For the past several weeks, workmen have been busy tearing up and re-laying the road and footpaths of Silifke Caddesi, the main road virtually next to my apartment. The council is also working at replacing the coastal road near the town centre. These main roads do not need the attention they are getting. My boss swore to me that the coast was only renewed 4 or 5 months ago. The roads that do need the attention are the back roads and the roads in poor areas. However, these roads are not the roads that win elections. The current road building is an abuse of power by the local government.