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In Turkey, a social media Amid worst forest fires

Turkey has been facing the worst forest fires in decades. Since the first blaze was started on July 28, over 200 fires have raged through Turkey’s southern coast, killing 8 and burning down at least “three times the area affected in an average year.” Amid ongoing criticism against the ruling government’s response, one hashtag gained momentum amongst disgruntled citizens. Following President Erdogan’s visit to one of the damaged areas, where he was seen tossing packages of tea to fire survivors, the hashtag #HelpTurkey spread across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, with over 2.7 million shares across the platforms. Do you think that Turkey needed help from other countries ?

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