Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Happy ending for dog dragged behind a car
The dog who made headlines after being dragged behind a car earlier this summer, now has a new job with the Fethiye Zabita.
The dog has made a full recovery from his injuries and he’s becoming quite an attraction in his special uniform patrolling with his handlers. He’s working the evening shift between 20:00 – 24:00 when it is cooler.
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi
Two people seriously injured in paragliding accident
Two people were seriously injured in an accident whilst paragliding from the 1900 meter take-off point on Babadağ on Friday.
According to reports, the paragliding pilot Ziya Hacıalioğlu (44) and Russian tourist Natalia Jane Miller (43), were running at the take-off zone when the passenger stopped at the last minute, causing the pair to fall.
Both the pilot and passenger were taken to a local hospital where they were found to have serious injuries.
The Jandarma have launched an investigation into the accident.
Turkey’s fishermen set sail as seasonal ban ends
Fishermen are hoping for a fruitful fishing season in Turkey after a four-and-a-half month ban was lifted on 1 September.
According to data from the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, 322,000 tons of fish were caught in Turkish waters last year. This year they are expecting this number to pass 500,000 tons.
Fisherman are being urged to abide by the minimum-size limit to give the fish a chance to spawn, ensuring sustainability of the fishing industry.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Taxes fall on TL accounts, rise on foreign currency deposits
New taxes were introduced on Friday (31 August) in a bid to encourage more Turkish Lira accounts.
The tax on TL deposits of up to six months is cut from 15 percent to 5 percent.
Tax on TL accounts held for one year is cut from 12 percent to 3 percent.
Tax on Turkish Lira deposit accounts exceeding one year is reduced from 10 percent to zero,
Tax on foreign currency accounts is to rise:
The tax on Foreign currency accounts held for up to six months rises from 18 percent to 20 percent
On Foreign currency accounts held for one year, the tax rate rises from 15 percent to 16 percent.
The tax on Foreign currenct accounts held for more than one year remains at 13 percent.
These changes are effective for three months from August 31.
Source: Voices Newspaper
Runaway cow escapes sacrifice, swims to nearest city in Turkey’s Black Sea region
A cow who made a desperate ‘swim’ for freedom from being slaughtered as sacrifice on the first day of Kurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha, in the Black Sea province of Rize turned up at the neighboring Trabzon province three days later, on the last day of the sacred holiday.
The runaway cow, which was set to be sacrificed, broke free from its ropes and started to run off towards the shore early Tuesday. The cow then dove into the sea and started to swim out as the owner attempted to retrieve it.
The determined bovine was found swimming in the area of Çamburnu by fishermen in the Sürmene district of Trabzon on Friday. After the fishermen’s efforts to capture the cow proved futile, the Coast Guard came to help, and they pulled it onto shore.
The cow, which could barely stand up after swimming dozens of kilometers, was sent back to its owner in Rize.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
Fethiyespor signed a 2-year contract with Ahmet Burak Solakel, an experienced left-back player from Samsunspor this week.
It was the first match of the 2018/19 season yesterday.
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Şanlıurfaspor. The final score was 2-1.
After yesterday’s result, Fethiyespor start the season in 14th place on the league table.
Here is the 2018/19 Season First Half Program
The next league matches are:
Saturday 8th September at home against Konya Anadolu Selçukspor. Kick off is at 19.00.
Saturday 15th September away against Fatih Karagümrük A.Ş. Kick off is 16.30.
For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook.
Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:
The British Pound bought 8.48 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.71 TL.
The US Dollar bought 6.54 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.00 TL.
The Euro bought 7.60 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.98 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.