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


Ten injured in safari jeep accident

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29 September 2018
Photograph courtesy of FRT
Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29 September 2018
Photograph Courtesy of SonDakika

Ten people were injured when a safari jeep overturned on Atatürk Caddesi in the Ölüdeniz area on Wednesday.

Reports say that the driver lost control of the jeep which overturned before crashing into a bus stop.

Emergency services transported the injured to local hospitals. None of the injuries where life-threatening.

The Jandarma are investigating the accident.

Source: SonDakika

Fethiye bins disinfected

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29 September 2018

Municipality Directorate of Sanitary Affairs have cleaned and disinfected 5,300 bins in the Fethiye area this week.

In addition, contamination on the road around the bins was also cleaned. Work continues to clean and disinfect all bins in the area.

Source: Fethiye Belediyesi

Ankara coffee festival convenes coffee lovers from across Turkey

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Coffee lovers from all over Turkey converged in Ankara on Friday for a good cup of brew.

The Ankara coffee festival, now in its third year, brings together the leading brands and tastes of the third-generation coffee trend, professional baristas from the region, design products, live music performances and seminars and workshops.

With its long history in Turkey, coffee has always had a place in local households.

“Coffee means for me a friendship on sleepless nights while I’m studying,” said Pelin, a student who attended the first day of the festival.

With the spread of coffee shops across the country, the society’s taste for coffee has expanded from a Turkish cup of coffee to freshly brewed coffees prepared by experienced baristas.

The serving of coffee from the hands of a barista often looks like an art show, which is why coffee lovers often prefer not only their favorite shops for a good coffee but also their favorite baristas.

Sena Türkmen, a medical student from Ankara, said to get a good coffee, its brewing process plays an important role.

“It’s not just coffee. It’s an experience, and having it specially chosen for your taste and the mood you are in at the moment, from a variety of beans grounded and hand-brewed by someone who puts enough love, passion and effort into it makes the coffee even more special. It makes the coffee taste better”

Source: Daily Sabah

Turkish aid agency sends team to quake-hit Indonesia

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29 September 2018

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has sent an emergency aid team to Indonesia in the wake of a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

In a statement, the IHH said that they have sent a five-person team to help people in need in the region.

At least 384 people died after Friday’s 7.7-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, said Indonesia’s disaster management agency on Saturday, cited by Indonesian television.

The tsunami, towering up to three meters high, hit Palu, capital of the Central Sulawesi province, and the northeast of the nearby Donggala Regency.

Aid to Syria

The IHH has also sent 14 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northern Syria, according to the agency.

The aid, including food, hygienic supplies, and blankets, will be delivered to needy people in Idlib and regions cleared of terrorists by Turkish-led military operations, said Yakup Alaca, IHH spokesman in the southern Kilis province.

Source: Anadolu Agency


Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament

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Former Germany and Bayern Munich defender Philip Lahm (left) was a bid ambassador for Germany

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday.

The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland.

The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship for the first time as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the 1988 tournament.

Turkey is yet to host a major international football tournament.

It has seen previous attempts to host the Euros in 2008, 2012 and 2016 fail, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympics. Germany staged the 2006 World Cup.

‘The procedure was transparent’

Euro 2024 will return to a single-host format after Euro 2020 is held across Europe, including Germany.

Before announcing the winner, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said Germany and Turkey had made “very strong bids”.

After announcing the winner, he added: “The procedure was transparent. The voting was democratic. Every democratic decision is the right decision so I can only say I am looking forward to seeing a fantastic Euro in 2024.”

Euro 2024 will feature 24 teams, taking place in June and July, with 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days.

Berlin will stage the final, while matches will also take place in Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.

Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm, an ambassador for his country’s bid, said: “We have amazing stadiums, fans who love football, first and foremost we have people who love celebrating with other Europeans.

“We will organise a huge football party in Germany.”

Germany and Turkey were the only countries in the running for Euro 2024 and, in the build up, an evaluation report by Uefa stated Turkey’s bid had risks.

The report added that Turkey’s lack of an action plan in the area of human rights and limited hotel capacity in many cities were matters “of concern”. It also labelled the scale of transport infrastructure work required “a risk”.

However, it did say the Turkish bid was “in line with the long-term objectives of Uefa.”

Source: BBC Sport

Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates.


Fethiyespor drew their away match against Tokatspor yesterday. The final score was 0-0.

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Fethiyespor remain at the bottom of the league table.

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The next league matches are:

Sunday 7th October at home against Menemen Belediye Spor. Kick off is at 19.00.

Saturday 13th October away against Tuzlaspor. Kick off is at 15.00.

Ziraat Cup

Fethiyespor won their Ziraat Cup match against Sancaktepe Belediyespor on Wednesday. The final score was 2-0.

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 7.89 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.22 TL.

The US Dollar bought 6.05 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.29 TL.

The Euro bought 7.03 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.40 TL.

Source: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather Forecast

Southwest Turkey narrowly escaped being hit by the Medicane that ravaged its way across Greece over the weekend. The Medicane changed direction and HIGH risk was issued for extreme southern Greece (Peloponnese, Attica, N Cyclades) into northern Aegean sea and NW Turkey with threat for torrential and excessive rainfall, severe damaging winds and tornadoes.

We will bring you a full report once the Medicane has passed.

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Waves hit the cliffs in front of the ancient Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Photograph courtesy of The Independent

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29 September 2018