Forests in eastern Turkey have reportedly been set alight, ignited and burning as a result of recurring and ongoing military operations by the Turkish armed forces against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Anyone who reports about the forest fires are also being accused of sharing false information by the Turkish authorities, according to PIRHA.
On Sunday, a forest fire broke out in the Mila Tîkera region of Mount Judi in eastern Turkey.
Local sources told MA that no fire fighting services or action was taken by the local fire department despite the fire burning for a long period of time.
On Saturday morning, Turkish armed forces launched operations in a rural area of the Lice district of Diyarbakır (Amed) setting fire to a forest after the area was raked with bullets from the military helicopters, according to MA.
News of another forest fire came from Turkey’s eastern province of Dersim and again there has been no response from the authorities to the fire that broke out on 3 June due to military operations in the Uzun Meşe region the Hozat district, PIRHA reported.