In our round up of this weeks news snippets Calis Carnival is praised by the Turkish press, keeping Turkey tidy is tough and animal deaths still a mystery.

In our round up of this weeks news snippets Calis Carnival is praised by the Turkish press, keeping Turkey tidy is tough and animal deaths still a mystery.

Calis Carnival Praise

And the ơlış Carnival was being reported on Turkish national news agencies within hours of the event ending. 

Resident foreigners were praised for introducing this ‘colourful’ event to the area and for raising so much money and using it for the good of the community in general. 

Unfortunately this writer missed the Carnival but there will no doubt be a full report, with photographs, on Fethiye Times shortly.

Keeping Turkey Tidy is Tough

Seems our favourite civil servant, the Governor of Muğla, Ahmet Altıparmak is finally trying to do something about the litter on the verges at the side of all main roads in the province. 

This is mostly caused by people, who have to have clean cars at the expense of the environment, throwing all redundant food wrappers, plastic and glass bottles and drink cans, out of the car windows. 

The Governor announced a scheme to have prisoners clean up the litter and also said he was amazed at how quickly the mess reappeared. 

The road between Muğla and Bodrum was recently cleaned prior to a visit from the Prime Minister. 

Two days later it was heavily littered again. 

As we know from the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign in the 70’s the answer lies in education/penalties for littering which are enforced.

Animal Deaths Still a Mystery

Some readers will already have encountered rumours about animals dying in the area with the blame being put on feed procured from the same supplier. 

Seems the Desperado Ranch in Yanıklar recently lost 7 horses and 6 pet rabbits. 

At the same time a farm in Kayaköy lost 3 horses and 3 camels and the only connection between the two sets of deaths was a common feed supplier. 

However, according to local press reports, the feed has been analysed in Izmir and pronounced fine. 

It is now being re-analysed in Ankara and meanwhile the owners of the dead animals are mystified.  So are we………..

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