help from Turkish Television weather reports when cold weather blocks entered from southern Russia or east parts of the Black Sea.
After turning the lights off during nights, I was watching the clouds off the window, with my head between my hands, and I could recognize them by their shapes. Especially, if there was a collusion side (stratus clouds) with a middle stratum (alto stratus) and nimbos (clouds that drop rain), I could forecast the minimum heat during night, looking at their shapes and movements; since those clouds were white. Sometimes I was dying for the ticking the barometer downstairs and watch how the weather changed outside, on my tiptoes. If that barometer was two milibars high, I was able to predict the heat for whole Turkey. Just for example, I could foretell whether the weather heat would increase or decrease or the wind would blow from northeast or if during the days there could be a light rain or not and maybe the following days would be sunny. If the pressure is going on decreasing, I knew the hot weather block from south would still be dominant. If I have written these stories here, it would be a hundred-page-long novel.
My purpose on giving these examples is to convince the readers that I could forecast the weather, and I could distinguish the earthquake clouds from the ordinary ones.
I was telling the weather reports at 7 p.m. at the evening with the television, as if I was the speaker. My speech must have bothered my father a lot that he had splashed a glass of water onto my face. He had yelled out: “Meteorology does not make you earn money. Instead, study your courses and finish your school. Try to be a doctor!” No, you didn’t get it wrong. My father, who reads novels fluently in French, English and German, who joins to bridge games in USA by letter, and the gentleman (!!) who is called by everybody as “walking encyclopaedia”. The gentleman, who has the megalomania of being the son of an Austrian mother and the grandson of a high-ranked Austrian army officer and looks down on the others...,
Each of us comes to the world with a wealth of soul and a mission. I had found mine when I was still a child. However, I can clearly tell you that each soul with a mission has a lot of influences from the family and social life; and the soul suffers a lot while doing its mission.
Because of my intense interest to meteorology, there were severe reactions from my family. I was trying to endure my father’s strokes into my head and slaps besides my mother’s screams. These were nonsense things to my family and they would not make me earn my living. A 14 year-old-child learns science by himself and competes with the meteorologists, it was unacceptable. I felt as if I was a suicide bomber who ties bombs on belly and blows a consulate up. Or I was selling drugs… This was how my own home was.
Finally, Ali Esin, who were the general manager of the Meteorological Office of Yesilkoy Airport in 60s and knew me very well (in fact I had knocked his door and introduced myself), gave me his own book about dispatches as a gift. I had chance to learn the existence of weather blocks or see the pictures from that book for the first time. Up to those days, I had made up the weather blocks by myself. Of course most of my findings did not fit the reality, but my predictions came true anyway.
And the moment which completely changed my life
28 March 1970, at 4:15 pm, when I was on my way from St. Benoit (I was at St. Benoit because I had been politely dismissed from St. Joseph) to home, I was watching the flag on top of the building of maritime banking. I was 16 then, and I knew the weather conditions over Istanbul very well.
But at that time I experienced an unbelievable event. Wind was blowing very strong just the opposite direction of alto-stratus and nimbo-stratus, which on the middle layer and was moving from south-west to north-east. Some partially grey clouds in the forms of stratus clouds were moving from north-east to south-west, as if they were pulled down into the earth. There were no signs of such occurrences in the reports of Ali Esin, weather reports of Ankara or my own observations. They couldn’t be any occlusion front or a cold front. Besides, those clouds were not alike the stratus clouds, which I had known by heart.
I was panicked. They were moving as if there was a fire in Black Sea and the smoke was surrounding the Istanbul city. At that evening when I looked out the window, the clouds which should have seen in white had disappeared. Besides, the wind had changed its direction to south-west. A terrible earthquake occurred in Gediz that night… I understood the relationship between these clouds and earthquakes in that very night on 27 March 1970. When I phoned to Ali Esin about the clouds, he told me that it was just a coincidence. I can never forget; when I controlled the barometer between 5 pm and dinner time in the evening, there were no signs of rising. However, if it was a cold front or an occlusion front, there must have been a raise of several milibars. If I am not wrong, the heat had decreased one or two degrees and it must have been because of the humid and cold weather over Black Sea… But in normal weather conditions the heat should decrease much more.
I observed the same cloud formations before Burdur and Bingol earthquakes too. I will not write any more details on these events, because I don’t want this text to become a book. But if you let me to summarize, the northern and western parts of Turkey were under the effects of a cold weather block from north-east, before 12 May 1971 Burdur earthquake. Probably, there must have been a high pressure zone over Ukraine. Wind was blowing from north-northeast, and was rather strong between blocks. Hours after, I heard from the radio that a hot weather block had entered into Turkey from south-west. However, the clouds (cumulus or strato-cumulus) in the sky had already begun to change their formations and moving towards south-west. Their velocities were almost equal. When I talked to Ali Esin from the Yesilkoy Airport on the phone, he told me that alto clouds might have entered after cirrus and cirro-stratus and the rainfall would begin in south-west of Turkey. The thing that attracted my attention was the directions and velocities of the clouds over Istanbul, they acted like they were hypnotised. Those natural clouds during the cold weather block were changing.
Then, at the early hours of 12th of May, Burdur earthquake occurred. Therefore, when I am mentioning about earthquake clouds, I do not only mean the specially formed clouds in a magnetic field but also the changes in the formations and directions of existing clouds.
The excitement of Burdur earthquake was not over yet and just 10 days after it, Bingol earthquake occurred on 22nd of May. On the afternoon of 21st of May, Istanbul and most of Turkey was under the effects of a high pressure zone over Russia. Wind was blowing gently from the east. Then a weather block with rainfall entered from the west. Some cirrocumulus and altostratus clouds were seen over Trace, Marmara and northern Aegean regions. But some stratus clouds were going on their movements from east to west with an evident velocity. These occurrences went on until the evening of 21st of May. I expected an earthquake in the northern parts of Central Anatolia on the 22nd. On the morning of 22nd of May, lower clouds changed their directions from west to south, as they should have been. I was disappointed when the earthquake did not occur. But winds over central Anatolia were still blowing from east.
Earthquake occurred in Bingol in the evening… What made me predict the earthquake were the lower clouds below the hot weather block, which moved from east, 180 degrees opposite of regular direction. I felt like flying when earthquake occurred.
Shortly after all these prediction stories, these lower clouds are observed for a short time and change their directions. They are grey-like in colour and have a lengthwise shape. When they move they act like they are being pulled down into the earth. The main event here is that, during occlusion front the stratus clouds can move sometimes just opposite of middle layer nimbo’s. But in earthquake case the shape, the colour and the movement of those clouds are very different.
The struggle of my life was about to begin. I had to explain my theory to world. I did not know how hard days waiting for me. A boy at those ages thinks life is easy and pinkish. I thought lots of scientists would listen to me and offer me lots of scholarships.
First of all, I prepared a report of all my studies. Later, I translated that report into French and English. I did all by myself as a precaution, to avoid anybody reading the report and stealing my ideas by my childish mind. The time was more or less the autumn of the year of 1971 and I was 18 years old. I went to USA Consulate of Istanbul and took some information about international science institutions. They gave me several addresses, including institutions outside United States. As long as I remember, this address was among the first ones that I wrote: Smithsonian Institution Centre for Short Lived Phenomena, 60 Garden St., Cambridge- Massachusetts, USA. And the second one was Dr Yosihiro Sawada, Japan Meteorological Agency, Chiyoda-Ku, Ote Machi-Tokio. I felt very relieved and felt that no one could steal my theory from that time on, after sending the letters.
I started to wait for the postman from our upper balcony. When I saw him coming, my heart was beginning to beat like a drum. Then when he started to distribute the mails, I was trying to see if anything large was in his bag or not, from 15 meters high and with my myopic eyes. And if he drops something to our house, I was running that 3 floors like a 100 meter world champion and checking the letters. Unfortunately there was no news yet after 15 days. Of course I did not neglect checking out those clouds during all these days. There were earthquakes occurring everywhere, and I was suffering from not being able to look into the air for 24 hours a day.
One day, we were on the way to home from a visit. After 15 or 20 minutes arriving to house, our opposite neighbour lady knocked the door and told me that there was a big file from the post office for me. My father was surprised when we got the package, because the sender was SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. I tore the envelope up in five seconds and took what was in it. There was a long letter for me signed by David Squires, the assistant manager of that institution, telling me that how my knowledge about meteorology was very interesting and wonderful for my age. Also there was a scientific book named Annual Report as a gift for me. The price of that book was 5 US dollars in 1971-1972. But the letter was telling me that there were no relations between clouds and earthquakes. When I opened the book, I saw pictures and papers of international scientists about many short lived phenomena in nature. And there were the addresses of many scientists from all over the world too…
From that time on, I had made my way. I thought with my childish brain that whole world would accept me with their arms opened. How stupid was I…
After 3 or 4 days, I received another file, this time from Japan. Dr Sawada had sent me the some surface meteorological maps and also 500 milibar maps prepared before and after earthquakes. He was asking from me to identify the earthquake clouds, which change their shapes and directions, in those maps.
Everything was just like a dream… The great Japan Meteorological Agency had considered me important and they were as if telling me “if you know something, prove it to us!”
I had no information to read those maps, so I started go mad at the house. I immediately phoned to Mucahit Arli, the best friend of Ali Esin. I asked him to help me for reading those maps at Yesilkoy Airport. I was about to leave the airport after a 2 hour-long training, Ali Esin asked me not to go there very often anymore.
As if I was having a cold shower. He did not want to tell me the reason. He just said: “You have written a letter to Ankara telling that you are visiting us in here. You shouldn’t have…” I felt terrible. He handed me many airborne maps and suggested me to go to USA. With the maps in my hands, I walked all the way from the airport to Yesiyurt. There was a light rain and I couldn’t help crying.
I discovered that reason a few years later in Ankara: There was an internal order of security because I was a non-Moslem. The atmosphere at house had changed a lot too. I decided to leave school. I did not want to learn about the lives of Voltaire or Moliere; I wanted to be meteorology specialist.
When I hung the maps on my wall and started to examine the Japanese maps, incredible wars began between me and my parents. My father hit me in every chance he got and insulted me. And my mother was not capable of understanding my studies since she was already a very limited person. She was trying to convince me by talking: “Acar said there is no relationship between earthquakes and clouds.” Or “Ayse said earthquakes and clouds are two different things” None of the names she told were dealing with science at all.
One night my father came into my room and started to cut my maps into pieces. I couldn’t stand anymore and I told him that I was going to Paris. I decided to leave home although he threatened me with not giving any money for this work.
WELCOME TO PARIS!
My journey to Paris in 1972 was very interesting. The weather was foggy when I was on my way to General Directorate of Meteorology which was in Quai Branly in those years. My heart was beating rapidly when I was passing across the Alma Bridge and I terribly wanted to talk to General Manager J. Bessemoulin whom I had an appointment with, as soon as possible.
To me, meteorology was not a branch of science, it was an art. An art like painting or composing… But when I arrived to the door of the meteorology building I was completely shocked. Some unions like CGT and CFDT were on strike. I did not understand what the unions of the communist party were doing in front of a science centre, moreover an art centre. I couldn’t believe in my eyes. I am telling that scientists should have worked for free but they must have been in love with their jobs. They shouldn’t have worked for money. When I got in, I asked the secretary if they were the workers or the researchers and engineers. Her answer shocked me: They were engineers.
However, I went to my interview with General Manager Bessemoulin. He told me that my theory was very interesting but he loved my knowledge concerning meteorology. And he advised me to go to the Cooperation Technique division of French Embassy in Ankara and come back to Paris after finding a scholarship. I was going to have some examinations on math and physics and later I was going to be sent to one of the French Meteorology Departments in French colonies. He introduced me to the vice director M. Picq. Unfortunately the third person I met that day was very inspiring. He was the school principal Dr.Daddy and he told us that Bessemoulin’s offer was illegal in French laws. A person who was born in Istanbul and having a Turkish passport could not work for the Meteorology, even if he was French. There was an internal order…
I have spent all my youth with these internal orders.
Shortly, returning back to Turkey was not bright for me. This time we had arguments because I wanted to go to Ankara. I won the discussions again and made my way to French Embassy of Ankara. The head-teacher in Paris, Dr. Daddy was right. The officer told me that he couldn’t give me scholarships in any ways. At the same time a letter was sent to General Manager Bessemoulin.
One and a half years passed after my adventure. I got letters from all parts of the world writing that there were no relations between atmosphere and earthquakes. But everybody was appreciating my studies. Unfortunately, all supports were just in sentences and in letters. No one gave me some money to support me to study meteorology.
I had left school. My life was passing between having fights with my parents and going out with friends. And my military service age had arrived. I went to the army as 73-3 order on October and became a sergeant in Amasya. During these years (1973-1974) my father passed away. My new service area was Askale. We arrived to Askale by one of those old coal trains in February, under snow. I have experienced the most significant moments of my life in 41st Infantry Battalion…
I started my second part of my military service in March 1974 in Askale as a sergeant. One day, I saw the small lower clouds (like startus) under alto clouds moving just the opposite direction of them again, when I was looking into the air. I plucked up all my courage and went to Captain Abidin Uzun. I told him that there could be an earthquake within 24 hours with middle magnitude (4 or a bit more), but I could not predict the possible location. On the very next day, an earthquake occurred in Canakkale with the magnitude of a little over 4. I was surprised with the distance of the earthquake. Turkey was living at least 2 earthquakes in a day, but they were not over the magnitude of 4 each time. Average 2.5 and 3.4.
The greatness of 1500-km-distance between Askale and Canakkale was very disappointing for me. My only consolation was that I did not have my barometer with me and I was not able to follow weather reports.
The Captain had informed the brigade commander Kemal Yamak about my prediction. General Kemal Yamak came to congratulate me and he asked how I had predicted the earthquake. I told him all details of my theory. The people who witnessed this conversation were Colonel Metin Behzat Oktay, Major Gungor Yilmazel and Captain Abidin Uzun.
Again on another day, when I had told my squadron commander Faruk Kunak that an earthquake was going to occur, he had asked me how I knew all that earthquakes. I pointed out the clouds which were moving towards south without changing their directions as if they were being pulled into the earth and grey in colour. I told him I needed the pressure measurements from the meteorology station, and I got the answer in two hours. There was a low pressure layer on Black Sea. Then the directions wind and clouds should have been towards north-east, not to the south-west. I had thought by myself that there must have been a hot weather block and I should have seen some cirrus or alto-cumulus clouds. I could not see but later on the next day there was an earthquake over magnitude 4 in Anatolia. This time my commanders gave me a private room to study. All the books I wanted were supplied and for the first time I was writing a theory: METEOSEISME which means METEOQUAKE…
wanted all books they could find on geology, geophysics, meteorology,
climatology, physics, and chemistry and so on. This is exactly what
I thought in those days at the first place: The positive and negative
ions were colliding into each other in the air and O2 + O = O3, which
is ozone, was coming to existence. Ozone was forcing some minerals and
faults to change their shapes, their forms and this was casing the earthquakes.
After the collusion, these ozone molecules were moving towards the earth
perpendicularly with 90 degrees of angles. Animals could smell this
gas because they were more sensitive. And then earthquakes were occurring.
Then if we could make an earthquake umbrella, we could get rid of earthquakes.
I was sure of this theory after I saw in climatology book that most
sunny areas were most earthquake prone areas in the mean time.
But, I did not neglect a more logical option: There was a magnetic field happening before earthquakes, and gases were coming out of the fractures on the fault lines, or because of some lionization in the atmosphere the animals could sense. Lower clouds were forming and we could predict earthquakes by observing these clouds. Since these clouds were occurring along the North Anatolian Fault Zone, they could be visible in any where from Canakkale to Askale that were close to fault zone. Even with a distance of more than 1500 km.
And my theory still is that there is something between meteorology and geophysics, which is METEOQUAKE. Earthquakes are geophysical events and atmosphere is the interest of meteorology. Meteoquake is the reflection of geophysical events to the atmosphere.
I suppose it was the morning of 22th of June and I was observing the clouds again, I knew that there was a low pressure system because I also had a radio. I again saw some clouds which were lower and look like stratus and they were again moving towards the opposite direction of higher alto clouds. These stratus clouds disappeared and wind became to blow in the normal way as it should be. This was a very local event. I announced everybody that there would be an earthquake several hundred kilometres south of Askale at 8-12 am. I made this prediction at 4 pm. On the 24th of June, a soldier came upon me running. He was holding newspaper (Hurriyet) writing that there had been an earthquake on the 23th of June with a magnitude of 4.5, before lunch time, if my memory is not mistaken. I ran across the courtyard from one side to another, with the newspaper in my hands, swinging.
The soldiers who knew me were clapping. It was a very happy moment for me. Actually I was assuming my own soul same as the atmosphere. As if clouds and my soul, we were complete. It is really difficult to explain that feeling. It is against physics, but otherwise physically I could not make that prediction for place and time.
After I finished my military service, the commandant gave a paper indicating that I had predicted that three earthquakes. Here is that PAPER.
During all these earthquake clatter I have also experienced some funny and strange events. While I was going on my researches, one morning we woke up with the alarm bell. Turkish army had entered into Cyprus. We all had packed up and were waiting for orders. Many officers and non officers’ soldiers were carried to Cyprus by busses. Two or three days later, something unexpected happened: I had a law sue at the military court. The reason was interesting.
Japanese Meteorology Department had sent me a large file of earthquakes and because of that file the commandant had sued me with the accusation of “collaborating with the foreign countries during war” My court was over in 10 minutes. Since the court chairman knew about my studies, I was acquitted on the condition that I would destroy all that documents.
Here is another story: When Major Cetin Yilmazel was looking for volunteers to go to Cyprus, I had raised my hand too. I suppose I was too excited. “Sit down and stay where you are meteorology” he yelled at me. He was not able to say “meteorologist”
Using my father’s death as an opportunity, I decided to settle down in France in June 1975, after my military service. I took all my letters and the reports I started my journey. Of course there happened another fight between me and my mother, but I won.
First stop was the World Meteorology Institution in Geneva and its principal Dr Davies. I stayed at the Suisse Hotel across the train station (it is still there) and phoned to WMO four times. At last, the officers who were tired of me let me talk to the vice president for 15 minutes. I had great hopes as I was going to meet that great person.
Unfortunately things did not go as I expected to be. There was a person who looked at my reports and scatters as if they were paintings and was trying to get rid of me by telling me that I had done good work, in front of me. Finally, he gave me his business card and told me to see someone at UNESCO. At that time, I realized that I was becoming a ping-pong ball. The respectable vice president wasn’t kind enough to bother himself with me.
I will tell the UNESCO disaster in short. When I entered the room, I met a man who was hardly standing up and probably American. I cannot remember whole sentence but what he said was something like “Well, I have heard that you have some discoveries”. When I started to talk about my theory, he immediately interrupted me and asked me if I had heard anything like “tectonic activity and plate tectonics” continuously. I had no objections to those theories. My problem was the signals which were activating them or happening before earthquakes. And he politely got rid of me telling me that I had to make at least 50 successful predictions for being taken into consideration.
I had met two other scientists at UNESCO too: Dr Mashizume and Dr Sibrazka. One of them made some critics of headings the Le Figaro newspaper: “One day, France can be ruined by earthquakes”. There was a large earthquake in Algeria in those days and opportunist French press hadn’t skipped this chance. Most of the speech was about this news. Al last one of them told me that studies on earthquake prediction in Japan were not successful and they were being closed. He said that nobody could watch the clouds 24 hours all over the world and it would cost millions of dollars, besides none of the scientists would care about my theory. The final advice: “Deal with something else”.
It was true: Writings of a popular scientist like Haroun Tazieff were much more interesting. Tazieff, mediatic showroom professor…
I was in deep thoughts at the bottom of Eiffel tower. I even wished for miss-interpreting one or two earthquakes in the past and my theory had depended on luck. A sentence from Aristotle’s came to my mind. He was walking in the streets of Athens with a candle in his hands during daylight. Some one asked him what he was doing with that candle. He answered: “I am looking for a man”.
He was right. Being a man is deserved. Every creature with two arms and two legs cannot be called human being. A man should be evaluated according to his soul and talents. The creature called human being does not deserve to be a human being if he or she does not improve his or her talents and use them for the sake of humanity.
Some concepts like religion, race, and nation were more precious than human soul and only money and wealth had the power to beat those ideas. Unless this rule is not changed, six continents will always be in war and thinking brains will be destroyed.
But I understood that rule was the same from the beginning of the world. The more I was trying to tell my ideas to people at higher positions, the more I was disappointed. Scientists at certain positions were not taking any risks and losing time. More over they were opposing to the new ideas just not to be bothered. They had the power of press. This rule works the same in every part of the world.
One of my friends, who is a professor at Jussieu University, called me "Scientific Anarchist". He was a "maitre de conference" in those days and he was telling me about the tricks that French Universities playing to get money from official positions.
I am not sure the scientists will read these papers and I do not think they will care about me. But at least I am pouring my troubles in my heart.
I will cut my next adventures in short, not to bore you:
Professor Cruette, who was giving lectures at the most important university of Paris – at Paris VI in Jussieu, called me. This lady was the first person who listened to me. Our conversation lasted for four hours and she did not give me the opportunity to make my PhD, because earthquake clouds were not seen in the Japanese maps and airborne maps I had shown. I will not tell that event in details. In fact Mr Bessemoulin (General Manager of Meteorology) had passed away and some one named Matteoli was assigned for that position and we were really fond of each other. I suppose that person used some of his positions advantages because prof. Cruette’s answer was “yes” at first, later she changed her mind, however.
There was a doctorate degree in France called "Doctorate d'Universite".
People had the chance to study about their thesis and if they could
prove it they were awarded with the degree of Doctorate, even if they
had no diplomas. That degree had no rights in law and it was completely
scientific. Only one or two students were accepted to this programme.
In 1980, the local government of Asnieres Sur Seine called me for military service once again, because I had started to live there. They sent me to Versailles and then Blois. At least I didn’t have any earthquake clouds problems there. I just remembered my old days in Turkey by looking at sky.
Anyway, after my short military service, I went to England to interview with a professor at London Imperial University. The answer was I had to be British for seven generations for working on meteorology in that country. This partially funny answer was the last drop. He was laughing himself when he gave me this news.
I met with one of relatives of old Ottoman Sultans, and asked for some help to explain the situation to the Queen of England. Three weeks later, I got a letter from British Meteorology Department, telling that they had indicated to Queen that they could not accept me to the Meteorology Department since it was against laws
(Even the Queen!!!!!).
To summarize, I was still corresponding with Japan and some other scientists from different countries were still telling me to give up. In short, geophysics and meteorology were two different sciences and I was claiming just the opposite. So I had been dreaming…
As a last shot, I got on a plane and flew to New York.
In March 1987, I spoke to two meteorology engineers in New York, who were also lecturers at New York University: Dr Hoffert and Dr Rampino. My only hope was the so called young brain country USA… They told me to give up too. To them, I could never prove this theory.
PS: The summary of this theory is published in some pages of my book which I had made pressed in 1985 in Paris.
thought all my studies had ended in New York. I threw down some very
important papers from the famous Georges Washington Bridge into the
The year is 1987 and the month is March…
My meteorology love which had started in 1962 when I was 9 years old and lasted for 25 years, my streams, winds, my clouds, low and high pressure zones… They were all gone… It was the slaughter of a young man. It was a MURDER.
People had taken my science away from me telling me that I was not Muslim, I was Turk or French, and I was not English. They took away a science from me, for which I could spend 20 hours a day for researching. I wonder where that professors are, who gives “Let’s MOTIVATE YOUTH” lectures… And France who teaches education lessons to the world was not successful to educate his own citizen, right?
But, God was always with me and a real scientist made some explanations that my theory was correct, while I am still alive.
After 16 years, (from 1987) at the end of 2003, Bulgarian Prof. Dr. Margarita Matova gave a lecture at Turkish Air Forces Academy about the occurrence of some lower cloud formations before earthquakes. She proved that those clouds were changing their velocity and directions before earthquakes by satellite images. Thanks to Onay Yilmaz (author, journalist and writer of Milliyet newspaper), he faxed that document to me. You can imagine how I was shocked and happy at that moment. The results of that report and document are given at www.meteoquake.org site in English. Later we had some emails with Matova and her answers were like the following:
I had understood that I was not dreaming, instead what I saw were the reality itself. There was a magnetic field occurrence before earthquakes and that lower clouds were occurring during that short time. What she didn’t know were the angle of 180 degrees.
The surprising thing is our very sincere correspondence with Matova ended suddenly. I think she was shut up.
I do not expect any positive comments from neither meteorologists or earth scientists from all over the world. I cannot forget Prof. Nesteroff’s words:
“None of the scientists gets into trouble by taking such a responsibility… Even if thousands, even hundred thousands of people would vanish…” 1980’s…
What a nice world, isn’t it? No body except God knows the exact number of people killed in South Asia on 26th of December. After the tsunami, when the first shock was gone, it was good luck for the governments in the region. People around the world would collect lots of money to help, and they were going to steal in a way. When I first mentioned this fact on my web site, I was insulted by one or two people. But when I saw how Sri Lanka government stole millions of dollars on France-2 television at the end of March, I was not surprised at all.
And Turkish professors talk on several television channels and make hot discussions on the subject of when Istanbul will become a ruin, as if they are in the middle of a cock wrestling. After making people afraid enough, they go to Bosphorus for dinner. But there are lots of them in the six continents. These are so called “TOP NIVEAU”, mediatic people…
I will never forget my family, Dr Rumeli who was the general manager of Ministry of Agriculture State Meteorology Department and his assistant Mr Kabakli, Ali Esin (rest in peace), former French Prof. Dr Cruette who has sent me an email telling that he remembered me while listening to radio in a regretful manner, lecturers and scientists at UNESCO, people at high positions at World Meteorology Institutions, many lecturers from different countries, the names I have written above and everybody who opposed to my theory… I will never forgive these people till death.
Here are the reasons:
No body took care of a very young man, who was in love with science when he was just 9 years old, who became powerful enough to compete with the scientists about making weather forecasts when he was 13-14 years old, who discovered the relation between earthquakes and clouds when he was 16, who sacrificed everything he has for the sake of humanity and science, who predicted 5 of 5 earthquakes, who could not live his youth enough, who is insulted, who is dismissed from his school, who is beaten, who is excluded by his family and called as nuts, who is not supported because of being catholic, being a Turk, being a French and not being an English…
is a shame for humanity!
After 29 years, Prof. Dr. Denise Cruette remembered me. Thanks to her but she is a little bit late…
Here is Prof Cruette’s email:
Date: 12/08/03 06:21:11
Subject: Re: la meteo et les seismes
Oui, je me souviens de vous et j'ai pensé à vous en entendant récemment, à la radio, une information sur ce colloque. ll faudrait que vous me rappeliez la date de votre visite et je peux attester vous avoir entendu sur ce sujet.
Avec mon meilleur souvenir.
Prof.Dr. Sawada who supported me for years also remembered me and has sent the following email… Prof. Dr. Sawada’s email.
On the other hand, I would like to thank a lot to everybody in Turkish Republic 3rd Army, 4th Infantry Battalion, starting with former General Kemal Yamak, Colonel Metin Behzat Oktay, my battalion commander Major Gungor Yilmazel, Captain Abidin Uzun, First Lieutenant Faruk Kunak and all other officers, non officers and privates.
You were real Kemalists. You respected and supported me without discriminating my race and religion.
I also owe my thanks to Dr Sawada who supported me for years and to reporter of Milliyet newspaper Onay Yilmaz, who sent me Prof. Matova’s report…
And my thanks to former French Meteorology General Manager J.Bessemoulin, who accepted me twice to his office as if I was from his family and wrote letters to my home in Moda, Istanbul.
With my best regards