Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkiye.

Curated from various news sources.


Increase in market prices makes life increasingly difficult for citizens

With increases in the cost of fuel, raw materials, fertilizers and textile products, the prices of vegetables and fruits at the market have increased accordingly, making life more and more difficult for both citizens and tradesmen alike.

With basics such as cucumbers priced at 12 TL, tomatoes 10TL, green beans 20TL, cauliflower 45TL, pomegranate 12TL, Fethiye citizens are finding everything too expensive to buy.

One citizen told FRT TV, “I don’t know what to do. In the past, life was very good. Now everything such as electricity and water is too expensive to use. Tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants are all very expensive. We are waiting for help from the state.”

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/pazar-el-yakiyor/43975/

Infrastructure works continue in Fethiye

First stage infrastructure improvement work carried out by MUSKI, Aydem and telecommunications companies continues in Fethiye between Muğla Makası and Köprübaşı.

The improvement work includes updates to high voltage, low voltage and lighting installations by AYDEM, drinking water mainline and subscription connections by MUSKI and significant changes to the internet infrastructure by telecommunication companies. After the infrastructure works, hot asphalt (BSK) and pavement works will be carried out by Fethiye Municipality.

The first stage work will be completed by 1 May.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/altyapi-calismalari-devam-ediyor/43877/

Recycling at source: Turkiye’s zero waste efforts expand

Turkiye has updated its regulation on recycling in a bid to speed up the ambitious Zero Waste project. Under the new rules, every building, from office buildings to residential apartments to villas, will have separate recycling bins for glass, paper and plastic waste. Open-air marketplaces will also be subject to recycling measures to prevent excessive food waste.

Under the updated regulation, open-air marketplaces, both for customers and retailers, will be required to set up equipment to store biodegradable waste. Apartment buildings, condominiums, villas and similar residential places will also be required to house “equipment” (dumpsters, etc.) for separate storage of recyclable waste. Authorities will also be mandated to set up Waste Storage Centers for the public to dispose of their recyclable waste in other places.

Elsewhere, the government aims to raise awareness of recycling through campaigns promoting the practice and teaching students at grade schools about the benefits of zero waste.

Zero waste practices have so far led to recycling 24.2 million tons of waste and saved Turkiye $2.1 billion (TL 30 billion). 

Read more here: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/recycling-at-source-turkeys-zero-waste-efforts-expand/news

‘Dangerous’ dogs get new homes ahead of nationwide ban in Turkiye

Turkiye will ban breeding and ownership of a set of dog breeds deemed dangerous next week and animal shelters across the country remain their only option for accommodation

As the country prepares to implement a ban on “dangerous” breeds, from pit bulls to dogo argentinos, starting on January 14, more dogs are abandoned by their owners on the streets while others hand over their dogs to animal shelters across the country.

Shelters will be the only place for those breeds after the ban comes into force as the ban also calls for sterilization of the dangerous dogs. Animal rights activists say more and more people are abandoning their dogs raised to be aggressive for dog fights due to the sterilization rule.

Activists say shelters are not sufficient for dogs while municipalities running the venues strive to prove them wrong. Kocaeli is among them. At “Happy Stray Animals Town” founded in northwestern province’s Kandıra district, dogs from banned breeds are either found on the street or delivered to the shelter by their owners. The shelter, sprawling across 140 acres, aims to give animals a natural habitat, without cages, where they can live until the end of their lives.

Read more here: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/dangerous-dogs-get-new-homes-ahead-of-nationwide-ban-in-turkey/news

Turkiye’s TOGG showcases all-electric ‘smart’ car in Las Vegas event

Turkiye’s global technology brand TOGG has announced its arrival on the international stage as it unveiled its indigenous all-electric car at the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the western US city of Las Vegas.

TOGG presented the new “Transition Concept Smart Device” – an electric fastback – at CES 2022 on Wednesday that the company officials said can be integrated with smart cities around the world. 

The company aims to produce one million vehicles in five different segments by 2030.

Its first car in the C-segment, the SUV, will be launched in the first quarter of 2023 following the completion of homologation tests to certify the vehicle or a particular component in a vehicle has satisfied the requirements set by various statutory regulatory bodies. 

It will be the first all-electric SUV produced in continental Europe by a non-traditional manufacturer.

In December, Turkiye unveiled prototypes of an SUV and a sedan, both fully electric and C-segment models.

Source: TRT World

Turkiye’s inflation hits 36% amid financial turmoil

Turkiye’s annual inflation rate soared to a 19-year high last week, underlining the country’s financial turmoil and alarm over its president’s policies. 

Prices hit more than 36% increase in December as the cost of transport, food and other staples ate into household budgets.

Most central banks raise interest rates to help cool inflation but Turkey has gone the other way.

It has meant a collapse in the value of the lira, as Tayyip Erdoğan prioritises exports over currency stability.

The lira shed 44% of its value against the dollar last year and fell another 5% on Monday before recovering to trade flat. 

The drop in the lira has made the price of inflation-fuelling imports more expensive, ranging from energy to many of the raw materials Turkey’s manufacturers turn into exports.

One economist forecast that inflation could reach as high as 50% by the spring unless the direction of monetary policy was reversed.

Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59857420



Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.

Update to Stadium Entry Conditions

As a result of the Omicron variant, which has rapidly increased the number of Covid-19 cases in Turkiye and all over the world, the following changes have been made to the entry rules for stadiums.

Only people who have received two doses of vaccines from the vaccines provided by the TR Ministry of Health or those who have had the Covid-19 disease and one dose of the vaccines provided by the TR Ministry of Health are allowed entry into stadiums.

Persons who have completed 180 days since the vaccination must have a booster vaccination in order to enter the matches and must purchase a combination or ticket. Those who do not have the reminder vaccination will not be able to enter the stadium. A 14-day immunity period will not be sought for people who have had their 3rd vaccination or subsequent vaccinations.

Team update

Fethiyespor signed up three new players in the January transfer window in the last week.

Fethiyespor prepares for second half of season

Fethiyespor continues its preparations for the second half of the season at camp in Antalya where they faced Bursa Yıldırım Spor and Siirt İÖİ in friendly matches, winning both.

The team continued their training under the management of coach Selahaddin Dincel and his team after which they returned to Fethiye on Saturday. 

Preparations for the first match of the second half of the season against Kırıkkale Büyük Anadoluspor, which will be played on January 16, will continue in Fethiye.

Fethiyespor finished top of the league after the first half of the season with 43 points, 9 points ahead of their closest rival.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/fethiyespor-antrenmanlara-devam-ediyor/43919/

League Matches 

Sunday 16th January 2022 at home against Kırıkkale Büyük Anadoluspor. The kick-off is at 13:00.

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Fethiye Falcons

Thank you to Nathan Alexander for the Fethiye Falcons update.

Match details

Fethiye Falcons will play a friendly at home against Izmir Zaferi on Saturday 12th February 2022. The kick-off is at 15:00

Fethiye Falcons Home Ground

The Fethiye Falcons home ground, ‘The Nest’, is the old Yeşil Üzümlüspor Football Club.

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 18.85 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.02 TL.

The US Dollar bought 13.87 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 13.32 TL.

The Euro bought 15.76 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 15.14 TL.

Source: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather Forecast

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Source: Living Earth

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