Turkey wildfires: Tourists evacuated by boat from holiday resort of Bodrum

Tourists staying at the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum were evacuated and told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as fresh wildfires erupted nearby, according to local media. Read more:

8/1/2021 11:00:00 PM

Tourists staying at the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum were evacuated and told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as fresh wildfires erupted nearby, according to local media. Read more:

Fires across Turkey have been raging since Wednesday, burning down forests and some settlements, and encroaching on villages and tourist destinations. Satellite images show smoke billowing across huge areas of land.

While new fires have sprung up, the minister of agriculture and forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli, said on Saturday that 91 of the 101 fires across the country have been brought under control.However, neighbourhoods affected by the fires in five provinces have been declared disaster zones by the country's emergency and disaster authority.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the town of Manavgat on Saturday, inspecting the devastation below from a helicopter.Image:Plumes of smoke caused by the wildfires can be seen from the skies. Satellite image ©2021 Maxar TechnologiesImage:A firefighter extinguishes a forest fire near the town of Manavgat

He announced that the Turkish government would cover rent for people affected by the fire, and rebuild their homes. Taxes, social security and credit payments will also be postponed for those affected and small businesses will be offered credit with zero interest, he said. headtopics.com

"We cannot do anything beyond wishing the mercy of God for the lives we have lost but we can replace everything that was burned," Mr Erdogan said.Wildfires are common in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the hot and dry summer months.

Mr Erdogan has said authorities are investigating the possibility of"sabotage" causing the country's fires.Image:A helicopter flies over beach-goers in Marmaris, another tourist resort, collecting water to combat the firesPlease use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

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Yep. Fake fake fake news sly news. Enemy of we the people of the world. Fake fake fake news sly news Had a fantastic holiday there beautiful place beautiful people. Such a shame horrible This is crazy! When are we going to actually do something instead of talking about doing something? ClimateCrisis Trecco bay never seemed so tempting

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Watch: Tourists evacuated from hotels by boat amid Turkey wildfiresTourists were evacuated from some hotels in Mugla's popular district of Bodrum on Saturday as a fire spread down the hill towards the seashore. Read more:

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