Wildfire

Turkey to buy 4 firefighting planes following summer wildfires

Turkey has decided to buy four firefighting planes "soon," following the 299 wildfires that erupted in 49 out of all 81 provinces between July 28 and Aug. 12, according to the aviation columnist of daily Hürriyet.

"The buying process will be conducted over by the presidency of defense industries," Uğur Cebeci wrote on Oct. 13.

Expert proposes to sell burned trees, use money in fight against wildfires

A Turkish expert has advised authorities to sell all the trees burned in last month's wildfires that devastated forests in 53 provinces out of all 81 late July and use the money collected in the fight against future forest fires.

According to data from the General Directorate of Forestry, some 133,000 hectares of land have been burnt.

Improving emergency response to feature prominently on European agenda

Romania's Interior Minister Lucian Bode said on Monday that situations such as the one that Greece faced this summer compelled state officials to make decisions immediately, and that improving emergency response is an item that will feature prominently on the European agenda.

Mitsotakis blames disastrous wildfires on climate change, seeks consensus on restructuring

By George Gilson

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a parliamentary debate today on the recent disastrous wildfires defended the government's management of the crisis, and he blamed the magnitude of it on the extended heat wave in the Mediterranean and on climate change.

PM blames climate change, heat waves for huge wildfires that destroyed 100,000 hectares of forest land

By George Gilson

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a parliamentary debate today on the recent disastrous wildfires defended the government's management of the crisis, and he blamed the magnitude of it on the extended heat wave in the Mediterranean and on climate change.

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