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Kazakhstan's fire rescue group returns from Turkey

25 August, 2021 16:18

Sixteen rescuers of the Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations completed their mission to help Turkey extinguish fires and returned to Kazakhstan on August 25, reports a Strategy2050.kz correspondent.

The rescuers were helping to eliminate the fires in the city of Dalaman. 

Senior officials, including the Kazakh Minister of Emergency Situations Yuri Ilyin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey Ufuk Ekici, General Director of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan Peter Griffiths,, as well as families greeted the rescuers at the Nursultan Nazarbayev international airport.

They spent two weeks in Turkey on their mission initiated by Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on August 7.

To help eliminate the fire, which had spread in the forest area, rescuers carried out extensive work over eight days. A total of 80 cycles of water discharge equalling more than 300 tons of water were carried out since the beginning.