Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
New “Public House Cafe” under construction in Çiftlik
The construction of a new “Public House Cafe” in Çiftlik is nearing its end.
In a statement, Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca said “As a country, we are going through difficult economic conditions. The social areas of our citizens who are struggling to make ends meet have been severely restricted. Before taking office, we promised our citizens that we would open public beaches and public cafes, and we continue to keep this promise. We are nearing the end of the preparations for the “Public House Cafe” in Çiftlik” Neighborhood.”
Source: Fethiye Belediyesi
Traffic inspection in Muğla: 100 thousand 893 TL penalty imposed
A traffic and public order inspection was carried out by the Provincial Police Department teams in the Menteşe district of Muğla.
During the inspections carried out by the teams, 224 drivers were checked for alcohol, the driver’s licenses of 7 people were confiscated for drunk driving, and an administrative fine of 100 thousand 893 liras was imposed on 25 drivers for various traffic violations.
Citizens were warned not to drink and drive, to wear seat belts and not to use mobile phones while driving.
10,000 houses ready to be delivered to Türkiye’s quake-hit victims
The first phase of construction for earthquake-resilient homes in Kahramanmaraş, which began soon after the devastating earthquake on Feb. 6, is nearing completion, with 10,337 residences ready to be handed over in December.
The earthquake, considered the calamity of the century, prompted urgent measures in the construction of safe dwellings for affected residents.
The Directorate of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change disclosed that out of 72,365 planned houses and village residences across the province, the delivery of 10,337 units will begin by December.
By the end of the month, 8,568 residences and 1,769 village houses are expected to be completed and allocated to their rightful occupants.
In addition to the housing initiatives, an Urban Design Project has been initiated to revitalize the city center and stimulate businesses in the earthquake-affected areas. Works are underway in the Azerbaijan District, focusing on structures comprising ground floors alongside three or four upper floors. The transformation area includes the ongoing demolition of Kültür Park, marking a proactive step toward urban revitalization.
Under the scope of the Urban Design Project, the earthquake survivors will retain their rights, ensuring an equal number of rights for residences or workplaces as before, with no loss.
Source: Daily Sabah
Turkish ministry adds ‘disaster awareness’ to school curriculum
The Ministry of National Education introduced a “disaster awareness” course, which is included in the elective courses in the curriculum for middle schools.
The curriculum of the “disaster awareness” course prepared for fifth, sixth and seventh grades by the General Directorate of Basic Education was approved by the Board of Education and Discipline.
The course includes a curriculum of 72 hours at each level of middle school and is included within the scope of elective courses.
In the disaster awareness course, students are expected to use life skills in disasters, have knowledge about first aid and its importance, learn about the effects of disasters in Türkiye, understand the damage that disasters cause to the individual, society and economy, and use their ability to effectively predict the possible consequences of disasters.
In line with the Turkish Qualifications Framework, the course also included topics for acquiring skills such as “environmental literacy,” “media literacy,” “map literacy,” “location analysis,” “perception of change and continuity” and “perception of space.”
In this course, students will first study the first level (disaster awareness 1) and then the second level (disaster awareness 2).
Board established for water management
In pursuit of the effective management and utilization of water resources, a National Water Board has been established under the leadership of the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry.
The board aims to ensure high-level coordination for the short and long-term planning and strategies related to water supply, grounded in the fundamental interplay of water, food, energy and ecosystems in both urban and rural areas.
Additionally, it will actively participate in initiatives towards the preservation and balanced utilization of water resources, the development of water policies with a sustainable structure, and the enhancement of monitoring by institutions regarding applications and investments.
“The establishment of the National Water Board marks a significant stride in fortifying Türkiye’s resolute stance in water management, emphasizing the crucial step taken towards the preservation of water resources,” Agriculture and Forestry Ministerİbrahim Yumaklı has expressed in a written statement on Nov. 30.
Researchers predict a 10 percent increase in Türkiye’s population by 2030, coupled with a 20 percent decrease in water resources, Yumaklı said, stressing that calculations based on water potential show that Türkiye is under water stress.
“If necessary measures are not taken, it is predicted that the ratio will fall below 1,000 cubic meters in 2030 and Türkiye will be classified as a country suffering from water scarcity. If we do not show loyalty to water, it must be known by our entire nation that we will bid farewell to it,” Yumaklı said.
He expressed that the initiatives undertaken reflect Türkiye’s commitment to bringing a sustainable approach to its water resources and leaving a legacy of healthy water sources for future generations.
Yumaklı called on citizens to mobilize in this aim, saying, “I invite all our citizens partners to contribute to this mobilization to protect our water resources and to join hands for our future.”
Source: Hürriyet Daily News
Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor lost their away match against Isparta 32 Spor on Sunday. The final score was 3-0.
Fethiyespor drop to 10th place on the league table.
Monday 11th December at home against Arnavutköy Belediyespor. The kick-off time is at 14:00.
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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates
The British Pound bought 36.70 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 36.37 TL.
The US Dollar bought 28.90 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 28.68 TL.
The Euro bought 31.48 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 31.59 TL.
Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.
Source: Living Earth