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“Come to Turkey” says Mayor of Fethiye to BBC listeners.

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In a special report aired on BBC Radio 5 Live, journalist Nick Garnett interviewed the Mayor of Fethiye, Behcet Saatci, and spoke to tourists and business owners around the region. The report, part of a 3 hour long breakfast show, tackled the topics at the forefront of many tourists and ... Read More »

May – the month of music and culture in Fethiye.

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May is set to be a fabulous month here in Fethiye.  If you have an interest in live music, the arts and cultural events, you’re in for a real treat. In town over the coming week? Please read on and attend some of the wonderful events planned to take place… ... Read More »

Fethiye Evi – The place to buy local homemade produce

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At last, with all the wonderful local produce available around Fethiye, there’s finally somewhere to go and buy it! Need a house warming gift or a lovely jar of olive oil for your property in Turkey? Look no further – head over to Fethiye Evi at the Erasta shopping mall. ... Read More »

Is Turkey safe? Consider this…

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Is Turkey safe? Consider this… There have been bombs in London. Did you cancel that camping trip to Cornwall or that lazy cruise along the Norfolk Broads? There has been a terror attack in Manchester. Did you opt out of that Stag do in Blackpool or cancel that weekend away ... Read More »

Turkish village house blown up by dynamite is now rebuilt.

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A family who lost their home in an explosion last year is now happy in their newly rebuilt and furnished bungalow thanks to Fethiye Belediye and Oceanwide Properties. Some of you may recall reports concerning the home of a Fethiye family dramatically blowing up due to dynamite that had been ... Read More »

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 »

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