As UCLG-MEWA Presidency and members, we express our solidarity with the Turkish people and local governments over the ongoing wildfires, which have had devastating effects in particularly southern Turkey. We are deeply saddened by the loss of human lives as well as livestock, wild animals, forests, and settlements.

In these difficult days that Turkey has been going through, we call on the international community, and especially the UCLG family, to stand in solidarity with Turkey in responding to the most urgent needs of the local governments trying to cope with the destructive wildfires and providing the assistance needed to recover the loss and restore the nature and settlements which have been severely damaged.  

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We wish Turkey immediate relief in the face of this calamity.

UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat

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