The mayor of Fethiye, Mugla and his vice chair Mehmet Yilmaz were stabbed at 12:30pm local time whilst leaving the Council offices in Fethiye town centre.

Both men were taken to the Esnaf Hospital in Fethiye, Mugla for surgery for their wounds.

Saatci, who is 52 years old and is now in his third term as Mayor of Fethiye, is said to be comfortable in hospital following his surgery and has spoken with his wife.

The health status of Mehmet Yilmaz is still unknown.

A person was arrested at the scene and has been taken into police custody.

Last Updated: 16:19 EEST