LAST MINUTE NEWS: The current situation in the fight against forest fires (Ministerial Communiqué)

last minute “data-mce-href =” https://www.ntv.com.tr/son-minute “> Breaking news Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, He shared the latest information on forest fires at the AFAD Coordination Center in Manavgat.

Highlights of statements by Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu;

Today we are fighting fires at 15 different points in 5 neighborhoods. Thanks to the frank fight of our forest firefighting teams, control has been achieved on some fronts and cooling works have started.

(Manavgat) We continued to work with 6 planes, 2 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2 management helicopters 17, 1878 vehicles and over 6,500 people.

Today, 4 other European countries have requested support from the EU mechanism due to a fire. Greece, Macedonia, Albania and Italy. We also wish to convey our best wishes to these countries.

Today, 4 Ukrainian helicopters landed at Isparta airport. He will contribute to our fire extinguishing efforts from tonight and into tomorrow. Tomorrow morning 150 people will come to our country from Azerbaijan with 1 plane and 10 people and 40 fire trucks on board.

4 planes that we found and rented from a private company landed at Isparta airport. Two planes leased by one of our companies from an Israeli company will also arrive in our country tomorrow. We have completed all flight permit procedures.

A symbolic offer came from Turkmenistan. I spoke to the Qatar team today, there is a team of 666 people. They are helping in the Gundogmus area.

Some offers of assistance came from Pakistan, Poland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United States, Canada and Japan. We said there was a need for air and helicopter support. We are waiting for an answer.

Titles of statements by Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum;

We are seeing floods, landslides and fires in many parts of the world. At this stage, all our teams are working with a superhuman effort to act quickly and heal the wounds of our fellow citizens as quickly as possible. They fought a very important fight in the fire. On July 28, a fire broke out in 4 different places. It affected 50 settlements in our Antalya. 722 of our fellow citizens who were directly affected by the fire were injured, 708 of them were treated. The treatment of 7 of our fellow citizens continues, there is no risk to life.

We continue to provide psychosocial support to our disaster-affected citizens. We provided psychosocial support to our 2,400 brothers and sisters in 45 neighborhoods. A veterinary service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for our affected animals in the fire zone. There are 59 of our citizens accommodated in the dormitory. Our fellow citizens do not want to leave their fields and their animals. We have installed containers for 93 families in the field. Apart from that, we have taken steps to meet the needs by installing WC-shower systems in 20 of our neighborhoods. 133 tents have been set up to date.

Meals are distributed to an average of 14,000 citizens per day. The cash assistance that has reached our region so far amounts to Lit 47.5 million.

Almost 13 million lire in cash was paid to 912 people whose homes were damaged by the fire.

The houses will not be built in a protected area or a protected area. Wherever our citizens live, we will do it there. We design the houses in 3 + 1, 2 + 1, with storage, outbuildings and barns. We prepare our houses in accordance with the local architecture. Hopefully we will prepare it in 1 month and show it to our citizens. Most of our citizens living here are in the highlands. With the prediction that these will arrive in their villages and neighborhoods in 2-3 months, we will complete the construction of all damaged barns within 3 months. Approximately 344 of our barns were damaged by this fire.

Highlights of statements by Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu;

We are vigilant in all areas of fire. There is currently one of the biggest disasters in the world. We continue to fight so that the current fires do not affect other forests and affect settlements.

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