Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Fethiye enjoys a break from the rain
The people of Fethiye took advantage of the break from the rain this week and were out and about enjoying some welcome dry and sunny weather.
Beaches, cafes, parks and the promenade were filled with those making the most of the weather before the return of the rain on Monday, which is forecast to last throughout the week.
Temperatures are expected to rise to a maximum of 16 degrees during the daytime and to drop to 4 degrees in the evening.
Turkiye is experiencing the harshest winter for 30 years.
Record hike in fuel prices in 1 year
Changes in the exchange rate in 2021 led to a continuous increase in fuel prices.
According to the latest price information, one litre of gasoline is sold for 14.32 TL in Fethiye, an increase from 10.38 TL, diesel is sold at 14.58 TL, an increase from 8.78 TL, and LPG is sold at 10.72 TL, an increase from 5.98 TL.
Turkish charity provides aid to 1,200 Syrian families
Turkish humanitarian organization IHH has given winter aid to 1,200 Syrian families who live in refugee camps, an official said on Friday.
Selim Tosun, the organization’s media manager for Syria, told Anadolu Agency that the IHH provided supplies to the displaced people affected by the recent extreme weather in the north of Aleppo.
Snowstorms and heavy downpours in the cities of Azaz, Afrin and Al-Bab, among others, damaged displacement sites, tents and people’s belongings.
“In the first phase, tents were set up for families exposed to the cold, and we are continuing to provide and deliver new tents,” Tosun said.
“Our teams have also been delivering food parcels, heaters, fuel, mattresses, winter clothes, blankets, shoes and bread to civilians living in the camps,” he added.
Source: Anadolu Agency
Turkiye hikes end of 2022 inflation forecast to 23.2%
Turkiye’s central bank on Thursday hiked its year-end annual inflation forecasts for this year as well as the next, while it stressed supporting the lira is a key objective of its ongoing policy review.
The end-2022 consumer price index estimate has been raised to 23.2%, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) Governor Şahap Kavcıoğlu told a meeting in the capital Ankara to present the bank’s first quarterly inflation report of the year.
In its last report in October, the central bank forecast inflation would ease to 11.8% by the end of 2022. The annual inflation rate stood at 36.08% in December, its highest level in 19 years.
‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ star dies from lung cancer
Turkish actor Ayberk Pekcan, also known as aka Artuk Bey in the popular Turkish series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’, has passed away due to lung cancer.
Pekcan had been receiving treatment for cancer since October 2021.
The actor was born in 1970 and graduated from Mersin University’s Theatre Department.
He starred in many productions, including the highly popular Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi) series.
He played Artuk Bey character, the main protagonist Ertugrul’s right-hand man in the blockbuster ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ (Dirilis: Ertugrul) series.
His death caused shockwaves throughout the country and many actors people expressed their condolences.
Source: TRT World
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor lost their home match against Içel IY on Saturday. The final score was 1-2.
With 20 games played, Fethiyespor stays at the top of the league table.
Sunday 6th February away against Mardin 1969. The kick-off is at 13:00.
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Thank you to Nathan Alexander for the Fethiye Falcons update.
Fethiye Falcons will play a friendly at home against Izmir Zaferi on Saturday 12th February 2022. The kick-off is at 15:00
Moonlight Travel Company will be providing a transfer from the training ground at the old Günlükbaşıspor club to the home ground. Pick up time 2.20 pm, price 20TL.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 18.16 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.23 TL.
The US Dollar bought 13.55 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 13.44 TL.
The Euro bought 15.10 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 15.25 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “A winter day in Fethiye” courtesy of Fethiye Belediyesi.