In this weeks round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes Fethiye Mayor joins new political party, good deed at the Fethiye House, Animal Aid do purr-fect job and more.

Fethiye Mayor Joins New Party

Downtown Fethiye

Weeks of controversy and conjecture could soon be over for Fethiye Behçet Saatcı who was suspended by his political party, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), on 9th October following a controversial Festival of the Sacrifice message that mixed the Turkish and Kurdish language to make a nationalist statement.

Nearly 200 other members of the party including 12 councillors also resigned in sympathy and support for the Mayor.

The Mayor, his 12 councillors and supporters joined a new political party last week. The Democratic Party, or Demokrat Parti in Turkish (DP), welcomed all of them to their ranks in a ceremony attended by the President of the DP.

The future could be looking bright for Mr Saatcı too. The president said that Mr Saatcı would be the DP’s preferred candidate for the future Mayor of Mugla contest.

Good Deed

Downtown Fethiye

Volunteers from the Fethiye House featured in the local press last week when they presented a powered wheel chair to a disabled teenager.

The 19 year old had been paralysed following a serious road accident 3 years ago and had been using an unsuitable manual wheelchair to get around.

The teenager was reported to be very happy with his new mode of transport and thankful to the volunteers for their generous work.

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Enduro Event a Success

Esenköy, Fethiye

Over 50 riders attended the 5th leg of The Motorcycle Federation of Turkey 2013 Turkey Enduro Championship last weekend in Fethiye.

The press reported that 3 female riders were also taking part in this male dominated event.

The event was hosted by Forest Sports Club and took place at the Esenköy Off-Road Park near Fethiye.


FethiyeSpor league position remained unchanged at the bottom of the PTT1 League (19th) with just 5 points. The score sheet for the 13 games played to date is 1 win, 2 draw and 10 lost.

The next match sees Fethiyespor take on TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor at the Fethiye Stadium on 24th November 2013 at 16:30. TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor are 17th in the league with 8 points.


The Turkish Lira ended the week unchanged from the previous week at 3.26 TL to the British Pound.


Animal Aid Do Purr-fect Job

Foca, Fethiye

Local charity Animal Aid featured in the local press last week building homes for stray cats.

Members of the group were pictured building the feline apartments in an area of Foca, Fethiye that the press reported could house up to 20 cats.

Pauline Trent and Polly Jones explained the work the charity carries out on behalf of animals including the collection of stray cats and also about their latest project to create the cat shelters.


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