World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's southwestern resort town of Fethiye and its paragliding jump are being promoted via the 14th International Oludeniz (Dead Sea or Blue Lagoon of Fethiye) Aerial Games Festival.
Nearly 500 athletes from 40 countries compete in the festival as single and tandem paragliders at a height of 1,900 meters in Mount Babadag of Oludeniz.
Paramotors, a powered type of paraglider, hanggliders, remote-controlled aerial vehicles and shows by world famous acrobatic pilots create a visual festival in the air.
"Each day, the paragliding sport of Oludeniz becomes more known. This place is one of the most important areas for paragliding," Mayor of Oludeniz Keramettin Yilmaz told AA in an exclusive interview.
The festival rejuvenates October's dead tourism season in the region, he added.
Oludeniz's weather and nature are fantastic for the sport, noted Iranian paragliding trainer Abolfazi Khodayari, who comes to Oludeniz for each season.
Oludeniz is a small coastal village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Mugla Province in southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
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