Altinkum is fast becoming a major tourist location thanks in most part to the new mayor. Deniz Atabay. The streets are much cleaner. The roads are excellent and there are now great foot paths. (except where trees are planted right in the middle). The wild dog problem is fast being eradicated and many new street lights are fitted. The council have started new bus services which run on most main routes and there are new exciting shops opening that offer luxury goods and furnishings at affordable prices. The beaches are greatly improved and although Turkey has had a difficult year, you wouldnt think so by the welcoming smiling faces of the locals. The only shame here is that Thomas Cook has cut its flights to Bodrum Airport and caused difficult times for many travellers next year and beyond.