Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
Çarşı Caddesi in Fethiye reopened to traffic
The section of Çarşı Caddesi in Fethiye, which was closed to traffic due to infrastructure works from Kaya Caddesi Junction to Köprübaşı Mevkii, was opened to traffic again on Friday.
Work was carried out to upgrade the drinking water line as part of the work being carried out around Fethiye to improve the infrastructure which is planned to be completed by May 30.
Objections to proposed privatisation of Inlice Bay
Non-Governmental Organizations and citizens made a statement to the press in opposition to the proposed privatisation of Inlice Beach on Saturday.
Concerned stakeholders have already initiated an injunction to stop the privatisation of the Göcek Islands last week. Despite the reaction, a tender was also initiated for the lease of the operation of Inlice Bay.
The press release was read by Ayşe Döner from the people of Inlice Mahallesi. “We are resisting here for the protection of the ecosystem,” the statement said. “This is a historical area. Our region is also the place of Caretta carettas. This is a public beach. We do not want our beach to be privatized. Many beaches are privatized in this area. The people of this place protected the forests here during the fire period. We, as the people, take care of the trees here. This beach cannot be taken away from the public. We are against the sale of beaches through auctions. There are only 2 free public beaches left in our area. One is Karaot and the other is Inlice Beach. We should all take care of our beach. If this beach is privatised, thousands of people will come here. We will not give this beach to anyone.”
After the press release, citizens formed a human wall along the coastline in protest.
Inlice Beach is one of the two remaining free public beaches in the area operated by Fethiye Municipality.
Spring tide reveals royal road to historical city of Mydos
The receding of the sea caused by the equinoctial spring tide in the Bodrum district of Muğla revealed the royal road to the 3,500-year-old historical city of Mydos in Gümüşlük bay.
Citizens had the opportunity to walk barefoot along the 150-meter-long and 2.5-meter-wide royal road to rabbit island, where the ancient city is located. The spring tide causes the water to recede at this time each year, sometimes revealing the road.
Snow exceeds two metres in Muğla’s Kavaklıdere district
Hosting 3 million foreign and 5 million domestic tourists annually, Muğla, an important tourism centre in Turkey, has started to draw attention not only with its sun, sea and natural scenery but also with its snowy mountains.
Although there are only a few days left until April, the 2 thousand-meter-high Göktepe Plateau, a district of Muğla’s Kavaklıdere district, is still experiencing snow at depths that exceed two metres.
Göktepe, with its superb views, is expected to be used as a ski centre and winter tourism area.
Turkey forward Burak Yılmaz quits national team after penalty drama
Turkey forward Burak Yılmaz ended his national team career following a penalty drama against Portugal during the World Cup qualifier match on Thursday.
Turkey was knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing to Portugal 3-1 in a European Qualifiers playoff semifinal.
Near the end of the match at Porto’s Dragao Stadium, when the score was 2-1, Turkey had a great chance to tie the score after it was awarded a penalty following a video assistant referee (VAR) review.
But the 36-year-old player, who scored Turkey’s first goal following a one-two with Cengiz Ünder, fired the penalty over the bar and failed to level the match.
Yılmaz scored 31 goals in 77 appearances for Turkey since his debut in April 2006. He is the national team’s second-highest all-time scorer.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor celebrated its 89th anniversary with a ceremony at Fethiye Town Square on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by the Fethiyespor team, officials and fans, including Fethiye Times sports contributor, Brian Lloyd.
Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca also paid the team a visit at the Fethiye Stadium as they prepared for the Karbel Karaköprü Belediyespor match, wishing them well for the rest of the season.
The Büyükçekmece Tepecikspor-Fethiyespor match, which was postponed due to bad weather conditions and related disruptions in transportation, will be played on Wednesday, 6th April at 14.00 at Tepecik Şenol Güneş Stadium.
Fethiyespor lost their home match against Karaköprü Belediye on Sunday. The final score was 0-1.
With 27 matches played, Fethiyespor remains in second place on the league table.
Saturday 2nd April away against Çankaya FK. The kick-off is at 14:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 19.58 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 19.51 TL.
The US Dollar bought 14.83 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 14.80 TL.
The Euro bought 16.29 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 16.38 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “Snow on Göktepe Plateau.”