Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
40 hectares of degraded forest destroyed by fire in Dalaman
40 hectares of degraded forest was destroyed in a forest fire in the Ataköy Sarıdere district of Dalaman which started during the night on Tuesday.
The fire was brought under control with the intervention of teams from the land, who were joined by 3 planes and 16 helicopters at first light. The fire was under control by noon and cooling works were carried out.
When a forest is degraded it still exists, but it can no longer function well. It becomes a shell of its former self; its health declines until it can no longer support people and wildlife by, for example, filtering the air we breathe and water we drink or providing animals with food and places to live.
Russian Alexandrov Red Choir hold the first ever performance in Fethiye
Thousands of people attended the first ever concert by the Russian Alexandrov Red Choir to be held in Fethiye on Friday.
The concert, organised by Fethiye Municipality as part of the Republic concerts, took place in Beskaza Square and was attended by 14 thousand people.
The concert started with the Red Army soldiers placing the Turkish and Russian flags on the stage followed by the choir singing their anthem for Fethiye.
The Red Choir was accompanied by Turkish singer Haluk Levent, who sang the Republic Marches including the Canakkale Folk Song and the Habiye and Izmir Marches. The program also included stage shows.
Haluk Levent donated millions of lira to Fethiye Municipality together with the AHBAP Association during the fires earlier in the summer and undertook the building of houses for those whose homes were destroyed.
Sources: Fethiye Belediyesi/Gerçek Fethiye
Turkey to open 1,000 new markets to rein in price hikes
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkey had tasked agricultural cooperatives with opening about 1,000 new markets across the country to provide “suitable” prices for consumer goods amid efforts to rein in price increases.
“Markets run by Agricultural Credit Cooperatives are convenient in terms of prices and quality,” Erdoğan told reporters after visiting an agricultural credit cooperative outlet in Istanbul.
Construction of the shops will begin soon to provide Turks “cheap and high-quality goods” and to “balance out markets,” he said.
Annual food inflation of around 29% and a global jump in commodity prices have driven inflation higher throughout the year. It accelerated to 19.58% in September, above the central bank’s policy rate of 18% and its highest level since March 2019.
Amid stubbornly high prices, the government has blamed supermarkets and opened probes into potential exploitative pricing.
We gave the order for about 1,000 of these businesses to open around Turkey, starting at 500 square meters (5,381 square feet) each,” Erdoğan said. “These are places where prices are suitable to our citizens’ budgets,” he said of the commercial outlets.
The Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey currently operates about 500 grocery stores across the country, according to its website.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thinner fish, more bacteria emerge as sea snot fallout in Turkey
It has been a few months since Marmara was cleared of thick, slimy sea snot, or marine mucilage. But this landlocked sea in Turkey’s northwest appears to be having a hard time shedding the fallout of the substance. A team of scientists from Istanbul University found that the mucilage, whose remains are submerged at the bottom of the sea in some locations, is harming many marine creatures.
Initial findings of the study show that the nutritional quality and meat of hamsi, or Turkish anchovies, and mackerels in the sea was reduced while the mucilage increased the pathogenic bacteria present in shrimp and mussels. Scientists are warning the public to be extremely cautious in their consumption of seafood, especially while cleaning and cooking.
Professor Nuray Erkan, a food safety expert, is leading the team of scientists in the study, which will continue for about nine months. This study is among the 37 projects sponsored by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) to investigate sea snot and its impact.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the sport updates
Fethiyespor won their home match against Karabükspor on Saturday. The final score was 5-0.
Fethiyespor stays at the top of the league table.
Wednesday 13th October away against Orduspor 1967.
Sunday 17th October at home against Gümüşhanespor. Kick off is at 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 12.22 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 12.00 TL.
The US Dollar bought 8.97 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.86 TL.
The Euro bought 10.39 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.27 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image “Patara Beach” by Norman Clark.