Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye and area.

‘X’ Marks the Spot

On Wednesday the local press reported that three men who had been digging a tunnel in the forest outside Esenkoy had to be rescued when they were overcome by a gas whilst underground.

The three men were rescued by fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus and taken to Fethiye State Hospital for treatment by ambulance.

All three were treated in hospital and are expected to make a speedy recovery.

The Jandarma have started an investigation as to why the three men were doing tunneling on forestry land. Buried treasure?

Property Buying Guide – Leaflets Distributed

The local authorities and estate agents have joined together to warn foreign a visitors of the pitfalls of buying property in Turkey.

The leaflets aim to help combat property fraud that has been so prolific over the last 10 years as foreigners flocked to Turkey to buy property.

The president of the Mugla Real Estate Brokers Association is leading on the initative said that the leaflet will also highlight some other important aspects of property purchase including the proper process to follow, proper permits including earthquake standards of construction, mortgages, deeds and charges and liabilities that may be secured on the property.

Over 50,000 leaflets have been distributed around the region’s airports, tourist offices and real estate offices.

Mayor Opens Clinic

The Mayor of Fethiye Behçet Saatcı opened a new ‘health cabin’ in Gocek last week.

He used the opportunity to tell the public and press attending the event that Fethiye wants to work with the new Mugla metropolitan authority to get the best for everyone.

Speeding Drivers Warned on Facebook

A Facebook page set up to warn drivers about speed traps in the Mugla region of Turkey now has over 17,000 members.

The members of the closed group Muğla Radar ve Çevirme (Live) are encouraged to post details of ‘radar’ traps in real time to warn other members of the group and prevent fines.

Turkish Money

The British Pound bought 3.60 Turkish Lira by the close of business on Friday. The week before it bought 3.59 Turkish Lira