Our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey over the last week.
Animal lovers protest against poisoning of two street dogs
Muğla’s public transport drivers learn English
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
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
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.
Body found at the roadside in Muğla
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
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates.
A good result for Fethiyespor this week They won their away match against Pendikspor on Saturday. The final score was 1-4.
Fethiyespor remain at 16th position on the league table.
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.
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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.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.