Türkiye's President Erdogan appoints Vahit Kirisci to head Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, a position his predecessor Bekir Pakdemirli vacated.
Efforts are underway to put out the remaining 13 blazes in Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Denizli, Isparta and Mugla provinces, Turkey's Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli says.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli says a total of 125 fires have erupted since July 28 and 117 of them have been contained.
Massive forest fires that blazed across four Turkish cities, have been brought under control, but the suspicion of arson is now being investigated after a PKK-affiliate claimed responsibility
The blaze broke out on Sunday in four different regions in Mugla and Izmir provinces, according to the Agriculture and Forest Ministry. Officials say the fires are now under control.
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