Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Forest fire in Turkey’s Hatay fully under control, suspected arsonists detained
Two suspects have been detained over their links to a spate of forest fires in southern Turkey, the Turkish interior minister said on Sunday.
An investigation into the cause of the fires continues, Suleyman Soylu told reporters in the Belen District of Hatay province, the location of one of the fires.
The fires began in several parts of Belen district Friday and the forest was still burning on Saturday in windy conditions as helicopters and rescuers sought to douse the flames.
Soylu noted rumors suggesting the fire was set by a terrorist organization.
“We are continuing our investigation into this matter,”
On Saturday, an official said at least 10 people suffered minor injuries due to the fires in the province.
Twenty homes and five vehicles were also damaged, he added.
Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey’s agriculture and forestry minister, who arrived in Hatay to inspect extinguishing efforts that lasted over 30 hours, also added that the fire is fully under control.
The minister, who arrived in Hatay to inspect extinguishing efforts that lasted over 30 hours, said that the fire, which spread to three districts, is fully under control.
Source: aa.com.tr/Daly Sabah
2 million 665 thousand TL refurbishment for Bahriye Üçok Park
Bahriye Üçok Park in the Tuzla district of Fethiye is to undergo a 2 million 665 thousand TL refurbishment. The 5,840 square meter park will include a children’s playground, basketball court, open-air library, shaded seating areas, tea garden, flower show areas, lawn areas and walkways.
The existing section belonging to the Hearing Impaired Association will also be renewed and presented to the association.
The contract with the company who win the tender and will carry out the work, was signed last Tuesday.
Work has started on the park which is expected to be completed by April 2021.
Work continues to renovate the District Governorship building
Work continues on the renovation of the Fethiye District Governorship building (Kaymakamlığı) in Fethiye town centre.
On completion of the work, the building, which has been home to the governorship for many years will have a brand new look.
Fethiye Municipality 2021 performance plan and budget approved
Fethiye Municipality’s performance plan and budget for the year 2021 were unanimously approved in the second October ordinary meeting of the Municipal council this week.
185 million 605 thousand TL was allocated for investments and other social work programs, and 68 million 145 thousand TL for General Management Expenses. The income and expenditure budget of our municipality for 2021 was set as 253 Million 750 Thousand TL.
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi
2 people killed in Ankara railway accident
At least two people were killed and two others injured in a railway accident in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday, an official said.
The accident happened when two freight trains coming in the opposite direction crashed on the Kalecik-Kirikkale route at 6.30 a.m. local time (0330GMT), Ismail Ozdemir, the secretary-general of the United Trade Union of Transport Employees, told the reporters.
Ozdemir said the wagons of the trains were empty and there were just four operators in the two trains.
Operators Hanifi Adem Yuksel and Omer Baltat lost their lives in the accident and Mehmet Karaagac and Murat Ozyilmaz were injured, he said.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Fethiyespor sign three new players
Fethiyespor signed a contract with Hakan Horzum, a 22-year-old attacker who transfers from Nevşehir Belediyespor.
The club recently signed a loan agreement with 22-year-old goalkeeper Kubilay Tim Mert Flow, who plays for Tuzlaspor, one of the TFF 1st League teams.
Lastly, Fethiyespor signed an agreement with Yakup Alkan, a 28-year-old F O R V E T player from Çorum FK of the 2nd League teams.
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Tekıdağspor on Sunday. The final score was 2-1.
Fethiyespor drop to 8th position on the league table.
The next league matches are:
Saturday 17th October, at home against Karaman Belediyespor. Kick off is at 19:00.
Wednesday 21st October, away against Büyükçekmece Tepecik Spor. Kick off is at 15:00 .
Please note: the Turkish Football Federation have made the decision that, due to COVID-19 measures, all games in the first half of the season will be played without spectators.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 10.25 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.05 TL.
The US Dollar bought 7.85 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.77 TL.
The Euro bought 9.29. TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 9.10 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “Cloud-capped Babadağ from Çalış Beach” by Lyn Ward