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202 of 214 fires contained in Turkey: President

11:11 07 August 2021 Author :  

Turkey's president announced on Friday that 202 wildfires have been contained since they began last week.

Efforts to extinguish the remaining 12 blazes are underway.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that 18 amphibian jets, 57 helicopters, 5,250 personnel, nine unmanned aerial vehicles, 150 earth movers and 850 water-tenders has been used in extinguishing the fires that are burning in 46 provinces.

He also noted that with the contributions of the private sector and non-governmental organizations, four planes and one helicopter supplied from abroad will also participate./aa

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