In total some 10,000 people were evacuated in Mugla province aloneInterior Minister Suleyman Soylu reported Monday.

Forestry and Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli indicated that firefighters are battling seven fires in the coastal provinces of Antalya and Mugla, extremely popular with tourists.

Flames were also burning in Isparta, 380 kilometers (236 miles) to the northeast, and in Denizli in the southwest of the country.

Firefighters, however, did manage to contain another fire, located in Tunceli, in southeastern Turkey., said the minister.

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