Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
Tourists flock to beaches in Muğla as temperatures rise
Domestic and foreign tourists flocked to beaches in Muğla as temperatures rose again over the weekend.
Despite temperatures dropping across other areas of Turkey, it being the middle of September and the beginning of the autumn, temperatures reached highs of 35 degrees in Muğla and tourists in Marmaris and Bodrum headed for the beaches.
According to the department of meteorology, the hot weather will be above the seasonal normals until Tuesday.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
Animal Rescue Team feed animals left behind after fires
Animal Rescue Team volunteers are working to ensure animals who survived the forest fires in Muğla are fed regularly. In addition to the animal shelters that provide medical care, food and shelter, the team go out and about leaving food and water for animals who still live in rural areas even though their habitat was destroyed.
Team Leader Ayten Aktepe said, “The Animal Rescue Team is made up of volunteers who go out very week and feed the animals in the burned forests and rural areas with greens, watermelons etc, after which we go to the city centres and feed the dogs and cats in the same way.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
President Erdoğan to inaugurate 36-story Türkevi Center in New York
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will inaugurate the 36-story Türkevi Center in New York on Monday.
President Erdoğan will be in the US on Sunday as part of his visit to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
The building was purchased from American tech firm IBM in 1977 and served as Ankara’s permanent mission to the UN and consulate general until 2013 when renovations began.
In addition to serving as a diplomatic building, it will also host residences for diplomats, as well as an auditorium that can hold up to 200 people.
The building, which carries traditional Turkish architectural motifs, especially from the Seljuk Empire, rises to the sky in the shape of a tulip and can be seen from downtown Manhattan, the East River and Long Island City.
The gate of the building was inspired by the architecture of roadside inns known as caravanserais that were found during the Seljuk and Ottoman eras.
The Türkevi Center has received a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating level.
Construction has been carried out by a joint US-Turkish venture.
Replica of ancient obelisk from SE Turkey to be added to UN grounds
President Erdoğan will also attend the opening ceremony of the replica of a one-half scale T-shaped obelisk from the prehistoric site of Göbeklitepe in Turkey’s southeastern Şanlıurfa province, which will be exhibited on the grounds on the UN headquarters in New York.
The replica, like all the obelisks in Göbeklitepe, was carved out of limestone – known in the region as “Şanlıurfa stone” – over the course of some two months by Ahmet Demirtaş, an archaeologist and sculptor from Şanlıurfa, and his team.
The UN headquarters hosts a collection of nearly 200 artworks, historical objects, and architectural pieces officially donated by member states, foundations, and individual donors since 1950.
Source: Anadolu Agency
Turkey eyes better agricultural practices to save water
As a drought risk looms in Turkey, authorities are scrambling to find solutions to the problems being exacerbated by climate change and excess use of water.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Tuesday, Turkey is aiming to modernize its irrigation systems and agriculture in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change.
Speaking at a workshop entitled “Climate Change and Agriculture” in the western province of Izmir on Wednesday, forestry and agriculture minister Bekir Pakdemirli said droughts, which were limited to once in a decade in the past, would soon occur nearly twice as frequently.
Models are being created to reduce groundwater use and increase the production of plants that consume less water, the minister underlined, adding that products that are suitable for the climatic conditions of the regions and that consume less water will be encouraged.
“We cannot ignore the impact of climate change. We will be ready for this new climate by transforming agriculture, boosting the forest resources and ensuring efficient use of water,” he said.
Pakdemirli noted that the effects of climate change surfaced in the country in the form of heavy precipitation in some places and drought and forest fires in others.
Endangered reptiles of Turkey to be tracked by satellite
A new project by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning aims to monitor the country’s reptile species that are in danger of extinction.
Reptiles, ranging from chameleons, tortoises, lizards and the Caucasus viper endemic to Turkey, will be tracked by microchips planted in/on them. Some 500 reptiles have been chosen for the project, which will allow satellite tracking of the species living in preserved areas in the Antalya, Muğla and Trabzon provinces.
Authorities aim to collect data about the population density of reptiles, changes in their population, habitats and the potential impact of climate change on the species. The tracking will also help in the creation of wildlife corridors for reptiles.
Antalya’s Belek and Kaş districts, Muğla’s Fethiye, Göcek, Köyceğiz, Dalyan and Trabzon’s Çaykara district will host the project, which will be overseen by scientists. It will also be the most comprehensive study of reptiles endemic to Turkey.
Scientists will tap into telemetry technology to track the reptiles, which will be fitted with the microchips in the early hours of the morning when their body temperatures are lower. The majority of reptile species are highly sensitive to altered temperatures, something climate change accelerated. They depend on steady environmental temperatures to maintain critical physiological processes. Some are already feeling the impact of climate change, like the Anatolian meadow viper.
They seek to improve living conditions for reptiles by observing the risks their habitat poses or faces. The two-year project will also serve as a census for reptiles.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Technical, tactical and fitness play a major role in the training schedule for ant football team and Fethiyespor are training hard in preparation for each match.
Fethiyespor thanked the Karbelsun Hotel, Cin-Bal-Oğuz Vesekci and local businessman Taha Yasin Uyar for supporting the team by advertising on the field.
Ziraat Turkish Cup
Fethiyespor will play Nevşehir Belediyespor in the 2nd Qualification Round of the Ziraat Turkish Cup. The match will be played away on September 28-29-30. The match day and time will be announced by the TFF in the coming days.
Fethiyespor won their away match against Içel I.Y on Sunday. The final score was 2-4.
Fethiyespor moves up to 2nd position on the league table.
Saturday 25th September at home against Mardin 1969 Spor. The kick-off time is 19:00.
You can find the schedule for the first half of the season at this link: TFF 3. Lig 3. Grup
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 11.87 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 11.71 TL.
The US Dollar bought 8.64 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.46 TL.
The Euro bought 10.13 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.00 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image “Sundays are beach days – Kaş ” by Lyn Ward.