Firefighting planes helped halt the bushfires that threat the northern city of Istiaia, on the Greek island of Euboea, on Tuesday.
“It’s a very bad year all over the Mediterranean region. We believe that this is caused by an above-average hot July in the region.”Yusuf Serengil
Dr Yusuf Serengil from the Faculty of Forestry at Istanbul University said: “It is a very bad year all over the Mediterranean,” because “It’s a very bad year all over the Mediterranean region. We believe that this is caused by an above-average hot July in the region.”
A fire is burning in southwestern Mugla province.
The Turkish authorities are facing criticism because they have been caught off guard by the recent fires and do not have sufficient aircraft to help fight them.
More than two hundred fires raged in scarcely half of the country’s provinces, resulting in eight fatalities.
Climate change increases the risk of hot, dry weather, which probably will fuel wildfires.
The vast blaze has been burning for over a month, destroying hundreds of homes.
Throughout the rainforest in Brazil, as well as Peru and Bolivia, a more average season is expected.