Tasks set by Azerbaijani president to fight forest fires in Turkey completely fulfilled: deputy minister

The tasks set by Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations regarding extinguishing fires in Turkey and preventing their spread have been completely fulfilled, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Lieutenant-General Etibar Mirzayev said on Friday.

The deputy minister noted that during a meeting that was held on August 12 at the crisis management center in Mugla province (in Turkey), official information was provided on the complete extinguishing of fires.

“Over the past period, together with local firefighters, we have taken measures to extinguish fires and cool the sources of fires. The main goal was to prevent the spread of fires to strategic facilities and settlements,” Mirzayev added.


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