The mayor of Bodrum, the Aegean's most popular vacation destination, Ahmet Aras, slammed locals for their pollution of the town's beaches on Nov. 17.
As a result of Ankara mandating that all businesses close at 10 p.m. per COVID-19 precautions, many people in Turkey have flooded public spaces like pubs and beaches during the pandemic.
"This morning, around the trash can in Yahşi-Taşlıkburun. I will not have this cleaned up, so that the same people can find it as such when they come back tonight," Aras said. "Let's see what they think of it."
Bu sabah, Yahşi-Taşlıkburun. Çöp kovası ve çevresi. Akşam aynı kişiler geldiklerinde bu şekilde bulmaları için temizletmeyeceğim. Bakalım ne düşünecekler?? pic.twitter.com/P0ofrlGH2X— Ahmet Aras (@ahmetarasbodrum) November 17, 2020