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Rescue teams brave tough terrain as wildfires rage in western Turkey

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Firefighting units, joined by hundreds of volunteers from across Turkey, raced on Saturday to prevent flames on the mountainous slopes above the south-western city of Mugla from spreading down to residential areas and a power plant. A popular seaside destination home to redwood forests stretching along the Aegean coastline, Mugla is the flashpoint in Turkey’s battle with wildfires, with five areas burning near the city and threatening outlying villages and neighbourhoods. Turkey is grappling with its worst wildfires in over a decade, with efforts to contain the ferocious blazes in its 11th day…

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