Our weekly round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area this week includes Fethiye prepares for Ramazan, pirate taxi drivers targeted, hotel manager found dead in car and more.
Fethiye Prepares for Fast
Fethiye Council erected 3 large tents in various locations around the town last week in preparation for the holy month of Ramazan (Ramadan) that starts on Tuesday.
The tents will be used for the preparation of food and drink for the daily end of fast meal known as ‘Iftar’ and can cater for up to 2,500 people.
The Council Zabita will help out each day too by delivering meals to the homes of the elderly and infirm.
Pirate Taxi Drivers Targeted by Security Services
Fethiye Police and government inspectors joined forces last week to check holiday transfer and taxi firms to make sure they are legal.
The local press said the security forces were ‘cracking down on pirates and illegal transfer companies’.
Checkpoints were set up at the most popular pinch points and documents checked.
There was no mention of the success of the operation.
Hotel Manager Found Dead in Car
The manager of a hotel in Ovacik was found dead in his car on Saturday.
Colleagues are reported to have said that he left work in the morning to go to the bank but did not return.
Family members tried to contact him on his phone but were unsuccessful.
The Jandarma who are investigating the incident have launched a murder enquiry and have sent the body to Mugla Institute of Forensic Medicine for tests.
Ban After Midnight www.fethiyetimes.com
Fethiye Council have banned loud music in public areas after midnight throughout the Ramazan period that starts tomorrow.
The Council will be on the streets with their sound level monitors keeping an ear on matters and will use their Zabita teams to investigate and enforce the rules.
They will also continue to monitor the sound levels from generators, air conditioning units and refrigeration units to ensure they are within acceptable limits.