Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
President Erdoğan extends condolences to Britain on Queen Elizabeth’s death
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message of condolences on the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
In a message he shared on Twitter, Erdoğan said he extends his condolences to the friendly people of the United Kingdom and the allied government upon the death of the queen, which he said he learned with “great sadness.”
Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on Thursday.
Erdoğan met the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2018 and 2020 during official visits to the UK.
Condolences from Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca
Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca also extended his condolences on the death of the Queen in a message on social media saying,
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and sending my condolences to the British citizens and our British neighbours living in Fethiye”.
Forest fire destroys 100 hectares at Denizli – Muğla border
A forest fire destroyed 100 hectares of land at the Deni̇zli̇ – Muğla border on Friday.
The fire, which started at noon in the young forest area in the area between the Muslugüme District of Denizli and the rural Esençay District of Muğla, was brought partially under control by land and air vehicles from the Denizli, Muğla, Antalya and İzmir Regional Directorates of Forestry before the aerial intervention stopped when darkness fell. The fire was brought entirely under control by the aerial intervention that started again at dawn. Cooling works continued.
Approximately 100 hectares of forest were destroyed. Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from reaching three nearby villages.
Source: Gerçek Fethiye
99 passengers injured in metrobus crash in Istanbul
Some 99 people were injured after four metrobuses collided in Istanbul’s Avcılar district on Friday.
Two metrobuses were involved in a head-on collision in the Avcılar stop, and two other incoming metrobuses crashed behind them, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.
Ambulances, firefighters and police were dispatched to the area immediately after the crash. The injured passengers were taken to nearby public and private hospitals for treatment, the report said.
The metrobus traffıc on both ways was halted following the accident, which led to heavy traffic on the D-100 highway, as passengers tried to walk to reach other means of transportation.
İzmir marks 100th anniversary of its liberation
Sept. 9 marked the centenary of Izmir’s liberation from the invasion and occupation of enemy forces in the later stages of the Turkish War of Independence.
Here’s how the city celebrated its freedom a century later.
Thousands of people carrying a giant 350-metre-long Turkish flag participated in the Victory March that started in front of Basmane Police Station. The march followed the historic route that the Turkish army used to enter Izmir 100 years ago on Sept. 9.
An airshow was held in Kordon Boyu as part of the celebrations. The Turkish Air Force Command’s aerobatic team Solotürk, police, gendarmerie, coast guard, Hürkuş, Steel Wings, Türkiye’s only civilian female aerobatic pilot Semin Öztürk Şener and Aegean and Izmir Aviation Club performed shows.
In a reenactment of the liberation of Izmir, former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım presented the Quran and the Turkish flag to the commander of the cavalry units.
The day’s celebrations ended with a concert at İzmir’s Kordon by Turkish pop icon Tarkan.
Underlining the importance of the Sept. 9 victory in Turkish history, İzmir Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Sept. 9 is not only the date of the liberation of a city but also the day when an occupied and besieged country regained its freedom and independence.”
Source: Daily Sabah/Hürriyet Daily News
Ministry investigates climate change’s effects on tourism
The Culture and Tourism Ministry is working to detect the effects of climate change on the tourism sector and take measures in this regard, Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy has said.
“After detailed reports on the effects of climate change on the tourism sector and on the measures to be taken are completed, the ministry will implement some policies and proposals within the scope of the action plans to be prepared,” Ersoy said.
With these studies, planning principles regarding the shift of tourism season dates, and the effects of climate change on winter tourism and ecotourism will be revealed, Ersoy said.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor captain Nurettin Çakır’s suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligaments in the Van Spor match last Sunday. According to reports, he will be out of action for at least four weeks.
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Iskenderun A.S. on Saturday. The final score was 2-1.
Fethiyespor moves down to 13th place on the league table with three matches played.
Wednesday 14th September at home against Diyarbekirspor. The kick-off is at 19:00.
Sunday 18th September away against Karacabey Belediyespor. The kick-off is at 19:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 21.15 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 20.94 TL.
The US Dollar bought 18.24 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.19 TL.
The Euro bought 18.51 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.12 TL.
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Source: Living Earth