Forest fires global threat just like COVID-19: Erdoğan

Forest fires are a global threat just like the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey's president said on Aug. 4. 


The whole world is currently facing this challenge, which is like a "terrorist threat," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a live television interview.

He said 187 forest fires have erupted in Turkey in the past eight days, with 15 of them yet to be put out.

Probe underway, teams search for trace of arson in fires in Turkey’s south

,Prosecutors are investigating the causes of wildfires that have been raging through Turkey's south, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said early July 30.

"They are looking into every aspect of the incidents and every possibility and all authorities are taking the necessary measures," he said on his Twitter account.

Top Turkish, Spanish diplomats discuss relations

Turkey and Spain agreed to sustain the impetus in bilateral relations, Turkey's foreign minister said on July 23.

Congratulating Jose Manel Albares for his appointment as Spain's new foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter that preparations for "The Seventh Turkey-Spain Intergovernmental Summit" were also discussed in a telephone call between the two ministers.