As you know, the world has been in the trouble for the last few days. Just a week ago, there was a lot of damages in china due to a deadly flood. Since then, many countries have been flooded including Pakistan, Italy, Myanmar, Iran, Bangladesh, etc. The main caused of that is climate change. These days, Turkey’s forest fires are not stopping.
A forest fire broke out in southern Turkey on Wednesday, July 28. The fire engulfed Turkish provines of Mersin, Osmaniye, Adana, Antalya, and Kahramanmaras. The deadly fire has swallowed 8 lives and injured more than 860 people. Thousands of vacationers had to be evacuated from their hotels by boast float. Turkish official says the fire was caused by arson or human negligence, causing significant damage.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Manavgat, a city in Antalya province, on Saturday. The president said that the government would do everything to help rebuild the victims of the disaster. The president was sharply criticized for the lack of firefighting aircraft, Saying “the Turkish aeronautical association has not been able to update its fleet and technology, which is the main reason. He said planes from Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, and Ukraine were also involved in the firefighting operation.
Turkish officials say they are investigating the cause of the fire, which caused them great damage. Fahrettin Altun, a Turkish politician said that “those responsible will have to account for the attacks against nature and forests”.Firefighters in turkey struggled to contain dozens of fires on the fourth day as the blazed forced evacuation of popular resorts and Mediterranean coastal countryside.
Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said 4,000 personnel, six aircraft, nine unmanned aerial vehicles. One unmanned helicopter, 45 helicopters, 55 heavy-duty vehicles, and. 1,080 water tenders are working together to control the fire. While in some places people can be evacuated on time. He said a total of 101 fires broke out, out of 91 were brought under control.