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Drone footage shows apocalyptic scenes of wildfires in Turkey

Turkey has seen more than 120 blazes break out in 32 provinces – many of them in popular tourist hotspots – in the last week. At least eight people have died, and thousands of others forced to evacuate, as firefighters struggle to contain the wildfires whose spread has been exacerbated by parched weather conditions. Drone videos from various parts of Turkey capture the scale of the devastation…

The fires that broke out last Wednesday are continuing to wreak havoc for the sixth day straight today. Even though 119 fires had been brought under control as of late Sunday, crews are still battling seven fires that have erupted in the popular beach provinces of Antalya and Mugla as well as in Tunceli, southeast Turkey.

Water-carrying planes from Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and Azerbaijan are helping the firefighters. Meanwhile, the European Union has also announced that it will be sending in planes from Croatia and Spain to bolster the containment efforts. Turkey is not a member…

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Source: dronedj.com