We continue our round up of the week’s local news from the Fethiye area with the royal wedding edition.

Brits Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Fethiye and Hisarönü

Of course the Royal Wedding featured in this week’s press reports.

According to local newsmen resident Brits gathered in Çalış and Hisarönü to watch the ceremony on TV.

It seems many dressed up for the occasion and, when the Royal couple exchanged their vows, there were cheers, tears as well as rousing applause.

One local Turkish news agency even snapped a couple that had amazingly dressed in almost the same clothes as the Queen and Phillip. The couple were pictured outside the Nil Bar in Çalış, Fethiye.

“One is very amused”.

Strawberry Triumphs Again

And Strawberry, the Fethiye police drugs spaniel sniffer dog, has triumphed again.

Acting on information received the dog searched a house in Fethiye and found 1.9kg of hashish – a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged.

Main Road Finally Opens

We think the best news of the week was the re-opening of the Patlangıç road after months of very disruptive road works.

It was a month or so behind schedule.

At one point the Mayor even advertised the promised completion date on a large billboard.

Unfortunately he promised it would re-open by the end of March, at which time the poster was removed and the work continued.

But it is open now.

Immigrants Turned Back 

Yet again local police caught members of a people smuggling operation close to Fethiye.

They arrested 8 people and confiscated 3 vehicles and a 15-metre boat in Gemiler Bay.

Some 37 illegal immigrants were also taken into custody: 16 Syrians, 9 Palestinians, 8 Iraqis, 2 Burmese and 2 from Afghanistan.

They were all hoping to enter Greece.

After health checks they were taken to Muğla from where they would be returned to their countries of origin.

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