Wildfires – Turkey

Parts of the western Turkish resort of Bodrum were evacuated on Saturday as the death toll from bushfires in the country rose to six. Fires have encroached on villages and tourist resorts, forcing people to flee. The owners of private boats and yachts were asked to help with the operation, which was led by the coast guard. More than 1 000 people are evacuated.

In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey’s southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country. “The animals are on fire,” 56-year-old resident, Muzeyyan Kacar, told CNN. “Everything is going to burn. Our land, our animals and our house. What else do we have anyway?”

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