Welcome to our pick of the news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Fethiye Municipal workers given a 40 percent raise
Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca signed a contract with Ender Akbay, Head of the Municipal Workers’ Union on Friday for a pay increase for permanent and statutory workers working in Fethiye Municipality.
The contract includes 40 percent increase for permanent workers and 81 TL increase for the wages of the personnel working in the municipality company.
Accordingly, the salary of the lowest municipal company worker is now 6 thousand 250 TL.
The Mayor stated that despite the economic difficulties, they gave raises to the municipality personnel as much as they could.
British woman killed in speedboat crash in Turkey
A British woman has died and three other UK nationals are injured after a speedboat crash in Türkiye, according to local media.
The boat she was in collided with a water taxi on Thursday afternoon, off the coast of the holiday resort of Marmaris in the south of the country.
Türkiye’s Demiroren News Agency reported that the woman’s husband was critically injured but in a stable condition in hospital.
And four people travelling in the water taxi were also said to have been hurt.
Video showed two boats colliding close to the shore and onlookers rushing to help.
The Foreign Office confirmed to PA news agency that three Britons were taken to hospital.
A spokesperson added: “We are providing consular assistance after the death of a British woman and hospitalisation of three British nationals in Turkey, and are in contact with the local authorities.”
Source: Sky News
Dead caretta caretta washes ashore
A dead sea turtle (caretta caretta) was found washed up on the shore at Delikyol beach in Selimiye in the Marmaris district of Muğla on Friday.
The caretta caretta (sea turtle), one of an endangered species, washed up on the coast of Selimiye in Marmaris district of Muğla.
Caretta carettas, which lay eggs on Dalyan Iztuzu, Sarıgerme and Fethiye Çalış beaches to breed, die from time to time by getting caught in nets thrown into the sea by fishermen, swallowing fishing line and eating plastic products which they mistake for food and are unable to digest.
Citizens who found the turtle informed the Marmaris Environmental Protection Association who contacted the Sea Turtles Research and Rehabilitation Center (DEKAMER) at Iztuzu beach where necropsies are carried out to monitor the causes of death of turtles.
Winter lingers in northeastern Turkish town Ardahan
Türkiye recorded its highest temperatures for the past two months in the last week of July, but temps are still cold enough to don coats in Ardahan, one of the coldest places in the country.
Just as Türkiye went through the hottest week, Ardahan’s Göle district saw temperatures dip below zero. Göle, located at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, occasionally sees temperatures dropping minus 40 Celsius degrees (minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit).
It was “dog days” elsewhere, but residents of Göle were reluctant to discard heaters as temperatures fluctuated between frigid to relatively cool. In a place of long winters and short summers, the summer breeze often turns freezing in the town. People with T-shirts are not an uncommon sight but almost everyone carries coats when they go out at night in case there is a steep drop in temperatures. Stoves still burn in the middle of coffeehouses, a frequent haunt of locals.
Further south, temperatures fluctuate above 40 Celsius degrees in the province of Gaziantep. As people seek relief from the heat, animals find shelter in pools. A pet hotel offers animals left by owners who headed to cooler cities an opportunity to cool off in pools, as the humidity rate also often rises to around 23%.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor will travel to Afyon to start 10-days of boot camp training on Monday, during which they will play further friendly games. Details of the matches are not available yet.
Season Tickets 2022-23
Season tickets are now available for the 2022-23 season from the Fethiyespor club house priced as follows:
VIP: 5.000 TL
KAPALI: 1.500 TL
MARATON: 750 TL
Fethiyespor lost their pre-season friendly match away Atlaş Denizlispor on Wednesday. The final score was 2-0.
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 21.62 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.81 TL.
The US Dollar bought 17.91 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.91 TL.
The Euro bought 18.24 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.31 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth