#HelpTurkey has become viral on the bluebird app in an effort to call for global help as Turkey is widely burned now. Several villages and tourism facilities are forced to be emptied as forest fires continued to rage across Turkey’s south and southwest coast.
According to the authorities, the blaze in the Manavgat district of the Mediterranean province of Antalya reached Sirtkoy village on Sunday. The number of people who have lost their lives due to massive forest fires in southern Turkey has risen to eight, Anadolu Agency reported the country’s agriculture and forestry minister announced Sunday.
Authorities confirmed that at least 13 planes, 45 helicopters, drones, and 828 fire-fighting vehicles were involved in the effort of extinguishing the fires.
People from across Turkey have been sharing live updates and visuals of the fires on social media platforms. They are requesting international help with the hashtag ‘Help Turkey’. More than 2 million tweets have been made about the issue as ‘#HelpTurkey’ continues to trend on Twitter. Here is what people are saying.
Turkey is in a very dangerous situation. Turkey’s cities have been on fire for days, causing extensive harm to people, animals, and trees . Turkey is in desperate need of help!
— Elif Ertaş (@elifertas__) August 2, 2021
— ᴅʏ • dia do corno #KY || #SürprizAyCem (@belikovagirl) August 1, 2021
— Erdem (@vaIverdeteminat) August 1, 2021