Thousands of vacationers and Turks flee hellfire!
Wildfires in Turkey are the worst in their history. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this in a televised interview on Wednesday evening.
Eight fires across the country are still out of control. “The wind is still strong today,” said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He is the biggest challenge in the task of shutting down. The fire has been spreading for several days on the Mediterranean beach, which is popular with tourists.
The Antalya and Mughal areas along the Mediterranean coast are also popular with vacationers, especially those affected. In Mughal alone, 2,000 houses have been damaged so far and 16,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, Interior Minister Saliman Choilu said.
A few had to escape the fire. On Turkish television channels, victims were told about escaping the fire. Farmers in the area said they had to drop some of their livestock into the fire and lost all of their belongings. Eight people have been killed so far in connection with the blaze.
In Greece, there was heavy wildfire on Wednesday. Threatens to burn Olympia’s oldest site on the Beloponnese Peninsula. Here the Olympic flame is always burning before the game.
“We have built a defensive fort around the ancient site and the village,” said Nektarios Fermakis, the region’s governor, on state television.
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