Forest fires rage in Turkey: more and more tourists are evacuated from resorts

Forest fires rage in Turkey: more and more tourists are evacuated from resorts
Forest fires rage in Turkey: more and more tourists are evacuated from resorts
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Several wildfires are still blazing in Turkey, but more than 100 fires have been brought under control, officials said Sunday.

Minister of Forestry and Agriculture Bekir Pakdemirli tweeted that five fires continue in the tourist centers of Antalya and Mugla, but 107 other fires have already been extinguished.

Fires in Antalya blazed in the districts of Manavgat and Gundogmus. In Mugla, they covered Marmaris, Koycegiz and Milas.

Police water cannons, commonly used for riot control, assisted helicopters and fire trucks in Mugla in fighting fires.

Tourists were evacuated Saturday from some hotels in Mugla's popular Bodrum area as the fire spread down the hill towards the seaside.

Pakdemirli writes that fires have erupted in 32 provinces since Wednesday. Six people died.

A heatwave in southern Europe, fueled by hot air from Africa, has caused wildfires throughout the Mediterranean, including Italy and Greece.

Temperatures in Greece and surrounding southeastern European countries in many cities and towns are expected to rise to 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday.

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