Our weekly roundup of local news and events from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes election results boost Turkish Lira, Fethiye Council members announced air ambulance to the rescue and more.

Election Result Boosts Exchange

Location – Turkey

The outcome of the local elections that were held last Sunday seem to have restored some confidence in the Turkish currency on the world markets.

Last week the Turkish Lira started at 3.68 TL to the British Pound and ended the week at 3.50 TL.

That is the first significant rise in the value of the Lira for some time.

Election Still in the Headlines

Location – Fethiye

The Turkish local council election results for Fethiye were officially confirmed in the middle of last week and the members who were elected on Sunday 30th March 2014 published.

The announcement confirmed the election of Behcet Saatci as Mayor of Fethiye for his fourth term.

31 members make up the new Council and the political mix should make for some interesting voting in the future.

Republican People’s Party 13 Members

Atabey Akgün, Recep Şatır, Zafer Doğan, Mert Demir, Talat Ersoy, Nalan Nurhat, Ali Karaisaoğlu, Mustafa Koyuncu, Ahmet Selim Yücel, Yücel Börekçi, Kontenjan: Hüseyin Nebioğlu, Ünsal Erişken, Fercan Akçin

Justice and Development Party: 10 Members

Halil Doğan, Onat Akdu, Bekir Eser, Turhan Kovancı, Durmuş Arıcan, Hilal Güney, Arif Coşkun, Ahmet Ali Dim, Turgay Öztürk, Muhittin Kayabaş

Democratic Party: 8 Members

Mehmet Yılmaz Cesur, Mete Atay, Besir Pahlivan, Nurkaya Gündoğdu, Alaaddin Yıldırım, Mehmet Sezgin, Mehmet Ünsal, Hasan Yöntem

Hash Stash Seized

Seydikemer

The local security services seized 4,000 roots and 20kg of marijuana plants that they found growing in a greenhouse in the town near Fethiye.

The greenhouse was cleared and the stash was taken away to be destroyed.

An investigation has now been launched.

Football

Fethiyespor lost 2 – 0 away to 18th in the league Tavşanlı Linyitspor

Future matches

– 13/04 Fethiyespor v Denizlispor

–  20/04 – Adana Demirspor – Fethiyespor

– 27/04 – Fethiyespor – Boluspor

FethiyeSpor are 16th out of the 19 teams in the PTT1 League with 32 points after 32 matches.

The score sheet for the 32 games played to date is 8 wins, 8 draws and 16 lost.

Air Ambulance to the Rescue

The air ambulance came to the rescue this week to a local Council worker who had injured his hand when a concrete block crushed it.

His pinky finger was almost severed and, following initial intervention at Fethiye State Hospital, he was airlifted to Antalya for specialist treatment.

Only a few years ago such a trip would have taken hours by road, now it takes around half an hour to get to the specialist care needed.

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