Turkey declares ‘disaster areas’ as wildfire death toll rises

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared parts of southern Turkey ravaged by wildfires as “disaster areas”, with the death toll from the fires rising to six after two forest workers were killed.
Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations and forcing people to evacuate.The government says the fires may have been started deliberately.

Al Jazeera’s Resul Serdar reports from Manavgat in Southern Turkey.

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