Fethiye Times News – our pick of what is been going on in Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.


GOV.UK Update

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

Updated: 8 December 2017
Summary – following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem on 6 December 2017 protests and demonstrations are expected; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local police authorities.

122 kilos of cannabis seized in joint Muğla operation

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122 kilograms of cannabis was seized during a Muğla Milas district-based operation that took place simultaneously in Fethiye, Sanliurfa and Antalya in the early hours of Wednesday. The cannabis had a market value of one million pounds.

Seven suspects were taken into custody and have been referred to Milas Court.

Source: SonDakika

Driver injured in car accident on the Ovacık road

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

One person was injured in an accident that took place on the Ovacık road on the way to Fethiye on Wednesday.

The car overturned when the driver lost control of the wheel. Witnesses called the emergency services who, on arriving at the scene, called the Fire Department to cut the injured driver from the car who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police are investigating the accident.

Source: Fethiye Haber

International Space Station commander shares night image of Istanbul

A bird’s eye view image showing Istanbul shining in the night has become the one of the most popular tweets of NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, the current commander of International Space Station (ISS). Bresnik shared the photo as the ISS was passing over Istanbul thousands of kilometers away from the earth.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

50-year-old Bresnik had previously shared daytime views of Istanbul.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

Source: Daily Sabah

Turkish resort of Bodrum slid 26 centimeters after strong July quake

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

The Aegean resort of Bodrum slid a total of 26 centimeters underwater following a 6.6.-magnitude earthquake in July, an examination carried out by a group of scientists has revealed.

According to a Dec. 8 report by daily Habertürk, some 20 GPS stations had been set up to monitor the horizontal and vertical movements of earthquakes in the region and determine their breaking points, which also monitored the 6.6-magnitude earthquake on July 21.

A total of 11 scientists from seven universities across the country determined the effect and movements of the earthquake as a part of the research team.

Dokuz Eylül University’s Earthquake Research Center head Professor Hasan Sözbilir said the implementation marked a first for the country, adding that the team determined sliding of over 20 centimeters, which would normally happen in 50 years but took only 11 seconds due to the strength of the quake.

It was revealed that the seafloor was torn over a 65 kilometer-long and 25-kilometer wide zone in an area off the southern coast of Bodrum Kara Ada and [Greek] Kos island. A sliding that would normally take 50 years happened in 11 seconds with the 6.6-magnitude earthquake. We determined that this region slid 26 centimeters,” Sözbilir said.

The refraction occurred in three fault parts. A 13-centimeter sliding in the 25-kilometer west fault, a 26-centimeter sliding in the 16-kilometer middle fault and a five-centimeter sliding in the 18-kilometer east fault were calculated. For that reason, local GPS stations should be set up and monitored constantly around Muğla, Aydın, Denizli, Manisa, İzmir and Balıkesir,” he added.

Authorities had previously stated that the Greek island of Kos had been affected by the quake more than Turkey and large-scale damage had occurred on the island where two people, including a Turkish citizen, were killed.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News



A good result for Fethiye Belediyespor who won their home match against Bolu Spor yesterday. The final score was 62 – 58.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017


Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates

Fethiyespor drew their home match against Karşıyaka yesterday. The final score was 0-0.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

After yesterday’s result, Fethiyespor moved up to 13th position on the league table.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

The next league matches are:

Sunday 17th December away against Bugaş Spor A.Ş. Kick off is at 13:30.

There is a break in the football fixture until January when the next match will be on:

Sunday 21st January 2018 away against Hacettepe Spor. Kick off is at 12 noon. Please note the earlier kick off time.

For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook.

Turkish Money

Here are Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:

The British Pound bought 5.14TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.27TL.

The US Dollar bought 3.84TLby the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 3.91TL.

The Euro bought 4.52TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.65TL.

Weather Forecast

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Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 9 December 2017

Today’s featured photograph was taken by Laura Garrett in Çalış on Saturday morning.