Fethiye Times' weekly round up of the local news from the Fethiye area.

Victory Day Celebrated

Victory day was celebrated all over Turkey on Saturday 30th August.

A ceremony was held in the main town square at the Ataturk monument.

Wreaths were laid, the national anthem played and poems read to mark the occasion.

Governor Ekrem Calik thanked all those who attended.

New Fault Line Found

The press announced last week that a new geological fault line had been identified by a team of geologists from the Suleyman Demirel University.

The geologists claim that the fault appeared after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday.

The location of the new fault line is in the Ağlasun area near Isparta.

The fault is part of a network of fault lines that cross Turkey and is linked, claim the geologists, to similar fault lines between Fethiye and near Antalya.

Earthquakes hit the international headlines last Sunday when an earthquake north of San Francisco, California, USA rocked the area.

Missing Walker Found Dead

A German man who went missing after setting out to walk part of the Lycian Way was found dead last week.

The body was found near the village of Faralya following a massive search air and land search by the Jandarma and emergency rescue teams.

The man, 58 year old Bernd Girrbach, had set out to walk part of the popular long distance walk on Tuesday morning.

However, he later texted his wife to say he was lost. She raised the alarm.

Despite the massive search operation his body was not located until Friday.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of his death.

Crash Near Gocek Tunnel

A mini bus crashed on the approach road to the Gocek Tunnel on Saturday evening after, the local press reported, the driver lost control.

The vehicle left the road and fell into a deep drainage ravine by the newly surfaced and restructured dual carriageway road. The vehicle was badly damaged

The occupants were taken to hospital for treatment but none were reported as life threatening.

The newly constructed dual carriageway road has not yet had crash barriers installed.

The incident caused some delays to other road users.

Summer Life

It was another chance for the local press to promote the area to the national Turkish audience last week when video of the areas beaches and activities was aired.

The articles featured images of tourists and locals enjoying the hot summer weather on Oludeniz and Fethiye beaches.

With people swimming, diving, paragliding, playing about in boats and kite surfing it was a great showcase for the area.

Turkish Money

The Turkish Lira ended the week almost unchanged at 3.59 TL to the British Pound. The previous week it bought 3.60.