BODRUM - Doğan Daily News
The municipality of the resort town of Turgutreis near Bodrum has created a special Beach Police Team to patrol the area, which swells to a population of more than 300,000 with the summer influx of tourists. The police crew, which patrols the Turgutreis Günbatımı Beach and the coasts of Fener, Akyarlar, Meteoroloji and Bağla Bay in fiberglass boats, is there to intervene in case of possible sea accidents and to save people from drowning.
Police Chief Şeref Bozkur said the team was formed to provide security for locals and tourists. "Our teams carry out their controls during daytime. They can intervene in case of possible sea accidents and to save people from drowning at any time."