Fethiye Times News – our pick of what’s been going on in Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
German Captain drowns in Marmaris
A boat owners body has been recovered from the water in Marmaris marina. The body of 69-year-old German citizen, Klaus Ottes, was spotted by yacht owners on Monday morning.
Marmaris Coast Guard was called and they pulled the body from the sea. During an investigation, video footage from security cameras was found showing Ottes falling off the pier. Reports say he had been drinking.
Source: Marmaris News
Forest fire destroys beehives in Karagözler
A forest fire in the Karagözler neighbourhood of Oyuktepe in Fethiye, destroyed one hectare of land and 30 beehives.
The fire broke out at around 2pm on Friday. The fire was attended by Fethiye Fire Department who brought the fire under control and managed to save some of the beehives.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Photo of Kangal sheepdog protecting newborn lamb in eastern Turkey goes viral
A picture of a Kangal, a breed of livestock guard dog, protecting a newborn lamb through the night in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province went viral on Sunday, warming thousands of Turkish social media users’ hearts.
The shepherd, Celal Gül of Başpınar village said, “I was drinking my tea in the morning when I heard my dog barking from a distance. I immediately went running in the direction of the sound and saw that my dog had been waiting with the lamb next to him through the night.”
The lamb, who was born in the evening hours, had gone unnoticed in the midst of the herd. Vulnerable to predators, the newborn survived under the protection of the herd dog.
After the dog alerted Gül to the newborn, the shepherd found the lamb’s mother to nurse it.
Gül remarked that sheepdogs are at least as helpful and loyal as any human.
Source: Daily Sabah
Antalya Piano Festival kicks off
The 18th International Antalya Piano Festival kicked off on Nov. 1 with a concert by Manolo Carrasco. The event will feature 468 musicians performing in 10 concerts until Dec. 2 in the southern province of Antalya.
The festival will continue on Nov. 5 with the Antalya State Symphonic Orchestra, which consists of the world-famous composer and pianist Stephane Blet. The orchestra will be conducted by Gürer Aykal.
As part of the festival, Cem Esen will take the stage in the festival on Nov. 8, Emre Elivar on Nov. 10, Ariadna Castellanos on Nov. 17 and Luz Casal on Nov. 26.
The Antalya State Symphonic Orchestra will be on stage once again on Nov. 22, performing Anatolian melodies in the symphonic rock formation. Çağ Erçağ and Nurkan Renda will accompany the orchestra on the cello and guitar.
The Kepez Municipality Child and Youth Symphonic Orchestra, which is formed of 100 young musicians, will meet music lovers on Nov. 29.
The festival will be closed with a concert conducted by Leonard Slatkin on Dec. 1 and 2.
The final concert will feature the Mediterranean Philharmonic Orchestra and the Güher and Süher Pekinel sisters.
Source: Daily Hürriyet
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Niğde Belediyespor yesterday. The final score was 2-0.
After yesterday’s result, Fethiyespor have dropped to 14th position on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Sunday November 12th at home against SBS Inşaat Kırklarelıspor. Kick off is at 13:30.
Sunday 19th November away against Sakaryaspor A Ş. Kick off is at 13:30.
A great result for Fethiyespor Youth in the Cremlin Cup when the under 11’s came home with gold and the under 12’s, silver.
For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook.
Here are Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:
The British Pound bought 4.97TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.97TL.
The US Dollar bought 3.87TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 3.78TL.
The Euro bought 4.49TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.39TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Today’s featured photograph is by local photographer, Natalia Alpatova