Tourists flee as wildfires threaten Turkish beach resorts

Wildfires in the Turkish holiday destinations of Antalya and Mugla are still raging as firefighters worked to battle the blazes for a fifth day.
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ISTANBUL (AP) — Wildfires in the Turkish holiday destinations of Antalya and Mugla are still raging as firefighters worked to battle the blazes for a fifth day. Authorities warned tourists and residents to keep evacuating Turunc, a town in the seaside resort of Marmaris, and navy ships waited in the sea there to see if a bigger evacuation was needed. As the death toll rose to eight on Sunday, the forestry minister tweeted that 111 fires were “under control” across Turkey.

A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including on the Italian island of Sicily and in western Greece. Italian beach-goers near Pescara were evacuated Sunday after being threatened by a wildfire.

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