By Zafer Fatih Beyaz

ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to bilateral relations, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

The directorate said in a statement that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Zoran Milanovic exchanged views on cooperation in the fight against wildfires as well as bilateral ties.

Erdogan thanked Milanovic for his solidarity with Turkey and support, referring to a firefighting plane the Balkans country sent, and said alliance relations carry more meaning at such times.

For days, Turkey has been battling wildfires that erupted in various locations around the country, especially the southern regions. While most of the wildfires have been contained, others are still ongoing, threatening civilian settlements and wildlife alike.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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