Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Forest fire warning for Muğla
The General Directorate of Meteorology issued a forest fire warning for Muğla province and its districts.
According to the latest meteorological evaluations, temperatures of 38-42 degrees are expected in coastal areas and 32-36 degrees inland on Sunday, July 17, 2022, and Monday, July 18. Low humidity (10-30%) and strong winds (30-50 km/speed) will increase the risk of forest fire.
In the event of a forest fire, citizens should call the emergency services on 112.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
A busy Eid-al-Adha for Bodrum
It was a busy Eid al-Adha for Bodrum with 250 thousand vehicles visiting the area, and the 181 thousand population increasing to 1 million.
Bodrum Municipality workers and police and security forces worked 24 hours a day ensuring the safety and security of the holidaymakers and collecting 10 thousand tons of garbage in the district.
Hotel occupancy was at 90% however, tradesmen reported that the spend in shops was less than in previous years.
The companies, which set up additional flights for those who come to Bodrum by air and intercity bus for the holiday, also set up additional flights for the return route. Traffic queues formed from Friday as those who came by car started out on the return journey.
Long queues also formed at the Göcek tunnel.
Sources: Gerçek Fethiye/MuğlaTürk
Disused school buildings to be transformed for local communities
Türkiye’s Education and Agriculture Ministries have decided to transform disused school buildings in remote villages for the local community.
As part of the project, vacant school buildings will be repurposed as social learning centres, known as “Village Wellness Centers.”
Education Minister Mahmut Özer in a statement Wednesday said the first Village Wellness Centers was launched in Samsun, as Alanlı Recep Asal Mathematics and Nature School, in June.
He said the wellness centres, set to become the heart of the villages, are being built all over Türkiye.
Özer emphasized that the project aims to turn unused schools into social centres where anyone regardless of their age can get an education on anything, from cooking and crafts to other life skills.
Istanbul named among world’s best cities in 2022
A UK-based culture magazine has picked the world’s best 53 cities, ranking Türkiye’s largest city Istanbul in the list.
Out of the 53 ranked cities chosen by Time Out magazine, Edinburgh made it to the top of the list and was followed by Chicago and Medellin, while Istanbul was listed 50th.
“It didn’t take long for Istanbul to get rid of the COVID-19 melancholy and return to its energetic self as always,” the magazine said, noting that the opening of Galataport was one of the most important events in the city this year.
The magazine also noted that Istanbul once again revealed its unique cultural life with opera, theatre, concert and film screenings of Atatürk Cultural Center, one of the metropolis’ iconic art centres, while the 17th Istanbul Biennial and numerous major musical events stood out.
The metropolis was praised by 97 percent of its locals for never being boring, while the variety offered by the historic city was also lauded.
Some 82 percent said it was great for food and drink and 83 percent thought it was diverse.
Click here to see the full list: The 53 best cities in the world in 2022
Source: Hürriyet Daily News/Time Out
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor has started training in earnest for the new season which starts in August.
Fethiyespor signed a new two-year contract with Nurettin Çakır, one of the team’s top goal scorers from last season.
Sunday 28th August away against Zonguldak Kömüspor. The kick-off is at 15:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 20.63 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 20.77 TL.
The US Dollar bought 17.39 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.27 TL.
The Euro bought 17.55 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.59 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth
Today’s featured image: “Sunset paragliding” by Natalia Alpatova