Five fires continued to burn near the coastal cities of Antalya and Mugla, the Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, tweeted Sunday, although he said that 107 fires were “under control.”.
Panicked tourists were evacuated from hotels in Antalya and Mugla on Saturday as a fire swept down a hill towards the seashore.
Taxes, social security and credit payments would be postponed for those affected, he said, adding that small businesses would be offered credit with zero interest
Heatwaves along the Mediterranean and Aegean coastal regions could be the cause of raging wildfires, according to Turkey’s meteorological authorities
Firefighters in Italy said on Saturday they were battling wildfires in the southern island of Sicily for the second day straight