EU and European countries stand in solidarity with Turkey over forest fires


On Friday, the European Union and other countries expressed their condolences and solidarity with Turkey over the forest fires in different parts of the country.


The European Union mission to Ankara said it was deeply saddened by the forest fires in several Turkish regions.

In a tweet on Twitter, the mission offered its condolences to Ankara for the victims of the fires, stressing that the European Union shares Turkey’s pain.

For its part, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu received a phone call from his Serbian counterpart, Nikola Silakovic.

The latter expressed his wishes for safety as a result of the ongoing fires in several Turkish regions, and also offered condolences for the victims.


In turn, the British Ambassador to Ankara Dominic Chilcot expressed his deep sadness at witnessing the devastating effects of the ongoing fires in Turkey.

And he added in a tweet on Twitter: “Our prayers are with those affected by these events, and the emergency services teams who are risking their lives to help those in need.”

For his part, Hungarian Ambassador to Ankara Victor Mattis offered his condolences to Turkey for the victims of the fires, expressing his wishes for the country’s safety.

Forest fires broke out in several Turkish states in the south and southwest of the country, including Antalya, Adana, Mugla, and Mersin.

As of Thursday evening, forest fires in Turkey had killed four people, and injured dozens, while the authorities had mobilized all their capabilities to put them out.