ALTINKUM is to undergo a fresh round of demolitions as a second phase of ‘beautification’ gets underway this winter between Medusa Disco and Tuntas Hotel (also referred to as Second Beach).

Didim mayor Deniz Atabay revealed on a visit to side streets opposite Dolphin Square that a fresh round of demolition – from buildings to illegal pergolas – has already got underway.

Voices was the first newspaper to reveal the impending project some 10 days ago.


Mr Atabay surveys the ongoing demolition works opposite Dolphin Square

Didim Council last year launched a crackdown on Yale Street – Altinkum’s main boulevard – and it appears that is now being extended to the Üç Mevsim Caddesi and to other end of Altinkum across to Tuntas Hotel.

Mr Atabay said: “After issuing notices to various places, our project is now being implemented. It is good to see that workplaces have started to respond. Altinkum in the new season will be more beautiful and more modern in terms of aesthetics.

“Demolitions are now underway.”

1919411_520242924818246_5948497309404725509_nHe added: “This gentrification and beautification project will be spread over time in all districts. Beauty and aesthetic tourism is a must and we will continue hand in hand with businesses.

“The time for permanent change is today not tomorrow. Business owners will experience difficulties and disruptions over time, but we want to improve the resort.”

DSCF6205Further works ordered by the council will be revealed in due course.