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.
The timing of Moscow and the Syrian regime’s attacks over the past few months indicates a desire to pressure the international community before major international meetings on the Syrian war.
Officials say the fire did not damage the main units of the Kemerkoy coal-fuelled power plant in Mugla, southwest Turkey but forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars.
Thermal power plant on Aegean Sea and residential areas emptied as deadly wildfire ravaging Turkey for the past week reaches its outer edge.
"Forest fires are an international threat just like Covid-19, and even like the threat from terrorists, that whole world is currently fighting," the Turkish president said.
As Turkey battles wildfires, experts warn that protecting the region's natural habitat is more important than taking quick actions that could be harmful in the long term.
Ankara says it would not “undertake a new migration crisis on behalf of a third country”, rejecting a US-offered resettlement programme that references Turkey as a migration point where Afghans might wait months before resettlement.
Regional players Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, and France have shown interest in the political situation, and the immediate effects will most likely be felt in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Forest fires have reached more residential areas of southern Turkey, forcing evacuations after the firefighters and volunteers helped contain 152 fires since July 28.
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Turkish firefighters, locals and volunteers work at full pace to bring the blazes under control in four southern provinces, with at least eight people killed since the wildfires started on July 28.
It's said that lies travel faster than the truth, and as Turkey battled forest fires, Twitter became a hub of misinformation.
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