Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Saturday saw the 80th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
At 9.05am, Turkey came to a halt for a two minutes silence as a mark of respect for its greatest leader.
Dunya'da başka hicbir lider yoktur ki hayati 1 dakikaligina durdursun!#10Kasım
Posted by Takunya on Friday, November 9, 2018
11-year-old rescued from fire in Tuzla
An 11-year-old boy was rescued from a fire in a building in Tuzla on Tuesday.
Can Tuncer was affected by smoke when fire broke out in the attic of the four-storey building and had to be rescued by firefighters.
Tuncer was taken to hospital where his condition was reported to be good.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.
Turkey raises registration price for cellphones purchased abroad
The Turkish government has raised the registration price for foreign cellphones from TL 170 ($30) to TL 500 ($90), according to a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Friday.
The government requires cellphones brought into the country by tourists and expats to be registered with the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) within 120 days after entering the country.
The registration process, which can also be done online, requires proof of entry to the country, which is usually an entry stamp on passports, along with the TL 500 registration fee.
The system allows to register phones without paying first, but those who fail to make their payments in time will have their registration suspended while being charged 50 percent more than the usual fee.
The BTK only allows one cellphone to be registered per passport every two years.
Cellphones which are not registered within the 120-day time period won’t be able to connect to Turkish GSM networks and visitors won’t be able to use roaming services.
Source: Daily Sabah
More than 3 million Turkish drivers fined in drive for safer traffic
More than 3 million Turkish drivers were given traffic tickets at checkpoints for failing to follow the rules in the first 10 months of 2018, according a statement issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday.
Control points and checkpoints have been increased to reduce accidents and traffic-related injuries and deaths as part of the goals set by the 100-day action plan of the presidency, the statement said.
As a result of traffic controls, 3,307,698 fines have been issued so far this year, an increase of 18 percent compared to the same period last year.
The number of drivers whose licenses were taken away due to exceeding the penalty points limit, refusing alcohol and drug checks or driving under their influence reached 138,976, an increase of 33 percent.
21,000 fines, an increase of 186 percent, were issued to passengers failing to observe the rules, especially those who failed to put on seatbelts in the front seats.
The number of tickets issued to license plates by police officers and electronic monitoring systems also increased by 43 percent and reached 8,338,527.
Some 4,000 pedestrians received fines for violating traffic lights and other rules.
The number of vehicles barred from traffic stood at 849,266.
In addition to police and gendarmerie, municipal traffic police officers and honorary traffic inspectors also issued 230,201 and 182,042 tickets, respectively.
The number of deaths in traffic accidents decreased by 2 percent.
Source: Daily Sabah
Brown bears caught on camera in Kars
If you’re not convinced there are bears in Turkey, have a look at this video clip.
These hungry bears were captured on camera in the city center of Kars in northeastern Turkey on Friday. The two brown bear’s had come into the town to forage for food.
Aç kalan ayılar şehir merkezine indi. Kars'ta iki boz ayının yiyecek arayışları kameralara yansıdı.https://www.trthaber.com/haber/turkiye/karsta-ac-kalan-bozayilar-sokaklarda-yiyecek-aradi-393226.html
Posted by TRT Haber on Friday, November 9, 2018
Source: TRT Haber
Armistice day – 100 years since the guns fell silent
Yesterday marked 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. Services took place across Britain and the world to commemorate these killed in the First World War and other conflicts.
In Hisarönü, local residents gathered in front of the statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to play the last post, read the simple exhortation and take part in a two-minute silence to remember those who gave their lives.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Kirklarelispor yesterday. The final score was 2-1.
Fethiyespor remain at 16th position on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Sunday 18th November at home against Bugsaş Spor A. Ş. Kick off is 13.30.
Sunday 25th November away against Etimesgut Belediyespor. Kick off is at 13.30.
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Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor won their home match against Beylikdüzü on Saturday. The final score was 77-73.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 7.08 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.04 TL.
The US Dollar bought 5.46 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.43 TL.
The Euro bought 6.19 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.18 TL.
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