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

Curated from various news sources.

NEWS

Büyük Samanlık beach closes as the season comes to an end

Büyük Samanlık Beach on the Fethiye peninsula has closed for the 2022 season.

The beach, which is run by the education unit of Şehit Yüzbaşı Özgür Özekin Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, closed on Sunday on completion of vocational training and internship studies conducted by students, teachers and master trainers in the field of tourism. 

The beach, which received the “Blue Flag” award this year, was praised by its guests for providing quality and affordable services to domestic and foreign tourism, especially to the people of Fethiye. 

Preparations for the 2023 season include a plan to resolve the issue of not having electricity at the beach.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/buyuk-samanlik-plaji-sezonu-kapatti/51633/

Intercity passenger buses inspected by civil police

Civilian traffic police travelled as passengers from Muğla to Istanbul to assess the compliance of the drivers with traffic rules during a round trip of approximately 1400 kilometres.

The civil bus inspection by the Traffic Registration and Inspection Branch Directorate, Muğla Civil traffic police was carried out on buses belonging to a private company.

During the inspection, it was determined that the driver violated the rules by making phone calls while driving.

On the return journey on a bus belonging to another company, it was determined that the driver did not wear a seat belt, and both drivers were penalized.

Introducing himself to the passengers of the bus at the end of the journey, the traffic policeman in plain clothes said that the purpose of the inspection was to monitor the drivers to prevent bus accidents.

Source: https://www.muglagazetesi.com.tr/sehirler-arasi-yolcu-otobusleri-sivil-polislerce-denetleniyor-140138h.htm

Bodrum Cup champion wins for the third consecutive year

The American Hospital The Bodrum Cup, which brought sailing enthusiasts from Turkey and various countries of the world together in Bodrum for the 34th time this year, came to an end on Saturday. 

According to unofficial results, “Hızır 1” won first place in the general classification. “Hızır 1”, who won the general classification last year and the previous year, won the championship for the third time and earned the right to carry the regatta flag for life. 

Awards were presented to the winners at the award ceremony held at the Ağanlar Shipyard. 

Source: Kent TV

Seismicity study in Izmir

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is carrying out Turkey’s most comprehensive seismicity study along the Izmir coastline.

A protocol was signed with the Izmir Institute of Technology, METU and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University to conduct seismicity research in Izmir and to develop a soil behaviour model.

Taking samples by drilling at 37 points in a 100-kilometre radius along the Izmir coastline, experts will be able to reveal what kind of earthquake danger Izmir is facing.

The METU Marine Paleoseismology Research team is taking a core sample from the seabed, approximately 2.5 kilometres off Gümüldür, using the METU drilling platform. When the drilling works are completed, information about earthquakes in the past will be analysed and experts will be able to make sound predictions about earthquakes the faults will produce in the future.

Banu Dayangaç, Head of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Earthquake Risk Management and Urban Improvement Department, said that the research is one of the most important projects initiated to make Izmir a safe city and reduce disaster risks.

The research is expected to be completed in 2024.

Source: Railly News

Turkey slashes interest rates by 150 basis points despite inflation at 83%

Turkey’s central bank on Thursday slashed its key interest rate by 150 basis points for the third consecutive month of cuts, from 12% to 10.5% — despite Turkish inflation at more than 83%.

Market analysts expected a 100 basis point cut, so the move still managed to take many by surprise despite the increasing regularity of Turkey’s interest rate reductions. Consumer prices for the country of 84 million people climbed to a new 24-year high of 83.45% in September, though many people living in Turkey say prices for basic goods have in some cases more than tripled in the past year.

The policy consistently provokes criticism and bafflement from economists and plays a major role in the dramatic weakening of Turkey’s currency, the lira, which has lost roughly 28% of its value against the dollar this year.

Turkey’s central bank signaled that another rate cut would follow in November but that may be the last reduction, saying that financial conditions had to remain “supportive” of growth amid a weakening demand environment. It added that slowing foreign demand and pressures on the manufacturing industry are being “closely monitored,” and that “credit, collateral and liquidity policy options will continue to be implemented.”

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/20/turkey-slashes-interest-rates-by-150-basis-points-despite-inflation-at-83percent.html

SPORT

Fethiyespor

Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.

Ziraat Turkish Cup

Fethiyespor is out of the Ziraat Turkish Cup after losing their third qualifying round away against Boluspor on Wednesday. The final score was 1-0.

Match results

Fethiyespor drew their away match against Serik BLD on Sunday. The final score was 1-1.

Fethiyespor stays in 11th place on the league table with 11 matches played.

League Matches

Sunday 30th October at home against Sarıyer, The kick-off is at 19:00.

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 21.02 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 20.75 TL.

The US Dollar bought 18.59 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.57 TL.

The Euro bought 18.33 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.05 TL.

Source: exchangerates.org.uk

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Source: Living Earth

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