TURKEY: A massive fire erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district, Izmir, western Turkey on Sunday, RT reported.
The inferno started in the evening on the border of the Sahintepe and Mevkiinde districts. It engulfed the grassy wooded area and was spreading closer to NATO’s military base because of strong winds.
Despite efforts by NATO-stationed troops to stop the fire, the rapidly-spreading flames were moving closer to the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) base at Şirinyer (Buca) in İzmir, Turkey.
LANDCOM is charged with improving the effectiveness and reaction time of the alliance’s land forces that when needed could respond to an international crisis.