Turkey fire kills 7

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Turkey fire kills 7
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At least seven people have been killed in wildfires in Turkey due to rising temperatures.

According to Reuters news agency, satellite images showed smoke from the fires in Mersin and Antalya reaching the island of Cyprus, 150 kilometers away.

In Turkey, fires are common in hot weather. But government officials said the blaze had spread to a large area.

According to the Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, there have been 98 fires so far. 

The fire has been brought under control in 88 places.

Currently, fires are raging in the southern coastal provinces of Adana, Osmania, Antalya, and Mersin. 

The fire also broke out in the western coastal province of Mughal.

According to Turkish meteorologists, temperatures on the Mediterranean coast are expected to rise by an average of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius.

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