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NEWS

New pavements for Baha Şıkman Caddesi in Fethiye

Work on Baha Şıkman Caddesi draws to a close as electricity supplier Aydem, dismantled the old electricity poles and the pavements are renewed on the stretch of road in the video below.

Fethiye Municipality apologized for any inconvenience caused to citizens and tradesmen during infrastructure works.

Source: Fethiye Belediyesi

Turkey adopts new measures to protect endangered sea turtles

Turkey has devised a new technique to protect its sea turtles by erecting wooden barriers on five beaches.

The country’s Environment and Urbanization Ministry has planned to create wooden barriers 40-50 meters from the sea to the coast to protect sea turtle nesting areas in Fethiye-Gocek, Koycegiz-Dalyan, Belek, Patara, and Goksu Delta – Special Environmental Protection Areas (SEPA), official sources told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

The project, titled the “Sea Turtle Nesting Areas and Demarcation Project,” will also prohibit people from entering the five SEPAs supervised by the General Directorate of Natural Heritage Conservation.

The project intends to improve the preservation of green sea turtles Caretta Caretta and Chelonia Mydas, who nest on the beaches in these regions.

The wooden barriers will prohibit beach goers from entering the restricted zones. Besides, the use of umbrellas or sun loungers, as well as sand screening, will be prohibited on beaches.

Vehicle entries to the beach areas will also be blocked.

Turkey is one of the most important nesting areas for this endangered species. Every year they come to the shore in early summer and lay eggs.

Source: Anadolu Agency

Underwater museum of Gallipoli battle shipwrecks opens in Turkey

The Gallipoli Historical Underwater Park off the coast of Seddulbahir in Turkey’s Çanakkale province opened on October 2, allowing divers the chance to examine evidence of the fierce World War I battles between Ottoman and Allied forces resting beneath the surface of the Dardanelles.

The Gallipoli Historical Underwater Park opened 106 years after Ottoman and allied German forces halted an invasion by British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops.

Turkish photographer Savaş Karakaş was one of the first to board a motorboat and then dive to the seabed grave when the park opened on Saturday.

Source: Daily Sabah

Istanbul’s ‘beggar cat’ tricks shoppers to score 10 meals a day

The “beggar cat” that stalks the pet food aisle of a market in Istanbul’s Kadıköy has gained social media fame for his Oscar-worthy “hunger” pains, tricking passersby into thinking he is a starving vagrant – in reality, the store’s manager says the street cat actually eats 10 meals a day thanks to the feline’s clever antics.

The stray, who the store’s employees have nicknamed “Nokta,” or “Dot” in English, maintains a vigilant daily watch of the pet food aisle.

The clever feline waits for sympathetic shoppers and starts woefully meowing as they draw near. To add to the effect, the furry swindler sometimes raises one foot and pretends to be lame or often “faints” to get less interested customers to buy him food.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3A5GG9N

SPORT

Fethiyespor

Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates

Team Updates

Fethiyespor signed a contract with midfielder Cihan Kazan. Kazan, who was born in 2005, previously played in the Fethiyespor under age categories.

Ziraat Turkish Cup

Fethiyespor are out of the Ziraat Turkish Cup after losing their away match against Nevşehir Belediyespor in the 2nd Qualification Round on Tuesday. The final score was 3-0.

Match results

Fethiyespor won their away match against Ofspor A.Ş on Sunday. The final score was 0-4.

Fethiyespor stays at the top of the league table.

League Matches 

Saturday 9th October at home against Karabükspor. 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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Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol

TBL Season 2021-2022 First 5 Week Fixture

You can find the fixture list at this link: Fethiye Belediyespor Basketball

You can follow the Team on their Facebook Page – Fethiye Belediyespor Basketbol

Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 12.00 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 12.14  TL.

The US Dollar bought 8.86 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.88 TL.

The Euro bought 10.27 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.41 TL.

Source: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather Forecast

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Source: Living Earth

Today’s featured image “ Fethiye from the peninsula ” by Lyn Ward.

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