Strong winds fueled the blaze. Twenty-three helicopters and fourteen planes have dumped water on the fire, while more than 700 forestry personnel, 83 water trucks and police water cannons worked on the ground.
Last summer, blazes fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures tore through forests in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean regions, including in Marmaris, killing at least eight people and countless animals.
The Turkish government at the time came under criticism for its inadequate response and preparedness to fight large-scale wildfires, including a lack of modern firefighting planes.
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