Turkish President tweeted in a message that he had declared the areas affected by wildfires as a disaster zone, and that he would continue to take all necessary steps to heal the wounds of the nation, pay for damage, and do everything he could to make things better than before.

Iran PressAsia: According to Sputnik News Agency, the blaze erupted last week in the region of Antalya, quickly spreading over the country's southern areas. The wildfires have killed at least four people, destroyed multiple houses, and prompted mass evacuations all over the coast.

At the same time, Turkish authorities have also launched an investigation into the causes of the blaze, probing possible arson.

According to authorities, the wildfires, which erupted amid a major heatwave and powerful winds, resulted in the hospitalization of at least 50 people.

Per previous statements by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, there have been at least 70 outbreaks of fire in southern Turkey, and 14 of them were still burning as of Saturday morning. The flames hit tourist venues in Turkey, as many hotels had to evacuate in the resort cities of Bodrum and Marmaris.


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