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Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 7th April 2024

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

Curated from various news sources.


MUTTAŞ provide free public transportation during the Ramadan holiday

Muğla Metropolitan Municipality MUTTAŞ will provide free public transportation (black plate) during the Ramadan holiday.

The free transportation will start from 00:00 on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 (the night connecting Tuesday to Wednesday) until 24:00 on Friday, April 12.

Detailed information about Muğla Metropolitan Municipality public transportation schedules can be accessed via the link: www.mugla.bel.tr

Source: https://www.fethiyehaberbulteni.com/bayramda-ulasim-ucretsiz/

Türkiye’s Mesopotamia Express wraps up promotional tour, set to debut on April 19

Türkiye’s new tourist Mesopotamia Express train has completed its promotional tour.

A promotional tour was held before the first voyage of the tourist train, which will offer travel enthusiasts an opportunity to discover natural views along the 1,051-kilometer (653-mile) route extending from capital Ankara to southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

The train will make its first regular run on April 19.

During the promotional tour, the train started from Ankara and reached Diyarbakir in about a day, stopping at the cities of Kayseri, Malatya and Elazig.

Passengers enjoyed the natural scenery along the route, visited historical places in the region, tasted local delicacies, and had the chance to buy local products.

The train has a total capacity of 180 passengers with nine sleeping cars and one dining car.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkiyes-mesopotamia-express-wraps-up-promotional-tour-set-to-debut-on-april-19/3185335

Duration of Türkiye’s snow cover sees major decline

A recent report by the Turkish State Meteorological Service has revealed a significant decrease in the duration of snow cover in Türkiye over the past five decades, sparking concerns among experts.

Professor Dr. Erol Kesici, scientific advisor to the Turkish Nature Conservation Society, considered the decrease in snowfall by region.

“In the Mediterranean, Aegean, Central Anatolia, Marmara and the western part of the Black Sea, the number of days of snowfall has been almost non-existent for the last few years. Precipitation in the east and southeast has a great impact on the data in this report.”

He underscored the dangers posed by the decline in the duration of snow cover, attributing it to climate change and decreasing water resources.

Pointing out that one of the main reasons for the decrease in the number of snow-covered days is the gradual decrease in humidity due to the decline in water resources, Dr. Kesici said, “Precipitation due to the warming of water, air and soil is also becoming unstable. Greenhouse gases, that is, the gradual increase in carbon emissions, concretization in cities and similar reasons are also effective.”

“Under normal climatic conditions across Türkiye, mountain snow persists for three to six to eight months,” he added.

He emphasized the critical role of snow in enriching groundwater and providing a vital source of clean water for ponds, dams and natural lakes.

Expressing concerns over the impact of dwindling snowfall on water resources and ski centers, Kesici warned of severe droughts and water stress in the absence of lasting snow cover.

“Even ski centers could not open this year because there was no snowfall,” he added.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

Pegasus sort cabin waste on board

Pegasus are introducing yet another innovation at Pegasus Airlines by separating cabin waste into recyclable and non-recyclable items.

Non-recyclable rubbish will be collected in grey bags and shipped to a solid-waste storage facility for energy recovery, while recyclable refuse will be collected in blue bags and sent to sorting facilities to be transformed into new products.

During your flight, Pegasus will ask you to separate your plastic, metal, paper and glass waste from other rubbish to hand over the cabin crew.

We work together for a sustainable future.

Source: Pegasus Airlines

Boost for Brexit Britain as trade with Türkiye reaches £15.8bn a year

Türkiye’s ambassador to the UK has hailed Britain’s record $20billion (£15.8bn) trade volume with his country and the talks taking place to agree a free trade agreement.

Osman Koray Ertaş put out a video marking his first 12 months as President Recep Erdogan’s representative in Britain revealing how following Brexit the UK’s relationship with its key ally has blossomed.

The ambassador said: “There have been numerous high-level contacts. Our trade volume reached $20 billion and we announced the start of the negotiations for the free trade agreement.”

He noted how Türkiye has maintained “close relationships” with the City of London.

Ertaş said: “The UK contributed to the financing of an important railway project in Türkiye.”

The investment in the project caused some controversy after Rishi Sunak’s Government pulled funding for High Speed 2 to Manchester but it is set to make money for both countries when it is completed.

He also hailed the continuing boom in tourism from the UK.

“As one of the world’s largest tourism destinations Türkiye welcomed four million Britain’s in the last year,” the ambassador pointed out.

Ambassador Ertaş also pointed out that in a world rocked by wars in Gaza and Ukraine, Britain’s strengthened relationship with Türkiye has never been more important.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1883422/brexit-britain-trade-talks-turkey?fbclid=IwAR28_nLt4tdr8sB-72EFl5b4NHef0lwti2d_ul5Z3oWBFkysB-ccEqSIT3M

Türkiye’s inflation climbs to 68.5% despite continued rate hikes

Türkiye’s annual inflation rose to 68.5% for the month of March, an increase on February’s 67.1% inflation read, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute’s report released Wednesday.

The monthly rise in consumer prices came out at 3.16%, led by education, communication, and hotels, restaurants and cafes, which saw month-on-month rises of 13%, 5.6%, and 3.9%, respectively.

On an annual basis, education again saw the highest cost inflation at 104% year on year, followed by hotels, restaurants and cafes at 95% and health at 80%.

Türkiye has launched a concerted effort to tackle soaring inflation with interest rate hikes, most recently raising the country’s key rate from 45% to 50% in late March.

Economists expect further rate increases from the central bank will be necessary.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/04/03/turkeys-inflation-climbs-to-68point5percent-despite-continued-rate-hikes-.html



Thank you to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.

Match Results

Fethiyespor lost their home match against Amed Sportif on Wednesday. The final score was 0-1.

Fethiyespor drew their away match against Karaman FK on Sunday. The final score was 1-1.

Fethiyespor stay at 12th position on the league table.

League Matches

Sunday 14th April at home against Isparta 32 SK. The kick-off time is at 15:00. 

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Turkish Lira (TL) exchange rates

The British Pound bought 40.53 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 40.88 TL.

The US Dollar bought 32.06 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 32.38 TL.

The Euro bought 34.79 TL by the close of business on Friday. The week before it was selling for 34.97 TL.

Source: exchangerates.org.uk

Weather Forecast

Here’s your weather forecast for the week ahead.

Source: Living Earth

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