Bodrum, where vehicle queues extend for kilometers every Ramadan Feast, where millions of people spend their holidays, turned into a ghost town due to complete closure.
13.05.2021 – 11:12
| Last Update: 13.05.2021 – 11:15
Bodrum, where thousands of tourists flock to the Eid al-Fitr every year, has a calmness due to complete closure.
Due to the complete closure, the population of the district with a population of 181 thousand jumped to 700 thousand at a time.
Second home owners and renters flocked to Bodrum in this process. Miles of vehicle queues formed, planes and buses set additional flights.
Those who came with their private boats started to dock to the bays and spend 17 days at sea.
On the first day of the feast, the roads where vehicle queues formed for kilometers were left empty.
The beaches, which were flocked by local and foreign tourists during the holidays, were also silent.
Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras stated that due to the architectural characteristics of the district, the lack of apartment-style houses and the guests staying in their homes with large gardens obeyed the rules, eliminating the risk of contamination and said:
“We know that most of the second residents who come to Bodrum come from metropolises. Our guests living in big cities and apartments could get sick more easily due to the mandatory communal areas. For example, the risk of epidemic increases due to being intertwined with their neighbors in elevators, house visits, stairs. The houses in Turkey are detached, in a garden, with a maximum of 2 floors.This risk is reduced by almost a hundred percent since there is no situation to contact with anyone. Since the second home owners and Bodrum residents are very careful about the epidemic, the number of cases is much more than many provinces and districts. We are in good shape. I thank everyone for their sensitivity. ”