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Fethiye’s Ozgecan Aslan Memorial Park now open

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Fethiye’s new memorial park opened yesterday to coincide with International Women’s Day. If you are in Fethiye make sure to take a stroll along the seafront promenade and visit the new Ozgecan Aslan Memorial Park opposite Marine restaurant. The park was officially opened in an emotional ceremony yesterday by Fethiye’s ... Read More »

Erdogan cracking down on smoking outdoors.

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According to the Hurriyet last Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends imposing an outdoor smoking ban later this year as part of his “war against the habit”. This announcement was made by Mehmet Muezzinoglu, the Turkish Health Minister. It comes the day after Erdogan hosted a World Smoking Cessation Day ... Read More »

Genuine fake Picasso found by police in Istanbul

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A painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso recovered in Istanbul last weekend is dismissed as a fake. Istanbul authorities were excited to announce that the original painting Woman Dressing Her Hair by Picasso was recovered by Turkish officers in an Istanbul cafe last weekend. According to the Guardian and Anotolia ... Read More »

Motorists protest against rise in Gocek Tunnel toll charges

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Motorists gathered in Gocek over the weekend to protest against the recent hike in tunnel toll charges. According to Milliyet online, local citizens and regular users of the tunnel clubbed together following a social media appeal and petition on Change.org for support. There was a good turn out and the ... Read More »

“Turkey is a safe port for investment” says Turkish PM

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According to a report yesterday in the Daily Sabah, Turkey’s Prime Minister believes, “Turkey is preforming well”. He believes that the countries current economic reform agenda holds the key for investors seeking opportunities in today’s problematic economy. Turkey’s PM Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in London yesterday on a whistle stop 2 ... Read More »

Important dates in Turkey 2016

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It’s a new year so we thought we would give you a list of important dates in Turkey 2016 to note in your diaries. See table below for public holidays, the start of Ramazan, Byram, school holidays, Formula One in Istanbul and others: Important Dates in Turkey 2016 Date Event ... Read More »

Our property in Turkey predictions 2016

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The past twelve months have been a bit of a roller coaster for property in Turkey but thankfully Oceanwide Properties enjoyed a good 2015. The Fethiye region has always been a favourite location for overseas property seekers. It is easily accessible from most of Europe year around and benefits from ... Read More »

Minimum wage in Turkey rises – but so do taxes.

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In line with promises made during the run up to the November 1st election, Turkey is indeed raising the minimum working wage from 1000 TL to 1300 TL per month from this January. Great you make think, and about time. But the sting in the tail is the announcement of ... Read More »

The real story of Santa starts in Patara.

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The fascinating history of a boy called Nicholas born just 40 minutes drive from Fethiye, in beautiful Patara... Read More »

Christmas in Fethiye – Dates for your diary

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Santa Claus is well and truly on his way! Make your Christmas in Fethiye the magical time it should be by attending a few local events. Here’s a few festive dates for you diary: Christmas Fairs Calis Christmas Fair. Sunday 6th December (This Sunday) 11am – 5pm Along the Calis sea ... Read More »

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