Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.

News

Mother and unborn baby die in a fall whilst posing for a photograph at Butterfly Valley

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018The funeral was held in Istanbul on Wednesday for 32-year-old Semra Aysal who lost her balance whilst taking a selfie and fell to her death last week.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018

Seven-months pregnant Semra, who was on holiday from Izmir with her husband Hakan Aysal, was posing on the rocks above Butterfly Valley when she lost her footing and fell 300m to the rocks below.

Hakan Aysal, who saw his wife fall, called the 112 Emergency Call Center for help. Due to the steepness and rockiness of the area, the Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate (AFAD), the AKUT Search and Rescue Association and the National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) were referred.

SAR Search and Rescue Team member Ibrahim Mete Kaplan said in a statement he made to the journalists that he had identified the area where the body fell with the help of a drone.

The body was then taken to the beach at Butterfly Valley and  transported to Ölüdeniz by boat from where it was sent to Mugla Forensic Institute morgue for autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018

SAR Search and Rescue Team member Ibrahim Mete Kaplan said in a statement he made to the journalists that he had identified the area where the body fell with the help of a drone.

Kaplan also said, “It was very sad, the mother and the baby were in separate places, we picked up the two bodies and put them in the bag. There are certain places at Butterfly Valley that should not be crossed. People need to be cautious.

UMKE Fethiye Coordinator Mehmet Tufan Aydin stated that the operation lasted for 8 hours

Source: SonDakika

Website to offer 24/7 updates on Turkish beaches

You would like to swim in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey but you are not sure whether the waters are clean enough or hot enough or if there is any facility on the beach that would help you to spend quality time there. Well, the answer for all your questions on Turkey’s beaches will be answered by “swimming waters tracking system,” which has been launched online via “www.yuzme.saglik.gov.tr.”

The General Directorate of Public Health tested the sea and lake waters of Turkey’s 34 provinces where people can go to swim every 15 days for bacteria that might jeopardize public health and decided to publish the results of the tests online for public knowledge.

The program classifies the swimming waters of Turkey as “Excellent (Mükemmel)”, “Good (İyi)”, “Bad (Kötü)”, “Very bad/Unswimable (Girilmesi yasak)” and “New (Yeni)”.

Website to offer 24/7 updates on Turkish beaches
Screenshot of the Fethiye/Çalış area

Apart from the water quality of the beaches, the system also informs users about the facilities of the beaches such as whether there are parking lots, showers, restaurants, water sport facilities or lifeguards.

Although most parts of Turkey receive sunshine throughout the year, the swimming season opens in different areas according to the geographic situation of the beaches. For instance the swimming season for the Black Sea and Marmara regions starts on June 15 and ends on September 15; it begins on June 1 and ends on September 15 in the Aegean region; and in the Mediterranean, swimming season starts on May 1 and ends on October 1.

Source: Daily Sabah

67 killed, 341 injured in traffic accidents in Turkey during Ramazan Bayramı

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018

Some 67 people lost their lives and 341 were injured in road accidents across Turkey this year during the Ramazan holiday last weekend, Doğan News Agency has reported.

A total of 84 accidents occurred from the eve of the holiday to the last day of the holiday, covering a period of four days.

In one accident in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, 46 people were injured and three others were killed when an inter-city bus lost control and tipped over.

The number of people traveling during the holiday was estimated to be over 2.5 million.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

Fethiye to feature in Dutch rappers new video

Dutch rapper, Shock Elias, and his wife, Tenyll were in the area over the weekend to film the video for his new song due to be released in a few weeks.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018

The video will feature clips filmed in Fethiye, Ölüdeniz and Kayaköy. We can’t give too much away so we’ll tell you when the video is released.

Thank you to Süleyman Akbay from Oceanwide Properties who arranged the itinerary for the visit.

Turkish Money

Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:

The British Pound bought 6.19 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.27 TL.

The US Dollar bought 4.67 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.72 TL.

The Euro bought 5.45 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.48 TL.

Weather Forecast

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 23 June 2018

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Good morning. Can you , please, write from where the first photo in front (with the ruins)is?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Despina

      The photograph was taken at Gemiler Island near Ölüdeniz in Southwest Turkey.

      Beautiful isn’t it?

      Kind regards

      Lyn

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