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Fethiye Times News – Week Ending 19th March 2023

Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye. Curated from various news sources. NEWS Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department installs 631 fire hydrants  Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department has installed a total of 631 hydrants in streets, neighbourhoods and villages that are narrow, inaccessible to fire trucks and at risk […]

Turkey – a bird’s eye view

Turkey sits at the meeting point of three different climatic zones and, as a result, has a tremendous variety of landscape features on the scale of a continent rather than a country. Deserts, mountain ranges, coastal plains, forests and pastures make up the massively diverse environment.  Add to that the many historical sites cataloguing Turkey’s […]

Ten Top Tourist Attractions in Turkey

Not only is Turkey overwhelmingly gorgeous, its cities and landscapes are also incredibly diverse, offering a wealth of different kinds of destinations to holidaymakers. From the beaches of Ölüdeniz and the Mediterranean seaside resorts to the Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, the dome and minaret-filled skyline of Istanbul and the misty mountains […]

Tulips – Turkey’s gift to the world

“When it’s Spring again I’ll bring again, Tulips from Amsterdam” Or are they? Originating in the Pamir Mountains of the Turkic homeland in Central Asia before spreading to Anatolia and worldwide, tulips continue to be a defining theme for spring events in Turkey. Tulips were brought by the Turks from Central Asia to Anatolia during […]

Turkish customs you might not know about (part two)

Welcome to part two of our article on Turkish customs you might not know about. You can read part one here if you missed it. We’re starting with a look at some of the unspoken communication that takes place in Turkey that can be confusing to visitors Meaningful movements Turkish people say “yes” by a downward […]

Driving in Turkey

Turkey is where eastern and western cultures come together, resulting in a fantastic blend of traditions and festivities. Not only that, Turkey is a diverse country, with spectacular mountain ranges, golden beaches, cities with wonderful sightseeing opportunities, and idyllic rural villages to explore. Such diversity can only truly be explored by the independent traveller, and […]

The Turquoise Coast – as stunning as its name suggests

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune.” – Arabic proverb Stretching from Antalya to Marmaris, the Turquoise Coast is the most dramatic, varied and unspoilt area in Turkey. Hemmed in by stunning mountains and blanketed with pine forests, the coast is still natural and even wild. In places, […]

Yörük – the nomads of Turkey

Yörüks are a people who have maintained their vitality over the centuries in the face of heavy odds. Yörük – the nomads of Turkey. For hundreds of years, at the beginning of every summer, they have packed up their belongings and made the long trek from the hot coastal plains to summer in the cool prairies […]

“Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions – the sequel

When we published an article on Turkish superstitions, we had such a great response from our readers when we asked what other superstitions they were aware of that we just had to bring you the sequel. Here’s the first article if you missed it. “Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions – the sequel Always […]

Folk dancing – part of the tradition of a particular people or area

If belly dancing is the only dance form you associate with Turkey, you must prepare yourself for a surprise.  Turkey has a rich tradition of folk dancing with dances performed on all social occasions.  Some dances reflect natural events or daily life; others portray societal events and affairs of the heart. Let’s take a closer […]