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Navigating Luxury with Goolets: Crewed yacht charters in Croatia and Türkiye

Luxury, relaxation, and unforgettable memories await you on a Goolets crewed yacht charter. Goolets offers a personalized and tailored approach, creating an exceptional yacht charter experience solely and exclusively designed for you Book through Fethiye Times and enjoy an exclusive 5% discount on your chosen charter. Croatia – sail on a superyacht at a fraction […]

110th Commemoration of the death of Captain Tayyareci Fethi Bey

Tuesday 27 February marked 110 years since the death of Captain Tayyareci Fethi Bey, one of the first pilots in Turkish aviation history, who gave his name to Fethiye. Tayyareci Fethi Bey was born in Istanbul in 1891. He graduated from the Naval Academy and became an officer in the Navy. On July 3, 1912 he […]

Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 25th February 2024

Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye. Curated from various news sources. NEWS Nature’s comeback in Bodrum three years after forest fires In September 2021, the biggest forest fires in Muğla’s history occurred, destroying 80 hectares land in Bodrum’s Güvercinlik District. After the forest fire, saplings were replanted and […]

Recipe: Çılbır – Turkish poached eggs

There are records of çılbır being eaten by Ottoman sultans as far back as the 15th century… Çılbır, pronounced “chulburr” is a Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt.  For those who are hesitant at the thought, çılbır is a revelation and a complete sensation, a dish that shouldn’t be judged until tried. Try this […]

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 […]

Meis – the small island with a big story

This article was written for Fethiye Times by Steve Parsley.  If your native tongue isn’t Turkish then there’s every chance you’ll have already heard about Meis. Also known as Kastellorizo, the tiny island with a complex history is currently Greek and that means – even though it’s only a mile off the Turkish coast – […]

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 18th February 2024

Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye. Curated from various news sources. NEWS Turkish Aeronautical Association celebrates 99th anniversary A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Atatürk Monument on Friday to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Aeronautical Association. The Turkish Aeronautical Association is […]

Vartur Real Estate: What is DASK?

DASK is earthquake insurance that is compulsory for residential buildings in Türkiye. Purchasing DASK insurance is a legal requirement when you purchase a property in Türkiye. The insurance fee is calculated according to the value per square meter related to the location and structure features, multiplied by the gross size of the property. The DASK […]