Against the wildfires Turkish government does what it knows best: Censoring media, investigating social media critics…

HelpTurkey hashtag under investigation for ‘spreading fear’ about wildfires

Stung by claims of a bungled response to devastating fires, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says criticism is orchestrated

Anger in Turkey grows over government’s handling of wildfires

Response of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party seen by many as out of touch as blazes rage for seventh day People
In addition to losses of life and property, the earthquake in 1999 had a political consequence as well: It showed the incapability of the government and state, serving as a harbinger of the regime change 3 years later. I think fires will have a similar effect.

Turkey Battles Worst Blaze in Decades

 

 

Forest fires continued in Turkey after more than a week as the country dealt with an economic crisis and the pandemic. The

Eight dead as wildfires continue to rage across southern Europe

Deaths occur in Turkey with Italy and Greece also badly hit with thousands evacuated

Eight people have died and thousands have been evacuated from their homes as extreme wildfires continue to rage in parts of southern Europe.

Erdoğan talks about the forest fires raging across Turkey: “Cattle, sheep or white meat… We will make the payments for them all.” Like the Minister of Forestry, he says that metropolitan municipalities are responsible for the fires in residential areas.

Wildfires reach Turkish power plant, sparking evacuations

A thermal power plant and its surrounding town on the Aegean Sea were being evacuated on Aug. 4 as a deadly wildfire

 

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