Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Republic Day celebrations in Fethiye
Last Monday saw the 95th celebration of the Republic of Turkey (Cumhuryiet Bayramı). Here’s a video of the celebrations in Fethiye.
Cumhuriyetimizin 95.yılı Fethiye'de ayrıntılarıyla böyle geçti…
Posted by FRT TV on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Source: FRT TV
Old Airbus 300 to serve as a restaurant-cafeteria
An old Airbus 300 is being converted into an alternative concept restaurant-cafeteria in the Ula district of Muğla.
The giant aircraft, Cemal Işıldak, was divided into eight parts by a specialist team and transported to a 25,000 square meter site in the neighborhood of Kızılyaka in the popular tourist resort of Ula. There it will be reassembled on a concrete platform sited 10 meters from the Fethiye-Muğla highway and converted into a 250 seat restaurant and cafeteria.
Işildak restaurant and cafeteria will contribute significantly to employment in the area and is expected to be completed for next season
Turkey’s indigenous red apple awaits patent
An apple endemic to Turkey’s northeastern Ardahan province awaits registration from the Turkish Patent and Brand Institution (TURKPATENT).
The Posof apple of Arhadan has red skin and flesh.
Ardahan Trade and Industry Chamber (ATSO) Chairman Çetin Demirci told Anadolu Agency that the file of registration is about to be completed. It will then be submitted to TURKPATENT.
“We are trying to raise awareness about this apple among farmers,” Demirci said.
He said many people migrate from Posof district, but if the patent is registered it will trigger remigration.
Professor Şeref Kılıç, dean of the faculty of engineering of Ardahan University, said the apple grows only in Posof district in Turkey.
However, its production is diminishing and the university is providing technical support for the registration process.
Professor Gülsün Akdemir Evrendilek from the same faculty said the apple is not only important for the economy of the region, but it is also important for human health as it contains antocyanin and antioxidant.
“It is a fruit with high nutritional value,” she said.Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s newest airport, planned to be the world’s largest, has been officially opened in Istanbul.
President Erdoğan opened Istanbul’s new international airport this week. It is slated to become the world’s biggest airport when fully operational in 2028.
Turkish President Erdogan opens Istanbul's new international airport. It is slated to become the world's biggest airport when fully operational in 2028.
Posted by TRT World on Monday, October 29, 2018
Source: TRT World
Turkey’s lira firms, partially easing investor worries
The Turkish Lira firmed nearly 1 percent on October 29, extending its recent rally after investor worries were partially eased.
The lira, which slumped in August and at one stage was down 47 percent since the start of the year, has recovered some of those steep losses.
The Central Bank’s 6.25 percentage point rate hike in September eased concerns over its independence and the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest in Turkey two weeks ago signaled an improvement in ties with Washington.
The lira reached 5.5050 early on Oct. 29 against the U.S. dollar, its strongest in more than 2.5 months. The lira was 5.5065 against the dollar on Oct. 30 afternoon, firming after seeing 5.5522 during the day.
Meanwhile, the dollar hit a new 2.5-month high on Oct. 30, supported by worries about an escalation of the Sino-U.S. trade war and more signs the U.S. economy is outperforming rivals, while weak euro zone growth knocked the single currency lower.
The dollar, measured against a basket of its peers, rose 0.3 percent to 96.926, its strongest since August 15.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
Fethiyespor lost their Ziraat Cup match away against Hatayspor on Thursday. The final score was 3-1.
New Manager for Fethiyespor
Tarık Daşgün, who played for Fenerbahçe during his career, signed a up as the new Fethiyespor Manager this week in a ceremony attended by Fethiye Mayor, Behçet Saatcı and Fethiyespor President, Mustafa Ferizcan.
There are high hopes that his experience will improve the team’s performance after a poor start to the season.
Fethiyespor drew their home match against Zonguldak Kömürspor yesterday. The final score was 0-0.
Fethiyespor move up to 16th position on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Sunday 11th November away against Kirklarelispor. Kick off is 13.30.
Sunday 18th November at home against Bugsaş Spor A. Ş. Kick off is 13.30.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 7.04 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.17 TL.
The US Dollar bought 5.43 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.59 TL.
The Euro bought 6.18 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.38 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Thank you to Natalia Alpatova for this weeks featured photograph.