Erdogan confirms the control of 196 fires out of 208

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that 196 of the 208 fires that broke out in the forests of 44 Turkish provinces have been under control.

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In a press statement after Friday prayers in Istanbul, he added that the government has harnessed all its capabilities to combat forest fires.

He explained that the firefighting teams are continuing their efforts to control 12 fires in Antalya, Mugla, Isparta, Aydin, and Denizli.

He pointed out the arrival of 5 helicopters from Ukraine capable of extinguishing at night and will operate 24 hours.

A few days ago, forest fires affected several states in southern and southwestern Turkey, including Antalya, Adana, Mugla, Mersin, and Osmaniye.

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier, “disaster areas”, and the death toll from those fires reached 6 deaths and dozens of injuries.