Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
8 March International Women’s Day Activities in Fethiye
March 8, International Women’s Day activities, organized jointly with Fethiye Municipality and Non-Governmental Organizations, are taking place in Fethiye until 10 March.
A book signing day was held by Author Birol Ganioğlu at Fethiye Municipality Özer Olgun Cultural Center.
Ganioğlu, the author of the books Nikolas, Apollnides, Telmesos scholar Nikolas, Abdal Musa, also had a mini-interview with the participants.
The Fethiye Yörükler Association held a Keşkek day, with saz music, songs, games and keşkek, the hearty porridge-like dish that people in Turkiye serve at special events. In addition, the film “Jawed Angels” was screened at the Turkish Association for the Disabled, organized by the Fethiye Women’s Counseling and Solidarity Association.
Rising fuel prices cause hike in dolmuş fares
The rising cost of fuel has forced authorities to increase public transportation fees. Fuel prices are now over 20 TL per litre and, as of Friday, March 4, minibus (dolmuş) fares were increased with the full ticket rising from 4 TL and 75 kuruş to 6 TL and 65 kuruş, and the student tickets rising from 2 TL 95 kuruş to 4 liras and 15 kuruş.
Making a statement after the hikes in public transportation fares, Fethiye Chamber of Drivers and Automobile Craftsmen Chairman Şaban Taşar said, “The raise is not done to make more profit. It is due to necessity and increase in our costs. I want this to be known by the public.”
Turkiye braces for downpour, heavy snow
Turkiye is on the verge of a downpour to be followed by heavy snowfall, the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) warned on Sunday.
According to the forecast, the temperatures will gradually fall amid the downpour and low temperatures will affect the entire country.
Heavy rain is set to roll in at the beginning of the week, which will end with heavy snow in multiple provinces by the weekend, directorate data showed.
The snowfall is set to begin mid-week and will envelop the country as temperatures drop. Many parts of Turkiye’s landlocked regions will see snow flurries, the directorate said.
The Marmara region, home to the country’s biggest metropolis Istanbul as well as the Mediterranean region, southern areas of central Anatolia and eastern Anatolia, southeastern Anatolia, the northeastern and eastern areas of eastern Anatolia, eastern areas of eastern Black Sea region, the central Anatolian provinces Eskişehir and the capital Ankara plus the northwestern Düzce province will see heavy snow, the data said.
The downward trend in temperatures, which remain below seasonal norms, will continue this week, especially in northern, central and eastern Anatolia.
Coastal areas of Turkiye will mainly see heavy downpours, the forecasts also said.
Source: Daily Sabah
Turkish police officers to learn ‘Survivor English’ for World Cup
Turkish police that will take charge in the World Cup organization in Qatar will participate in English courses to learn “Survivor English,” the deputy director-general of public security has said.
The parliamentary committee on foreign affairs recently approved a protocol allowing some 3,251 Turkish police officers to provide security in World Cup 2022 that will take place between Nov. 21 and Dec. 18.
The training program will include a language course, training about the living conditions, public orders, traditions, criminal laws and general knowledge about Qatar.
On Dec. 10, 2021, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced that Turkish police units will be dispatched to the World Cup 2022 organization just two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Qatar.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Türk Telekom signs MoU for 5G deal with Huawei
Türk Telekom and Chinese giant Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding (Mou) to collaborate to develop the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks (5G) in Turkey.
Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Deputy Minister Ömer Fatih Sayan attended the signing ceremony during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“Huawei has been making important contributions to Turkey’s infrastructure for 20 years. We want these contributions to continue with domestic and national production,” he said.
“Huawei has positioned one of its 19 research and development centres on the globe in Turkey and they have employed more than 750 engineers there. Ericsson has also established a research and development centre in Turkey,” he added.
Türk Telekon CEO Ümit Önal said that 5G solutions are needed particularly in areas of transportation, health, education, agriculture, entertainment and urbanization.
Huawei Turkey CEO Jason Lee noted that Türk Telekom has been their strategic partner “from the beginning of their Turkey journey.”
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Gümüşhanespor on Saturday. The final score was 1-1.
With 25 matches played, Fethiyespor remains in second place on the league table.
Wednesday 9th March at home against Ceyhanspor. The kick-off is at 14:00.
Sunday 13th March away against Tepecikspor. The kick-off is at 14:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 18.55 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.55 TL.
The US Dollar bought 13.65 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 13.65 TL.
The Euro bought 15.45 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 15.45 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “Fethiye Seagulls” by Lyn Ward