We have recently updated you on progress with Fethiye’s new town square which will be formally opened on 29th October. However, Marmaris opened its new town square back on 19th May.

Readers who know Marmaris will remember the huge Tansaş building on the main road down to the sea front – well it was demolished last winter to make way for the new square.

The canal in front of the square now looks like this. We really like the carp water spouts.

Marmaris town square improvement 2012 - Impage of the canal and Carp water spouts

Many readers will recognise the date 19th May as being Youth Bayram, and sure enough Marmaris has named its new square after the public holiday, with the name writ large above a rather pleasant shady colonnade which forms part of the square.

And to reinforce the message a sculpture of a young man and woman has been placed beside the main entrance.

We have no idea who the young live women in the photo are.

The square would seem to be the place to take photos these days with tourists posing all over the place.

Next Time

Next time we’ll show you more of what is actually in the square.

And in case you’re thinking a memo went out from central government telling all towns to create squares, you’re wrong.

We had that thought, but informed sources in Marmaris Belediye assure us the new Marmaris 19th May Youth Square was created by and for the local residents.

In fact when the project was first put to the Belediye they tried to stop it.