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FETHIYE TIMES ™

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Since 2005 

Keeping you up to date with news and information from Fethiye and around Turkey

Turkish surnames – a look behind the names

When you think that in England surnames have been used since the 11th century, it is amazing that until 87 years ago the Turkish people didn’t have them The Surname Law The Surname Law was introduced in 1934 as part of Atatürk’s Reforms and required all citizens of Turkey to choose a formal, legal family […]

Ephesus – the most complete ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean

This article was written for Fethiye Times by Steve Parsley and was first published on 22 September 2021. Walk through the preserved streets and explore the opulent houses of Ephesus, the most visited attraction in Turkey… Once through the security checkpoints on the road to Ephesus, the first sight of the ancient city isn’t that salubrious. If […]

Are you dreaming of an authentic Istanbul experience?

If the earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”- Napoleon Bonaparte Introduction and photographs by Julia Bayne Have you fallen in love with Istanbul yet?  Previously known as Constantinople and before that Byzantium, the largest city and principal seaport of contemporary Türkiye is now waiting for you!  As an imperial power for […]