President Erdogan thanked Russian counterpart Putin for Russia's allocation of five firefighting aircraft and three more helicopters for supporting Turkey 's fight against forest fires across the country, according to a statement.
Issues that will improve Turkey-Russia relations were also discussed by the two leaders, it added.Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry also said 11 air vehicles would be sent to Turkey to fight the forest fires.At the request of the Turkish government, a total of 11 aircraft will be sent to Turkey to put out the forest fires near residential units and tourist areas, said the ministry in a written statement.
The group of air vehicles belongs to the Russian Defence Ministry and the Emergency Situations Ministry, it also noted.READ MORE:Death toll risesThe country's death toll due to forest fires since July 28 rose to six.Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli earlier on Saturday noted on Twitter that the country contained most of the forest fires, saying the efforts were under way to take the remaining 10 forest fires under control.
Meanwhile, Turkish authorities made arrangements to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, local media reported. Turkish Coast guard units were leading the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea as new wildfires erupted, reports said. headtopics.comRead more: TRT World »
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Four killed as wildfires sweep Turkey, villages evacuatedThe death toll from wildfires on Turkey 's southern coast has risen to four and firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels. Yours contry does not know what is Gayatry mantra?
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfiresPanicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units were leading the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea as new wildfires erupted. The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey ’s Mediterranean towns rose to six Saturday after two forest workers were killed, the country’s health minister said.
Turkey battles wildfires in south for third day, launches investigationFour people have been killed along Turkey 's southern coast since Wednesday, as soaring temperatures fan wildfires in the region, with the Interior Ministry probing the cause. Where are our water bombers/airtankers? Prays for Turkey
Why is the PKK suspected to have caused wildfires in Turkey?“Their weapons are lighters and matchsticks,” said a PKK leader while commenting on Turkey 's forest fires last year. Now the group is the main suspect of a massive forest blaze currently gripping Turkey Oh! Allah please save us our Turk brothers from any kind of disaster. Why? Because you always blame the Kurds for your problems. Of course, when you make such statements, you are going to be the primary suspect. And we cannot rule out the possibility of an arson attack taking advantage of the heatwave, given that all the fires broke out simultaneously. PrayForTurkey memleketyaniyor
Wildfires in southern Turkey leave 3 dead, 58 hospitalizedANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Thursday began investigating the cause of a string of forest fires in Turkey 's Mediterranean and southern Aegean regions, including two near the coastal resort town of Manavgat that killed three people and sent over 50 others to the hospital as homes burned down. 😞 SonDeprems Thanx 😔😔😔 Thanks.🥲
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