Fire erupts at mined terrain in Turkish border town

SANLIURFA: A fire broke out at a mined terrain on border with Syria due to an unknown reason in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa’s Akcakale district on Friday.

Locals rushed to the border when they noticed smoke following Friday prayer. Haystacks near a garage used by the municipality blazed and the fire continued for a long time. No intervention was made into the fire by fire brigade since the area was mined.

People expressed their concerns about the fire which occurred at a time when some media organs alleged that Turkey will send ground troops to Syria.