Fethiye Times News – what has been going on in Fethiye and around the region.
It was a week of strange weather last week.
A strong wind battered the coast on Tuesday bringing with it a mass of hot air.
Temperatures in Fethiye and area then soared to over 40 degrees for the first time this year.
The TV cameras were out filming people, sitting under trees, cooling off in the sea and paddling to keep cool.
They also took images of the asphalt on a road melting too.
The weather is set to continue for the next week before temperatures fall back to seasonal norms.
A 74 year old man who lives in a residential home in the Foca area of Fethiye featured in the headlines last week when he welcomed the press to look at his bumper pumpkin that he was growing in the garden of the home.
The elder gardener has been tending the orange squash every day and watching it grow into a super pumpkin.
He said the seed came from his relative who sent it from the USA.
The press had a go at lifting the super squash but said it was too much for one man to lift.
So they estimated that it must be around 200kg.
If it is then that monster will smash the existing record for such a squash in Turkey.
Now that’s a smashing pumpkin.
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Blue Light Advanced Driver Training
Drivers of 112 emergency vehicles took part in advanced driver training last week.
The programme that included theoretical and practical training has been designed to protect drivers and ensure that they get to their destination in the safest and quickest way possible.
The practical sessions included training on how to drive safely in narrow built up areas and how to take a vehicle on and off a beach to get closer to a patient.
Warm Welcome at Dalaman Airport
Dalaman airport welcomed its first weekly flight from Ukraines second largest city last week.
Airport treated the passengers of the Boeing 737 to a cocktail and buffet on arrival.
The crew received a garland of flowers each.
A spokesperson for the airport said that the new flight has opened up another important tourism market for tour operators offering holidays to the area.
The flights will continue until the end of September.
The British Pound bought 4.20 TL by the close of business on Friday up 3 kurüs on the week before.
A Turkish Lira was worth 24 pence.
It’s going to be hot again next week with higher temperatures forecast until later in the week when they will settle back to seasonal norms.
The forecast for the week ahead looks like this.