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Wildfire in southwest Turkey rages on, dashing hopes about containment

Firefighters battled a wildfire in southwestern Turkey from land and air on Thursday, as hopes that the blazes were contained fizzled after they spread...

Wildfire in southwest Turkey largely under control: minister

A wildfire in southwestern Turkey was largely contained on Wednesday, Forestry Minister Vahit Kirişçi said, after scenes of burning woodland reminded Turks of blazes...

Turkish gov’t holding tender for firefighting planes after poor handling of 2021 wildfires

The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced the launch of a tender for the purchase of firefighting planes and helicopters after President...

Kurdish man beaten by vigilantes in southern Turkey

A group of people reportedly stopped a car and beat a man apparently because he was Kurdish in Turkey's southern province of Antalya, according...

Recent wildfires undo Turkey’s work to reduce CO2 emissions: expert

Recent wildfires that have wreaked havoc in Turkey’s southern and southwestern regions have not only eaten up the country’s forestland but also canceled out...

Wildfires inflamed anti-Kurdish sentiment in Turkey

Alin Ozinian Last week's forest fires sweeping across the eastern Mediterranean not only showed Turkey’s vulnerability in the fight against global warming and in its...

Turkey’s RTÜK punishes 6 TV stations over their coverage of wildfires

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has imposed fines on six TV stations due to the way they covered wildfires...

Disaster-struck Turkey faces toll of climate change

From flash floods to forest fires, from drought to "sea snot," Turkey is bearing the brunt of increasingly frequent disasters blamed on climate change,...

66 face legal action over social media posts about Turkey’s wildfires

Legal action has been taken against 66 people due to their social media posts about the wildfires that have been ravaging Turkey’ southern and...

Far-right politician targets actor who supported ‘Help Turkey’ campaign for Turkey’s wildfires

A popular Turkish actor has been the target of insults by a far-right politician for seeking help for the containment of wildfires that started...

#HelpTurkey: Hashtag sparks culture war over Turkish fires

It looked innocent enough. As Turkey burned, ravaged by its deadliest and most destructive wildfires in living memory, #HelpTurkey began trending on Twitter, supported by...

Forestland in Turkey destroyed by wildfires has risen 846 pct in 2021: report

Forestland destroyed by wildfires has increased by 846 percent in 2021 compared to areas that were burned between 2008 and 2020, according to data...

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