Fethiye Times’ weekly roundup of the local news.

Bayram Celebrated

The week kicked off with the Festival of the Sacrifice celebrations.

Hotels were full, the roads were busy and the weather still warm and sunny.

End of Summer No Barrier

The local press (we suspect a visiting journalist) were full of the joys of the Bayram last week and were doing their bit to promote the area to tourists.

They published an article about the varied and fun water sports that can still be enjoyed, sunbathing and swimming in the warm sea despite the arrival of autumn.

The 3 storey 120 passenger ‘Spanish pirate boat’ (pictured) also featured in the article because it has a foam party on board too!

Fire at Plastic Recycling Depot

A fire that broke out on Thursday at a plastic recycling plant sited in Karachula took fire crews over an hour to bring under control.

An investigation has now been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

Social Fans

Members of the supporter's club of Istanbul football team Galatasaray visited a nursing home in Fethiye last week.

The local press interviewed members of the group who said the visits were all part of their social responsibility programme to promote football and their team.

Turkish Stars

The fantastic Turkish Airforce aerobatic jet team, the Turkish Stars, will be the headline feature at this year’s Oludeniz Air games to be held over the weekend of the 25th and 26th October 2014.

The team will perform two shows, one at the air games over Oludeniz and the second over Fethiye Bay.

More details of the performance times will 'hopefully' follow later this week.

In any case if you need to travel to either location please try to set off early to avoid the inevitable queues and parking problems.

Paraglider Injured

Continuing with our flight news, a paraglider was injured this week when they launched and then crashed on the famous Babadag mountain above Oludeniz.

A team of specialist medical personnel managed to reach the remote location and stretcher the injured solo pilot over half a kilometre to an ambulance and then on to the Fethiye State Hospital.

The week before a 41 year old Canadian solo paraglider, Brett Morgan Hazlett, crashed after take-off when his parachute collapsed.

Turkish Money

The British Pound bought 3.67 Turkish Lira at the end of the week – 3.68 Turkish Lira the week before.