KAYAKÖY STILL HAS NO BUILDING PERMISSION
Due to interinstitutional conflicts, Kayaköy still has no permission for constructions.
Akif Arıcan, Chairman of Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated that people living in historical Kayaköy started leaving their village since there was still no building permission in Kayaköy due to interinstitutional conflicts.
Akif Arıcan, Chairman of Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated that people living in historical Kayaköy started leaving their village since there was still no building permission in Kayaköy due to interinstitutional conflicts. Arıcan explained families could not build homes for their children and hence, they had to sell their lands and he asked the support of Fethiye District Governor.
Having a history of 5000 years and listed on UNESCO World Heritage List, Kayaköy is still having problems for building permission. Chamber President Arıcan explained Fethiye District Governor Ekrem Çalık the building permission problem which caused constructions to stop in Kayaköy. Arıcan said villagers were in a difficult situation because of this problem and sold their places to meet their requirements as they did not have any permission for construction. Arıcan noted people buying these places built illegally and ruined the nature of Kayaköy: “I am from Kayaköy but I cannot live in Kayaköy because Kayaköy has no building permission plan. Everywhere in Ovacık and Hisarönü have permission for constructions and tourism has developed in those areas. It is the fault of government. Agency for the Protection of Special Area and government has not come to a settlement and this is the reason of this issue.”
Arıcan stated that the current plan of Kayaköy is ready, the building permission plan is to be issued, the plan is to be submitted to several competent authorities and problems will continue in Kayaköy unless it is approved.
‘WHENEVER WE START INITIATIVES, THEY DISRUPT OUR PLANS
District Governor Ekrem Çalık said their arrangements are stopped whenever they start new initiatives for Kayaköy: “Whenever we start an initiative for Kayaköy and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism makes a tender, some authorities disrupt our arrangements without knowing why the cost of the bidding is for. Renovation and developments for tourism in Kayaköy should be restoration projects for protective purposes and partially for the use of people. Kayaköy is a place that can be an authentic and unique tourism centre like Şirince and Alaçatı. People of Kayaköy having managements should turn their places to brands and stop misusing their values.”