Vacationers were evacuated from beaches by lifeboats as forest fires were threatening hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum. According to Turkish media, private boats and yachts joined the coast guard ships to keep the tourists safe.
According to the Russian news agency, Sputnik, in Turkey More than 100 Russian tourists have been evacuated from Bodrum They moved to new hotels. In one of the Bodrum fire videos filmed from the sea, the evacuation assistant was stunned by the speed of the flames, saying, “It’s incredible, unbelievable. How did this fire break out so fast in five minutes?”
Six people have died and more than 500 need treatment in hospitals in Turkish cities located on the Mediterranean due to the fires that have raged across the country since Wednesday, burning forests and some settlements and encroaching on villages and tourist sites, the Guardian reported.
Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, said that 91 out of 101 fires that broke out due to high winds and heat waves have been contained. Fire-affected areas in five counties have been designated as disaster areas.
On Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited some of the affected areas after spotting the destruction from a helicopter. He said the number of aircraft fighting the fires had risen from six to 13, including planes from Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran, and were assisted by thousands of people from Turkish services, as well as dozens of helicopters and drones.
In a speech in Marmaris on Saturday evening, Erdogan said that One of the fires was started by children.
At least five people were killed in fires in Manavgat and one in Marmaris. Both cities are Mediterranean tourist destinations.
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