88 of 98 forest fires under control in Turkey: Minister

88 of 98 forest fires under control in Turkey: Minister

© APA | Forest fires in Turkey

# 31 July 2021 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey's agriculture and forestry minister on Saturday said his country contained most of the forest fires since Wednesday, APA reports citing Anadolu.

Bekir Pakdemirli said in a tweet that the efforts were underway to take the remaining 10 forest fires under control.

According to the figures he shared, forest fires are ongoing in Antalya, Mersin, Adana, Mugla, and Osmaniye provinces of Turkey.

Six people have lost their lives so far due to fires that also caused material and environmental damage in southern regions.

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