The UAE revealed, today, Wednesday, that it provided ten million dollars to Turkey, to contribute to supporting the rehabilitation stages of some Turkish regions affected by forest fires and floods.
And the Emirates News Agency stated, “This support came under the directives of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” expressing its solidarity with the Turkish people in these exceptional circumstances.
The UAE also affirmed its keenness to contribute to providing appropriate support to mitigate the humanitarian repercussions and damage caused by floods in the north of the country and forest fires in southwest Turkey, and that it always seeks to extend a helping hand to brotherly and friendly countries in such circumstances, which require solidarity and cooperation at all levels. .
Last August, Turkey announced that fires had been extinguished in the country, adding that since the outbreak of large forest fires on July 28, 299 fires in 54 Turkish provinces have been controlled and extinguished.
On July 28, Turkey witnessed simultaneous forest fires in 17 states, the largest of which were in Antalya, Mugla, Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye, which killed 11 people and injured hundreds.
The area burned as a result of forest fires in the Manavgat region in the southern state of Antalya reached 60,000 hectares and led to the death of 33 animals, as well as losses of homes, shops and agricultural land estimated at 116 million dollars, according to a statement by the Antalya Governor’s Office.
Also, 38,715 people were evacuated due to the fires in the southeastern province of Mugla, in addition to nearly 10,000 people in the Manavgat region of Antalya in the south of the country.
The 4-day fires in the state of Adana also led to the burning of an area estimated at 4,155 hectares, and more than 65,375 hectares in Mugla, according to official data.