Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
Rain and storms cause disruption in Muğla
Many areas of Muğla were affected by heavy rain, lightning storms and strong winds on Friday and Saturday.
Torrential rain which lasted for an hour on Saturday evening, caused disruption in Fethiye with roads under water and shops and businesses flooded.
In Datça, strong winds caused a luxury boat to break free of its moorings in the harbour, drift into rocks and sink. The boat was unable to be saved due to adverse weather conditions.
In Bodrum, the wind dragged a 10-meter-long sailing tirhandil ashore where it fell onto its side, and huge waves caused boats moored at the Halicarnassus pier to crash into each other, sinking an inflatable boat and damaging many others.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
Turkey Mediterranean Off-road Cup 1st leg takes place in Fethiye
The Turkey Mediterranean Off-road Cup 1st leg took place at the Esenköy track on Sunday. Participants from 12 provinces in 25 vehicles took part in the race which started from Beşkaza Square in Fethiye at 11am after the vehicles had gone through security clearance.
Fethiye Orman Sports Club Offroad President Tercan Kısa said, “Our vehicles are only used for races. From the wheels to the interior, it’s all geared up for racing. It will be very nice for Fethiye to host such a race, both to instill vehicle sports in young people and to promote Fethiye. It rained for two days which is great for us as off-road means mud. The race area is just the way we want it. Our people in Fethiye will be very happy. We invite all our people to our race.”
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
Fire crews bring new wildfire in Antalya under control
Southern Turkey’s coastal regions have been battling an unprecedented number of wildfires throughout the summer, the latest of which broke out in Antalya’s Kemer district which fortunately has been brought under control according to authorities.
A fire broke out in the forest area in Göynük Mahallesi, Üçoluk Plateau on Tuesday evening for an undetermined reason. It is believed that a lightning bolt hit the forest during the evening when there was heavy rain in the area.
A large number of forest workers, 13 sprinklers, two dozers and four helicopters with the Antalya Regional Directorate of Forestry, responded to the flames that spread in a short time amid gusty winds.
As a result of the intense intervention of the teams, the fire burning in the steep and rocky area was brought under control.
Approximately 7 hectares (17 acres) of forest area was damaged in the fire.
Re-erected columns to revive Temple of Zeus in SW Turkey
The Temple of Zeus Lepsynos, located in the ancient city of Euromos in southwestern Turkey, will rise again following the resurrection of newly excavated columns.
Euromos is one of the important cities of Caria – the ancient name for the southwestern region of Anatolia’s Aegean shores. The ancient city is a draw for visitors interested in discovering the area’s historical richness and archaeological significance. Along with the Temple of Zeus, Euromos features an ancient theater, agora and necropolis.
While excavations continue in the ancient city, which was built in the second century B.C. in the Milas district of Muğla province, work is being carried out to re-erect the timeless columns of the 1,860-year-old Temple of Zeus Lepsynos in the archaeological site.
Head of the excavation Abuzer Kızıl of Muğla Sıtkı Kocaman University told Anadolu Agency (AA): “The Temple of Zeus in this ancient city is one of the best-preserved temples in Anatolia. One of our most important projects during our works on this temple was the rebuilding of the architectural blocks. By making this beautiful temple a little more magnificent, we will add it to the world’s cultural heritage.”
Kızıl remarked that it is a very difficult task to re-erect the blocks because of wear and tear over time. He said that archaeologists found broken pieces of the columns by searching hundreds of pieces, and then cleaned and restored them.
“We use chrome rods to join the large architectural blocks,” he said. “After we put the columns together, we will put them back in their original places with their pedestals as in the ancient period.”
Currently, 16 columns are standing and 10 will be raised with their upper beams.
Source: Daily Sabah
Turkish Airlines raises breast cancer awareness on flights
Turkey’s flag carrier is raising awareness about breast cancer during its flights, it said on Friday.
In a statement, Turkish Airlines said it will raise awareness to the risk of breast cancer on 160 flights on Oct. 15-31, as part of efforts to prioritize the health and safety of its guests.
The company said the first of these flights, which was operated from Istanbul to Ankara, included a special announcement and cabin crew members attaching pink ribbons to their uniforms.
It ran an announcement reminding passengers that breast cancer is the most widespread type of cancer among women in 140 countries, as well as of the importance of early diagnosis in breast cancer.
“Self-awareness saves lives! We wish you a healthy day,” the announcement said.
Turkish Airlines said it would continue to raise awareness on breast cancer on five domestic and five international flights every day through October.
Every year, approximately 25,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Turkey, the statement added.
Source: Anadolu Agency
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor updates
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Orduspor 1967 on Wednesday. The final score was 1-1.
Fethiyespor won their home match against Gümüşhanespor on Sunday. The final score was 4-2.
Fethiyespor stay at the top of the league table.
Saturday 23rd October away against Ceyhanspor. Kick off is at 14:00.
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 12.73 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 12.22 TL.
The US Dollar bought 9.26 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 8.97 TL.
The Euro bought 10.75 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 10.39 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image “Sunset over Koycegiz Lake” by Lyn Ward.