Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
10 injured, one seriously, in tour bus crash near Dalaman
10 people were injured, one of them seriously, when a tour bus collided with a car in the Dalaman area of Muğla on Sunday.
The accident occurred at the exit of the Göcek Tunnel in the Dalaman district on Sunday afternoon, injuring 10 people including the driver of the tour bus. Passers-by who saw the accident called the 112 Emergency Call Center and police, firefighters and medical teams were dispatched to the accident.
Firefighters rescued the injured people trapped in the vehicle and delivered them to the medical teams who assessed the injuries, administered medical aid and transferred them to hospitals by ambulance. The four people in the car, including one child, escaped without injury. An investigation into the accident has been initiated.
Fire in scrub area in Kaş district
A fire, which broke out on Sunday in the scrub in the Sarıbelen District of Antalya’s Kaş district, was brought under control after five hours.
Fıre teams responded with 2 amphibious aircraft, 4 helicopters, 11 first response vehicles, 14 sprinklers, 1 dozer, 1 fire truck, 5 water tankers and 100 forestry workers. Cooling work continues in the area.
According to the initial assessment, 10 hectares of land were damaged in the fire which also left some neighbourhoods without electricity.
Türkiye’s Antalya hosts over 11M foreign visitors in 9 months
Türkiye’s Mediterranean resort of Antalya hosted more than 11 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of the year, according to the official data.
According to data from Antalya Governorship Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate, the number of foreign tourists visiting the city by air between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 was 11.27 million, an increase of 57% in the same period last year.
The majority of the foreign tourists in the city consisted of Russians and Germans, as the province has been among the top choices of visitors from both countries for years.
The city is currently experiencing its busiest period in tourism after COVID-19 halts.
Mediterranean Sea Blasted by Intense Marine Heatwave
Many parts of Europe saw record-breaking temperatures over the summer. However, it wasn’t just the continental mainland that was affected, because the Mediterranean Sea also suffered a major marine heatwave. CAREHeat, an ESA-funded project, detected one of the most intense Mediterranean marine heatwaves observed during the satellite era – with sea surface temperatures reaching 5°C (9°F) higher than average.
Extreme rises in ocean temperature over an extended period of time are known as marine heat waves. Their magnitude and frequency have harmful effects on marine ecosystems, threaten marine biodiversity and negatively impact fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism industries.
Higher water temperatures associated with marine heat waves can also cause extreme weather events such as tropical storms and hurricanes. They can also disrupt the water cycle, making floods, droughts, and wildfires on land more likely.
The Mediterranean Sea suffered a major marine heatwave this summer with sea surface temperatures reaching 5°C (9°F) higher than average. This animation shows the development of the Mediterranean marine heatwave over time from March to August 2022 compared to averaged data during the same months from 1985 to 2005. The redder the observations, the more the sea surface temperatures different from the norm. Credit: ESA (Data: E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information)
The team of scientists will continue to monitor the evolution of this heatwave with the aim to understand how the temperature signal propagates below the surface, what are the drivers of this long-lasting extreme event, and what impact it has on the Mediterranean marine ecosystem.
Read the full article here: https://scitechdaily.com/mediterranean-sea-blasted-by-intense-marine-heatwave/
Türkiye will lower interest rates further, Erdoğan says
Türkiye will continue cutting interest rates and not raise them, President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday, repeating his unorthodox view that lower rates will lead to lower inflation.
Speaking in a televised interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdoğan called on Turks to take advantage of low rates to make investments.
Türkiye’s central bank unexpectedly cut its policy rate by 100 basis points twice in the past two months, lowering it to 12%, despite inflation at more than 80% in August.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor continues training under the leadership of Technical Director Mesut Toros.
The main sponsor of Fethiyespor, Lokman Hekim Esnaf Hospital has presented a team bus to Fethiyespor Academy, solving their ongoing issue of lack of transport. The Fethiyespor chairman and team thanked Lokman Hekim Esnaf Hospital for their support.
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Kastramonuspor on Saturday. The final score was 0-0.
Fethiyespor moves up to 9th place on the league table with seven matches played.
Wednesday 5th October at home against Ankara Demir. The kick-off is at 19:00.
Sunday 9th October away against Kocaelispor. The kick-off is at 19:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 20.67 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 19.99 TL.
The US Dollar bought 18.53 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.41 TL.
The Euro bought 18.14 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 17.84 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth