Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area this week includes another death of Fethiye roads, tragedy in Tasyaka, silent underwater protest and more.

Boy Thirteen Killed in Collision on Main Road

Karachula, Fethiye

Last week we reported three deaths and one serious injury on the roads around Fethiye.

This week a thirteen year old boy was killed when he was in collision with a vehicle on the main Antalya – Fethiye highway last Thursday.

The main road was closed for two hours and caused long tailbacks as police investigated the scene.

Relatives of the boy and locals flocked to the scene and were reported to have attacked the driver and the police who had arrested him.

The Mayor of Fethiye then visited the scene and calmed the crowd by promising that a pedestrian bridge would be constructed as soon as possible.

Tragedy in Tasyaka

Tasyaka, Fethiye

The local press reported that a 76 Canadian woman found dead by a building under construction had probably committed suicide by jumping to her death.

It was reported that the woman, who had recently started treatment for bowl cancer, left a goodbye note for her husband.

Her body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute in Mugla for tests to confirm the exact cause of death.

Balcony Boat

Karagozler, Fethiye

Neighbours watched in amazement as a 5 meter wooden boat was craned from a balcony on a narrow street in the Karagozler area of Fethiye last week.

The wooden boat was built from scratch by hand on the balcony in 5 months.

There was no news as to whether it floated when it was placed on the sea.

Mayors Marks Local Hero’s Success

Yaniklar, Fethiye

The Mayor of Fethiye celebrated the successful 2012/13 season with local football team FethiyeSpor last week.

The event held at a hotel in Yaniklar was celebrating the promotion of FethiyeSpor from Spor Toto 2 League Red to TFF League 1 after their play-off win on 31st May 2013 against HataySpor.

The team now have their eye set on the Super League in 2015 said the Mayor.



Silent Protest

Gulf of Fethiye

A group of divers from various parts of Europe made a silent protest last week in support of the Gazi Park protesters.

They descended to 20 meters and took pictures of themselves holding a sign written in Turkish that criticised the Prime Minister for the use of tear-gas spray at the recent protect in Istanbul.

Elsewhere in the news travel commentators were claiming tourist reservations were down 30 per cent as a result of the recent demonstrations that were seen on TV worldwide.

Flying High

Calis Beach, Fethiye

The skies over Calis Beach were filled with over 250 colourful kites, some homemade, on Tuesday as part of an event to mark World Environment Week.