Zarif Voices Iran’s Support for Turkey amid Wildfires

Zarif Voices Iran’s Support for Turkey amid Wildfires

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured Turkey that Iran will provide whatever assistance necessary in the efforts to contain raging wildfires in the neighboring state.

“I was very affected by the fire that broke out in some parts of Turkey. We share the pain of the government and people of Turkey and we will stand by them,” the top Iranian diplomat said in a tweet on Friday.

“May God have mercy on the deceased, I wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” he added.

“Our prayers and opportunities will be at the service of our brothers in Turkey,” Zarif underlined.

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast has risen to four and firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels.

More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland areas, President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that 14 were still burning.

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