Turkey fights forest fires raging through country's south


Turkey is battling wildfires that have broken out in 41 different areas recently, with 31 of them successfully brought under control so far.


The forest fires have erupted over the last few days in the southern provinces of Mersin, Osmaniye, Adana, Antalya, Kahramanmaras.


The blazes also burst out in the southwestern province of Mugla and central provinces of Kirikkale and Kayseri.


The county's efforts to bring 10 ongoing fires under control are continuing as 1,832 personnel, three planes, 29 helicopters, and 458 water tenders are joining the mission.