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Turkey Forest on Fire

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Recep Tayyip Erdoan announced late July that 196 wildfires had been put out, while 12 were still burning around the country on the tenth day. Then came the news that two major fires in Manavgat and Gündomuş had been put out, one of which was the most destructive.

Water bomber planes and drones continue to battle the raging fires in Antalya, Mula, Adana, Aydn, Isparta, and Denizli.

Strong winds and high temperatures triggered days-long fires in and around popular tourist destinations like Marmaris in Mula and Manavgat in Antalya. For days, flames crept toward homes, forcing hundreds to escape. The fires in Antalya’s rural communities left many people homeless. Both Antalya and Mula suffered fires that killed eight people.

Despite strong winds, Foreign Minister Mevlüt avuşolu said they were able to contain the fires. “We aim to have them under control by tomorrow.” Ankaran Avuşolu has been in the region since the first blaze.

avuşolu claims that aerial and ground firefighting efforts in Manavgat, one of the hardest impacted areas, stopped the blazes spreading. He said 6,500 people and 1,800 vehicles were participating in wildfire suppression efforts on Thursday alone.

Recep Tayyip Erdoan announced late July that 196 wildfires had been put out, while 12 were still burning around the country on the tenth day. Then came the news that two major fires in Manavgat and Gündomuş had been put out, one of which was the most destructive.

Water bomber planes and drones continue to battle the raging fires in Antalya, Mula, Adana, Aydn, Isparta, and Denizli.

Strong winds and high temperatures triggered days-long fires in and around popular tourist destinations like Marmaris in Mula and Manavgat in Antalya. For days, flames crept toward homes, forcing hundreds to escape. The fires in Antalya’s rural communities left many people homeless. Both Antalya and Mula suffered fires that killed eight people.

Despite strong winds, Foreign Minister Mevlüt avuşolu said they were able to contain the fires. “We aim to have them under control by tomorrow.” Ankaran Avuşolu has been in the region since the first blaze.

avuşolu claims that aerial and ground firefighting efforts in Manavgat, one of the hardest impacted areas, stopped the blazes spreading. He said 6,500 people and 1,800 vehicles were participating in wildfire suppression efforts on Thursday alone.

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