Türkiye sends fire-fighting planes and helicopters to Greece
Two fire-fighting aircraft and one fire-fighting helicopter sent by Türkiye to fight the ongoing forest fires in Greece have arrived in the capital Athens.
With the instruction of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 2 amphibious firefighting aircraft and 1 firefighting helicopter belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry arrived in Athens this morning with a flight crew of 9 people.
After the procedures at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, the aircraft and the team of 9 people travelled to Dekelia Military Air Base.
Türkiye's Ambassador to Athens Çağatay Erciyes, Greek Deputy Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Evangelos Turnas and Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Dimitris Azemopulos attended the welcoming ceremony held here.
In the statement made by the Turkish Presidency's Communications Directorate, the following words were used: "Amphibious aircraft with effective manoeuvrability and a fire-fighting helicopter produced with domestic and national facilities will be used in the neighbouring country to respond to forest fires in Greece."