Fethiye Times News – what has been going on in Fethiye and around the region.
A week that saw Turkey hit by another terrible act of terrorism and the U.K. struggle to find any credible politician to lead the country out of the EU Brexit debacle.
Meanwhile, life continued in Fethiye with some good, bad and sad news stories:
Anatolian Sky Tour Company Ceased Trading
Anatolian Sky Holidays a travel company that specialised in Turkey and Northern Cyprus holidays ceased trading on Friday 1 July.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that they were waiting for details of the passengers who were on holiday overseas and those who were about to travel so they could make necessary arrangements.
Commentators suggested that the terrorist attack on Ataturk airport Tuesday may have been the final straw for the company.
The company had been trading since 1989.
The Russians Are Coming Back
The downing of a Russian fighter jet by the Turkish Millitary that was flying a sortie near to the Turkish-Russian border last November resulted in political storm and the implementation of a package of severe economic sanctions on Turkey
Moscow shut down package tours to Turkey, forbade Turkish construction firms to build in Russia and banned Turkish fruit, vegetable and poultry.
This had a significant impact on the tourism sector with cafes, bars and many of the large established hotels all but empty.
Moscow lifted the tourism ban on Friday and have indicated that other sanctions may be lifted soon.
The holy month of Ramazan ends on Tuesday.
Millions of people will take to public transport, drive or travel in their cars to visit relatives, friends or head to the coastal holiday resorts for the three day public holiday.
Many people will add a further two days of their annual leave and make a week of it.
The big holiday getaway started on Friday night with congestion reported in many major cities including Istanbul.
There will be a repeat it the congestion next weekend as holiday makers make their way home.
The press reported that hotel occupancy in the coastal resorts is around 80% for the week.
Counterfeit Booze Seized
Bars in Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum were subject to alcohol checks by the teams from Mugla Jandarma recently.
They visited 216 premises, seized over 1,000 bottles of counterfeit alcohol, found 9 premises without a license to sell alcohol.
A total of 16 premises now face legal action.
The vacuum of power, indecision, bickering and lack of any leadership following the EU referendum last week continued to weaken the value of the British Pound.
The Pound bought 3.89 TL by the close of trading on Friday.
On EU referendum day the Lira traded at 4.28 TL.
A Turkish Lira was worth 26 pence.
The weather for the week ahead looks like this.