Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Thumbs up for the Letoon hospital in Fethiye after treating Piers Morgan’s son during ‘near-Sepsis hell’
Piers Morgan has shared a picture of his eldest son Spencer recovering in hospital after his “hell” falling ill with what doctor’s feared was sepsis.
The Good Morning Britain frontman posted the snap of his son sitting up in bed in a Turkish hospital where he spent a week after falling ill following a spider bite.
Writing on Friday, Morgan said: “One small spider bite in Antigua, led to one long week of near-Sepsis hell in Turkey.”
Source: Evening Standard
Luxury yacht destroyed by fire near Göcek
A one-million pound, 20-meter luxury yacht was destroyed by fire near Göcek yesterday.
The yacht was anchored in Göbün bay when it caught fire. The fire was spotted by a group of holiday-makers on a nearby gulet who raised the alarm.
The yacht was towed away from the shore by a nearby boat however, due to the windy conditions, the Fethiye Coast Guard and Coastal Safety teams who attended the scene, were unable to save the yacht from being destroyed by the fire and sinking. The cause of the fire is, as yet, undetermined.
Work continues to improve the roads in Muğla
To date, Muğla Metropolitan Municipality have made an investment of 360 million lira on making 2300 km of roads safer and more modern. Work will continue this week with 22km of roads in Seydikemer and Fethiye undergoing resurfacing.
The teams will be working on roads between Seydiler-Ortaköy, Kirme-Karaağaç and Boğaziçi-Karagaç neighborhoods.
No cash for the bus fare? You can now top up your Istanbul card with recycled plastic bottles
Don’t have any cash or enough funds on your Istanbul travel card? The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) will soon put you out of this misery with an environmentally-friendly and innovative solution: free top ups for those recycling plastic.
The municipality has started installing automated “Smart Mobile Waste Transfer Machines” across the city which take used water bottles as payment and issue credit corresponding to the value of each plastic item entered.
These reverse vending machines are planned to be installed in 25 locations as part of the first stage, with the end goal being at least 100 by the end 2018.
The machines will feature an electronic interface that will be able to recognize and sort out the waste discarded, crush, shred and store it.
By depositing an eligible container – in this case plastic bottles, commuters will receive refund credits for their “Istanbulkart” cards which can be used in the city’s public transport systems and several other municipal services.
The scheme is a big step toward increasing awareness on recycling, which remains low in Istanbul and in Turkey in general.
Istanbul, which is home to nearly 15 million people, produces an average of 17,000 tons of domestic waste every day, out of which 6,000 tons are processed in IBB’s garbage collection and recycling centers.
One recycled plastic bottle produces enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for a few hours.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
Fethiyespor drew their first home match against Konya A.S. on Saturday The final score was 2-2.
After Saturday’s result, Fethiyespor are in 12th place on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Saturday 15th September away against Fatih Karagümrük A.Ş. Kick off is 16.30.
Saturday 22nd September at home against Darcia Gençlerbirliği. Kick off is at 19.00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates:
The British Pound bought 8.28 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.48 TL.
The US Dollar bought 6.40 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.54 TL.
The Euro bought 7.41 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.60 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.