A forest fire sparked by contact betvveen energy transmission lines vvas fiııally extinguished by firefighters Sunday morning after it burned six hectares of forest in the Aegean province of Muğlas Datça district.
Approximately 152,000 tourists are expected to visit Muğlas Marmaris district this year on 96 luxury cruises, according to port officials, who nonetheless lamented that more visitors vvill not be coming.
Thousands of U.S. tourists vvill have the opportunity to visit Marmaris for the first time in 2011 thanks to offers from the Celebrity and Azamara Cruise companies.
Specialy equipped giant cargo ship Rosaird has started transporting mega-yachts to the popular resort town of Marmaris in Turkeys southvvestern Muğla province. Rosaird moored at Marmaris Port last week to deliver its cargo of five luxury yachts, mostly belonging to vvealthy Italians. The ship is över 130 meters tong.
The idea of ovvning a private island is again popular among Turke/s rich due to a new lavv conceming the sale of Turkeys state-ovvned lands, business vveekly Ekonomist reported in its latest issue.
The Turkish governments possible sale of some of its small islands is attracting the attention of businesspeople.