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

Curated from various news sources.


Dangerous acrobatics at Butterfly Valley

Gendarmerie teams removed ‘acrobatic’ Russians who were carrying out dangerous acrobatics on a rope strung across the cliffs at Butterfly Valley on Saturday. The gendarmerie teams escorted the ‘acrobats’ from the scene.

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At least 20 major accidents have occurred at Butterfly Valley, a famous beauty spot in the Faralya district of Fethiye. More than 10 people died in these accidents, at least 10 were injured and there have been hundreds of minor injuries.

Source: Fethiye Haber Bülteni

Traffic Victims Day: Türkiye loses thousands to accidents every year 

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed on Sunday. Across the world, about 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents every year, and Türkiye is no different from other countries in terms of fatalities. Despite improved road conditions and safety inspections, the “traffic monster” as it is dubbed in the country claims thousands of lives.

Official figures show 5,362 people died last year in more than 1.1 million traffic accidents in Türkiye, while another 274,615 people were injured. The number of victims was more than 10% higher compared to 2020. Türkiye reported more than 187,000 fatal traffic accidents in 2021.

Most of the fatalities were drivers and passengers while pedestrians made up 22.1% of fatalities. An overwhelming number of traffic accidents were the result of driver error, from speeding to overtaking other vehicles without heeding traffic safety rules.

In the first 10 months of this year, 1,872 people were killed in traffic accidents in areas under the jurisdiction of traffic police, while the number may be higher when including areas under the jurisdiction of gendarmerie traffic police, which oversee mostly rural areas. Türkiye also reported more than 164,000 accidents in the same period that injured more than 244,000 people.

Seeking to curb fatalities, the government is considering new measures. A 2023 national program by the Turkish Presidency includes a set goal of decreasing traffic fatalities to 8.3% and conducting regular traffic inspections for 80 million motor vehicles and drivers. Following inspections, 5,000 drivers will be selected among those involved in most crashes stemming from driver error and each will be subject to safe driving classes. The Interior Ministry, in charge of the enforcement of traffic safety, also works on improving the capacity of law enforcement to improve the implementation of safety rules.

Source: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/traffic-victims-day-turkiye-loses-thousands-to-accidents-every-year/news

Zero waste project started in mosques in Ortaca

In the Ortaca district of Muğla, a zero-waste project was launched in mosques with the slogan “Separate, transform, earn”. 

Zero Waste is defined as a waste prevention approach that includes preventing waste, using resources more efficiently, reducing the amount of waste generated, establishing an effective collection system and recycling waste.

Recycling bins and information signs will be placed in mosque gardens with the aim to encourage a clean environment by separating garbage into the correct bins and ensuring that the people of the district gain environmentally friendly consumption habits. The income from solid wastes and waste oils will be used for cleaning and similar needs of mosques.

Imam preachers, muezzins and mufti officials in Ortaca will be informed about recycling principles and the work being done. Information on zero waste to be given to the congregation by imams in Friday sermons will be prepared by the Ortaca Mufti. In Qur’an Courses and in all events organized by the District Mufti, information and guidance activities will be carried out on zero waste.

Source: Ortaca’da camilerde sıfır atık projesi başlatıldı

President Erdoğan travels to Qatar for World Cup inauguration ceremony

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan travelled to Qatar on Sunday to attend the inauguration ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The president travelled upon the invitation of Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Ankara and Doha enjoy strong relations, particularly since the 2017 blockade of the Gulf country by Saudi Arabia and others. The two countries have strengthened military and economic ties in recent years.

 TRT World takes a look at the history of the world’s most popular sporting event

Sources: Daily Sabah/TRT World


Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.


Fethiyespor coach Mesut Toros, left the team by mutual agreement this week. The board of directors has started to negotiations with Bayram Toysal who left his position at Iğdır Football Club on October 18. Toysal, who played 145 matches at the head of different teams throughout his coaching career, had 67 wins, 38 draws and 40 losses. 

Match results

Fethiyespor lost their away match against Balıkesirspor on Sunday. The final score was 2-0.

Fethiyespor drops to 14th place on the league table with 15 matches played.

League Matches

Sunday 27th November at home against Pazarspor. The kick-off is at 14:00. 

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 22.14 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.96 TL.

The US Dollar bought 18.62 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 18.59 TL.

The Euro bought 19.26 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 19.26 TL.

Source: exchangerates.org.uk

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