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NEWS

111 thousand 436 meters of streams cleaned in Muğla in 10 months

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

111 thousand 136 meters of streams have been cleaned in Muğla by MUSKİ (Muğla General Directorate of Water and Sewerage Administration) in the last 10 months.

Cleaning will continue in 13 districts during the winter months to prevent floods.

Source: Gerçek Fethiye

Turkey’s three mobile providers set up a joint line for emergencies

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

Turkey’s three mobile providers are setting up a joint line facility that will allow people to contact families in emergencies like natural disasters.

The facility is being set up as a result of Türk Telekom’s inability to cope with demand throughout the recent 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul.

During an earthquake, normal usage of twenty million can rise to sixty million with people trying to contact family and friends. Mobile providers will be able to increase their overall capability to a hundred seventy-five million calls from 118 million people.

The system will be available in three months time.

Source: Industry Global News 24

New flights from Norwich Airport to Turkey

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019
New flights are starting from Norwich to Antalya, Turkey

Holiday firm TUI has announced its biggest ever holiday programme with new destination Antalya in Turkey added to its summer 2020 programme from Norwich Airport.

The move saw 14,000 extra seats go on sale onTuesday from Norwich Airport with Antalya flights operating on Saturdays. TUI will also introduce new 10 and 11 night holidays to Dalaman in Turkey, providing even more duration options for customers. 

TUI’s director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced an additional two million seats to many holiday destination favourites and on Tuesday the majority of these seats went on sale for summer 2020”. 

Source: Eastern Daily Press

Flamingos begin migration from Lake Van in eastern Turkey

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019
Photo by AA
Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

Flamingos nesting at Turkey’s largest lake during the summer months have begun to migrate to warmer regions of Africa.

The fluffy pink fowl with their slender necks add to the scenic natural view of Lake Van in eastern Turkey. During their two-month stay, they draw tourists and photographers to the region.

Zoology professor Özdemir Adızel told Anadolu Agency that Lake Van is an important feeding ground for flamingos, along with 234 other bird species.

“Flamingos are a transit species for the Lake Van basin, that is, on their way from one point to another. They come here in the spring, stay for a few months and begin migrating again in November,” Adizel said.

Source: Daily Sabah

Turkish lira gains value against dollar after US lifts sanctions

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019
Photo: Reuters

The Turkish lira gained ground against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Washington had lifted all sanctions against Ankara over its operation in northern Syria.

The Turkish lira strengthened 1.3% to around 5.73 against the dollar after Trump’s statement. It recovered from 5.82 earlier in the day.

The euro was trading at 6.3760 against the lira on Wednesday, down 1.3%.

According to analysts, the Turkish lira is expected to gain more after Thursday’s monetary policy committee meeting of the Turkish Central Bank. More …

Source: Daily Sabah

SPORT

Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates.

Fethiyespor

Fethiyespor won their home match against Ofspor on Saturday. The final score was 3-0.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

Fethiyespor move up to fourth place on the league table.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

The next league match is:

Sunday 3rd November away against Tepecik. Kick off is at 13:30.

For more information about Fethiyespor please visit Fethiyespor Yabancilar on Facebook

Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol

Thank you to Pauline Yılmaz for the Lokman Hekim Fethiyespor Basketbol updates

The team won their away match on Saturday 26 October. The score was Konyaspor 88 – 89 Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediye.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

The next match is at home on Saturday 2nd November at Beskaza Spor Salon. The start time is 17:00.

Everyone is welcome to come and support our local team.

You can follow the Team on their Facebook Page – Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol

Turkish Rugby League Association

Malta won the first ever Rugby League test match against a Turkish team on Saturday at Cabramatta League Club.

The final score was Malta 28 – 12 Turkey.

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019
Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019
Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

For more information about the Turkish Rugby League Association please visit them on Facebook

Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 7.40 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.52 TL.

The US Dollar bought 5.77 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.79 TL.

The Euro bought 6.39 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.46 TL.

ISource: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather Forecast

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Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 26 October 2019

Source: Living Earth

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