News ID: 315126
Published: 0539 GMT July 30, 2021

Iran sympathizes with Turkey over tragic wildfires in southern provinces

Iran sympathizes with Turkey over tragic wildfires in southern provinces

Political Desk

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed sympathy over the recent forest fires in Turkey’s southern provinces that caused massive damage to properties and killed a number of citizens.

In a message on Friday, the spokesman also voiced Iran’s readiness to help the government and people of the neighboring country.

He also offered condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic which wildfire that encircled Turkey’s Mediterranean and southern Aegean regions.

Since Wednesday, dozens of fires have erupted across Turkey, including in many coastal Mediterranean provinces, Turkish official news agency, Anadolu Agency, reported.

The country has managed to bring at least 57 of the forest fires raging across the country under control, while efforts continue to contain 14 others, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters earlier on Friday.

The battle against forest fires continues at 1,140 points, Erdogan said.

According to latest reports, the number of victims has risen to four.

Around 20 villages and neighborhoods were evacuated, and 50 people were taken to hospital.

Another 16 locations in Turkey had fires, including holiday destinations such as Guvercinlik and the Icmeler region.

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