Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.

Curated from various news sources.


Fethiye Telmessos Antique Theater opens after seven years

The Fethiye Telmessos Antique Theater is open to visitors after seven years.

Restoration work on the theatre stopped seven years ago due to legal issues with the contractor company and the Ancient Theater was unable to be opened to visitors.

Whilst the judicial process continues, in line with permissions from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Conservation Board, the existing area was made accessible for visitors and cultural activities.

Rocks and cut stones to be used in the planned restoration were moved with cranes and construction machinery and the entrance to the theatre and its surroundings opened.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/fethiye-deki-antik-tiyatro-7-yil-aradan-sonra-ziyarete-aciliyor/50227/

Strict traffic controls on safari jeeps

Safari jeeps in Marmaris are undergoing strict checks after an accident that killed five people on August 24.

Marmaris District Police Department Traffic Registration and Inspection Directorate and Regional Traffic Inspection Station teams are carrying out daily checks along the safari routes to ensure the jeeps comply with regulations.

A total of 16 thousand TL in administrative fines were issued to drivers not complying with the regulations were fined.

During the inspections, the safety belts of the passengers, compliance of the drivers with the speed limit and document checks are carried out and random inspections will continue at specific points every day until the end of the season.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/safari-jeeplerine-siki-trafik-denetimleri-devam-ediyor/50271/

5.3 magnitude earthquake off coast of Datça

Türkiye’s southwestern Mugla province on the Mediterranean Sea coast was jolted on Saturday by an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, the country’s disaster management authority said.

The quake struck off the coast of the Datca district of Mugla at 7.13 a.m. local time (1013GMT), according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

AFAD reported that the tremor occurred 6.76 kilometers (4.2 miles) deep in the ground.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage so far, it said.

Source: aa.com.tr

Turkey raises electricity, gas prices by 50% for industry, 20% for homes

Turkish authorities raised electricity and natural gas prices for households by around 20% and by around 50% for industry on Thursday, putting further upward pressure on inflation, which was running at nearly 80% in July.

The utility price hikes are expected to push inflation up by 0.8 percentage points, according to a Reuters calculation, while higher industrial prices also lead to an indirect increase in inflation as producers reflect the costs on to consumers.

Turkey’s EPDK energy regulator said it had raised household electricity prices by 20%, those used by public and services sectors by 30% and those used in industry by 50%.

State energy importer BOTAS said it hiked the natural gas price for domestic use by 20.4%, 47.6% for small- to medium-scale industrial customers, and 50.8% for large industrial users.

The price of gas used for electricity production was raised by 49.5%, BOTAS said.

Both bodies cited the conflict in Ukraine and global developments, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as reasons for the hikes.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/turkey-hikes-electricity-gas-prices-by-50-industry-20-homes-2022-09-01/

Istanbul’s ‘haunted’ mansion sells for nearly $24.7 million

Ragıp Paşa Mansion, locally known as the “Haunted Mansion” for its dilapidated state, was sold to a major lender on Friday for $24.7 million (TL 449.3 million).

Türkiye Iş Bankası paid only TL 8 higher than the opening price for the mansion, which was sold in a public tender in Istanbul. The mansion’s last owner had outstanding debts, forcing a court-approved sale of the mansion located in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district. Lawyers for the unnamed owner, on the other hand, will file an appeal against the sale on Monday, media outlets reported.

The 116-year-old mansion on Istanbul’s Asian side is located in Caddebostan, a posh neighborhood of Kadıköy. The three-story mansion fetched a price far higher than better-looking and newer waterfront mansions on the banks of the Bosporus. After being vacant for years, even the facade of the mansion appears to be in need of a comprehensive restoration but experts say that once restored, it can earn its fame back as “Little Dolmabahçe,” named after the splendid Ottoman-era palace on the European side of Istanbul.

The mansion was initially known as Ragıp Pasha Mansion, after “başmabeynci” or aide-de-camp to Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II. The pasha hired August Carl Friedrich Jasmund, the Prussian architect of Sirkeci train station, for the construction of the mansion, which was completed in 1906. In time, the mansion, sprawling across a garden of about 23 acres, became one of the landmarks of Kadıköy.

Covering an area of 2,700 square meters (29,065 square feet), the mansion also has a basement and a penthouse in addition to the three main floors. A good example of late Ottoman architecture, the mansion is also famous for its interior and exterior ornamental motifs and paintings on its ceilings. Another highlight of the building is the golden leaves adorning the ceilings, which are made of melted gold. The mansion has changed hands over the years after the death of Ragıp Pasha there in 1920.

Source: Daily Sabah



Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.

Team Update

Fethiyespor continue training under the direction of Technical Director Mesut Toros.

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: 1.250 TL

Match results

Fethiyespor won their first home match of the season against Vanspor FK on Sunday. The final score was 1-0.

Fethiyespor moves up to 11th place on the league table with two matches played.

League Matches

Saturday 10th September away against Iskenderun A.S. The kick-off is at 19:00.

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 20.94 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.30 TL.

The US Dollar bought 18.19 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.16 TL.

The Euro bought 18.12 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.10 TL.

Source: exchangerates.org.uk

Weather Forecast

Summer continues in Fethiye this week with high temperatures expected to reach 35 degrees and lows estimated to be 22 degrees. 

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Source: Living Earth

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