Fethiye Times pick of the news from the local area and around Turkey.
Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life Turkey) 2019 – the best year yet
Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life Turkey) 2019 raised 185.000TL in various fundraising activities that took place over the summer and with sponsorship for the main event in Fethiye on Sunday 27 October.
The total raised in 2018 was 124,500TL making a grand total of 309,500TL over the two years.
All money will be used to support the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the local area. The Yaşam İçin Yarış team are carrying out research into the most effective use for the money and will bring you an update as soon as a decision has been made.
The Yaşam İçin Yarış team would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in making the event such a huge success.
Improvement works continue
Improvement works in the are continued last week with work being carried out in Kızılbel near Üzümlü as part of a joint effort between Fethiye Municipality and Muğla Metropolitan Municipality.
There has been no work or investment in Kızılbel for many years and the work carried out will be a great benefit to the area. The work includes extension work on the main road, infrastructure work throughout the village, increasing the capacity of the drainage system, asphalt and road lines, 2000 meters of roadside barriers, 3400 meters of concrete trench work, cleaning of river beds that have been untouched for years, neighborhood cemetery landscaping, filling the idle area at the village entrance and extending the main road entrance.
Road improvement works were also carried out in the Nif area.
Source: Alim Karaca – Fethiye Mayor
Turkey’s parliament passes new tax laws
Turkey’s parliament passed new laws on tax regulations late on Thursday. The new laws included higher rates for high earners, tax on hotel accommodation, and new taxes on digital services.
The regulation includes a new tax bracket of 40% for those earning more than 500,000 lira ($87,743.93) annually, according to the final text of the regulation. It also increases the Treasury’s net borrowing limit by 70 billion lira for 2019.
The tax on accommodation services will be 1% until the end of 2020 and will rise to 2% afterwards. It will be applied on the revenue and will be paid by in-house guests.
The regulation also sees a 7.5% tax on digital advertising and content. The digital services tax will include all manners of online advertisements and services that allow any digital content to be listened, watched or downloaded, according to the new regulations.
It doubles a sales tax on foreign exchange to 0.2% and gives President Tayyip Erdoğan the authority to raise it to 10 times that amount.
Houses that cost more than 5 million lira will be subject to a valuable residence tax, under the regulation.
Turkey now has 1,100 earthquake monitoring stations
Turkey now has some 1,100 earthquake monitoring stations to help predict tremors and protect the public safety throughout the country.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Europe’s second-largest earthquake monitoring network, founded in 2009, announced on Twitter that it has established its 1,100th quake monitoring station. “With Europe’s second-largest earthquake monitoring network, we can measure earthquakes more precisely.”
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Ancient baths discovered in southeastern Turkey
Archeologists have unearthed baths in the ancient ruins of Akkale during excavations that have been ongoing for three years in the southern province of Mersin..
According to Umut Aydınoğlu, an expert at Mersin University, the baths belong to the Late Antiquity period.
“Akkale used to operate as a caravanserai for seafarers with its accommodation, baths, cisterns and warehouses. At the same time, sailors got their supply of fresh water from cisterns capable of storing seven million liters. We estimate that the bath was built between the 4th and 7th century AD and we are trying to discover the connection of the baths with the cistern and other structures nearby.”
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor and general sport updates.
Fethiyespor won their home match against Erbaaspor on Saturday. The final score was 3-0.
Fethiyespor stay in fourth place on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Saturday 30th November away against Alemdağ S. K. Kick off is at 13:30.
Sunday 8th December at home against Fatsa Belediyespor. Kick off is at
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Orka Fethiye Junior Cup
Thank you to Paul Watts for the update and photographs.
The Orka Fethiye Junior Cup took place in Fethiye last week.
The competition is to show the importance of the youth development scheme and is an opportunity for talent young footballers to progress and encourage more youth development grassroots schemes in the surrounding areas.
12 teams in the 12 years age bracket and 12 teams in the 13 years age bracket from different areas of Turkey took part in the competition.
The winners of the U13 group was Altınordu who beat Beşiktaş in the final. The score was 4-0.
Fethiyespor U12’s made it through to the final against Istanbul Sinop Spor but unfortunately had to pull out due to Saturday’s league fixtures. As a result, the finalists were awarded joint winners.
Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol
Thank you to Pauline Yılmaz for the Lokman Hekim Fethiyespor Basketbol updates
Fethiye’s Basketball Team won their away game against Samsunspor on Saturday. The final score : Samsunspor 60 – 69 Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor.
The next match will be played at home against 1881 Duzce Belediye on Saturday 30th November at 17:00 at Beşkaza Spor Salon. Everyone is welcome to come along and support our local team
You can follow the Team on their Facebook Page – Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol
Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 7.33 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.41 TL.
The US Dollar bought 5.71 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 5.74 TL.
The Euro bought 6.29 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 6.34 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
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