Our weekly roundup of the local news and events from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes court case begins for British boy crushed by car last summer, local election campaigning in full swing, Fethiyespor on the up and more.
Court Case Begins for British Boy Seriously Injured
Fethiye Criminal Courts
On 3rd June 2013 a British family on holiday in Koca Calis, Fethiye had their lives changed forever when their 10 year old son Mark Lalor-Smith was crushed against a wall by a car whilst they were walking down a road.
The son was rushed to hospital but later had his leg amputated as a result of his injuries.
Fethiye Court last week heard from the driver of the vehicle and Mr Lalor-Smith the father of the child in a emotional hearing.
The prosecution is seeking to penalise the driver for careless/ dangerous driving driving.
The case has been adjourned so the defence can prepare their case.
Campaigning for the Local Elections in Full Swing
Local elections will be held on 30th March 2014 and the political parties have begun their campaigns around the town and villages of Fethiye.
The county of Mugla is currently held by the CHP who also hold the coastal regions from Izmir to Mersin and the region of Ordu on the black sea coast.
With the Turkish Lira at an all time low, real fears of unemployment and the ongoing scandal in central government these elections are bound to be hotly contested.
Turkish Street Politics – History Re Written on the Streets of Fethiye
We reported last week about the renaming of a street in Fethiye. You can read the full article here.
Well last week true to their word the street sign was changed to Mustafa Karaoren street in a low key event in the rain.
The daughter of Mr Karaoren was present.
Fethiyespor had two victories last week beating Ankaraspor 3-1 and Şanlıurfaspor 1-0
The victories have lifted the team out of relegation zone and they are now 14th.
– 19/02 Fethiyespor v Adanaspor
– 23/02 – M. İdmanyurdu v Fethiyespor
– 02/03 – Fethiyespor v Orduspor
FethiyeSpor are 14th out of the 19 teams in the PTT1 League with 25 points after 24 matches.
The score sheet for the 24 games played to date is 6 wins, 7 draws and 11 lost.
The Turkish currency ended the week at 3.65 TL to the British Pound almost unchanged compared with a week earlier at 3.64 TL.