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Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

Israel is seeking international help to battle wildfires outside Jerusalem that have forced hundreds to evacuate and sent clouds of smoke billowing over the city, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Planes and crews fought the blaze …

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All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

Turkish agriculture and forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli on Thursday said all wildfires across the country were contained and authorities decided to suspend hunting activities in the fire-affected areas of southern Antalya and southwestern …

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Fire in Turkey's Bodrum taken under control

A fire broke out in grassy areas and macquis groves in the Turkish district of Bodrum in Muğla in the evening on August 10. The firefighting teams intervened into the fire from both land and air. While the flames spread fast to …

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Turkey to send 2 firefighting airplanes to Greece

Turkey will send two firefighting airplanes to Greece, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Monday in a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. “I thanked him (Çavuşoğlu) as he informed me that …

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Turkey battle fierce fires as heatwave continues

In Turkey, 208 fires have lit up since July 28, and 12 were still ablaze on Friday, according to the Turkish presidency. Eight people have died and dozens have been hospitalised across the southern coasts of the country. In …

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Forest fires take hold across Turkey’s south

Turkey’s weeklong efforts to contain wildfires raging across the country paid off, but 13 fires that started this week and last are still bearing down on southern provinces Since July 28, when the first large-scale blazes broke …

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Erdogan: 15 of 187 fires ongoing in Turkey

Some 187 fires broke out in Turkey in the last eight days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said late Wednesday during a televised interview, adding that 15 of them are currently ongoing. The president also shared information …

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Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring. …

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EU to help European countries to fight fires

As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods. …

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Forest fires linger in Turkey’s resort towns days later

Only 13 wildfires remain out of dozens, but on Tuesday, Turkey still struggled to contain flames worsened by strong winds. Firefighters in six provinces have been battling various blazes since last Wednesday. The worst fires in terms of …

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