Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Discarded cigarette causes forest fire in Fethiye
A cigarette butt carelessly discarded by the roadside caused a fire near Küçük Samanlı bay in the Fethiye district of Karagözler on Friday evening.
Fire fighting teams were able to extinguish the fire before it spread out of control however, not before the flames destroyed a number of pine trees and caused the facility generator to explode.
Mayor of Liverpool holidays in Fethiye
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Anna Rothery flew into Dalaman Airport yesterday for a holiday in Fethiye.
The Mayor was welcomed at the airport by Municipality representative, Yavuz Topateş.
During her holiday, Mayor Rothery will meet with Fethiye Mayor, Alim Karaca and authorities of the tourism sector to discuss ways to attract more visitors from Liverpool as well as the possibility of Liverpool and Fethiye becoming sister cities.
Turkey’s first lady among top 10 influential Muslims
An international think tank on Sunday placed Turkey’s first lady among the world’s top ten most influential Muslim figures.
The Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD), which simultaneously operates from Pakistan and Belgium, has nominated Emine Erdogan for its International Peace Awards 2020 for the ten leading Muslim figures across the globe for their services in different fields.
INSPAD’s President Muhammad Tahir Tabassum told Anadolu Agency that Emine Erdogan was chosen for her tremendous services in the fields of social development with a focus on women’s empowerment, the environment, culture, arts and social awareness.
The body, which has 5,000 ambassadors of peace and over 12,000 members from different countries, every year selects eminent Muslim figures around the globe.
Giraffe, rhino fossils discovered in Turkey’s Kayseri
Fossils found in the central province of Kayseri point to the fact that this commerce hub in the Anatolian heartland was once home to giraffes, rhinoceros and elephants.
Archaeologists unearthed fossils ranging from Bovidae, a family of vertebrates including cattle, to carnivorous animals and animals uncommon to the present-day habitat of the country. Professor Okşan Başoğlu, who heads the excavation team on the banks of Yamula Dam, says the findings were “amazing.” Yamula Dam on Kızılırmak River is located some 25 kilometers (around 15 miles) northwest of central Kayseri and is one of few massive water bodies in the landlocked province.
Memduh Büyükkılıç, mayor of Kayseri municipality which sponsors the archaeological work, said it was “a treasure.” “The fossils date back to 7.5 million years. Fossil finds are not uncommon here, but it is rare to find such diverse fossils,” he told Ihlas News Agency (IHA) during a visit to the site Wednesday.
Başoğlu said they expected to find more fossils as they only uncovered the first layers of the surface. “We have gazelle fossils, rhinoceros, elephant and giraffe fossils, and all were preserved well,” Başoğlu said.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Fethiyespor played the final two pre-season friendlies this week:
Fethiyespor drew against Erbaaspor on Tuesday. The final score was 0-0.
The final pre-season friendly against Çarşambaspor was abandoned when arguments broke out on the pitch. Fethiyespor were in the lead with a score of 1-0.
Season tickets are now available from the Fethiyespor stadium.
Kapali , main stand – 400 TL
Maraton , Apaçiler stand – 200 TL
Kalearkasi stand located behind the goal – 100 TL .
Please remember that first half of the season is to be played without spectators.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 9.56 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 9.87 TL.
The US Dollar bought 7.47 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.43 TL.
The Euro bought 8.85 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.80 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “The Road to Afyonkarahisar” by Lyn Ward