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Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes, what is the situation there

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

In the small village of Kacarlar, off the southern coast of Turkey, farmers are facing apocalyptic views and scenes as fires continue to engulf the country.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

A 56-year-old woman named Muzeyyan Kacar shows the horror she is experiencing: Animals are burning, our land, our house, we have nothing left. Do we have reason to live?

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

A few miles to the west, at the Bodrum tourist hotspot, more than 1,000 people were evacuated by boat on Sunday and Saturday to escape the fires. Terrified they rise from the deck chairs as the fire seemed raging behind them. Someone was trying to get into the water but the smoke covered most of the coast making it impossible to stay there.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

Due to the catastrophic situation, eight people have died from more than 10 fires that broke out last week. According to meteorologists, the flames were triggered by scorching temperatures, wind and drought. Experts say fires of this kind are a consequence of climate change. The most affected areas are Manavgat, Antalya Province, and Marmaris. Among the victims are a Turkish-German couple and two firefighters.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

Aktualisht pjesë më e madhe e vatrave të zjarrit janë shuar, edhe me ndihmë ne fqinjëve të Turqisë dërsa gjashtë vatra mbeten aktive në tre qytete të ndryshme nga dita e diel.

Në bregdetin mesdhetar të Turqisë, më shumë se 1,100 njerëz u evakuuan nga vendpushimi turistik i Bodrumit përmes detit për ditën e dytë radhazi.

"U evakuuam me anije, unë kurrë nuk kam qenë dëshmitar i diçkaje të ngjashme më parë në këtë rajon," tha një prej turistëve.

Presidenti turk Rexhep Tajip Erdogan shpalli pjesë të pesë provincave në bregdetin Mesdhe të Turqisë "zona fatkeqësie", pas një vizite me helikopter në zonat e shkatërruara.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

"Ne do të vazhdojmë të ndërmarrim të gjitha hapat për të shëruar plagët e njerëzve tanë, për të kompensuar humbjet dhe për të përmirësuar situatën më mirë se më parë," shtoi presidenti në një postim në Twitter mbrëmjen e të shtunës.

Në fshatin e afërt të Kacarlar, banorët po shohin shtëpitë që kanë ndërtuar me duar teksa digjen.

"Shtëpia e babait tim u dogj," rrëfen 48-vjeçari Gulay Kacar. "Iku, u zhduk" shton ai para se të largohet për të parë kafshët që ka strehuar larg zjarrit.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

Rreth 4,000 personel, së bashku me qindra automjete të urgjencës, janë vendosur nga qeveria për të ndihmuar në luftimin e flakëve.

Apocalyptic view from Turkey under fire: Everything is burning before our eyes,

At least 77 houses were damaged in Antalya province and more than 2,000 farm animals were burned. Extreme weather conditions with heat and drought have exacerbated the fire situation in recent years.

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And while parts of Europe have not yet recovered from the floods, Turkey is facing the opposite.

In fact Scientists have warned that climate change will exacerbate extreme weather events, including deadly fires and floods.

* CNN article, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al