gerald

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Taken from Hurriyet Daily News 4th June 2009

Alanya locals starting to take siesta breaks
ALANYA - The Municipal Council of Alanya recently instituted a citywide summer siesta from 1-3 p.m. until Sept. 30. The suggestion came from Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu, who said it is a necessity around noon, when the heat is the worst.

Sipahioğlu added that tourists do not shop between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and that a siesta would be beneficial for the personnel working at tourism faculties.

Some members of the council agreed with the mayor, nothing that the mentioned personnel generally work from 9 a.m. to midnight, while others said that thought they agree with the necessity of a siesta, its practice would be difficult.

But the vote was taken, the siesta application was approved unanimously. According to the rule of Municipal Council of Alanya, tourism facilities will have a break everyday between 1-3 p.m.

The siesta breaks will continue until Sept. 30.

The council’s decision was approved by Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or ALTSO. A spokesman for the chamber said they were in favor of siestas in order to boost efficiency during hot summer days.
 

Martyn

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What to do after lunch?
Who says tourists don't shop between 1pm and 3pm?:confused:

My wife has no watch :biggrin: If they made it an olympic event we would win gold every time
 

angiesco

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What to do after lunch?
It is hot all day and all night, maybe we should have a 'siesta' till 30 September-the weather will be bearable by then :)
 

gerald

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What to do after lunch?
The council’s decision was approved by Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or ALTSO. A spokesman for the chamber said they were in favor of siestas in order to boost efficiency during hot summer days.

Heh Heh, I reckon its a plot to get tourists to go on shopping trips to Antalya instead of spending in Alanya:42:
 

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