Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
At least 35 people killed and dozens injured in two separate road accidents in Türkiye
At least 35 people were killed and dozens were injured in two separate road accidents in Türkiye on Saturday.
A truck collided with first responders of another accident involving a truck and two vehicles in Mardin’s Derik killing at least 19 people and injuring 26 others.
Earlier in the day, another traffic accident killed at least 16 people and injured 22 others in southeastern Gaziantep province.
The bodies of 27 victims, including three paramedics, three firefighters, a police officer and two journalists, killed in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Türkiye’s Mardin and Gaziantep were laid to rest on Sunday.
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Works starts on Foça Recreation Area in Fethiye
Work has started on the construction of the Foça Recreation Area in Fethiye. The work is being carried out by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality and the 2 Million 655 Thousand TL area will provide a new recreational area and meeting point for the people.
Muğla Metropolitan Municipality continues to work with its social and citizen-oriented services on projects for citizens to live in a more contemporary, modern Muğla.
Injured stork rescued by Muski personnel
An injured stork was spotted by Muski personnel in the Karamersin district of Seydikemer. The stork, which was thought to have been injured by shepherd dogs in the vicinity, was rescued and taken to the Fethiye animal shelter.
Injured, tired sea turtles get a helping hand in Türkiye
Green and loggerhead sea turtles recovered with the help of vets and were released into their home, the Mediterranean Sea, after being found injured and exhausted.
Named “Mavi” (Blue), the green sea turtle was discovered with her fins injured in the southern Turkish province of Hatay. The loggerhead turtle, or Caretta caretta, named “Deniz” (Sea) was suffering from an illness and exhausted. Both were taken to the Sea Turtles First Aid and Treatment Center in Hatay, one of the sea turtle hubs in Türkiye.
Blue, which weighs 50 kilograms (110 pounds), was found about two months ago, apparently injured in a dog attack, while Sea was taken to the centre, established in Hatay in 2010, some four months ago after being found on a beach. Blue was treated at an intensive care unit for turtles, while Sea underwent a lengthy rehabilitation to help her to regain her health.
On Thursday, both were released into sea on Hatay’s Samandağ beach.
The centre’s director, professor Muhammed Enes Altuğ, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they receive a large number of sick or injured turtles every year. “We rescue some but some succumb to their illnesses or injuries,” he said. Currently, three sea turtles are being treated at the centre. “Sea turtles play a crucial role in ecosystem balance and in the food chain. We are talking about a species of which only a few survive from thousands of eggs laid. Thus, it is vital to keep especially female turtles alive,” he said.
Turkish Airlines ‘biggest winner’ as global air travel lifts off post-Covid
Turkish Airlines has been the “biggest winner” as global aviation and tourism picked up again after the abrupt halt brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Turkish flag carrier became the first international company to return to profit in 2021 as European air traffic rebounded and is on course for record earnings in 2022, said a report published this week by French financial newspaper Los Echos.
The airline had a net profit of $737 million by the half-year mark in 2022.
In July alone, Turkish Airlines carried 7.8 million passengers, 10 percent more than July 2019, the prime travel month of the last pre-pandemic summer.
It is the most active traditional airline in Europe today, with an average of 1,506 daily flights in European airspace at the beginning of August, well ahead of Lufthansa (1,202) and Air France (1,065), the report said, citing data from the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol).
Only budget carriers Ryanair and EasyJet operate more flights than Turkish Airlines in Europe, it added.
Survey shows people of Aegean region happiest in Türkiye
happiness survey mapped the levels of bliss in Türkiye’s different regions and placed the Aegean region in the west at the top of the list of happiest people. Southeastern Türkiye, on the other hand, is the least happy place.
The survey by the Areda Survey company asked participants to score their happiness between 1 and 10. Overall, the happiness rate of the Aegean region was highest, at 52.5%, slightly ahead of Marmara, the northwestern region that includes the country’s most populated city Istanbul. The Black Sea region in the north followed while southeastern Anatolia scored the lowest at 45.8%.
The happiness of Turks was divided into categories, and most people answered the questionnaire that being with their loved ones made them happiest. Physical and mental well-being followed it as a source of happiness.
Answering a question on what made them happiest, 22.1% of participants said it was watching the sunset, while another 14.6% of participants said it was receiving a gift or good news. A total of 10.6% of participants said it was finding money in the pocket of a piece of clothing they did not wear for a long time.
Source: Daily Sabah
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor has completed two weeks of training and friendly matches at Afyon boot camp and is now back in Fethiye preparing for the first match of the season against Zonguldak.
Season Tickets 2022-23
Season tickets are 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 played a friendly match against Menemenspor during boot camp in Afyon. The final score was 1-0.
Sunday 28th August away against Zonguldak Kömüspor. The kick-off is at 16:30.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 21.39 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.77 TL.
The US Dollar bought 18.08 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.93 TL.
The Euro bought 18.16 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.40 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth