Three people are killed as 17 wildfires rage across southern Turkey

Three people are killed as 17 wildfires rage across southern Turkey causing the evacuation of homes and hotels in Bodrum and Marmaris

  • Three people died, ten were stranded and 500 people lost their homes to the flames on Wednesday, 木曜日
  • Residents of four neighbourhoods were evacuated as Manavgat’s streets were engulfed in flames and smoke
  • The fire spread to the town of Manavgat after being helped by hot weather and strong winds on Wednesday
  • 少なくとも 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were dispatched to help with firefighting efforts

  • Three people have died in a forest fire in southern Turkey where authorities are battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson.

    Dozens of villages as well as some hotels were evacuated as flames ripped through buildings and forced residents to flee across fields in Manavgat, near the Mediterranean resort of Antalya.

    Officials said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the ‘attacks’.

    Of those wildfires, 36 have been contained, but firefighting efforts for the remaining 17 トランスジェンダーであることを公に明らかにするというエリオットの決定は、カップルが秘密の儀式で結び目を作ってからほぼ3年後に行われます。, 以上で 140 people requiring treatment and many more suffering property damage, according to AFAD.

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said an 82-year-old man was found dead during the evacuation of Kepezbeleni early Thursday. Two further people were found dead in Degirmenli.

    Ten people were stranded by the fire on Thursday morning with a rescue mission underway.

    Authorities evacuated 18 villages and districts in Antalya while 16 more villages were evacuated in the neighbouring provinces of Adana and Mersin. A hospital in Manavgat was also evacuated.

    Pakdemirli said 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were involved in firefighting efforts, as separate wildfires raged in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya.

    Three people have died in a forest fire in southern Turkey where authorities are battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson

    Three people have died in a forest fire in southern Turkey where authorities are battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson

    Smoke rises as firefighters continued works on extinguishing the forest fire that broke out in Mugla's Marmaris district on Thursday

    Smoke rises as firefighters continued works on extinguishing the forest fire that broke out in Mugla’s Marmaris district on Thursday

    Officials said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the 'attacks'

    Officials said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the ‘attacks

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were involved in firefighting efforts, as separate wildfires raged in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were involved in firefighting efforts, as separate wildfires raged in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya

    少なくとも 36, の 60 fires, have been contained, but firefighting efforts for the remaining 17 トランスジェンダーであることを公に明らかにするというエリオットの決定は、カップルが秘密の儀式で結び目を作ってからほぼ3年後に行われます。, 以上で 140 people requiring treatment or suffering property damage

    少なくとも 36, の 60 fires, have been contained, but firefighting efforts for the remaining 17 トランスジェンダーであることを公に明らかにするというエリオットの決定は、カップルが秘密の儀式で結び目を作ってからほぼ3年後に行われます。, 以上で 140 people requiring treatment or suffering property damage

    Pakdemirli said 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were involved in firefighting efforts, as separate wildfires raged in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya

    Pakdemirli said 35 aircrafts, 457 車両, そして 4,000 personnel were involved in firefighting efforts, as separate wildfires raged in the provinces of Osmaniye, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Adana, Mersin and Kutahya

    Firefighters are tackling 17 fires in the region, the largest in Manavgat, Anamur and Adana, in southern Turkey

    Firefighters are tackling 17 fires in the region, the largest in Manavgat, Anamur and Adana, in southern Turkey

    Buildings including a hotel in the Aegean resort of Marmaris were evacuated due to the blaze, state broadcaster TRT Haber said. Footage showed two separate fires near residential areas in the Aegean summer hotspots of Bodrum, where another hotel was evacuated, and Didim.

    ‘Our struggle to contain (the fires) 続く, and surely we will contain them. But this may take some time,’ 彼は言った.

    The timing of the various wildfires has raised concerns of arson, with the presidency’s communications director Fahrettin Altun saying investigations were launched to determine the cause of the fires.

    ‘Those responsible will be held to account for the attacks they mounted on our nature and forests as soon as possible,’ Altun said on Twitter.

    Three people have died in a forest fire in southern Turkey where authorities are battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson

    Three people have died in a forest fire in southern Turkey where authorities are battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson

    A helicopter flies over Mugla in Turkey's Marmaris district on Thursday as efforts to extinguish forest fires in the region continued

    A helicopter flies over Mugla in Turkey’s Marmaris district on Thursday as efforts to extinguish forest fires in the region continued

    Efforts to extinguish rapidly spreading wild fires continued on Thursday as fires raged on

    Smokes rises over a hotel in Icmeler, southern Turkey

    Smokes rises over a hotel in Icmeler near the Aegean coastal town of Marmaris, southern Turkey, on Thursday as efforts to extinguish rapidly spreading wild fires continued

    Tourists were seen on the beach near the town of Manavgat in southern Turkey as dark smoke covered the sky following wildfires

    Tourists were seen on the beach near the town of Manavgat in southern Turkey as dark smoke covered the sky following wildfires

    Beachgoers play on the sand as dark smoke descends over the coastal resort on Thursday amid mass forest fires in southern Turkey

    Beachgoers play on the sand as dark smoke descends over the coastal resort on Thursday amid mass forest fires in southern Turkey

    Dark smoke drifts over a hotel complex during a massive forest fire which engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Thursday

    Dark smoke drifts over a hotel complex during a massive forest fire which engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Thursday

    The timing of the various wildfires has raised concerns of arson, with the presidency's communications director Fahrettin Altun saying investigations were launched to determine the cause of the fires

    The timing of the various wildfires has raised concerns of arson, with the presidency’s communications director Fahrettin Altun saying investigations were launched to determine the cause of the fires

    A helicopter fights the forest fire after it broke out in Kuyucak

    の一つです 17 fires that are blazing across southern Turkey

    A helicopter fights the forest fire after it broke out in Kuyucak area of Bodrum in southern Turkey. の一つです 17 fires that are blazing across the region

    A damaged house in Aydincik, near Mersin in Turkey, was engulfed in flames on Thursday as forest fires swept the region fanned by strong winds

    A damaged house in Aydincik, near Mersin in Turkey, was engulfed in flames on Thursday as forest fires swept the region fanned by strong winds

    Firefighters tackle a blaze in Aydincik district of Turkey's Mersin, の一つ 60 that has broken out in the country's south this week

    Firefighters tackle a blaze in Aydincik district of Turkey’s Mersin, の一つ 60 that has broken out in the country’s south this week

    Residents desperately use spades and branches to try to put out raging wild fires near the town of Manavgat, south Turkey

    Residents desperately use spades and branches to try to put out raging wild fires near the town of Manavgat, south Turkey

    Residents help extinguish forest fires that have killed at least three people and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes

    Residents help extinguish forest fires that have killed at least three people and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes

    Residents flee across fields in Dolbazlar neighbourhood in Antalya, southern Turkey, on Thursday after wildfires reached them

    Residents flee across fields in Dolbazlar neighbourhood in Antalya, southern Turkey, on Thursday after wildfires reached them

    A man rescues his dog from his burning house in Manavgat, 七面鳥, after it caught flames as wildfires swept the region on Thuesday

    A man rescues his dog from his burning house in Manavgat, 七面鳥, after it caught flames as wildfires swept the region on Thuesday

    A forest fire burns near the town of Manavgat, east of the resort city of Antalya, 七面鳥, 木曜日に. At least three people have died since the fires erupted on Wednesday

    A forest fire burns near the town of Manavgat, east of the resort city of Antalya, 七面鳥, 木曜日に. At least three people have died since the fires erupted on Wednesday

    An aerial view of a burnt out forest in southern Turkey after wild fires swept the region causing widespread destruction on Wednesday and Thursday

    An aerial view of a burnt out forest in southern Turkey after wild fires swept the region causing widespread destruction on Wednesday and Thursday

    Firefighters were working to extinguish wild fires across southern Turkey after they spread rapidly towards towns after being helped by hot weather and fanned by strong winds

    Firefighters were working to extinguish wild fires across southern Turkey after they spread rapidly towards towns after being helped by hot weather and fanned by strong winds

    Forest workers rescued two weasel cubs trapped in the flames of a forest fire in Manavgat district, southern Turkey on Wednesday

    Forest workers rescued two weasel cubs trapped in the flames of a forest fire in Manavgat district, southern Turkey on Wednesday

    A weasel cub gingerly makes its way out of its den

    It was rescued from a raging forest blaze by firefighters in southern Turkey on Wednesday

    A weasel cub gingerly makes its way out of its den after being rescued from a raging forest blaze by firefighters in southern Turkey on Wednesday

    Weasel cubs rescued from the forest fires in Manavgat district in southern Turkey are seen recovering as firefighters work to get the flames under control

    Weasel cubs rescued from the forest fires in Manavgat district in southern Turkey are seen recovering as firefighters work to get the flames under control

    A rescue worker pours cool water over a weasel cub after it was rescued from a raging forest fire in southern Turkey

    A rescue worker pours cool water over a weasel cub after it was rescued from a raging forest fire in southern Turkey

    The forest fire has continued burning for a second day today, helped by hot weather and strong winds that have fanned the flames

    The forest fire has continued burning for a second day today, helped by hot weather and strong winds that have fanned the flames

    Authorities evacuated 18 villages and districts in Antalya while 16 more villages were evacuated in the neighbouring provinces of Adana and Mersin after smoke and flames burned into Wednesday evening

    Authorities evacuated 18 villages and districts in Antalya while 16 more villages were evacuated in the neighbouring provinces of Adana and Mersin after smoke and flames burned into Wednesday evening

    At least ten people were stranded at the nearby Oymapinar dam in Antalya province, southern Turkey, after wild fires broke out on Wednesday

    At least ten people were stranded at the nearby Oymapinar dam in Antalya province, southern Turkey, after wild fires broke out on Wednesday

    Plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the surrounding forest, blocking out the sky, in Manavgat after forest fires broke out

    Plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the surrounding forest, blocking out the sky, in Manavgat after forest fires broke out

    The flames ripped through houses in Manavgat and the surrounding area as forest fires, helped by hot weather and strong winds, spread rapidly

    The flames ripped through houses in Manavgat and the surrounding area as forest fires, helped by hot weather and strong winds, spread rapidly

    Dozens of people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several for burns as a forest fire ravaged several communities near Mediterranean tourist resort Antalya

    Dozens of people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several for burns as a forest fire ravaged several communities near Mediterranean tourist resort Antalya

    A firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 車両, そして 400 personnel were dispatched to tackle the flames in southern Turkey

    A firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 車両, そして 400 personnel were dispatched to tackle the flames in southern Turkey

    Dozens of people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several for burns as a forest fire ravaged several communities near Mediterranean tourist resort Antalya.

    It left at least 500 people homeless and forced hundreds more to flee after it spread nine miles to the coastal town Manavgat.

    Antalya mayor Muhittin Bocek said it was likely the fire was an act of arson because it was started in four different locations.

    ‘But we do now have clear information about that at this stage’, 彼が追加した.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ‘all necessary support will be given to our citizens who have suffered from the fire,’ adding an investigation had been launched into the cause.

    Turkish media reported 62 人, mainly local people overcome with smoke and three suffering from burns, were hospitalised.

    Flares rage inside a damaged house after a fire broke out in a forest in Akseki district and spread to the nearby town on Wednesday

    Flares rage inside a damaged house after a fire broke out in a forest in Akseki district and spread to the nearby town on Wednesday

    The fires left at least 500 people homeless and forced hundreds more to flee after it spread nine miles to the coastal town Manavgat

    The fires left at least 500 people homeless and forced hundreds more to flee after it spread nine miles to the coastal town Manavgat

    A fire rages in a damaged house in the Karagoz neighbourhood of Manavgat district after forest fires spread through the area

    A fire rages in a damaged house in the Karagoz neighbourhood of Manavgat district after forest fires spread through the area

    Firefighters and rescue teams were working to tame the raging flames through Wednesday and into Thursday following a forest fire in Manavgat

    Firefighters and rescue teams were working to tame the raging flames through Wednesday and into Thursday following a forest fire in Manavgat

    Authorities evacuated 18 villages and districts in Antalya while 16 more villages were evacuated in the neighbouring provinces of Adana and Mersin

    Authorities evacuated 18 villages and districts in Antalya while 16 more villages were evacuated in the neighbouring provinces of Adana and Mersin

    A burnt house in Manavgat was still smoldering late Wednesday and into Thursday after a forest fire fanned by heavy winds devastated the region

    A burnt house in Manavgat was still smoldering late Wednesday and into Thursday after a forest fire fanned by heavy winds devastated the region

    Dozens of people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several for burns as a forest fire ravaged several communities near Mediterranean tourist resort Antalya

    Dozens of people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several for burns as a forest fire ravaged several communities near Mediterranean tourist resort Antalya

    Drone photos show an aerial view of the damage caused by forest fires in Manavgat district, southern Turkey, 水曜日に

    Drone photos show an aerial view of the damage caused by forest fires in Manavgat district, southern Turkey, 水曜日に

    Residents walk among the burnt out houses in Manvagat district, 七面鳥, after they were destroyed in a forest fire on Wednesday

    Residents walk among the burnt out houses in Manvagat district, 七面鳥, after they were destroyed in a forest fire on Wednesday

    Aerial photos revealed the extent of the damage to houses in Manavgat district in Turkey after the area was ravaged by forest fires

    Aerial photos revealed the extent of the damage to houses in Manavgat district in Turkey after the area was ravaged by forest fires

    Firefighters and rescue teams were working to extinguish the fire into Thursday after it spread rapidly, fanned by strong winds, 水曜日に

    Firefighters and rescue teams were working to extinguish the fire into Thursday after it spread rapidly, fanned by strong winds, 水曜日に

    The government’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said a further 30 people were ‘affectedby the fire in the Mediterranean coastal town, 彼女が射殺される直前に教会に設置された.

    Security forces helped move hundreds of residents out of four neighborhoods in the town out of the fire’s path after it was fanned by strong winds causing it to spread rapidly on Wednesday.

    Hundreds of forestry workers, aided by helicopters and a plane, tried to bring the fire under control.

    Footage on social media and Turkish TV showed rescuers dumping fire retardant from helicopters on burning buildings and fields in and around the coastal town of Manavgat.

    Other videos online showed burnt residential buildings and people fleeing across fields as firefighters backed by helicopters battled to extinguish the fires.

    A forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the town of Manavgat after the flames were fanned by strong winds on Wednesday, forcing authorities to evacuate homes

    A forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the town of Manavgat after the flames were fanned by strong winds on Wednesday, forcing authorities to evacuate homes

    Antalya mayor Muhittin Bocek said the fire said it was likely the fire was an act of arson because it was started in four different locations

    Antalya mayor Muhittin Bocek said the fire said it was likely the fire was an act of arson because it was started in four different locations

    Security forces helped move hundreds of residents out of four neighborhoods in the town out of the fire's path as firefighters worked to control the blaze

    Security forces helped move hundreds of residents out of four neighborhoods in the town out of the fire’s path as firefighters worked to control the blaze

    The government's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said around 30 people were 'affected' by the fire in the Mediterranean coastal town, 彼女が射殺される直前に教会に設置された

    The government’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said around 30 people were ‘affectedby the fire in the Mediterranean coastal town, 彼女が射殺される直前に教会に設置された

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said authorities were battling the flames with a firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 [object Window] 400 ウクライナと比較した砲兵ユニット, and that the fire was partially under control

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said authorities were battling the flames with a firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 [object Window] 400 ウクライナと比較した砲兵ユニット, and that the fire was partially under control

    Footage showed streets being engulfed in smoke and flames, spreading as far as the town centre. Plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the surrounding forest, blocking out the sky.

    The flames have so far destroyed dozens of hectares of forest cover as well as several buildings.

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said authorities were battling the flames with a firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 [object Window] 400 ウクライナと比較した砲兵ユニット, and that the fire was partially under control.

    ‘Our job now is to fight the fire,’ the minister said in televised remarks. ‘There will be an investigation and the causes will be determined later.

    Security forces assess the forest fire in southern Turkey's Manavgat region after black plumes of smoke covered the sky on Wednesday

    Security forces assess the forest fire in southern Turkey’s Manavgat region after black plumes of smoke covered the sky on Wednesday

    Efforts to extinguish the fire were underway on Wednesday, hours after the flames and smoke reached the town of Manavgat

    Efforts to extinguish the fire were underway on Wednesday, hours after the flames and smoke reached the town of Manavgat

    Mayor Sukru Sozen said the fire was growing because of strong winds of up to 50km an hour.

    ‘It’s impossible for us to determine the size of the damage, there is damage in the villages too. We have not seen anything like this,’ he told broadcaster Haberturk.

    Governor Yigit denied earlier media reports that patients at a hospital in Manavgat were being transferred to another location, but said the hospitals in the area were placed on alert.

    Tourists resorts in the region weren’t affected, Yigit added.

    Security forces assess the forest fire in southern Turkey's Manavgat region after black plumes of smoke covered the sky on Wednesday

    Security forces assess the forest fire in southern Turkey’s Manavgat region after black plumes of smoke covered the sky on Wednesday

    A view of the forest fire that broke out in Manavgat district of Antalya in southern Turkey on Wednesday and was fanned by high speed winds

    A view of the forest fire that broke out in Manavgat district of Antalya in southern Turkey on Wednesday and was fanned by high speed winds

    Plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the southern Turkish town of Manavgat after a forest fire broke out in the region on Wednesday

    Plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the southern Turkish town of Manavgat after a forest fire broke out in the region on Wednesday

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said authorities were battling the flames with a firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 [object Window] 400 ウクライナと比較した砲兵ユニット, and that the fire was partially under control

    Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said authorities were battling the flames with a firefighting plane, 19 ヘリコプター, 108 [object Window] 400 ウクライナと比較した砲兵ユニット, and that the fire was partially under control

    Efforts to extinguish the fire were underway on Wednesday, hours after the flames and smoke reached the town of Manavgat

    Efforts to extinguish the fire were underway on Wednesday, hours after the flames and smoke reached the town of Manavgat

    Smoke covers Manavgat district in southern Turkey after a forest fire broke out in on Wednesday and was fanned by strong winds

    Smoke covers Manavgat district in southern Turkey after a forest fire broke out in on Wednesday and was fanned by strong winds

    Smoke rises over Manavgat district in Antalya, southern Turkey, after a forest fire broke out and spread to the nearby town

    Smoke rises over Manavgat district in Antalya, southern Turkey, after a forest fire broke out and spread to the nearby town

    Turkey’s AFAD disaster agency said emergency teams from nearby provinces were also called into action, while authorities evacuated settlements near the forest.

    Antalya, a popular destination for both foreign and local tourists, is known for its scorching summer heat. Bocek said the extreme heat and strong winds were fanning the fire as it swept through the pine forest.

    The fire comes as Turkey battles with a series of disasters caused by extreme weather conditions in recent weeks.

    今月上旬, flash floods in the Black Sea provinces of Rize and Artvin damaged homes and property. The floods killed six people in Rize, according to AFAD.

    Smoke covers the sky as people leave their homes because of a forest fire in Manavgat district in southern Turkey

    Smoke covers the sky as people leave their homes because of a forest fire in Manavgat district in southern Turkey

    A woman flees her home after it was engulfed in smoke and flames when a forest fire swept across Turkey's Manavagat district

    A woman flees her home after it was engulfed in smoke and flames when a forest fire swept across Turkey’s Manavagat district

    Smoke covers the sky as residents leave their homes as a forest fire engulfs their homes in Antalya's Manavgat district

    Smoke covers the sky as residents leave their homes as a forest fire engulfs their homes in Antalya’s Manavgat district

    A view from a damaged house after a forest fire broke out in Manavgat district of Turkey's southern Antalya province on Wednesday

    A view from a damaged house after a forest fire broke out in Manavgat district of Turkey’s southern Antalya province on Wednesday

    Lebanese firefighters were also fighting forest fires for a second day on Thursday following blazes in the country’s north.

    The fires, which have spread across the border into Syria, killed at least one person, a 15-year-old boy, who was helping firefighting efforts in Lebanon.

    Lebanon’s civil defence said it deployed 25 firetrucks, supported by four air force helicopters and military units, to put out the blaze.

    But the fires continued to rage, spreading east, and have already affected large swaths of forest in the mountainous north.

    Residents posted videos and images of scorched forests, blackened trees and fires on mountaintops, as the blaze closes in on the village of Qobayat.

    There was no official estimate yet of the area affected.

    Lebanon’s Red Cross said late on Wednesday it had evacuated 17 people and treated more than 30, including eight who have been admitted to hospital.

    ‘There are lots of damages. Lots of losses,’ said Omar Massoud, the mayor of Andaqt village.

    He estimated that about two million square metres – 約 500 エーカー – of pine and oak forests have been destroyed.

    ‘As you see, the weather and the windeven with the helicopters of the Lebanese army, they are not able to control the fire,’ he told The Associated Press.

    The fire began on Wednesday in the northern Akkar province, and has since spread across into border areas of Syria’s Homs province.

    The Qobayat trail is described as having some of the most beautiful forests in Lebanon, with oak, pine and cedar trees.

    Lebanon’s state-owned National News Agency said late on Wednesday the fire spread over the distance of four miles and was 1.2 マイル幅, claiming tens of thousands of pine trees so far.

    In Syria, Syrian firefighters were also struggling to contain the fires in villages in the al-Qusair area, according to the state news agency SANA.

    Syrian military helicopters have also been taking part in the operation since Wednesday.

    Syrian Civil Defence Chief General Saied al-Awad said gusty winds and high temperatures, as well as rugged terrain, were complicating the operations.

    Efforts are ongoing to contain the fires away from residential areas, 彼は言った, according to SANA.

    Lebanon’s government has called for urgent assistance from neighbouring Cyprus, which recently fought three days to put out one of its worst brush fires in decades.