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

News

Animal lovers protest against poisoning of two street dogs

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 08 December 2018
Photograph courtesy of Dave Roue.
Concerned animal lovers met on Barış Manco Blvd on Monday to protest against the poisoning of two street dogs, Daisy and Pinkie near Migros Jet in Çalış.
This is not a unique occurrence in this area and the protest called for the authorities to do more to protect Street animals and do all in their power to bring the perpetrator/s to justice.
Hayed’s lawyer will be applying to the Fethiye Public Prosecutor for camera records as part of the investigation.

Muğla’s public transport drivers learn English

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 08 December 2018

Public transportation, taxi and service vehicle drivers working in the Muğla province are being taught English to provide a better level of communication and service to tourists to the area.

Muğla Metropolitan Municipality and Provincial Directorate of National Education held the first English lessons in Seydikemer and plan to give 120 hours of basic English training in 12 districts in Muğla.

Source: Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi

Turkey inflation slows on strong lira and oil prices

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Turkey’s annual inflation slowed by more than expected in November thanks to a stronger lira and lower energy prices, fueling analysts’ expectations that the central bank will reverse course with lower interest rates.

November’s consumer price index increased 21.62% on year compared with a 15-year high of 25.24% in October. On month, CPI fell 1.44% compared with a 2.67% rise the previous month, Turkey’s state statistics agency said Monday.

The lira traded 0.5% higher against the U.S. dollar at 5.1590 after the data release.

The Turkish currency recently rallied in line with emerging-market currencies on the back of lower oil prices and after Turkey’s central bank sharply raised interest rates in September to help curb runaway inflation and defend the currency. The rally comes amid a thawing of tensions between the U.S. and Turkey after Ankara agreed to release a detained U.S. pastor.

Source: Market Watch

Late Roman tomb found after landslide in Turkey’s Bodrum

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 08 December 2018

An ancient Roman sarcophagus has been found in the Aegean region of Bodrum after a landslide last week.

Officials at the Bodrum Castle’s Museum of Underwater Archeology found the late Roman tomb after a landslide in the town, part of the province of Muğla along the Aegean coast.

Experts from the Museums Directorate and the municipality have started working in the area to date the sarcophagus and gather more details.

The Bodrum Castle, constructed on the site of much earlier ancient fortifications, was built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century.

The adjacent Museum of Underwater Archaeology features collections of amphora, ancient glass, bronze, clay, and iron items, and is said to be the biggest museum of its kind.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

Body found at the roadside in Muğla

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The body of a man was found at the side of the road in Muğla on Saturday.

Emergency teams attended the scene where 33-year-old, Erol Canlı was pronounced dead.

The Gendarmerie is investigating whether it was an accident or Canlı was the victim of foul play.

Source: Muğla’dan Haber Var

Sport

Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.

Fethiyespor

A good result for Fethiyespor this week They won their away match against Pendikspor on Saturday. The final score was 1-4.

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Fethiyespor remain at 16th position on the league table.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 08 December 2018

The next league matches are:

The last game of the first half of the season is:

Sunday 16th December at home against Bandirmaspor. Kick off is at 13.30.

The second half of the season starts on the 20th January 2019.

For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook.

Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 6.75 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.65 TL.

The US Dollar bought 5.30 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.21 TL.

The Euro bought 6.03 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.90 TL.

ISource: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather Forecast

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