Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area this week includes Fethiye celebrates international women’s day, murder in Dalaman and more.

Fatal Fall

A 35-year-old Turkish man who worked in the quarry in Koru village near Üzümlü fell to his death this week whilst working in the quarry.

Fethiye Celebrated International Women’s Day

Friday was International Women’s Day and one story chosen by local press to illustrate the day, was that of a woman who works in a marble factory in Kemer.

The headline was “A Woman Who Does a Job that Men Find Hard”, and the article told us all about Şayide Koyuncu who is divorced with two children, and works in the factory to support her family.

She is one of 9 women in the factory who select, cut, wash and package sometimes extremely heavy chunks of marble.

The owner told press that he employed 35 people in total, but preferred women because they were more sensitive and did a much better job.

Wreaths Laid to Celebrate International Women’s Day

In other reports on events to mark International Women’s Day, we learned that various women’s groups laid wreaths at Atatürk’s statue.

The rest of the day was taken up with a whole range of gatherings, centred on the eating of cake and drinking of tea.


Tragedy in Dalaman

Tragedy in Dalaman at the end of the week, when a man recently released from prison came looking for his ex-wife and children who were living in Dalaman.

He wanted them to reunite and be a family again, but his wife refused and they started arguing.

To keep the argument away from her children, she and her ex-husband went out on to the street and he stabbed her fatally. Two neighbours who tried to intervene were also seriously wounded.

The man was arrested, the neighbours are in hospital, and two children have no mother.