In this weeks round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes a dam for Seki, suicide attempt thwarted, three Brits arrested after street fight and more.

Minister Opens Infrastructure Works

Seki, Fethiye

The Water and Forestry Affairs Minister visited Seki last week.

As well as visiting the 17th Nomad festival he also opened a number of completed infrastructure projects and the laying of the foundations of a large project.

The infrastructure projects all relate to water including irrigation, drinking water and flood protection.

The Seki Dam project was also visited by the Minister. The dam will be completed in 2015 and will provide water to irrigate 37 thousand hectares of agricultural land.

The Minister stated that the Mugla province had received an infrastructure investment of almost 2 billion TL since 2003.

Suicide Attempt Thwarted

Central Fethiye

A woman who threatened to jump off a building in downtown Fethiye was coaxed from her precarious position by police officers last week.

Neighbours and passers by reported that the woman was stood on top of the building shouting that she would jump.

She was coaxed from her precarious position by police officers.

The fire service stood by with ladders in case they were needed for the rescue.

Three Brits Arrested after Street Fight

Hisaronu, Oludeniz

A disagreement in a Hisaronu bar that turned to violence left three young British men injured in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident, involving the three and bar staff was recorded by witnesses on their mobile devices.

The Janadarma arrested a number of people and are investigating the incident.


Stuck in a Rut

Tasyaka, Fethiye

A slip of the wheel left a Fethiye man and his passenger in a rut last week.

The vehicle they were travelling in left the road, broke through a wooden fence and landed on its roof in the shallow water of a concrete water channel.

The occupants managed to escape with the help of locals who dragged them from the vehicle.