Fethiye Times’ weekly round up of the local news.
Solo Paraglider Died
An experienced solo paraglider died last week when he crashed shortly after taking off from the popular Babadag launch site.
The local press reported that the 56 year old man Behrooz Nami fell some 30 m when his parachute collapsed.
Medical and emergency teams rushed to his rescue and he was taken to Fethiye State Hospital but later died of his injuries.
His body has now been taken to Mugla for an autopsy.
Shaken not Stirred
Two earthquakes measuring between 4.9 and 5.2 were recorded last Thursday and Friday.
There was no loss of life or property damage but both quakes could be felt around the area.
Fethiyespor New Season
Fethiyespor drew 0-0 against Menemen Belediye Spor last week in the first match of the season.
The team were relegated last season and now play in the Division 2.
Motorcycle Convoy for Married Couple
A couple from Fethiye took to the road last week after they were married.
The groom, an enduro bike rider, was joined by a large group of motorcyclists and the Police motorcycles for a tour of the town.
A 79 year old woman died last week when she fell from a fig tree she had climbed to harvest the ripe fruit.
Despite medical intervention she died.
Ancient Tomb Found
Villagers from a local village outside Fethiye stumbled upon an ancient tomb last week when they were constructing a new road.
The local press reported that the villagers immediately called the Jandarma to report the find who in turn called on archaeologists from Fethiye Museum to investigate the find.
The British Pound dipped against the Turkish Lira last week amid market jitters on NATO and Scottish independence.
British Pound bought 3.53 TL Turkish Lira by the end of the week. The week before it bought 3.59 TL.