The European Commission is sending three firefighting planes to support Turkey's efforts in extinguishing the forest fires, the commission’s emergency response coordinator announced on Aug. 1.
A Turkish national who went missing after a recent explosion at a chemical site in Germany has died, his family confirmed on Aug. 1.
Flowers were laid in the Tunca River on Aug. 1 in memory of the Roma, or Gypsies, killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp on the occasion of the Romani Genocide Memorial Day in Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne.
The number of people who have lost their lives due to massive forest fires in southern Turkey has risen to eight, the country’s agriculture and forestry minister announced on Aug. 1.
As the number of daily cases of COVID-19 infections continues to rise despite Turkey’s ongoing vaccination drive, a merchants’ confederation has made a call to its members, demanding only vaccinated people should work at businesses.
Göktürk 1 and 2, two Earth observation satellites of the Turkish Defense Ministry, have photographed the wildfires in the Mediterranean province of Antalya’s Manavgat district and the Aegean province of Muğla’s Marmaris district and the damage they have caused from space.