Fethiye Times News – our pick of what’s been going on in Fethiye and around the region over the last week.

White Christmas

Snow Sherbet: Mother Nature's cooler
Snow On the mountains above Fethiye

Snow fell on the mountains above Fethiye again last week.

It was enough of a covering to force some schools in the higher villages above Seydikemer, Mugla to close early on Thursday.

Snow ploughs were out to keep the main road between Fethiye and Antalya clear of the deep snow.

The snow continued through to Saturday and caused difficult driving conditions.

Flights to Turkey Increase

Just one of the charter flights companies that fly to Dalaman Airport Turkey

Jet2.com the airline that includes up to 22kgs of luggage in its flight prices announced its summer 2017 schedule last week and, unlike some companies, it is promoting Turkey as a great destination for 2017.

Jet2.com flies to over 50 sun, city and ski destinations from nine UK bases: Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands, Newcastle, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast International and London Stansted. You could take advantage of great flight times and allocated seats to make travelling really easy. It’s no wonder they are ranked the UK’s Top Airline on TripAdvisor.

Safe Passage for School Kids

Road safety fence

A new foot bridge was craned into place above the busy main road in Çatalarık last week

Fencing will also be installed on the central reservation to encourage people to use the safer foot bridge.

The bridge should open early in the new year.

The construction of the dual carriage way road, higher speeds and higher volumes of traffic have increases the risk to vulnerable pedestrians who try to cross the road.

There have been collisions with pedestrians some of which have been fatal at similar locations.

Shaken but Not Stirred

Fethiye and surrounding villages, are all in the highest risk of earthquake – category 1
Earthquake zones in Turkey. Red areas are at higher risk.

Fethiye was gently rocked by an 5.5 quake on Tuesday evening at 21:03.

The epicentre of the quake was out to sea.

No injuries or damage to property were reported.

People Smuggler Caught

The Fethiye Coastguard boarded a fuel tanker in Fethiye Bay last Tuesday.

On board they discovered two hidden migrants sequested under a fuel tank.

So they arrested the skipper, brought the migrants ashore and impounded the vessel.

Watery Crash

One man died and two others were injured on Saturday when a car they were travelling in crashed into the sea.

The three were rushed to hospital but one man later died.

The two survivors were 17 years old.

The incident happened on the coastal strip road in the Akarca neighbourhood of Fethiye.

The vehicle was later removed by a recovery specialist.

Turkish Money

It was a more settled week for the Turkish Lira last week.

The British Pound was worth 4.30 Turkish Lira (TL), just 8 kürüş less than the week before.

Weather

After a wonderful sunny Christmas Day what does the week ahead hold?

Well pretty good.

There will be a sunny start to the week.

Thursday could see some rain

New Years Day looks sunny but cold.

New Year's Day 2017 looks like it will be nice.
New Year’s Day 2017 looks like it will be nice.

And finally…

According to the regional new site, Bodrum Emlak Haber, as of Jan 1st 2017, anyone with electric bills over 82tl a month can apply for a discount of 15-20%…

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