Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record

Thousands of holidaymakers evacuated from Aegean Sea resorts as country fights more than 50 blazes

The heat intensity of in on Thursday was four times higher than anything on record for the nation, according to satellite data passed on to the Guardian.

At least four people were killed by blazes that swept through the tourist regions of Antalya and Mu?la, forcing thousands of holidaymakers to be evacuated from their hotels by a flotilla of boats.

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