Forest fires in Çanakkale, Tekirdağ and Diyarbakır

Forest fires in Çanakkale, Tekirdağ and Diyarbakır

With the increase in air temperatures, forest fire news comes one after another. The forest fire that started the previous day in Çanakkale was brought under control. 6 villages were evacuated as a precaution due to the fire. The fire in Hatay was largely under control. Last night, news of fire came from Tekirdag and Diyarbakir. The forest fire that broke out in the Deveciköy Kuştepe District of Tekirdağ’s Malkara district yesterday evening was brought under control after 13 hours. It was claimed that the fire, which was effective in an area of ​​​​approximately 350 hectares, started from the hay baler. The fire that has been going on for 18 hours in Diyarbakır has been brought under control.

Türkiye is struggling with forest fires that started 2 days ago.

After Hatay, Muğla, Adana, Tekirdağ, Balıkesir, Çanakkale and Mersin, news of fire came from Diyarbakır.


The forest fire in Çanakkale was brought under control with the intervention of the teams from the air and from the land. 

The pleasing news came from the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı. Yumaklı shared on his social media account that the forest fire in Çanakkale has been brought under control and that the cooling efforts are continuing.

Yumaklı also warned the citizens, “Let’s stay away from behaviors that may cause forest fires, let’s protect our green homeland together.” used the phrases.

The fire, which started at 16.31 the previous day near the Kızılkeçili village of Çanakkale, was intervened by 7 aircraft, 21 helicopters, 110 water sprinklers, 18 heavy equipment and 584 personnel.

The wind, which increased its speed from time to time in the area where the fire broke out, which was taken under control by the teams, also made it difficult to fight the flames.

The cause of the fire, which affected 8 villages, is also being investigated.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı examined the fire areas during his visit to the region yesterday and received information about the latest situation and studies from the authorities.


In the Belen district of Hatay, the areas damaged by the forest fire that broke out two days ago and were largely under control were viewed.

Forest fires

The areas damaged by the forest fire and the ongoing cooling works were displayed.

In the Armutçuk location of Belen district, Soğukoluk Mahallesi, the fire lit by 2 people to clean the reeds in their gardens spread to the forest, and the citizens of Müftüler, Soğukoluk and Benlidere neighborhoods were evacuated as a precaution. Two people who caused the fire were detained, one of the suspects was arrested.


A fire broke out at around 16.00 yesterday in the forest with oak trees in the Deveciköy Kuştepe location of Malkara.

In addition to the Tekirdağ Forest Directorate teams, many firefighters and construction equipment from the surrounding provinces were dispatched to the fire. The fire grew in a short time with the effect of the wind. The flames were intervened from the air with 4 helicopters and 2 planes. Tekirdağ Governor Aziz Yıldırım, who came to the scene last night, announced that the fire was effective in an area of ​​350 hectares. The fire was brought under control at around 05:00 this morning after interventions. Cooling works have been started in the area.

Forest fires


It was claimed that the baler caused the burning of 350 hectares of area in the area of ​​oak trees.

It was claimed that a fire broke out when the baler caught fire, while a person whose name could not be learned yesterday was turning the straw into bales in the harvested field, close to the forest. Gendarmerie teams launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

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Between the rural Arıklı, Karahasan and Serin neighborhoods of Lice, a fire broke out for an undetermined reason at several points in the area with grass and oak trees.

Upon the notification, teams from Diyarbakır Metropolitan and Lice Municipality, fire brigade, gendarmerie and Diyarbakır Forestry Operations Directorate and surrounding provinces were sent to the region.

The flames, which spread in a short time with the effect of the wind, were brought under control with the intervention of the teams. The teams, which make their way through the steep terrain, will continue their cooling work for a few hours.

Forest fires

Diyarbakir Forestry Operations Manager Davut Ayzit reminded that the fire, which affected three neighborhoods in Lice district Arıklı, Serin and Karahasan, started yesterday evening. Stating that the fire, which they took under control after 3-4 hours, started again with the effect of the wind, Ayzit said that they had to increase the teams when the effect increased a little more towards the morning.

Stating that they received reinforcements from neighboring provinces as the General Directorate of Forestry, Ayzit said, “In addition to this, with the support of AFAD, volunteers, Dicle University, Metropolitan Municipality, Lice District Governorate and our citizens, we took the fire under control after about 18 hours. Our area of ​​approximately 20 hectares has been affected. We will continue to work on cooling as a precaution. No risk appears. We have no loss of life or property. Thank you very much to everyone,” he said.


The areas damaged by the flames in the forest fire that broke out the previous day in Çanakkale were viewed from a helicopter.

Forest fires

The fire that started near Kızılkeçili village on 16 July was brought under control with intensive interventions from the air and land.

In addition to many personnel and land vehicles, airplanes and helicopters also spent intense work in extinguishing the fire, which affected a large area.

The AA team photographed the forested areas and agricultural lands damaged by the flames from the air with the help of a helicopter belonging to the Çanakkale Regional Directorate of Forestry.

Gül Demirci

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