Fethiye Times pick of the news from the local area and around Turkey.
111 thousand 436 meters of streams cleaned in Muğla in 10 months
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates.
Fethiyespor won their home match against Ofspor on Saturday. The final score was 3-0.
Fethiyespor move up to fourth place on the league table.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth