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Death Toll Rises as Wildfires in Southern Turkey Rage On

The death toll from wildfires burning in Turkey’s southern Antalya province rose to six on July 31, according to local reports citing authorities.

Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry minister said on Saturday that 88 of 98 forest fires burning in the country were brought under control between July 28-31 but crews were battling with the remaining 10.

On Saturday, President Erdoğan visited the town of Manavgat, where hundreds of people have been affected by the wildfires.

Footage shared on Twitter by a journalist covering the wildfires shows a tortoise being offered water near the town of Manavgat. According to local reports, thousands of animals have perished during the fires. Credit: @oncerit via Storyful

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