Spain will send three planes to help fight firefighting efforts in Turkey

Madrid, since 2. (European Press) –

The Spanish government announced, on Monday, that it will send two sea planes and a transport plane to Turkey to participate in efforts to extinguish more than a hundred fires that broke out in recent days in the south of the country, which left the clock. At least eight dead.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation confirmed in a statement that 27 military personnel will travel with these aircraft, including five members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), to carry out ground communication work.

Thus, he stated that he was part of the presentation on Sunday by Spanish President Pedro Sanchez to show the country’s solidarity with the victims of what he described as a “terrible catastrophe”.

The ministry added that the two seaplanes will take off today from Malaga and arrive in Turkey tomorrow, while the transport plane will depart this afternoon. They are all heading to an airport in Mugla province.

He finally noted that the Spanish Embassy in Ankara, which coordinated this operation, is following “closely” the development of the fires and added that it, along with the consulates of Istanbul and Antalya, is keeping the consular emergency lines open. If it is necessary to provide assistance to a Spanish citizen.

Fahrettin Altun, press official in the office of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, indicated this Tuesday through his official account on the social network Twitter, that 122 out of 129 forest fires registered in the country are under control.

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