Turkey battles 2 wildfires, others under control
ISTANBUL: Turkey is currently grappling with two wildfires in the southwestern province of Mugla, and all other blazes have been taken under control, Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli announced on Monday.
“All the forest fires in our country have been brought under control, except the ones in Milas and Koycegiz,” tweeted Pakdemirli, referring to the two districts of Mugla.
He noted that the firefighting efforts are going on in these Turkey regions.
According to press reports, the fire in Koycegiz continues at a location where a land intervention is not possible.
The Turkey state-run TRT broadcaster said six planes are giving aerial support to firefighting efforts in Mugla, and four helicopters provided by Ukraine with night vision are also reinforcing.
The blazes that erupted in the southern and southwestern parts of the Turkey 13 days ago had claimed eight lives. Pakdemirli said 240 forest fires broke out in 47 provinces in total between July 27 and August 8.-Agencies
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