The Finnish journalist Ami working for the Finnish TV station YLE TV2 Assulin visited Alanya to the get a interview with mayor Hasan Sipahioglu for the program ‘Ajankohtainen Kakkonen’. The mayor was of course happy to answer all her questions.
The team of YTL TV2 was four days in Alanya and visited the historic castle, the Red Tower, the shipyard, the Damlatas cave, the airport Gazipasa, Dimcay cave and Dim River.
Mayor Sipahioglu spoke with the journalist about Alanya’a cultural identity and the new airport Gazipaşa. Alanya’s historic wealth attracts people of different cultures, he said. In Alanya residents from 48 different countries are living. These residents enrich the city of Alanya with its culture.
The program ‘Ajankohtainen Kakkonen’ runs on the Finnish channel YLE TV2 for 42 years in prime time.
Also the German media are always interested in Alanya. This time it was the Radio Channel “Westdeutscher Rundfunk”, who asked the mayor for an interview.
Again, he underlined the close cooperation of the Town Hall with the Council of Foreigners and good contacts to German cities, particularly Frankfurt is regularly visited by Hasan Sipahioglu. The Council of Foreigners is supporting residents living in Alanya if they have any problems or if they have any questions. For Christians living in Alanya there are church services and a cemetery, so that they can live their religion freely.
The interest of foreign media in Alanya is great. More and more tourists as well as residents are already calling Alanya their second home.