Turkish emergency services are still working with all their might to bring the country's wildfires under control.

Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli reported on Saturday that ten more fires are raging, three of which are in the touristic province of Antalya.

Of the 98 fires that have broken out since Wednesday, 88 are now under control.

There were, among other things, severe fires in southern areas near the Mediterranean Sea.

The fires killed at least four people and left many homeless.

Strong winds hindered the firefighting activities.

The fires are another blow to the country's tourism industry, which has already suffered from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hotels have had to be evacuated in recent days and tourists have sometimes been brought to safety by boats.

Several Dutch holidaymakers had to be evacuated in Antalya this week.

Extreme heat is also expected in the coastal areas in the coming days.

The mercury can rise above 40 degrees there.


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