Vahit Kirişci

Some 4,500 hectares of land burned in Marmaris wildfires

Some 4,500 hectares of green lands have been turned to ashes by the wildfires that took five days of massive efforts in the Aegean province of Muğla's Marmaris district before being put out completely.

The first wildfires in the country this summer started late on June 21 in the Börtübed neighborhood as an arsonist set fires in three locations inside the Calabrian pine forests.

Turkey plans to lease farmlands in foreign countries

Turkey plans to lease farmlands in several counties in Africa and Latin America to grow crops to boost agricultural production amid growing global concerns over food security.

Authorities have been exploring such opportunities in 10 nations, besides Venezuela and Sudan.

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Vahit Kirişçi recently discussed this plan with a group of lawmakers.

Gov’t to monitor price movements instantly

The government will be able to oversee price moves instantly with a new digital system, according to a decision taken at the Economy Coordination Board meeting on April 13.

The recent development in the global supply chains and the effects of rising commodity prices on the inflation rates were evaluated at the meeting chaired by Vice President Fuat Oktay, according to a statement.