Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Fethiye Municipality continues road improvements
Fethiye Municipality continues its plan to improve the roads in the district with the laying of 25,000 m2 of parquet in the Esenköy neighborhood.
Problems that have been waiting for solutions for many years are being solves one-by-one as part of the Municipality business plan.
Source: Fethiye Municipality
Investigation launched into fish deaths in Büyük Menderes River channel in Aydın
An investigation has been launched into mass fish deaths in a discharge channel in the section of the Büyük Menderes River passing through the Aydın provincial borders.
According to a statement made by the Aydın Governorship , samples were taken from the water and the dead fish in the discharge channel and sent for laboratory analysis.
Ecosystem Protection and Nature Lovers Association (EKODOSD) announced on September 13 that the colour of the water in the discharge channel in the section of the river passing through Söke and Didim districts had darkened and mass fish deaths have been observed at different points in the reeds on the channel.
Türkiye experiences driest August in 33 years, raising concerns of widespread meteorological drought
Türkiye has experienced the driest August in the last 33 years, the country’s meteorological authority said.
In a report, the General Directorate of Meteorology noted a 57-per cent decrease in precipitation in August compared to the 1991-2021 averages and a 60-per cent drop from last August.
The report highlights the meteorological drought as a widespread concern impacting nearly the entire Marmara and Black Sea regions in August, Xinhua news agency reported.
In the month, the northwestern region of Marmara, known as the country’s granary, saw a 74-per cent decrease in precipitation compared to the 1991-2021 averages and a 90-per cent decline from August 2022.
The region is also home to Türkiye’s largest city, Istanbul, where the water levels in its 10 dams dropped to 26.57 per cent as of Thursday.
According to experts, Istanbul, whose daily water need is more than 3 million cubic metres, is facing a severe water shortage.
Source: The Weather Channel
Body found in landing gear of Amsterdam-Istanbul flight
A body was found in the landing gear of the Turkish Airlines (THY) plane during routine technical maintenance of the aircraft after completing the Amsterdam-Istanbul flight.
According to the information, the Airbus A330 aircraft, which arrived from Amsterdam to Istanbul late Thursday, landed at Istanbul Airport. Subsequently, the plane was scheduled for routine technical maintenance – a standard procedure for aircraft after completing a flight.
During the maintenance procedure, a lifeless body was found in the landing gear of the plane. The police teams were immediately called to the scene and an extensive investigation is underway.
Cappadocia seeks to expand UNESCO status
Efforts are underway to elevate the UNESCO status of the Cappadocia region, which has already possessed a place in the world heritage list, with its geopark.
In 1985, the Cappadocia region, renowned for its natural formations, underground and aboveground cities, as well as its fairy chimneys, earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now, there is a concerted effort to broaden its recognition by seeking UNESCO Global Geopark status, a designation that encompasses both its existing World Heritage and potential new geological status.
“The UNESCO designations consist of three tiers: World heritage sites, biosphere reserve areas and geopark areas. There are very few places worldwide that hold all three of these distinctions at the same time,” academic Ahmet Serdar Aykaç told the İhlas News Agency.
“Upon the completion of the Geopark project, if Cappadocia attains UNESCO Global Geopark status, it will indeed establish itself as an exceedingly rare and valuable site, simultaneously holding two UNESCO designations,” he added.
Geoparks prioritize the preservation of a region’s natural resources and values while simultaneously emphasizing sustainable development.
Sultans of the Net start the Olympic Qualifiers with a victory
The Sultans of the Net, champions of the Volleyball Nations League and the European Volleyball Championship, beat Puerto Rico 3-0 in the first match of Group B of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games Qualifications played in Japan.
The top 2 teams in their groups in the qualifiers will participate in the Olympic Games.
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
The new season Fethiyespor shirts are now available at the stadium office on Monday to Friday from 11 am until 5 pm and on match day.
The shirts are currently available in small, medium, large and extra large and there are three different colours to choose from. Bigger sizes will be available in 3-4 weeks time.
The shirts are prices at 1000 TL.
Fethiyespor have extended the contracts of three players until 2025.
Fethiyespor drew their away match against Iğdır FK on Sunday. The final score was 1-1.
Fethiyespor drop to 15th place on the league table with 4 matches played.
Saturday 23rd September at home against Somaspor. The kick-off time is at 19:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 33.43 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 33.46 TL.
The US Dollar bought 26.99 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 26.84 TL.
The Euro bought 28.80 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 28.74 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth