Goodbye to Calis Dolphin roundabout, crack down on helmet dodgers, gang banged up and Jaws all in this weeks round up of the local news.

Goodbye to Calis Dolphin roundabout, a crack down on helmet dodgers, gang banged up and Jaws all in this weeks round up of the local news.

Road to Nowhere

You may recall our report of a traffic consultancy in Fethiye that would lead to new implementations during April.

Well we have been keeping our eyes open, but the only change we can detect so far is the removal of the Dolphin Roundabout in ơlış.

Whilst we can’t see its presence made much difference to traffic flows, it was a very useful landmark.

Meanwhile the concrete dolphins can still be seen heaped in a corner behind the nearby cash machines.

Crack Down on Helmet Dodgers

And police in Fethiye are stopping bike and scooter riders without helmets, in an attempt to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from accidents involving the vehicles. 

Apparently the bonus is, when they stop someone for not having a helmet, they also check all other documentation and almost invariably end up writing more fine notices for missing documents. 

Long may this campaign continue, say we.

Banged Up!

This week a gang of no less 13 men were arrested in Fethiye and charged with handling illegal weapons and selling drugs. 

And you all thought we lived in such a sunny, peaceful place. 

Actually it may be a little more peaceful now as all 13 are being held in custody pending trial.

Jaws

And a huge shark, no less than 6 metres in length and weighing around 700kg was caught this week by Fethiye fishermen.

It was in their net and they had to winch it on board.

Unfortunately there is no market for this type of shark locally so they went off to Izmir from where it would be exported.

It would have looked magnificent on display in the fish market!

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