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Since 2005 

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

Meet Our Team

Lyn Ward

owner & editor

Lyn Ward has been the owner/editor of Fethiye Times since 2017. 

Lyn moved to Fethiye in 2010 after retiring from a 20-year career as a HR generalist, resourcing specialist and project manager for Tesco.

When she is not working on Fethiye Times, Lyn loves to get out and about with her camera. 

Lyn moved back to the UK in 2023 and has recently moved from Cornwall to the West Midlands.

Steve Parsley

associate editor

Steve Parsley is a former UK journalist with experience in both print and broadcast media. Resident full time in Turkey for nine years, he now lives in Yorkshire, working as a freelance  writer, content editor and communications consultant.

Brian Lloyd


Brian Lloyd retired to Fethiye in 2008 from the Warrington area where he worked as a groundsman and gardener for many years. His main interests are walking and photography and he has a website where the photos can be viewed: www.fethiyefocus.net

Brian is admin on a number of Facebook holiday groups for the Fethiye area that promote the area and offer help and advice. He is a staunch supporter of Fethiyespor, the local football team, and is admin on the Fethiyespor Yabancilar Facebook group that was set up to translate  Fethiyespor activities and updates into English.

A staunch supporter of the club for over 20 years and regular attendee at most of the home games, Brian has been part of the team since 2017, initially providing Fethiyespor updates. His role has developed over the years and he now provides news, items of interest, and shares Fethiye Times posts to cascade the information via various Facebook groups.

Norman Clark


Norman Clark is originally from beautiful Edinburgh and moved to the equally beautiful Fethiye in 2015.

He spent almost all of his career in banking and in his youth, played both hockey and shinty at a high level, both very demanding sports so as he got a bit older he moved onto golf. 

He is married to Ann-Marie and they have a rescue dog from Ölüdeniz called Emily. Along with two friends and an amazing team of volunteers, they run FIG children’s charity, raising funds to help local children focusing on medical and educational needs. 

Norman is a keen photographer and, back in Edinburgh, did some wedding photography. Since moving to Turkey,  he has been lucky enough to travel around the country and been thoroughly spoiled with fantastic photo opportunities.

Since meeting Lyn, Norman has undertaken a number of photography opportunities for Fethiye Times and provides photo selections from the local area, local events and from his travels.

Natalia Alpatova


Originally from Moscow, Natalia lives on the wonderful coast of Türkiye, in Fethiye. The beautiful nature of the city and its surroundings is fascinating and she loves to be here. Photography is an integral part of Natalia’s life.


Şefik Akkurt


Şefik Akkurt, aged 57, originally from Adana, lived in UK for 27 years running his own business before retiring to Fethiye. 

Şefik enjoys  travelling ,camping, photography, gardening and football – supports Adana Demirspor and Liverpool.

Hamdi Yaman


Hamdi Yaman, aged 49, is originally from Amasya and is now retired and living in Çalış.

Hamdi enjoys travelling, camping, reading, gardening, cycling and photography.

The Web Creatives

website design

Honoured to have been chosen to re-design the Fethiye Times website, we worked with Lyn to provide a clean, fuss-free layout that will enable Fethiye Times to continue bringing News from Fethiye and around Türkiye to a wider audience around the World.



website hosting

Honoured to have been chosen to host the new Fethiye Times website, we work with Lyn and The Web Creatives to provide a fast loading, secure website to enable Fethiye Times to continue bringing News from Fethiye and around Türkiye to a wider audience around the World.