In this weeks round up of local news archaeologists begin a dig at Tlos, a bus punch up leaves five injured and passengers stranded, local mountain rescue team kitted up and plans for a hyper-market.

In this weeks round up of local news archaeologists begin a dig at Tlos, a bus punch up leaves five injured and passengers stranded, local mountain rescue team kitted up and plans for a hyper-market.

Time Team Tinker at Tlos

This week they started digging at Tlos again.

This year the dig is being supervised by the Director of the Museum in Fethiye and will involve a team of 23 archaeologists and 43 labourers (guess who actually digs?) 

Let’s hope they find lots of interesting artefacts which we can then go and look at in the Museum.

Bus Punch Up Leaves 5 Injured

On Monday a classic Turkish altercation took place outside of Fethiye Bus Station. 

A 27-seater coach left for Antalya, at the same time as a dolmuş set off in the same direction.

Just outside the bus station a couple flagged down the bus and got on. 

However, the dolmuş driver and his conductor thought they should have picked up the couple, so they jumped on the bus and attacked the bus driver, and his conductor with sticks. 

Needless to say other passengers on the bus joined in (quick, it’s a free for all) and the end result was 5 people (including both drivers and conductors) were carted off to the Government Hospital. 

Unfortunately the news agency didn’t report what happened to the stranded passengers – we blame it all on the heat.

Rescue Team Kitted Up

We’ve written before about the embryonic Fethiye branch of the national organisation AKUT (Search & Rescue) which was initially set up exactly one year ago in June 2008. 

Given the plethora of diving, parachuting, walking and mountaineering-type activities that take place around Fethiye, it makes sense to have experts on hand for rescue missions when things go awry. 

This week Fethiye Belediye donated 10,000TL’s worth of equipment to the local branch of AKUT who are busily training volunteers to make up rescue teams.

Hyper-Market Consultation

And Fethiye Chamber of Commerce made a revolutionary suggestion this week: combining the Fethiye Tuesday market with the Patlangı埓aturday market and the Günlükbaşı (commonly known as ơlış) Sunday market into one big market that would be held on Sundays. 

They don’t say where it would take place and the officials in charge of markets responded by saying “They need to ask the public what they want first”. 

And I think we can all correctly guess what the answer to any such survey would be – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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