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Fethiye Walks for Democracy

Fethiye town square and a statue of Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Fethiye town square and a statue of Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

The news headlines were again dominated by stories related to the failed coup of 15 July.

Fethiye showed its support for a democratic Turkey by holding a ‘Walk for Democracy’ Last Thursday night.

The walk started at the Özgecan park on the promenade.

Over 5,000 people were reported to have joined the event.

It was led by the governor of Fethiye Ekrem Calik, Fethiye Town Mayor Behçet Saatçi and other local political leaders.

The walk finished at the Atatürk Monument in the town square where the governor of Fethiye addressed those gathered.

Around 1,000 people remained in the square after the event some of whom kept an all night vigil.

See tomorrow’s story for more details and photographs.

Clean Sweep

Meanwhile near Marmaris seven military personnel who were accused of attacking the hotel where the President Mr Erdoğan and his family were staying on the day of the failed coup were arrested and taken to court.

The individuals had been on the run since failed coup attempt on the 15 July.

The individuals were found one by one during the week with the last person arrested on Thursday and taken to court.

Police Praised

The British ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore visited Marmaris the Saturday before last.

He met with the Director General of Police.

The local press reported that the Ambassador offered condolences for the police personnel that were killed and praised the courage of those who resisted the coup attempt.

He also thanked the police for their continued efforts to protect tourists visiting Turkey.

Traffic Collision 1 Dead 1 Injured

A 19 year old motorcyclist died following a collision with a car in the Çamköy neighbourhood of Fethiye last week.

The collision occurred at a junction.

The car driver sustained minor injuries.

Turkish Money

The British Pound bought 3.95 TL by the close of trading on Friday.

A Turkish Lira was worth 25 pence.

Weather

The weather for the week ahead looks like this.

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