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Where are the forest fires in Turkey?
While 267 of these fires have been controlled, 3 wildfires are still ravaging different areas in Antalya, Adana, Isparta, Mersin, Muğla, and Osmaniye. The fires have adversely affected forests and residential areas; thus, several neighbourhoods and villages have been evacuated.
Are the fires in Turkey arson?
Many say the government deployed water-bombing planes too late to extinguish the blazes. Some also suspect that the fires were deliberately started though there is no evidence yet of arson. Despite the staggering losses and suffering, there is a glimmer of hope in the affected villages — the fire died down last Friday.
Why are there so many fires in Turkey?
The fires are part of a larger series of wildfires, including those in neighbouring Greece, originating from a heatwave made more likely by climate change. …
Has the fire stopped in Turkey?
Turkey has brought under control all forest fires, except blazes in Milas and Köyceğiz in the country’s south, said the minister of agriculture and forestry on Aug. “#ForestHeroes continue their work with great devotion from land and air in Milas and Köyceğiz,” Bekir Pakdemirli said on Twitter.
When did the fire in Turkey start?
This fear is borne out by history. In July 2007, a forest fire broke out in the region of Guvercinlik, near the resort city of Bodrum. By the time the fire was brought under control, over 250 hectares of forest and over 20 hectares of fields and olive groves were burned.
Are forest fires common in Turkey?
Approximately 28 percent of Turkey is forested and forest fires are common. In the last eight years, the average number of forest fires has averaged nearly 2,500 fires. These fires burned about 17,000 acres (~7,000 hectares), approximately 7 acres (2.8 hectares) per fire.
What part of Turkey is burning?
Manavgat, Turkey – Turkey’s southern coastline is burning. On the wooded hills of Antalya’s Manavgat district, plumes of thick smoke appear in the sky one after another as each time a forest fire is brought under control, another seems to ignite.