wildfires

Strong winds fan forest fire in southwestern Turkey

Strong winds fan forest fire in southwestern Turkey

Firefighters tackled a forest fire which broke out near the tourist town of Datca in southwestern Turkey, where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet, local authorities and media reported on Wednesday. Nine helicopters, five aircraft …

At least 150 people evacuated in Turkey due to forest fires

At least 150 people evacuated in Turkey due to forest fires

Firefighters battled a wildfire in southwestern Turkey from land and air on Thursday, as hopes that the blazes were contained fizzled after they spread again due to high temperatures and windy conditions. Scenes of burning woodland near …

Firefighters battle to control wildfire in southern Türkiye

Firefighters battle to control wildfire in southern Türkiye

Firefighters and other personnel are intervening by land and air to control a wildfire that broke out overnight in a forest in southern Türkiye, an official said Wednesday. The cause of the fire in Marmaris district of Mugla …

Top forestry official recounts Turkey’s biggest wildfire

Top forestry official recounts Turkey’s biggest wildfire

This was not a fire, this was a disaster, head of the Directorate of Forestry in Turkey's Antalya Vedat Dikici said. Dikici explained how the wildfires spread in Antalya where they caused destruction for 10 days. …

Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

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 …

All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

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 …

Fire in Turkey's Bodrum taken under control

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 …

Turkey to send 2 firefighting airplanes to Greece

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 …

All forest fires brought under control in Turkey except 2

All forest fires brought under control in Turkey except 2

Turkey has brought under control all forest fires, except blazes in Milas and Koycegiz in the country’s south, Turkish minister of agriculture and forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said on Monday. "ForestHeroes continue their work …

Number of forest fires in Turkey reduced to 5 out of 240

Number of forest fires in Turkey reduced to 5 out of 240

Turkey managed to put out 235 out of 240 wildfires in 47 provinces on the 12th day of a string of blazes raging across the country. Turkey's Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli announced that only five fires …

Turkey battle fierce fires as heatwave continues

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 …

Forest fires take hold across Turkey’s south

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 …

Erdogan: 15 of 187 fires ongoing in Turkey

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 …

Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

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. …