Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Turkey’s elections explained in 100 and 500 words
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey’s presidential vote, cementing his authority with beefed-up powers.
After 15 years at the top of Turkish politics, he fought off a spirited opposition campaign to secure the presidency in the first round and his party will also control parliament.
The story in 100 words
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 64, has not only retained the presidency until at least 2023, he has strengthened it.
New powers approved in a 2017 referendum will now come into force, transforming what had been a ceremonial role into the key executive role in this Nato member country.
He won 52.5% of the vote and avoided the risk of a run-off vote, shrugging off a faltering economy.
For the first time, Turks voted for a new parliament on the same day – and handed the president’s Islamist-rooted AK party a majority through its alliance with a nationalist ally. His main opponent has warned of Turkey becoming a “one-man regime”.
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Source: BBC News
Ryanair launches new Dublin-Dalaman service
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has launched weekly seasonal service to Dalaman, Turkey.
Dublin Airport’s managing director Vincent Harrison said: “Ryanair operates to 90 destinations from Dublin Airport and we are delighted to see its route network go from strength to strength with the addition of this new service to Dalaman.”
“Turkey is a hugely popular destination for Irish people so we have no doubt this new route will be a great success.”
Dalaman is located on the south-western coast of Turkey close to the holiday resorts of Marmaris, Fethiye and Oludeniz.
Dublin Airport has welcomed an additional 639,000 passengers between January and May.
This summer season Dublin Airport has flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines.
Source: The Stat Trade Times
Floating terrace for people with disabilities opens in Çalış
A new floating terrace that enables people with disabilities to get into the sea and sunbath, was opened on Friday in Çalış.
Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatcı attended the opening ceremony and said “People with disabilities can now easily enter the sea and sunbathe”
Kader Koca, a physically disabled person using the terrace, said “Thank you to everyone who provided this opportunity. Previously we have had difficulty in entering the sea. Now all my disabled friend will be able to swim comfortably.”
Forest fire near Karataş beach
Sunbathers looked on when the forest fire helicopter service attended a fire that broke out near Karataş beach last Sunday.
The fire was extinguished by the helicopter and no one was hurt.
Please be vigilant and report forest fires to 177
YANGINÇiftlik mah. karataş plajı yakınlarında orman yangını .. Videoyu gönderen okurumuz Işıl Avcı .. yangını görünce söndürmek için hemen koştuk .. orman helikopteri de geldi ve yangını söndürdük.. dedi..
Posted by FETHİYE HABER BÜLTENİ on Sunday, June 24, 2018
A win for Fethiye Belediyespor Mini Handball Team
Congratulations to Fethiye Belediyespor Mini Handball Team who won their match against Tunceli on Friday. The final score was 26-10.
Turkey goes to finals in FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship
Turkish national women’s volleyball team beat Brazil 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) at the semifinals on June 30 at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in China’s Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.
For the first time, the Turkish national women’s volleball team will be playing at the finals.
The team – dubbed the “Sultans”– is now set to play on July 1 with the U.S. who won their semi-final in four sets against hosts China to book their place in the final of the inaugural tournament.
Both the final and third place play-off game will be held tomorrow.
The Turkish national team remains the sole representative for Europe in the championship.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:
The British Pound bought 6.05 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.19 TL.
The US Dollar bought 4.58 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 4.67 TL.
The Euro bought 5.36 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.45 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Today’s featured image is an aerial shot of Çalış and Fethiye. Photograph courtesy off Fethiye Belediyesi