LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 

A forest fire broke out in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)’s coastal city of Girne on Sunday, as heat waves continued to grip the island.

The fire occurred in forestland in the Tepebasi district, with no further details reported yet.

Turkey sent two firefighting helicopters to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Vice President Fuat Oktay said.

Oktay also said the country closely observes the situation, stressing that it supports the TRNC with all its institutions, particularly the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur in Ankara

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