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London concert in aid of wildfire victims in Greece and Turkey

This summer’s heatwaves across Europe created difficulties for many countries, but in Greece and Turkey it led to some of the worst wildfires in living memory. Countless people lost their homes, and dozens were killed or injured, whilst wildlife and swathes of forest were destroyed as the fires ravaged everything in their path. News reports […]

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Enfield MP Feryal Clark challenges UK government over Turkey Covid-19 Red list

For the second time in under a month, Feryal Clark, the Member of Parliament for Enfield North, has written to Grant Shapps asking why Turkey remains on the British Government’s Red list risk category for coronavirus. The Labour MP published her latest letter to the Transport Secretary on social media, calling the “inconsistencies” in the […]

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North Cyprus calls for help after Tepebaşı fire spreads rapidly

A wild fire that broke out by a village in northwest Cyprus earlier today has quickly spread, threatening thousands of acres of forest and other settlement areas. There has been no reported loss of life, but the fire has scorched the forests around Tepebaşı, Akdeniz, Kalkanlı, and Koruçam (also known as Kormacit) in the Turkish […]

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Two patients die following fire in Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital

Two elderly patients died as they were being evacuated from Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital this morning following the outbreak of a serious fire in the Cardiology Department. The authorities confirmed the fatalities were Asım Uyguroğlu, aged 74, and 62-year-old Erdoğan Kalaycılar. Uyguroğlu, who had been in intensive care, passed away at Near East […]

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Turkey fights own forest fire in Antalya, after Greek Cypriots refuse Troodos Mountains help because “conditions” not met

Turkey is battling a major fire in the Kumluca district of Antalya. People have been evacuated away from the path of the two-day old fire, which has spread to the resort town of Adrasan and Çıralı village, and entered the Beydağları Coastal National Park that contains the historic Olympos (Lycia) site. İsmail Üzmez, head of […]