Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Muğla issues weather warnings
Weather warnings were issued by the Regional Directorate of Meteorology this week as storms were forecast to hit between Bodrum and Kaş on Wednesday. The southwest wind (LODOS) was expected to gust to up to 75km/hour. Citizens were warned to be careful about tiles blowing off roofs, trees uprooted and telegraph poles blowing down.
Head on collision on D400
A car driving on the wrong side of the dual carriageway collided head-on with a lorry on Wednesday.
The accident happened on the D400 near Yanıklar. The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured and hospitalized.
Fethiye Municipality Environmental Protection and Control Department teams continue their environmental education in Fethiye.
33 schools, 180 departments and four thousand students will take part in environmental education in Fethiye.
The project aims to educate young people in order to prevent environmental pollution. Hatice Selver Kabak, Director of Environmental Protection and Control, provided information on environmental activities being held in the Fethiye Culture Centre.
Younger students were shown cartoons about environmental values as well as visuals explaining how to recycle and dispose of garbage in a responsible way.
Kabak said: “When the right information is given to the person, it is possible to get permanent and productive results. We are trying to carry the right environmental information to schools in all the neighbourhoods of Fethiye. What we mean by conservation is how we can provide support for our environmental activities in Fethiye, and how we value our environmental values. We are striving to act with the awareness that education is of great importance to environmental protection. In order to become a more conscious society and to appreciate the values we have, we gave presentations to approximately two thousand students in this semester. This year the first semester will be given to the 3rd year classes, and the second semester will continue with the 4th classes.“
Source: Fethiye Haber Bülteni
Roman-era child sarcophagus seized in western Turkey’s Aydın
A Roman-era child sarcophagus was seized on Monday in an anti-smuggling operation carried out in western Turkey’s Aydın province.
Gendarmerie units launched the operation after a detailed investigation carried out in Aydın’s Söke district.
The units found the historical artifact, called an “ossuary”, in a car trunk. Two suspects were also detained in the operation.
Ossuaries are stone or wooden boxes or chests containing the bones of the deceased. Unlike sarcophagi, ossuaries were reserved for common people. These people’s bodies were first buried in a burial cave and after a while their bones were collected to be put into these boxes.
The ossuary was identified by experts as a priceless and immovable artifact, which needed to be preserved in a museum.
Thousands of anti-smuggling operations are carried out across Turkey every year to hinder the illegal sale of historical objects and protect the country’s rich cultural heritage.
Source: Daily Sabah
Turkey issued work permits to more than 87,000 foreigners in 2017
Turkey granted over 87,000 work permits to foreign nationals in 2017, according to data from the country’s Labor and Social Security Ministry compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.
Overall the ministry received almost 100,000 work permit applications last year, approved almost 87 percent of them, according to the data.
Syrian citizens accounted for 24 percent of all work permits granted to foreign nationals, making Syrians the largest single group. As a result, nearly 21,000 Syrians started working in Turkey last year.
They were followed by Georgians with 7,317 work permits granted, Kyrgyzstanis with 6,360, Ukrainians with 5,761, and Chinese with 4,288.
The overall number of work permits granted last year rose from 2016, when the ministry granted 73,584 work permits to foreigners.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates.
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Kahrahmanmaraşspor A.Ş. on Wednesday. The final score was 2-2.
Fethiyespor lost their home match against Şanlıurfaspor yesterday. The final score was 1-3.
After this week matches, Fethiyespor moved back down to 15th position on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Sunday 18th February 2018 at home against Şanlıurfaspor. Kick off is 13:30.
Sunday 25th February 2018 away against Nazilli Belediyespor. Kick off is 13.30.
Sunday 4th March 2018 at home against Altay. Kick off is 14.30 (please note the later kick-off time)
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:
The British Pound bought 5.25 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.28 TL.
The US Dollar bought 3.74 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 3.82 TL.
The Euro bought 4.64 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.68 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Featured photograph: storm brewing over Ölüdeniz by Steve Parsley