Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Şehit Fethi Bey Parkı wins award
Şehit Fethi Bay Parkı, which opened in July this year, has won the Jury Special Award in the 4th Mediterranean Municipality Project Competition organized by the Union of Mediterranean Municipalities.
83 projects competed in the competition however, Şehit Fethi Bey Parkı, which is the largest park in the region, won the award which was presented to Fethiye Municipality Director of Parks and Gardens, Durmuş Sazcı.
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi
Twin tornados hit Turkey’s southwestern coast
Two tornados off Turkey’s Aegean coast caused panic and affected several boats and vehicles on Wednesday.
Several sailboats, as well as four automobiles were damaged by the waterspouts in the coastal town of Marmaris in Turkey’s southwestern Mugla province.
The town’s mayor said no casualties had been reported and damage assessment were ongoing.
Both tornados occurred in the afternoon, roughly 40 minutes apart.
Marina officials told Anadolu Agency that the marina’s warning system as well as its employees had alerted all bystanders to seek shelter immediately after the tornado began to form.
They added that dock facilities would continue to operate as usual.
Tornadoes are not common in Turkey, but experts warn their number and strength will increase as a result of global warming.
Sources: Anadolu Agency/Daily Sabah
Brits top number of visitors to Muğla in 2018
During the first ten months of 2018, 2,777,574 foreign tourists visited the Muğla area.
Visitors to the tourist centers of Fethiye, Bodrum and Marmaris increased 51 percent compared to 2,074,195 visitors in the same period in 2017.
Of these, 1,300,574 were British followed by 398,472 visitors from Russia, 214,965 from Germany, 176, 670 from Ukraine and 138,764 from Poland.
The visitor record of all times was in 2014 when the number of tourists coming to Muğla was recorded at 3,302,688. In 2016, the numbers had dropped to 1,822,777 visitors.
It’s good to see the rebound in tourism this year.
Fethiye’s prison demolished
Fethiye’s 52-year-old prison was demolished last weekend.
The prison was built in the Taşyaka neighborhood of Fethiye in 1962 and served the area for 52 years before closing in 2014. The 168 prisoners and detainees and 196 personnel were transferred to the brand new Fethiye T-type prison in Eşen Quarter of Seydikemer District.
Istanbul Meets London
From sculptures and marbling art to painting and jewelry, nine famous Turkish artists will come together to demonstrate their talents, experiences and emotions through their own art at the third edition of “Istanbul Meets London” to be held between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.
For Istanbul Meets London III, the organizer of this exhibition, Zeynep Ober has collaborated with Lifetime Learning to support their cause, as well as reaching the masses to increase the recognition of this prestigious charity.
Lifetime Learning is a self-funded charity from the United Kingdom that provides opportunities for residents in and outside the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The charity helps tackle unemployment by supporting those furthest from the labor market. They also provide opportunities to support individuals in acquiring sustainable employment through the development of skills, knowledge, social well-being and experience.
The exhibition features artworks by Ayşe Özlem Yüksel, Belgin Şahin, Gulden Belen, Nazan Kuşçu, Nerkiz Akçura, Saba Cağlar Güneyli, Seher Eyri Genç and Zehra Efe.
The exhibition, curated by Ober, Gülce İlken and Handan Terzioğlu, will open on Nov. 28 at Lifetime Learning in London.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Etimesgut Belediyespor yesterday. The final score was 1-1.
Fethiyespor remain at 16th position on the league table
The next league matches are:
Saturday 1st December at home against Manisa Büyükşehir Belediye Spor. Kick off is at 13.30.
Saturday 8th December away against Pendikspor. Kick off is at 13.30.
For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook.
Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol
Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor won their home match against Boluspor on Saturday. The final score was 73 – 71.
For more information about Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor please visit them on Facebook.
Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 6.77 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.84 TL.
The US Dollar bought 5.28 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.33 TL.
The Euro bought 5.99 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.08TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.