Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes serial suicide act, six arrested in Gunlukbasi drugs raid, grasshoppers infest village, Fethiyespor last match of the season and much more.

Serial Suicide Act

A local private hospital was brought to a standstill last week when a man took to the roof and threatened to jump to his death.

The police and fire service were called to the Lokman Hekim Hospital in the Tuzla area of Fethiye around lunchtime when the man took to the roof.

It was reported that the man was eventually talked down by a hospital psychologist and was later questioned by police.

The man claimed he was in debt due to the illness of his sick child and could not afford to pay the medical bills.

Later in the day it transpired that the man had carried out a similar attempted suicide on 23 April at a private hospital in Antalya. At that time money had been donated to him by passers by.

Then on Friday what should pop up in the press again but the same man threatening suicide on the roof of a private hospital in Marmaris.

After the man was persuaded to leave the roof he was questioned by police and released.

We wonder where he will turn up next?

Tour of Turkey Adds Colour to Town

The fourth leg of the Tour of Turkey 2014 set off from Fethiye at 13:00 on Wednesday in glorious sunshine.

The riders congregated in town before heading off for the finish line in Marmaris.

However, a torrential downpour near the Gocek Tunnel caused some 35 riders to crash as the roads became slippery.

The race had to be stopped and restarted.

The leg was won by British cyclist Mark Cavendish.

Police Arrest Six in Suspected Drug Dealing

The police raised a villa in Gunlukbasi last week following a three month surveillance operation into suspected drug dealing.

A number of substances and money was seized at the luxury villa according to local reports.

All six appeared at court and have been detained in custody.

Brief Tremor Gives Fethiyans a Rude Awakening

A 4.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Oludeniz, Fethiye on Saturday morning.

The quake was brief but could be felt by many who were in their homes having breakfast or still in bed.

The quake felt like a jolt reported one resident and was unlike to longer quakes often felt in the area.

The Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute recorded the earthquake as 4.1 at a depth of 25.7km at 7:46.


A sad week for local team Fethiyespor.

Fethiyespor may have beaten Gaziantep BB in their final match of the season but it wasn’t enough to avoid relegation especially when rivals Boluspor beat Denizlispor on Saturday pushing Fethiye into the bottom 4 teams.

Fethiyespor join Kahramanmaraşspor, 1461 Trabzon and TKI Tavsanli Linyitspor who move to the lower league.

The score sheet for their one year in the PTT1 league of 36 games played was 10 wins, 8 draws and 18 lost.

At the top of the league Istanbul BB look set to be promoted but there could be a battle for the second place as the top teams still have a game in hand.


The British Pound ended the week at 3.55 TL. The previous week it was 3.58 TL.

And Finally

A village near the town of Seydikemer has been overrun with grasshoppers.

The grasshoppers, it is reported, have been ravaging crops and generally getting in the way of day to day life.

Villagers have asked the authorities to deal with the infestation