Fethiye Times News – Week ending November 21, 2021

Welcome to our selection of news from Fethiye and Turkey.

Organized from various sources of information.

Lifting of the Fethiye cycle path

Fethiye Municipality crews were busy repainting the Fethiye cycle path this week. Earlier this year, renovations were carried out on the “tartan trail” walking path along the 2nd and 3rd stages of the Fethiye promenade. Both tracks showed signs of wear.

The newly repainted cycle path now has pedestrian crossing points.

Source: Fethiye Belediyesi

Muğla welcomes 1 million 73 thousand tourists in 10 months

1 million 73,000 foreign tourists visited Muğla in the first 10 months of 2021, compared to 692,000 foreign tourists during the same period in 2020, an increase of 55%.

The largest number of tourists came from Russia with 287,000,702 people, followed by Ukraine with 273,000,786 people, Germany with 88,000,670 people and Poland with 85,000,298 people. Russia and Ukraine accounted for 57% of the tourists who came to Muğla.

UK visitors to Muğla numbered 1.5 million tourists a year before the pandemic. This year, after the flight ban was lifted on September 23, 59,000 British tourists came in one month.

Source: https://gercekfethiye.com/mugla-da-9-ayda-1-milyon-605-m2-alana-yapi-ruhsati-verildi/42567/

Turkey re-elected member of UNESCO’s executive body

Turkey has been re-elected for a new term on UNESCO’s highest executive body, the government said on Wednesday.

Turkey’s re-election to UNESCO’s supreme body for an additional four years will provide “important motivation” for its future work, the country’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.

“We attach great importance to the representation of our cultural values ​​on a global scale,” Yavuz Selim Kiran told Anadolu agency in Paris, where UNESCO is holding its General Conference.

Turkey has so far 19 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List and 20 entries on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List, Kiran added that the number “is expected to increase”.

Source: Anadolu Agency

Turkey set to get famous tourist Eastern Express back on track

Turkey must restart its famous tourist rail route which connects the country’s capital to the snow-capped east, the country’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport said on Tuesday.

Turkey’s main trains, including the Eastern Express, were halted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first Eastern Express train will leave the capital Ankara for the eastern province of Kars on December 15, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a statement. The first train from Kars will leave two days later.

Trains will leave the capital every Wednesday and Friday, while they will leave Kars on Fridays and Sundays, the minister said.

After leaving Ankara, the Eastern Express makes brief stops in the eastern towns of Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan and Erzurum before reaching Kars. The 1,300 kilometer (808 mile) long drive takes almost 32 hours.

Source: Daily Sabah

Eight-day spiraling Turkish lira to all-time lows

The Turkish lira gave up on earlier gains and fell 2% to a new high on Friday, a day after falling 6% when the central bank, under pressure from President Tayyip Erdoğan, cut rates and signaled that riskier easing was underway.

The lira initially rallied to 10.83 against the dollar before collapsing to 11.32, marking an eighth consecutive session of all-time lows. It was worth 11.2 at 4:32 p.m. GMT, increasing the risks to the economy and to Erdoğan’s political future.

The worst performance in emerging markets, the pound has plunged 12% this week alone, propelled by the central bank’s decision to cut its key rate by 100 basis points to 15% despite inflation close to 20%. Read more…

Source: Reuters

Turkey win in Montenegro, secure a place in World Cup qualifiers

The Turkish national team advanced to the playoffs after scoring two goals against Montenegro in the 2022 World Cup qualifier at Podgorica Municipal Stadium in Montenegro on Tuesday in a 2-1 victory.

Turkey booked a spot in the World Cup qualifiers as they recovered to beat Montenegro 2-1 away on Tuesday to finish second in Group G behind the automatic qualifiers of the Netherlands and ahead of Norway.

The Dutch beat Norway 2-0 to lead the group with 23 points in 10 games ahead of Turkey with 21 points and Norway with 18.

Montenegro finished fourth in the standings with 12 points.

Source: ESPN


Thanks to Brian Lloyd for updating Fethiyespors

Match results

Fethiyespor won their away game against Modafen on Sunday. The final score was 0-3.

Fethiyespor remains at the top of the table.

Championship matches

Sunday November 28 at home against Ağrı 1970 Spor. Kick-off is at 1:00 p.m.

You can find the program for the first half of the season on this link: TFF 3. Lig 3. Grup

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Fethiye Falcons seek new rugby league star

The Fethiye Falcons RLFC are about to start their first season under the TRL banner in Turkey, which presents a challenge for the new Rugby League team…

Where do you find the next Turkish Rugby League icon?

The club are organizing a talent identification process to find new players for the team ahead of the 2022 season.

A field session will be held in Fethiye and will target the key areas of strength, speed, agility and fitness.

No previous Rugby League experience is required and athletes from other sports are encouraged to apply on WhatsApp (+90 551 038 62 42).

Players who are successful in the process will then be invited to join Brad Roby’s team for their first TRL campaign.

Last week it was confirmed that the Falcons will be in an expanded campaign alongside Turkey’s top teams.

The registration process is about to begin and while the Fethiye Falcons are not involved, there will be a 9’s tournament in Istanbul on November 28, 2021 and December 12, 2021.

This news comes in a week when the Falcons have signed Ibo Eyiden from Australia for the upcoming season.

Source: EIN Press Service

A message from Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the NRL. Thurston was an Australian international, a representative of the home state of Queensland and the Natives All Stars. He played as a half-back or five-eighth and was a renowned goal kicker.

Donate to support team growth

The main goal of Fethiye Falcons is to develop the Rugby League game for children and adults across the community in Turkey.

To do this, they must rely on your donations to help provide suitable facilities for the next generation of Rugby League players.

Please click on the link below if you would like to donate through their official Crowdfunder UK page.

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Turkish Lira (TL) Exchange Rate

The pound has bought 15.10 TL before business close on Friday. The week before he sells for 13.08 TL.

The US dollar bought 11.23 TL before business close on Friday. The week before he sells for 9.69 TL.

The euro bought 12.67 TL before business close on Friday. The week before he sells for 11.19 TL.

Source: FxexchangeRate.com

Weather forecast

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Source: Living Earth

Today’s featured image “Face lift for the Fethiye cycle path” by Fethiye Belediyesi.

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