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Bodrum Mayor Mehmet Kocadon Should Be Removed From Power

This same man is also responsible for dumping the sewage to the nature without any treatment

Turkish Riviera, the Turquoise Coast Magazine

After publishing my blog entry about the mayor of Bodrum yesterday, I received a number of feedback emails. After reading them, I realized perhaps this man should even be removed from his post. I still would like to give Bodrum mayor Mehmet Kocadon until Tuesday, June 30, 2009 to clean up the shore in the Aquarium region of the town. If this is not done by the mayor and the city, I will organize a group of volunteers to do the clean up. The same group of volunteers will also continue their volunteer work to remove the mayor from power.

Here is an email I received today from a Bodrum area resident:

"Salvatore ciao :)

"Just read your article on the subject today and you are fully CORRECT ... I live in the peninsula since 12 years of which six years now have been in Ortakent where the mayor Kocadon was in power before Bodrum.

This same man is also responsible for dumping the sewage to the nature without any treatment ... DIRECTLY !!! Can you imagine?

What is worst and sadder is that even though I was one of the very last to find out, I was left all alone to fight the matter without any success ... I was pointed out to be the scapegoat ... 

I was even able to reach the provincial director for the environment along with several petitions to the relevant ministry. All I get as a feedback is that he has been warned. I have witnessed several discharges to the nature (to the stream bed) and was able to take pictures of two, in different periods. I even wore one of those real high fishing hip boots and walked in the discharge itself (that runs for hours) to find out the source with my own eyes.

"I shall keep it short and just add that what you have pointed out with pictures is the least done against this beautiful and innocent nature when compared to what he's done to Ortakent ...

"Thank you ... Reading your message to the blog was some kind of a remedy to all my fruitless efforts ...

"I still have the pictures ... Let me know if you may need them some day, it will be my pleasure!

"Best wishes Salvatore ... Ciao !!!

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.

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