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Navigating Istanbul airport

This post contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you. This article was written for Fethiye Times by Mike Vickers For most of us, moving house is a nightmare of stress and exasperation, so just imagine what it’s like moving […]

Herbs and spices to add to your pantry

” Herbs and spices are the magic ingredients without which many dishes are dull and flavourless” Herbs and spices are very important in Turkish cuisine. How many times do you choose a recipe and then realise you don’t have the necessary ingredients? It’s a good idea to stock up on the most important herbs and spices, […]

Pul biber – a pepper for every palate

Intense red, dark purple or pale orange in colour; sweet or burning hot … One of the most frequently used spices in Turkey is red pepper flakes or pul biber (also known as Aleppo pepper or piment d’Alep). It is sprinkled by default on any dish and in most restaurants, you will find it next to the […]

Sumac – the versatile spice with a tangy lemon flavour

Sumac (pronounced soo-mak) is one of the most useful but least known and under-appreciated spices. What is Sumac?  Sumac comes from the berries of a decorative bush that grows wild in all Mediterranean areas and is an essential ingredient in the cooking of Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iran. The dark purple-red berries are sold dried or ground and have a […]

Water cisterns – relics of a bygone era

Dotted around towns and villages, scattered on hilltops or by the roadside, you will see many domed, circular stone buildings and may wonder what they are. They are water cisterns (sarnıç in Turkish). Did you know there are around 250 of them to be found in the Muğla province? The cisterns They were built during the Ottoman period to gather […]

The Saz – a single instrument that represents Turkish folk music

”Music expresses that which cannot be put into words, and that which cannot remain silent.” ~ Victor Hugo Music has existed for as long as mankind has found its voice, and quite possibly before. Every culture of the world has its own form of music, as distinct and unique to its area as language and […]

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 29th January 2023

Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Turkey. Curated from various news sources. NEWS Clean-up after storm in Muğla Municipality teams carried out cleaning working after the storm and torrential rain on Friday.  In İçmeler, torrential rain brought muddy water pouring from the bare mountain slopes from the burnt forests to […]