Turkish PM phones Karamanlis on Greek fire disaster

Turkish PM Erdogan wished speed recovery over the ongoing fire in Greece

Turkish PM phones Karamanlis on Greek fire disaster

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished speed recovery over the ongoing fire in Greece.

Speaking with Greek Premier Costas Karamanlis on the phone on Monday, Erdogan said that Turkey was ready to extend every type of assistance and support to Greece.

Karamanlis thanked Erdogan for his support.

Turkey sent a water-dropping plane to Greece to assist the efforts to extinguish forest fires.

The fire broke out near the town of Marathon on Friday night and spread quickly to adjacent wooded areas. The wildfires razed about 15,000 hectares of forest and brush, damaged or destroyed scores of homes and forced thousands to flee outlying areas of the Greek capital. Several people were injured in the fires.

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