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Cuba offers comfort to Turkey in the aftermath of wildfires – Escompre

Forest workers and firefighters are continuing to respond to the blaze in Manavkat district. (Photo: Anatolia Agency)

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodrguez Barilla, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Turkish people and government for the loss of human lives and disasters caused by the wildfires.

In a message on social networking site Twitter, the Cuban foreign minister expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the incident, which affected the southwestern part of the country.

At least eight people have been killed and 864 injured in the blaze, which began on July 28, according to a recent report by Health Minister Fahrenheit Coca.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday declared a state of disaster in the affected areas as authorities evacuated residents and tourists from the popular destinations of Antalya and Mughal.

Of the 112 fires recorded, 111 were controlled by Turkish authorities and have retained their relentless effort to extinguish them by air and ground operations, the Anatolian agency explains.

The cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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