Will Parking Areas Be Free?
When the Metropolitan Council put the free signs in parking areas on the streets of Fethiye, Deputy Mayor Cesur reacted: “50 % of these incomes go to Fethiye Football Team, 25 % is given to Fethiye Municipal Football Team and the 25 % is donated to Fethiye Association of Unions. How can the Metropolitan Council confiscate the parking areas before the contract is expired?”
Mehmet Yılmaz Cesur, Fethiye Deputy Mayor and Metropolitan Council Member, claimed that the Metropolitan Council disrespected district mayors. Despite the good intentions of Fethiye Council to the Metropolitan Council, the Metropolitan Council put “free parking area” signs without asking any institutions and facilities, which caused reactions and protests.
Is the Purpose to confiscate scholarships and incomes of Fethiye Football Team?
Fethiye Parkomat Management, which was opened and operated with the cooperation of Fethiye Football Team, the only professional football team of Muğla, Fethiye Municipal Sports Club, a source of young footballers for our national teams, and almost a thousand students needing scholarships, may face a difficult situation.
The contract expires on April 2016 and yet, the Metropolitan Council that makes an effort for the sake of getting good reactions from citizens before the elections has made things even worse. The scholarships of thousands of students in need were taken away from them with the interference of the metropolitan council. The Metropolitan Municipality risked the parkomat incomes of Fethiye and Municipal football teams.
Yılmaz: “Despite all our good intentions and efforts, we have not encountered any good will from the Metropolitan Council…”
Fethiye Deputy Mayor Mehmet Yılmaz Cesur made a speech and reacted against the disrespect and interference of the Metropolitan Council. Cesur strongly criticized the attitudes of the metropolitan council against district councils: “The Metropolitan Council is the father of 13 districts. A father must be equal and fair to all his children. We are always good to the Metropolitan Council. However, we have not encountered any good will from the Metropolitan Council. The director of Expropriation Department is a witness of all this. The Metropolitan Council wanted to rent a room of 2 at the municipal building of Karaçulha. We agreed for 700 TL rental fee. Our Mayor Behçet Saatçi said ‘I do not give any place to the Metropolitan Council in return for money and the council accepted the decision so that the metropolitan council would not have to pay. The Metropolitan Council currently offers service without paying for rent. Last Tuesday, they put a ‘free’ sign at the parking areas although there is a contract up to April 2016. They have not said anything to us or consulted any firm when they did that. 50 % of these incomes go to Fethiye Football Team, 25 % is given to Fethiye Municipal Football Team and the 25 % is donated to Fethiye Association of Unions. This money is used for our children and the only professional team of Muğla.”
Fethiye Deputy Mayor Mehmet Yılmaz Cesur left the assembly room after his strong reactions.
Yılmaz Gives Information to Fethiye Council
Members of CHP Support!
Deputy Mayor Mehmet Yılmaz Cesur gave information at the assembly room and said the situation was the same at Marmaris Council; however, the matter was sorted out properly. The most significant support to Cesur came from the members of CHP (the Republican People’s Party). Recep Şatır, former Göcek Mayor and CHP councilman, told Cesur, “You do not need to get angry. We should be calm. You are 100 % right. I cannot accept this either. Our council should be informed first. Then we could have warned them properly.” Another CHP member Mert Demir stated that they noticed the mistake and said, “It will all be resolved soon.”