Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area this week includes Brit found dead near apartment, car fire heros and more.

Brit Found Dead near Apartment

Patlangıç, Fethiye

A British citizen was found dead at the gate of his apartment it was reported on Tuesday.

Bob Forth (66) was found by his neighbours who called the 112 emergency services.

Police are now investigating the incident and are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Bug Fire

Akarca, Fethiye

A car fire attracted the attention of the local press this week.

The car, a striking green VW Beetle, caught fire in front of the courthouse on the Mustafa Kemal Bulvari, Calis, Fethiye.

The press reported that a British citizen Keith Broderick and other brave citizens tackled the fire until the emergency services arrived and extinguished the flames.

Paraglider Injured

Babadag Mountain launch site, Oludeniz.

A 23 year old student, who is studying at a University in Ankara, was injured last week when their paragliding chute collapsed shortly after take off.

The female pilot travelled about 100 metres before the chute collapsed and she hit a tree and then fell on to rocks on a steep slope.

The mountain emergency medical team, who are now located near the launch site throughout the flying season, were quickly on the scene to provide medical assistance.

The female was later taken to Fethiye State Hospital for X-rays and a check up where it was reported she had minor bruises and abrasions.


Fethiye International Arts and Culture Week Starts

Central Fethiye

The 2013 Fethiye International Arts and Culture week was officially opened on Friday.

The opening ceremony took place in the Beşkaza square.

The event that takes place between the 3 and 11 May brings together local music groups, writers from 12 countries, artists and photographers. There are a number of exhibitions open during the event, a book fair and other cultural events planned.

There will also be training activities for students at the Festival including painting, photography and sculpture.

If you are interested in seeing any of the exhibitions then start by going to the Fethiye Cultural Centre in central Fethiye.