Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli, regarding the allegations of sabotage of the terrorist organization in forest fires in Hatay, said: “Our forestry organization has some concerns and doubts about this. Our current job is to contain and extinguish the fire. The Hatay Governorship is continuing the multi-faceted investigation regarding this. There are some rumors that there are some witnesses, “he said.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli made a statement at the Fire Management Center regarding the fires in Hatay and Kahramanmaraş. Pakdemirli stated that there were 25 fires in total, 9 of them were agricultural and 16 of them were forest fires.
Noting that a second fire broke out near the same region at around 13.00 after the fire that started around 10.15 in Hatay, Pakdemirli said that the most experienced personnel within the Ministry were at the scene. There is the wind, it blows between the valleys at the lowest 45 kilometers. Our friends have to struggle with a strong wind. Our aircraft were affected by this situation for quite an hour. One of our planes also had a minor crack. The water intake cover broke down. Noting that the fire was intervened with 2 planes, 6 helicopters, 130 sprinklers, 10 dozers and 500 personnel, Minister Pakdemirli stated that they sent the Kartal helicopter, which fired 15 tons of water, to the region and that the aircraft would be activated again with the first lights of the day. 70 CITIZENS ARE AFFECTED’Pakdemirli, the residential area of the fire “7 flats, 11 detached houses, 14 workplaces, 8 factories, 4 vehicles, 3 warehouses, 35 beehives and 70 citizens were affected by the fire. Damage assessment studies will continue after the fire is over. Hopefully, with the first hours of the morning, we will continue to respond to the fire in a much more controlled manner. We continue to follow the fire from here, ” he said. ‘OUR FOREST ORGANIZATION HAS SOME CONCERNS AND DOUBTS’Answering the question regarding the allegations of sabotage of terrorist organizations in the fire, Pakdemirli said:
“Our forestry organization also has some concerns and doubts about this. Our current job is to contain and extinguish the fire. Hatay Governorship continues the multi-faceted investigation regarding this. There are some statements that there are some witnesses.