Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Honorary traffic inspectors appointed in Muğla
An unspecified number of new honorary traffic inspectors have been appointed by the Muğla Provincial Police Department in order to ensure traffic safety throughout the province.
The new honorary traffic inspectors have completed relevant training have been appointed in order to ensure traffic safety in the Muğla province and are the ‘hidden eyes of traffic’, in charge and authorized all over the country without the limitation of duty hours.
Honorary Traffic Inspector will work on the same principle as mystery shoppers in that they could be anyone, from the person sitting next to you on a dolmuş to someone taking a stroll down the road. You may not know who they are, but they are very aware of their duties supporting official bodies with traffic safety.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
Renovation work started on the side roads of Marmaris Beldibi District
Teams from the Marmaris Municipality Science Affairs Directorate started renovation work on the worn out alleyways of the Beldibi District this week.
An area of 5 thousand 500 square meters in the district of Beldibi is being renewed with concrete and cobblestones in order to enable residents to access areas comfortably. Water drainage channels will also be built to avoid problems due to rain water in the winter months.
The roads will be closed to traffic in a controlled manner whilst the work is being carried out. The work will be completed as soon as possible and the newly resurfaced roads reopened to the residents of the neighborhood.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
Infrastructure work continues in Fethiye
Infrastructure work continued this week on the Kayaköy road at Fethiye Castle, which was closed to traffic whilst work was carried out.
Source: Fethiye Haber Bülteni
Four tanker planes added to ‘firefighting fleet’ after maintenance
Türkiye’s national body on aviation activities, Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), has made four CL-215 type amphibious tanker planes ready to combat wildfires and added them to the country’s “firefighting fleet” after a long period during which they were grounded for maintenance.
According to a statement on June 17, THK found out that six of the nine inoperable tanker planes held by the institution could be “operational” after the required maintenance was completed.
“Three of the four CL-215 aircrafts are now functional and work on the forth is in the final stage,” THK said in a statement.
Some 1,700 square kilometers of land were destroyed in more than 200 wildfires between July 28 and Aug. 9 in 2021, killing nine people, including two firefighters.
Many criticized officials for the lack of aerial support to put out the wildfires and found the existing fleet of three planes and 38 helicopters “insufficient.”
Some 15 countries gave a hand to Türkiye by sending firefighting aircraft during the extinguishing efforts in 2021.
“The flight tests of the planes were successfully conducted in [the capital] Ankara on June 15 and 16 and the four CL-215 will be transferred to fire zones and be ready for service as of July,” THK added.
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s inflation soars to over 70 percent
Inflation in Turkey has soared to over 70 percent. CNN correspondent Jomana Karadsheh reports on what’s fueling Turkey’s worst inflation in two decades. Click on the link below to watch the report.
And we couldn’t finish without sharing this video of firefighters in Milas who were called out to rescue a cow that had fallen into a septic tank...
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor Coach leaves on a high note
Fethiyespor Manager Selahaddin Dinçel, who kept his promise of a championship win for Fethiyespor, has left the club on a high-note. He signed a 1-year contract as the Manager of İçel İdman Yurdu, taking up his new position on Wednesday 15 June.
Fethiyespor tweeted the following message: “We would like to thank Selahaddin Dinçel, the coach who carried our club to the championship, for the championship he gave us, and wish him success in his new career.”
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 21.17 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.07 TL.
The US Dollar bought 17.32 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.11 TL.
The Euro bought 18.18 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.00 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: A supermoon rises behind the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo)