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Erdogan: “Investigation investigates whether forest fires are sabotage”


AA / Istanbul

“An investigation seeks to know if the forest fires amount to sabotage,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Head of State spoke to journalists after Friday prayers in Istanbul.

He commented on the work to put out forest fires that have broken out in several cities.

The President recalled that “71 forest fires broke out between July 28 and 30, of which 57 were taken under control”.

“Work continues to bring the 14 others under control,” Erdogan said. or not.”

He added that the teams “monitor fire areas constantly using drones.”

“We are now deploying 5 or 6 planes to extinguish fires, including planes supplied by Russia and Ukraine,” the President said. “As a result of the discussions, Azerbaijan will send an amphibious plane.”

The Head of State also commented on the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have administered nearly 72 million doses of the anti-Covid vaccine,” he said. […] We are trying to get back to normal life. We are taking every precaution to speed up standardization. “

* Translated from Turkish by Nur Asena Ertürk

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