Our weekly round up of the Fethiye news.
This weeks lead image is the Ataturk mausoleum, located in the Anitkabir, Ankara.
Remember the 10th November
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk died at 9:05 on 10th November, 1938 — and every year, all of Turkey will stop what they are doing at 9:05 to observe two minute’s silence to honour the man who founded the Republic of Turkey and is regarded as the greatest Turk.
In October 1938, Atatürk was dining with friends on the presidential yacht, Savarona, when he was taken ill.
He was conveyed to the nearby Dolmabahçe Palace, where he eventually died, on 10th November.
Since then, every clock in the palace has been stopped at 9:05, the precise moment of his death.
The mausoleum of Ataturk is sited in Ankara and is known as the Anitkabir.
It was back to school for local kids last week.
That was a welcome boost in trade for the various fast food and kebab shops that provide lunch to the thousands of kids who flock to them each school day.
The Fethiye Zabita and food safety inspectors team took the opportunity to inspect various fast food and kebab shops located near to schools in Fethiye.
They checked food hygiene practices, storage including cleanliness of fridges, products sold and record keeping.
Business that were found to not meet the criteria were issued with improvement notices.
Silver Wind Visits Fethiye
The cruise ship ‘Silver Wind’ dropped anchor in Fethiye Bay near to Sovaliye Island last week.
Many of the 206 passengers on board came ashore to sample the late autumn delights of Fethiye and the surrounding areas.
Babadag Heading for Record Year
The head of Fethiye chamber of commerce and industry (FTSO) Akif Arıkan was quoted in the press last week as saying that he expects 120,000 flights from Babadag mountain this year up 28% on last year.
He also said that safety was still their number one priority and that there had been no fatalities this year of any one who flew tandem.
Chinese Lift Winter Flight Numbers
The increase in the number of paragliders leaping from Babdag is in part due to an increasing number of Chinese tourists who visit the area specifically to make the flight.
The head of the paragliding cooperative said that the tourists come to fly all through the year and are helping support the winter flight programme.
The election result was reported in the international media to have been a surprise for the currency markets that were not expecting the result.
The result ended in an early trading gain to 4.28 TL.
The Turkish Lira ended the at 4.40 TL to the British Pound up 10 kuruş on the previous week.
The changing of the clocks yesterday will start to bring a more autumnal feel to our days with lighter mornings but an earlier sunset.
The forecast for the week ahead looks fine and settled with warm days but cooler nights.