In this weeks round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes two day deluge soaks area, former mayor dies, solo paraglider injured and more.

Two Day Deluge Soaks Area

Fethiye area

The long hot summer came to an abrupt end last Tuesday and Wednesday when violent storms swept the area.

The rain was torrential at times and the thunder storms spectacular.

There were frequent power cuts during the storms as the grid system compensated for lightening discharge.

Over 70 homes, green houses and other property were affected by flooding near Seydikemer on Wednesday morning.

It was reported that the rivers and canals over flowed following a 4 hour rain storm.

Further away near Dalyan and Koycegiz two separate landslides caused by the torrential rain closed some local roads.

Former Mayor Died

Tuzla, Fethiye

Cahit Unal (79) a former mayor of Fethiye between 1973 and 1977 died last week.

He was buried in the city cemetery and a large crowd attended the funeral.

The current mayor Behcet Saatci visited the home of the former mayor, who he described as like family, to give his condolences.

Fruit and Veg a Major Export

Karaculha, Fethiye

The Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry released figures last week on the production and export of fruit and vegetables by its members.

Picking through the report we find that 77 per cent of the total production of the area goes to Russia and Ukraine.

Exports to Iraq accounted for 6 per cent and are expected to reach 8 per cent in 2013.

The area of land contributing to the production of fruit and veg is 66,000 hectares and it is farmed by 21,000 farmers.

Solo Paraglider Injured

Babadag, Oludeniz

The strong winds that blew during the last part of the week did not deter a visiting Romania solo paraglider from making a jump.

However, soon after the 30 year old male launched his chute folded and he fell on to the rocks below.

He was rescued by the medical team on site and taken to Fethiye State Hospital where he received treatment for fractures to his legs and ribs.


World Animal Day Celebrated


Friday was World Animal Day and the press was full of pictures of happy young children from Ataturk school who had brought their pets to school for the day.

The students were given a presentation by a representative of the Turkish Animal Rights Association (HAYTAP) about the importance of properly caring and protecting pets and other animals.