Fethiye Times News – our pick of what’s been going on in Fethiye and around the region over the last week.
Lucky Puppy To be Adopted by Brits
Last week in Fethiye Times News we told the story of a an unfortunate pup who became trapped in bitumen that had been left at the side of the main road near Seydikemer.
The pup had been found trapped and exhausted by a newly wed couple who had been driving by for a photo shoot at the Patara Roman ruins.
They called the Fire Service who rescued the sticky pup and took him to the animal shelter for treatment.
After a week of cleaning using olive oil and other solvents the pup is now almost free of the sticky black gunge and is reported to be regaining its health.
But the best news for the four legged chap is that he is to be adopted by Brits who had seen his story online.
The press reported that the couple, who asked not to be named, will take the pup back to the UK with them after all the necessary permissions have been granted.
Oludeniz Sewage Treatment Plant to Expand
Mulga municipality water authority is to expand the current Oludeniz sewerage works it was announced last week.
The planned growth in tourism numbers and in the local population means the current facility needs to be expanded.
The municipality announced last week that they would triple the size of the current works and that the new plant should be ready by this time next year.
Fish Deaths Unexplained
Hundreds of fish were found floating on the surface of a Kocacalis canal last week.
Local amateur fishermen were reported to have rescued some of the fish by netting them and taking them to the nearby sea.
One fishermen said he thought they had died due to lack of oxygen in the water.
The authorties are now investigating the incident to identify exactly why so many fish died.
School Bus Audit
Police checked over 350 school busses last week as part of a safety audit.
They checked that the young passengers were wearing their seat belts, that drivers documents were up to date and that the vehicles had the required permits.
Parents who watched along with the local press near the checked said they were very happy that safety was a priority.
Fethiye Lovers Keeping It Clean
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the big cleanup of Lovers’ Lane, the location near the castle with the best views of Fethiye, by a team of volunteers from Fethiye Municipality.
Empty bottles and seed shells were two of the main items of litter.
Mayor Behçet Saatçi also gave a very strong message to the community about the importance of not leaving litter and how the area would be controlled 24/7 by the Zabita, as well as being watched by security cameras.
The infrastructure for the latter is now completed and they should be up and running soon.
Signs have now been erected saying “drinking alcohol and the eating of sunflower/pumpkin seeds are strictly forbidden.”
Fethiye Times took a trip to the spot last week and we are happy to report that the area is now a clean delight to behold.
On duty were Neşet and Serhat, two of the 10-strong team of Fethiye Zabita, who are making sure that Lovers Lane remains free from litter.
Well done to everyone involved!
The British Pound bought 3.77 Turkish Lira (TL) by the close of trading on Friday.
A Turkish Lira was worth 26 pence.
Last week it bought 3.87 TL.
A fine and mostly settled week ahead with plenty of autumn sunshine.