Yemen offers condolences to Turkey over forest fire victims


On Sunday, Yemen expressed its condolences and solidarity with the government and people of Turkey over the forest fires that broke out in separate states of the country.

According to the Yemeni Foreign Ministry statement, this came in a telegram of condolences sent by Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.


In the telegram, bin Mubarak offered his “deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, the government and the brotherly Turkish people.”

According to the same source, the Yemeni minister wished a speedy recovery to all the injured, stressing “the solidarity of the Yemeni government and people with the brothers in Turkey to overcome this disaster,” according to the same source.

Forest fires broke out in several states in southern and southwestern Turkey, including Antalya, Adana, Mugla, Mersin, and Osmaniye, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared “disaster areas.”

The death toll from the fires reached 6 deaths and dozens of injuries.