Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
One dead and nine injured in safari vehicle accident
One passenger died and another nine were injured when a safari vehicle overturned in Alanya district of Antalya on Friday.
The accident occurred at the D-400 highway tunnel exit in the direction of Antalya – Alanya. According to the information received, a safari vehicle, concrete mixer and a car, whose drivers were not known, were involved in the accident and the safari vehicle rolled over and was dragged away.
In the accident, one Polish tourist lost his life and nine others were injured.
The nine injured tourists were taken to hospitals by ambulances. The police investigation into the incident continues.
Please let’s throw our garbage into garbage containers
Fethiye Municipality Cleaning Affairs Directorate carry out continuous cleaning work in the 41 neighborhoods of Fethiye.
They regularly request that garbage is thrown into the garbage containers placed at frequent intervals around the area.
Signs are being displayed in an effort to combat piles of garbage dumped by the side of the bins.
For requests, complaints and suggestions call 0252 6142350
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi Temizlik İşleri Müdürlüğü
Baby’s body recovered after Aksaray flood
The body of a 3-month-old baby, who went missing in the devastating flood that struck the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray last weekend, has been discovered by search and rescue teams.
The flood, triggered by heavy rains on Sept. 3, wreaked havoc in the Sevinçli and Güçlünkaya villages.
One person died and 14 people were rescued, and search and rescue efforts were launched for the missing 3-month-old Asel Balcan, who was swept away by the relentless current of the floodwaters.
Aksaray Governor Mehmet Ali Kumbuzoğlu, who visited the scene of the tragedy, expressed his condolences to the affected families, particularly the parents of baby Asel.
The governor disclosed that a team of 410 dedicated personnel had engaged in the extensive search and rescue operation.
Asel’s body was eventually located on the fifth day of the search amidst thick mud, approximately 3 kilometers from the point the infant was swept away.
Storks unable to migrate thrive in river delta
The Kızılırmak Delta Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, has now become a home to storks that are incapable of migrating to warmer climates and have started breeding there.
While the majority of the storks in the northern province of Samsun’s Kızılırmak delta have migrated toward warmer climates in the south around late August, the adult storks that could not fly or have injuries have remained in the area.
Speaking to local media, Kadir Yılmaz, Kızılırmak birds paradise and wetlands supervisor, said there are plenty of sheltering, feeding and breeding areas for the remaining storks in the area.
“There are around 950 pairs of storks in the delta. This number is increasing each year gradually. While storks usually nest on human-made structures such as roofs, chimneys, electricity and telephone poles, in the delta, 97 percent of the nests are on trees,” he remarked, emphasizing that the region allows animals to nest comfortably in nature.
“While the stork population is declining across the country, we observe an increase in the delta. The reason for this is the abundance of food resources in the delta. Storks can raise their young here, up to three or four chicks. After an average incubation period of one month, we start to see baby storks in the nests in the region,” he added.
Stating that the baby storks become adults around August each year, and then they are ready to migrate to the south, Yılmaz said that when the storks complete their migration trip, during which they can fly up to 200 kilometers each day, they spend the winter in Mozambique, Kenya or Egypt, and return to the delta again in March as the harbinger of summer.
Marmara’s pinas offers hope for mucilage recovery
In the wake of the mucilage disaster that plagued the Marmara Sea in 2021, a surge in the population of pinas, a type of mussel with natural filtration capabilities, has offered a glimmer of hope for the troubled ecosystem.
According to experts, there has been a remarkable surge in the population of pinas, which is known for its capacity to filter up to six liters of water per hour.
The resurgence of pinas, which are protected to combat mucilage and ensure their continued existence, has been steadily gaining momentum. Mustafa Sarı, a professor at Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, has confirmed that an unprecedented average of 70 pinas per 100 square meters can now be found in the sea, signaling a promising milestone.
The expert emphasized that the Marmara Sea boasts the world’s most substantial deposits of these remarkable creatures. Sarı contends that if the waste load in the sea can be reduced by 60 percent, it could potentially return to its pre-mucilage state within a five-year span.
On Sunday, September 17th, undefeated professional boxer Kubilay Alcu from Fethiye will fight for the WBC Middle East Championship Silver belt.
The match will be broadcast live on S Sport Tv
Thank you to Seçkin Alcu for the update.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
On-the-day entrance prices to each game has been confirmed by Mustafa Mustafa Akyürek,
MARATON STAND is 100 tl per person per game at the turnstiles.
KAPALI STAND is 200 tl per person per game at the turnstiles.
Fethiyespor lost their first home match of the season against Kastamonuspor on Sunday. The final score was 0-1.
Fethiyespor drop to 13th place on the league table with 3 matches played.
Sunday 17th September away against Iğdır FK. The kick-off time is at 15:30.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 33.46 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 34.60 TL.
The US Dollar bought 26.84 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 26.70 TL.
The Euro bought 28.74 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 28.80 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth