Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Turkey.
Curated from various news sources.
Forest fire in Fethiye
A lightning-induced forest fire started in the Fethiye İnlice region on Friday.
After notification was made to the 112 Emergency Call Center, the Muğla Regional Directorate of Forestry dispatched air and land teams to the area. The forest fire started as a result of a lightning strike at around 17.50 in the İnlice Kertmeç locality.
Mick and Trudie awarded for contribution to tourism
Mick Amca and Trudie, who live in Fethiye, received an award from the Ankara Tourism Association (ATID) for their films contributing to Turkey’s tourism.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mick said, “It was a very nice evening and we are grateful for your recognition.”
Source: Mick & Trudie
Turkish Cuisine Week marked worldwide
Turkish Cuisine Week is marked under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency in cooperation with the country’s Tourism Promotion and Development Agency, an affiliate of the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Turkey has been promoting its local dishes in a series of events held across the country and at all its missions worldwide during Turkish Cuisine Week, being held from May 21-27 for the first time ever.
Ozlem Warren of Ozlem’s Turkish Table attended a celebration at the Turkish Embassy Residence in London to present Turkish cuisine to the guests. Have a look at the event in the Facebook post below.
An event in Dublin took place at the Turkish Embassy and was attended by distinguished guests from 19 countries.
The book, Turkish Cuisine and Centennial Recipes, which was prepared under the leadership of first lady Emine Erdogan, was also introduced at the event.
Sources: Daily Sabah/Ozlem’s Turkish Table/Anadolu Agency
Anatolian Pars sighted after a decade
An Anatolian Pars, an endangered leopard subspecies of Iranian Pars, has been caught on camera for the first time in a decade in the eastern province of Van.
The last sightings of Anatolian Pars were in 2013, one in the Kaçkar Mountains in the Black Sea region and another in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
The local authorities in Van broadcast footage of an Anatolian Pars captured by a camera trap but did not name the place the animal was seen to protect it from hunters and poachers.
Officials from the provincial directorate of Nature Conservation and National Park only said, “Pars has been spotted in four different locations” in a Twitter post on May 25.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor won the playoff final away against İçel İdman Yurdu on Monday. The final score was 5-4.
Here’s the winning penalty …
Fethiyespor will celebrate their play-off championship win with their fans this evening (May 30).
A championship convoy will start from the Tuesday Market at 19:33 and end at Beşkaza Meydanı (Fethiye Town Square) with celebrations from 20:30.
All are welcome to join Fethiyespor and their fans to celebrate.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 20.48 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 19.86 TL.
The US Dollar bought 16.21 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 15.90 TL.
The Euro bought 17.40 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 16.80 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “Incredible Iztuzu” by Lyn Ward