Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
Fethiye celebrates 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
As part of the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, Fethiye turned out en masse for music concerts held at Beşkaza Square on the evenings of 18/19 May by Gripin and Volkan Konak respectively.
The artists gave unforgettable performances which were greeted with enthusiasm by the crowds of thousands who filled every corner of the square to celebrate the youth of Türkiye.
The concerts were also attended by Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca and Deputy Mayor Miraç Efe Doğan
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi
1000 square meters Turkish Flag unveiled on the beach in Fethiye
A 1000 square meter Turkish flag was unfurled on Ölüdeniz beach in Fethiye on the occasion of the 19th of May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day.
The giant flag was displayed at the event held on Kumburnu Beach in Ölüdeniz Neighborhood in cooperation with Muğla Environmental Protection Foundation (MUÇEV), Aqua Lykia Diving School and Beach Of Lagoon.
As part of the event, 15 paintings by artist Günsenin Günel were exhibited.
The income from the sale of the free diving world record holder national athlete Devrim Cenk Ulusoy and the pictures that divers can also view underwater will be donated to the earthquake victims.
Seydikemer holds ‘Youth Walk’ with 104-meter Turkish Flag
Seydikemer celebrated the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with a 104-meter-long Turkish Flag, prepared for the 104th anniversary of Atatürk’s arrival in Samsun.
A wreath laying ceremony was held in front of Seydikemer Municipality Service Building and Government House with the laying of a wreath at the Atatürk Monument, a minute’s silence and the singing of the Turkish National Anthem.
After the official ceremony, a ‘Youth Walk’ was held from the front of the Seydikemer District Governorate to the Indoor Sports Hall. A 104-meter-long Turkish Flag, prepared by the teachers and students, was carried on the shoulders.
After the parade, a ceremony was held at the Indoor Sports Hall
JAK and MAGEME teams rescue holidaymakers stranded in Butterfly Valley
Vacationers stuck on a cliff in Butterfly Valley in Fethiye district of Muğla were rescued by Gendarmerie Search and Rescue (JAK) and MAGAME teams.
The incident occurred at Butterfly Valley in the Faralya District. According to the information received, YB (28) and DK (29), who were on holiday in the area, set out to walk to the waterfall in the Butterfly Valley. The duo, who initially walked on the path, then left the path and ended up stuck on the cliffs. On receiving the holidaymakers’ call for help from the 112 Emergency Call Center, the JAK and MAGAME teams stationed in Ölüdeniz were dispatched to the region. Crews rescued two vacationers from the rocks. It was stated that the health status of the vacationers was good.
Climate change spikes sea surface temps along Türkiye’s coastline
As sea surface temperatures continue to increase worldwide due to climate change, including the seas surrounding Türkiye, the effects, and rate of warming are alarming, a marine sciences expert noted recently.
Barış Salihoğlu, the head of the Institute of Marine Sciences at Middle East Technical University in Ankara (METU), said over the past 60 years, sea surface temperatures parallel the approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Fahrenheit) warming in the atmosphere.
METU’s Marine Science Institute has been regularly measuring the temperature values in the seas surrounding Türkiye since 1984.
Warming on the Turkish coasts has exceeded 2 degrees Celsius in contrast to the worldwide average, Salihoğlu told Anadolu Agency (AA).
Regional changes in the temperature increases in the Mediterranean, as the temperature rise approached 2 degrees Celsius in the southern Mersin and Iskenderun Gulfs, while there was a rise of nearly 1.5 degrees in the tropical gulfs of Antalya and Fethiye, popular tourist destinations.
You can read the more here: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkiye/climate-change-spikes-sea-surface-temps-along-turkiyes-coastline/news
Turkish Airlines celebrates 90th anniversary
Türkiye’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, established in 1933 with a five-aircraft fleet and 28 seats, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a fleet of 415 aircraft.
The carrier, which made its first foreign flight between Ankara-Istanbul-Athens in 1947, currently flies to 344 points in 129 countries and five continents with a total number of staff of 82,000.
The firm is now planning to have an 800-aircraft fleet as of 2033 and fly to 400 points with a total staff of 150,000.
Ahmet Bolat, the CEO of the carrier, said in a press release on Saturday that Turkish Airlines continues its journey, beginning 90 years ago.
The carrier was named “Best Airline In Europe,” “Top-10 International Airline,” “Five Star Global Airline,” “Best Airline Of Eastern Europe,” and “Top-3 Global Airlines ” by international institutions.
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Fethiyespor won their home game against 1461 Trabzon FK on Tuesday. The final score was 1-0.
Fethiyespor’s final match of the season against Adıyaman was cancelled due to the team having pulled out when the area was hit by the devastating twin earthquakes of Feb 6, 2023. Teams that were scheduled to play against Adıyaman were appointed a 3-0 win by the Turkish Football Federation.
Fethiyespor finished the season in 8th place on the league table with all matches played.
The 2022-23 season is over and there are no league matches now until the end of August or beginning of September. The new fixture list will be drawn towards the end of July.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 24.63 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 24.38 TL.
The US Dollar bought 19.79 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 19.58 TL.
The Euro bought 21.42 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 21.42 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth