Our first round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area for 2013 includes hairy climber rescued by Fethiye mountain rescue team,  high hopes for 2013 tourism season, CCTV catches shop thief and more in our round up of the local news.

Plant a Tree for the New Year

We hope some readers got themselves free pine trees outside the Belediye offices last Saturday.

The Belediye, and the local branch of the environmental charity TEMA, teamed up to give out 2,000 baby trees under the slogan ‘Plant a Tree for the New Year’.

What’s more the pine trees given away are the type that produce pine nuts.

Hairy Climber Rescued by Fethiye Mountain Rescuers

A baby goat, trapped on a ledge some 130m above the Tomb of Aminthas, Fethiye, was rescued by AKUT on the penultimate day of 2012.

It took them five and a half hours to get the goat down and, by the time he was safely on the ground, his owners had arrived to claim him.

A spokesperson for AKUT told press that they are happy rescuing animals as well as people.

Action, Camera, Police

A man who had only been released from prison a week earlier, was caught stealing from a corner shop.

The man entered the shop and, finding no-one at the till, leaned over the counter and helped himself to 1,000TL, then left the shop.

Of course the security camera in the shop had filmed everything, and police were soon able to arrest and charge the thief.

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High Hopes for 2013 Tourism Season

The Chair of Fethiye Hoteliers’ Association told local press this week that he is hopeful about the forthcoming 2013 tourist season.

He said advanced bookings, particularly from Russia and the UK, were already up on last year.

Second Hand Record Breaker

The Belediye’s first secondhand market of the year broke records with a total of 206 stalls being rented.

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