Greece Thanks Türkiye for Helping it Tackle Raging Forest Fires

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has thanked Türkiye for aiding his country battle a series of raging wildfires.

“Our gratitude goes out to Türkiye for sending two firefighting planes and one helicopter to assist us in our fight against forest fires. Thank you Türkiye!,” Mitsotakis said on Twitter Saturday.

The Greek Foreign Ministry also thanked Ankara for the assistance, saying: “Thank you #Türkiye for your readiness to provide firefighting support&assist #Greece in tackling severe wildfires.”

Earlier Friday, Türkiye sent two amphibious firefighting aircraft and a firefighting helicopter to aid Greece.

“Under the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 2 firefighting planes and 1 firefighting helicopter registered in the inventory of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Forestry and crews will be sent to Greece,” the Turkish Communications Directorate said on Twitter Friday.

Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan is an accomplished writer and aerial photographer that has worked in the aviation industry for over a decade before co-founding AerialFire Magazine. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ryan is a former police officer that focuses his writing and photography efforts on para-public operations and agricultural aviation.

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