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How did the locals vote this weekend? Yes or No?

This is a holiday destination website not a political soapbox, but I just wanted to share some results from the voting that happened in Turkey this weekend.

Turkey is a huge country and although the YES vote (to give the President more power) was in the majority, this trend wasn’t the reflected in the Mugla province.

Map of the Mugla Province

Bodrum is part of the much large Mugla province and you can see that it stretches all the way down to Fethiye, and includes the popular holiday spots of Marmaris and Dalaman.

Mugla Province Map

So how did our corner of Turkey vote:

Yes No Vote in Mugla ResultsThe trend across the whole region was a 70/30 split in favor of a NO vote. With the Bodrum area actually going above the norm with a ~80% vote for NO.

What does this mean?

When you see in the news about the country-wide support for the President and his extended powers, bear in mind that the Mugla province voted against the grain.

So when news broadcasters provide you with sweeping generalizations of the whole country, it’s important to bear in mind that there’s more than one story to tell, and this vote has divided the country as much as the Brexit vote did in the UK.

It’s also important to bear in mind, how much the tourism industry supports the rest of the country. Tourism is the Turkey’s food bowl, and when political activity and decisions put that in jeopardy, the whole country is affected.

Don’t let generalizations and biased news keep you from visiting Turkey. The whole world is crazy right now, and I for one am not letting the craziness keep me away from my beloved Gümüşlük. Hell No!

Source of Data and Images: www.bodrumaktif.com/mugla-ili-secim-sonuclari/

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