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Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 3rd March 2024

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

Curated from various news sources.


Cleaning work carried out at the Çalış Bird Sanctuary

Cleaning work was carried out around Çalış Bird Sanctuary by Fethiye Municipality, TURMEPA, Şefika Beijing Vocational High School for Girls, and Fethiye residents.

A large number of plastic bags, plastic bottles, alcohol bottles, tin cans, and product wrappings were collected during the clean up.

Environmental Engineer Özgür Çağrı Tekin, from the Fethiye Municipality Climate Change Directorate, said, “We carry out cleaning works at regular intervals. We see it the same way every time we come. I hope to see an unpolluted Bird Sanctuary with less waste. I strongly request our citizens not to throw this waste into nature, but to throw it in garbage containers and recycling.”

Source: https://www.gercekfethiye.com/fethiye-calis-kus-cenneti-temizlendi/72628/

Fethiye Municipality lays 11,000 M² of parquet in Karaçulha

Fethiye Municipality is carrying out a total of 11,000 square meters of interlocking paving works in the Karaçulha district.

Fethiye Mayor Alim Karaca said, “Between 2019 and 2024, we carried out 1 million 700 thousand square meters of surface coating asphalt and 911 thousand square meters of parquet flooring in 41 neighborhoods to ensure that every corner of Fethiye could be reached by roads of high standards. We are now meeting the demands of our people in Karaçulha for avenues and streets that need parquet and important services needed in the area.

Source: https://mansetfethiye.com/karaculhaya-11-000-m²-parke-yapiliyor/

Stork alights on friend’s boat for 13th year

In the district of Karacabey in Bursa in northwestern Türkiye, a stork named Yaren, who won the hearts of millions for her friendship with local fisherman Adem Yılmaz, has arrived for her 13th migration and once again landed on the boat of her friend, known as Adem Uncle, in the stork village of Eskikaraağaç.

In Turkish, the word “yaren” refers to a close friend or companion.

Settling in her nest in Eskikaraağaç Stork Village with her friend Uncle Adem every spring for the past 13 years, Yaren will spend the spring and summer with Yılmaz, setting sail on the lake once again.

Yaren arrived on March 17 last year. This year, she landed on Adem’s Uncle’s boat on Feb. 29, much earlier than expected.

The fairy-tale story has drawn the interest of tourists to the village. Thousands of nature lovers who hear the story and want to see the storks up close visit the Eskikaraağaç Stork Village every year.

Source: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkiye/true-story-stork-alights-on-friends-boat-for-13th-year/news

Historic Maiden’s Tower reopens to visitors

After the completion of the restoration work of the The Maiden’s Tower, one of the symbolic buildings of Istanbul, which started in 2021, the historical structure reopened to visitors on March 1.

Transportation will be provided from Karaköy Port with boat services available every half hour between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Officials say the change in the tower does not only constitute physical appearance and strengthening efforts, but a cultural use of the tower will also be promoted rather than a commercial purpose.

The Maiden’s Tower has a history dating back to 24 B.C. It was destroyed in an earthquake in 1509 and rebuilt. Restored by Mahmut II in 1832, the tower was last renovated in 2000 and since turned into a restaurant.

Source: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historic-maidens-tower-reopens-to-visitors-191234

Two new tourist trains coming to east and southeast Türkiye

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced that two new tourist trains with dining and sleeping cars will start operating on the Ankara-Diyarbakır and Ankara-Tatvan routes in April.

Uraloğlu explained that these trains will serve as an alternative to the Eastern Express and stated, “The tourist train will start its services in April and will continue until mid-June. The Touristic Eastern Express, which is put into service during the winter season on the Ankara-Kars line, receives great demand alongside the Eastern Express. Travelers have been demanding the operation of tourism-oriented trains on different routes as well. With these two trains, we have responded to these demands.”

The train with 9 sleeping and dining cars, which will operate on the 1262-kilometer Ankara-Tatvan-Ankara route, will depart from Ankara at 15:55 on Wednesday, April 17, according to the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. The Minister said that the train will make a 4-hour stop in Elazığ while making the Ankara-Tatvan trip, and will stop for 3 hours in Palu, 4 hours in Elazığ, and 3 hours in Kayseri during the Tatvan-Ankara trip on Friday, April 19.

According to the Minister’s statement, the tourist train service on the 1051-kilometer Ankara-Diyarbakır route will depart from Ankara on Friday, April 19, at 15:55 and from Diyarbakır on Sunday, April 21, at 12:00. The train, with a capacity of 180 people and nine sleeping and dining cars, will take a tourism-oriented break for 3 hours in Malatya on the Ankara-Diyarbakır route and for 4 hours in Yolçatı and 3 hours in Kayseri on the Diyarbakır-Ankara route.

Uraloğlu announced that the price of a sleeping cabin room for two people on the Ankara-Diyarbakır route was 9,000 Turkish Lira, while it was 8,000 Turkish Lira on the Diyarbakır-Ankara route.

Source: https://businessturkeytoday.com/travel-turkey-two-new-tourist-trains-are-coming-to-the-east-and-southeast.html



Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.

Match Results

Fethiyespor drew their away match against Düzcespor on Saturday. The final score was 0-0.

Fethiyespor stays at 12th position on the league table.

League Matches

Wednesday 6th March at home against 68 Aksaray Belediye Spor. The kick-off time is at 14:00. 

Sunday 10th March away against İskenderunspor. The kick-off time is at 14:00. 

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 39.73 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 39.07 TL.

The US Dollar bought 31.39 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 30.81 TL.

The Euro bought 34.04 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 33.38 TL.

Source: exchangerates.org.uk

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Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Source: Living Earth

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