Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
Groundbreaking ceremony for closed marketplace GES project
Fethiye Municipality held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the planned closed marketplace to be built on the site of the current Saturday marketplace in the Pazaryeri district.
The new marketplace will cover an area of 3418.25 m² and cost 6 million TL.
Work will be done to cover the existing marketplace, install linear high ceiling lighting, change the floor covering, lay a new drainage line, and install a solar power based electricity generation facility (GES) to ensure a power supply at all times with the area illuminated 24/7.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca, Former Muğla MPs Sami Gökmen, Ömer Süha Aldan, Mustafa Dedeoğlu, Muğla Metropolitan Mayor Osman Gürün, Menteşe Mayor Bahattin Gümüş, CHP Muğla Provincial Chairman Adem Zeybekoğlu, CHP Fethiye District President Mehmet Demir, Good Party Fethiye District President Ali Fatih Çoban, Fethiye Fixed Bazaars and Greengrocery Chamber President Adem Hıra, FTSO President Osman Çıralı, NGO president and members, municipal council members and many citizens attended.
After speeches, Protocol members who attended the ceremony, pressed the button to pour the first mortar on the foundation of the project.
Sources: https://gercekfethiye.com/ges-projeli-kapali-pazaryeri-nin-temel-atma-toreni-gerceklesti/35636/ / Fethiye Belediyesi
Fethiye sea border gates inspected
Turkish National Police General Directorate of Combating Immigrant Smuggling and Border Gates, Özer Korkmaz, and Muğla Provincial Police Chief Suvat Dilberoğlu, visited Fethiye on Friday to carry out inspections on the sea border gates.
Current processes were evaluated and areas for improvement identified. Sea border gates are quieter than normal due to the pandemic, an ideal time to carry out the inspections and make any changes necessary for the security of the country and to ensure tourists arriving in boats are unable to bypass entry restrictions due to the pandemic.
In a statement, Özer Korkmaz, Head of the Department of Anti-Immigrant Smuggling and Border Gates said, “Our province with the largest sea border is Muğla and we have 11 border gates in Muğla Ports, two of which are located within the borders of Göcek and Fethiye. We felt that these ports should be revised in terms of both the security of the country and for the comfort of visitors during the tourist season. We discussed the problems that may arise in the future after our determinations regarding both security and construction and we are also in talks with our Coast Guard Directorate. No tourist can travel within the borders of our country on their own and they will not be able to anchor their boats to any island or bay.”
Cleaning work on Lovers’ Hill
Fethiye Municipality Cleaning Services Directorate continues their work in the 41 neighbourhoods of Fethiye teams and collected around one ton of garbage from Lovers’ Hill, an area frequented by young people, on Wednesday.
“This is not a garbage dump!”
Fethiye Municipality Cleaning Affairs Manager Mahmut Bayraktar called for citizens to be more sensitive to the beauty of the area saying, “This is not a garbage dump, but a place known as Lovers’ Hill with a unique view of the beauty of Fethiye. But when we travel with our teams, we see that there is broken glass everywhere. There’s a lot of rubbish. Our request to our citizens, please, leave what you eat and drink in the garbage containers. The bottles thrown down the hill are shattered. Our teams are constantly cleaning here, but please let’s not litter the floors. Let’s keep our Fethiye clean.”
11 military personnel killed, 2 injured after military helicopter crash in eastern Turkey
Turkey mourned 11 soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Turkey on Thursday. Families, top politicians and a large crowd attended a mass funeral in the capital while the probe into the crash is underway
11 Turkish soldiers, including a lieutenant general, were killed and two others injured as a military helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday.
A resident of a nearby village where the helicopter crashed said locals rushed to help the survivors as soon they heard the news of the crash.
“Our children told us that a helicopter crashed nearby. When we arrived at the scene, we saw some soldiers had passed away,” local Davut Bikeç told Anadolu Agency (AA).
Military personnel and Turkish Emergency and Disaster Department (AFAD) staff arrived at the crash site near the village of Çekmece in the Tatvan district of Bitlis province in the early hours on Friday.
Tight security measures were put in place around the village perimeter, with military personnel blocking entry to the site except for the investigating team.
It was stated that the wreckage would be removed from the region after the ongoing investigation is complete.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Yomraspor on Wednesday. The final score was 2-0.
Fethiyespor drop to second position in the league.
The next league match
Wednesday 17th March at home against Ceyhanspor. Please note the new kick-off time is 14:00.
Please note: the Turkish Football Federation have not yet changed the decision to play all matches without spectators due to COVID-19 measures.
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Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor
Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor lost their home match against Royal Halı Gaziantep on Sunday. The final score was 60-90.
The next league match is:
Saturday 13th March away against Socar Petkimspor.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 10.43 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.33 TL.
The US Dollar bought 7.53 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 7.42 TL.
The Euro bought 08.97 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 08.96 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image “The view from Ece Marina” by Lyn Ward.