Our weekly round up of local news snippets.

Our weekly round up of local news snippets.

Milking the System?

Red faces in Fethiye as the retired Regional Director of Agriculture together with 7 others were arrested for ‘irregularities’ which resulted in 1 million YTL going missing. 

The arrests came at the end of a nine-month surveillance and investigation into the ‘irregularities’ around milk production and sale of milk producing animals (that includes sheep and goats here, as well as cows). 

All 8 were sent to Muğla in custody but were later released on bail following a preliminary hearing.

Fire Copter Flies Off

A fire fighting helicopter which has been stationed in Fethiye since 1st June left during the week as the danger of forest fires was deemed over for 2008. 

The helicopter has not only been used to fight fires this summer but also to rescue injured paragliders so has been a valuable asset for the area.

Utility Bills Go Monthly

Electricity and water bills will now be issued every month rather than every two months according to local sources.

Payment will also be required monthly too so make sure you note the new payment deadlines when your next bill arrives.

Confusion as Clocks Change

Some readers contacted us last week to confirm if Turkey was actually going to change their clocks for daylight saving time as they had heard rumours that they were not.

Although Turkey has been talking about changing time zones recently it hasn’t made any firm changes and the clocks fell back one hour last Sunday.

We covered this story back in April so use our search facility if you want to find the article using ‘Zone’ as your search string.

Another Bumpy Week for the Turkish Lira

Up, down, up, down – that’s the way the value of Lira against the Pound has been going in the past week. At one point one Pound bought 2.75 YTL but today that has plummeted over 10% to around 2.45 YTL.

Strange times indeed.