Fethiye Times pick of the news from the local area and around Turkey.
Paramedic students take part in real-life accident exercise
A traffic accident exercise was carried out on Tuesday for paramedic students due to graduate from Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Fethiye Health Services Vocational School in Fethiye.
In the scenario, six people were injured in a car colliding with a van in front of the college. The exercise was carried out under real-life conditions and student paramedics were called on to deal with the injured, as well as with questions from concerned families who were also part of the exercise.
112 emergency response is a vital part of the paramedics role and they have to deal with life or death situations, especially after accidents. The prevention of loss of life is a very important part of this role.
The students who participated in the exercise found it very useful in helping them to understand what to expect in emergency situations.
Beach in Antalya unveils 200 sand sculptures
Turkey’s International Sand Sculpture Festival is welcoming visitors for the 14th time in the Mediterranean city of Antalya.
The theme this year is sea legends from all over the world and the gigantic sculptures include Scotland’s Finnfolk, Korea’s Geobukseon, Northern Europe’s Leviathan, Aquaman, nixe, Turtle Island, Poseidon, Europa and Atlantis.
“15 sculptors have built sculptures using 10,000 tons of sand over a period of three weeks “ Cem Karaca, director of the International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival, told state-run Anadolu Agency.
Highlighting that it is the only exhibition of its kind open to visitors all-year round, Karaca said “children visiting the area can also try building sculptures using kinetic sand.”
Seven wonders of the world, which were built in previous years, as well as the Great Pyr-amid of Giza, Taj Mahal, and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus are also being exhibited at the festival.
Wikipedia petitions ECHR over Turkey ban
Wikipedia is taking Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over a two-year ban imposed on the site in the country.
The Wikimedia Foundation says it filed the petition on the grounds that a ban on its online encyclopaedia violated the right to freedom of expression.
Access to Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey since April 2017.
Officials said at the time that “an administrative measure” had been taken, but gave no reason for the ban.
Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers “supporting terror”.
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation which runs Wikipedia, said in a statement “We are doing so only after continued and exhaustive attempts to lift the block through legal action in the Turkish courts, good faith conversations with the Turkish authorities, and campaigns to raise awareness of the block and its impact on Turkey and the rest of the world.”
Source: BBC News Turkey
Fethiye school awarded Green Flag for participation in Eco-Schools project
Fethiye private school, Özdemir Akademi Eğitim Kurumları, has been awarded the Green Flag, an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.
The Eco-Schools Project offers a guiding program in environmental education; it is also an award plan as it gives a Green Flag award to the schools which have achieved outstanding success through studies and environmental education out within the project.
The Green Flag is an eco-label that symbolizes an internationally recognized and prestigious, eco-friendly school. The validity period of the award is two years and the school are already planning their activities around main environmental issues such as waste, recycling, water and energy for the next two years.
Representatives of the school received the Green Flag at a ceremony in Ankara on May 18.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates.
Fethiyespor football academy
The football season may be over but the Fethiyespor football academy is in full swing training the players of the future.
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Turkey squad announced for EURO 2020 qualifiers
Turkey’s national football team squad was announced for the upcoming international fixture on May 25.
Manager Şenol Güneş announced a 33-strong squad for the international friendlies against Greece and Uzbekistan, as well as UEFA EURO 2020 qualifications Group H matches against France and Iceland.
The highlights of the newly called up squad are Nazım Sangare, Cengiz Umut Meraş and Ömer Ali Şahiner, who got their first nods for the national squad.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 7.73 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.70 TL.
The US Dollar bought 6.08 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.05 TL.
The Euro bought 6.81 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.76 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth