Welcome to our selection of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye.
Curated from various news sources.
First snow of the season
There was a surprise for local residents when the first snow of the season fell on Akdağ in Gömbe district of Kaş, Uludağ in Bursa and on Mount Erciyes in Kayseri.
The snow fell on Akdağ on Friday night at an altitude of 2700m and was seen by local shepherd Oğuz Topaloğlu, who took a picture before the snow melted.
The first snow of the season also fell on Uludağ, one of the main centers of winter tourism.
Locals went to the summit to watch the snowfall, although some were surprised by the sub-zero temperatures.
This is reportedly the first time locals have seen snow in September. The first snow usually falls in October.
The first snow of the season also fell on the peaks of Mount Erciyes in Kayseri.
Snow also fell in Erciyes last night, where parts of the mountain higher than 3,000 meters were covered with a white blanket. The snow thickness reached 8 centimeters in places. In the districts of Hacılar, Kıranardı and Hisarcik at the foot of the mountain, the temperature dropped to 7 degrees at night.
Source: Cumhuriyet/Expat Guide Turkey
The bodies of 2 crew members who died in a helicopter crash were sent to Russia
The bodies of two Russian crew members who came to support the forest fire in Marmaris district of Muğla and died in a helicopter crash in Çardak district of Denizli have been transferred to Antalya.
The bodies, received by a consulate officer after identification, were taken by private vehicle to Antalya, from where they were flown home to Russia.
Russian flight engineer Aleksandr Iakovlev and flight technician Alexey Volkov died in a firefighting helicopter crash near Çardak district on Thursday, Turkish national technical personnel Ömer Kaan Çakır and Kenan Erdem, Russian citizen Captain Pilot İlya İvesenkho, flight technician Georgii Onvnvchin and Co. Pilot Egor Turkov were injured.
Source: Helicopter kazasında oil 2 kişinin cenazeleri Antalya’dan Rusya’ya gönderilecek
Marmaris forest fire suspect arrested under house arrest
An 85-year-old man arrested in connection with the fire that broke out in the forest area in the Yalancıboğaz district of Muğlas Marmaris on Thursday has been placed under house arrest.
MY, 85, was arrested based on the results of investigations conducted by the Gendarmerie Command and referred to the Marmaris Court.
The suspect was placed under house arrest due to his age and injuries sustained while attempting to put out the fire.
During the investigations carried out under the coordination of the Marmaris Attorney General’s Office to determine the cause of the fire, the gendarmerie teams discovered embers in front of the beehives, which were determined to belong to MY.
The fire destroyed 500 hectares of forest.
Source: Orman yangınıyla ilgili gözaltına alınan zanlıya ev hapsi verildi
Traffic accidents kill nearly 1,500 in eight months
Traffic accidents have resulted in nearly 1,500 deaths in the first eight months of this year, according to police.
The data showed that a total of 313,618 accidents occurred on the country’s roads from January to September, killing 1,469 people and injuring over 188,000.
According to statistics, 1,216 of the accidents resulted in fatalities, 125,704 in injuries, and 186,698 accidents reported no injuries or fatalities.
The number of fatal accidents stood at 1,216 in the first eight months of 2022.
According to the report, over 127,000 road accidents occurred due to driver error, while another 14,000 were due to pedestrian fault.
Around 600 accidents occurred due to poor road conditions, while passengers were responsible for over 2,000 accidents. Almost 3,600 accidents occurred due to vehicle breakdowns.
Of the accidents that resulted in death or injury, nearly 57,000 involved one vehicle, over 63,000 involved two vehicles, and just over 7,000 involved three or more.
Read more here: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/road-accidents-kill-nearly-1-500-in-eight-months-177114
Turkey’s central bank stuns markets again with a 100 basis point rate cut, the lira hits a new low
Türkiye’s central bank on Thursday delivered another surprise 100 basis point rate cut, dropping the lira to an all-time low even as inflation surged past 80% and central banks around the world raced in the opposite direction and tightened policy.
Türkiye’s lira hit a record 18.42 against the dollar, surpassing levels reached during a full-blown currency crisis last December. It fell back to 18.37 by 1223 GMT.
Analysts called the monetary easing unsustainable and fueled by President Tayyip Erdoğan’s efforts to lower borrowing costs to boost exports and investment, and forecast further currency depreciation. Continue reading
Unorthodox interest rate cuts over the past year, combined with rising commodity prices, have pushed inflation to a 24-year high and triggered a cost-of-living crisis for Turks. Continue reading
The central bank justified the move with persistent signs of economic slowdown and reiterated that it expects either disinflation or a slowdown in inflation to begin.
The value of Türkiye’s lira has halved in the last year, mainly due to interest rate-cutting policies despite rising prices.
Read more here
Many thanks to Brian Lloyd for the Fethiyespor update.
Fethiyespor won their home game against Diyarbekirspor on Wednesday 14th September. The end result was 3:1.
On Sunday 18 September they lost their away match against Karacabey Belediyespor. The end result was 2:1.
The team won their home match against Etimesgut Belediyespor on Sunday 25 September. The end result was 1:0.
Fethiyespor move up to 10th place in the league table with six games played.
Saturday 1st October away against Kastramonuspor. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.
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Turkish Lira (TL) Exchange Rates.
Bought the British pound 19.99 TL until close of business on Friday. The week before it was sold for 20.83 tsp.
The US dollar bought 18.41 TL until close of business on Friday. The week before it was sold for 18.25 tsp.
Bought the euro 17.84 TL until close of business on Friday. The week before it was sold for 18.28 tsp.
Here is your weather forecast for the coming week.
Source: Living Earth
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