Great Final at Çalış Carnival

18th, 2012
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Çalış Carnival organized by Çalış Tourism and promotion Association was a great success once again. There were activities all aroun Çalış area during the festival, and all these activities attracted much interest. As well as street concerts, beach volleyball, exhibitions, concerts and the carnival march received great applause. Several outfits which are attractive from each other exhibited a very colorful scene during carnival march, and the costumes created by waste drew attention to the environmental problems. Member of Provincial Assembly and FETAB (Fethiye Tourism Association) Chairman Nuri Otgöz, Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, Çiftlik Mayor Halil Doğan, District Chairman of AK Party Mustafa Ali Türkan and Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay, schools,civil society organizations and numerous domestic and foreign tourists participated in the march. The carnival was between May 31 – June 2, and march ended at the festival area. Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay said that the carnival is dedicated to children, they were very happy to do something for their future, the carnival has reached its goal and will get better in year after year. We are thankful to Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, District Chairman of AK Party Mustafa Ali Türkan and Ak Party Muğla Deputy Ali Boğa for their support. Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association and Mesegün Organization will organize a Beach Volleyball Tournament on July 13-15 which will be broadcasted live on NTV.”
Carnival March Was Spectacular
5th Çalış Carnival organized by Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association and the carnival march was spectacular. Locals and expats in colorful outfits participated in the march and the scene was no less than the carnivals held abroad. The march was led by Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, Çiftlik Mayor Halil Doğan, District Chairman of AK Party Mustafa Ali Türkan, Member of Provincial Assembly and FETAB (Fethiye Tourism Association) Chairman Nuri Otgöz, Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay, board members and representatives of civil society organizations. The march was accompanied by the music of Fethiye Municipal Band. The march started at Şat cape and ended at Çalış parking area. Here, schools performed shows and folkloric dances. Çalış boats, too, accompanied the march.
“I Am Thankful To Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi And His Hard Working Team On Behalf Of Çalış”
In his speech, Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay said “We should take good care of our children because they will provide the guarantee for our future. One of our elders has said ‘the way you educate a child determines the fate of that country’ Filling only the stomachs and minds of our children is not enough. We should also feed their soul. I am very proud to see that our teachers in Fethiye fulfill this mission. I am very thankful to everyone who supported us on behalf of Çalış-Der, especially to Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi and his hard working team. Without them, we couldn’t have done it. And I want to thank FETAB Chairman Osman Nuri Otgöz for all his contribution and support. I have another good news for you. Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association and Mesegün Organization will organize a Beach Volleyball Tournament on July 13-15. Thanks to Selim Günday for all he has done.”
Classical Music and Aria Concert at Çalış Carnival
Çalış carnival organized by Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association hosted a classical music and an aria concert at the opening cocktail, featuring a group of members and graduates of the Hacettepe University State Conservatory. The concert by the sunset was one of the most pleasurable experiences of the carnival and attracted both local audience and holiday makers. The orchestra was conducted by Andaç Ulutaş and a Turkish aria was performed for the first time. The performance received great applause. In his speech after the concert, Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay thanked all the members of the group. He said “Çalış is getting better day by day.”
Tug of War Competition
Within the framework of 5th Çalış Carnival organized by Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association, a tug of war compettion was held at Çalış Beach. Teams of staff working at the touristic facilities at Çalış area went head to head, and La Cassa Mama Restaurant was the winner among 18 teams. Musakka Restaurant was the second and Güneş Hotel finished the third. During the games, holiday makers took loads of photographs.

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