Hundreds of men and women of all ages and children took part in a peaceful ‘walk of support’ for the Mayor of Fethiye yesterday.

The large crowd gathered outside the Fethiye Cultural Centre and then walked along to the Belediye offices.

The Mayor of Fethiye Behçet Saatcı who resigned from his political party, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), on Monday following a controversial Festival of the Sacrifice welcomed the crowd when they arrived at the Council offices in downtown Fethiye.

His supporters gave him flowers and applauded.

He thanked the crowd for their support and spoke about his situation and reasons for the resignation.

Behçet Saatcı has been the Mayor of Fethiye for 15 years (3 terms) and remains in his position until the elections next year.