We continue our weekly round up of the local news.

Is This Your First Time in Turkiye?

Last year the visa requirement for Syrians to enter Turkey – and vice versa – was lifted.

The first bus load of tourists from Syria arrived in Fethiye and told local press it was paradise.

Now local tourism operators are calling for flights from Dalaman to Damascus to make the trip easier.

Fethiye Aims High with Exports to Rhodes

Dates for the third Export Fair on Rhodes have been announced.

This year the trade fair will take place 29th October to 1st November and local leaders in the Fethiye business community are hoping to return with 30 million Euros worth of contracts.

Blazing August

Towards the end of the week forest fires were, at one point, burning outside Marmaris, Bodrum, the Yatağan Council rubbish tip caught fire, and a huge blaze destroyed 500 hectares just to the east of Antalya.

Luckily Fethiye has so far escaped serious fires this season.

Lost, Found, Grounded

And the full range of rescue services were called out one day this week when parents reported their child missing, and believed to have fallen into a large irrigation canal.

After hours and hours of dragging canals and searching in general, the 11-year-old turned up

He had been out with his friends in the town.

Temperatures Down A Little

The humid weather experienced over the last few weeks stopped on Thursday morning when fresh winds cleared the air and reduced temperatures.

Blue skies are now back again – rather than the white from all the water vapour – and the early mornings are fresher and cooler.

The day time temperatures have increased but the lower humidity means they are more comfortable.