Wildfire Smoke Looms Over Beach in Manavgat, Turkey

Thousands of firefighters battled blazes across multiple Turkish resort towns along the southern coast on July 28.

At least 183 people were hospitalized, local reports said, with investigations underway to determine the causes of the fires.

This footage, posted by Onur Burak Celik on July 28, shows dark smoke lying thick over a beach in Manavgat, Turkey.

Fahrettin Altun, a spokesperson for the presidency, said on July 29 that those responsible will be held accountable for their “attack on our nature and our forest.” Credit: Onur Burak Celik via Storyful

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