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Erdogan, government criticized as weeklong wildfires rage

BOZALAN, TURKEY | As Turkish fi re crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country’s southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires.