The Story Behind Göcek Tunnel

Göcek Tunnel

Unofficial sources had been saying that the second tunnel at Göcek would not be opening, for some time.  This is due to a contract clause with the builder of the first tunnel, which states that the original contractor can charge for two-way toll for a period of 25 years. The second tunnel at Göcek was built by … Continue reading The Story Behind Göcek Tunnel

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Ex-mayor of Fethiye succumbs to heart attack on visit to Kayaköy

Ex-mayor of Fethiye, Özer Olgun, recently passed away following a heart attack. He was taken ill while in Kayaköy. Following a funeral ceremony at the New Mosque in the town centre, he was buried at Taşyaka Cemetery. At the time of his death, Özer Olgun was sitting chatting with friends in the garden of Kayaköy … Continue reading Ex-mayor of Fethiye succumbs to heart attack on visit to Kayaköy

Muğla’s taxis fares metered to suit driver and customer

Taxi Sign

In Muğla, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Dr. Osman Gürün, has established a new system for taxis based on taximeters in an attempt to make prices fairer and resolve the age-old disputes that so often arise between taxi drivers and their passengers. The new taxi fare system involves the rates on the taximeters decreasing … Continue reading Muğla’s taxis fares metered to suit driver and customer

Fethiye Municipality sues MUÇEV

Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi

Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, who spoke at the opening of the 19th International Air Games, announced that as a Municipality they will sue MUÇEV soon. Mayor Saatçi said in his statement that "If  promoting the beauty of Fethiye is left to the institutions in Fethiye and STK’s (Non-governmental organisations) instead of  organized by Ankara, all … Continue reading Fethiye Municipality sues MUÇEV

Three Medals for the Local Fencing Team

Fethiye Eskrim Spor Kulübü - Fethiye Fencing Team

Fethiye Fencing Sports Club athletes win medals at an International Fencing Tournament in Thessaloniki, Greece. On the 10th October, 38 young people flew to Thessaloniki, Greece, to represent Turkey in an International Fencing competition, with 13 of those 38 athletes being from Fethiye. Whilst the boy's U14 team, grabbed 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, three local … Continue reading Three Medals for the Local Fencing Team

A New Network of Hiking and Cycling Trails is Opening in Southwest Turkey

Dalyan Turtle Beach

Hikers and cyclists will soon have even more reason to make trips to Turkey, as a beautiful new network of trails is opening up in the southwest of the country. The ECO Trails are based around the towns of Köyceğiz, Ortaca and Dalaman in Muğla Province. The routes will effectively link up southwest Turkey’s existing … Continue reading A New Network of Hiking and Cycling Trails is Opening in Southwest Turkey

54th Presidential Tour of Turkey – Stage 3 Fethiye – Marmaris

54th Presidential Tour of Turkey

Organized by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey debuted in 1963 and became an international race two years later. In the world's only cycling tour to connect the continents, cyclists will also ride in Eurasia tunnel connecting Europe to Asia under the Bosphorus. Nine "World Tour" teams will be among 20 … Continue reading 54th Presidential Tour of Turkey – Stage 3 Fethiye – Marmaris

Tour Operators Prepare for New Regulations from 1 November 2018

Transportation

New regulations from the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications will come in to effect on 1st November 2018. The new regulations were announced at the start of this year and, over the last few months, both local authorities and tour operators have slowly been implementing the new rules. The new regulations are part … Continue reading Tour Operators Prepare for New Regulations from 1 November 2018

19th International Fethiye Ölüdeniz Air Games Festival

Ölüdeniz Air Games

Preparations of the 19th International Fethiye Ölüdeniz Air Games Festival are underway, with the International festival taking place from 16th – 21st October 2018. 900 pilots from 31 countries will participate in this year’s Ölüdeniz Air Games, starting on Tuesday 16th October from 11:00, at the 1,700 metre take off point, Mount Babadağ. Paragliding shows, … Continue reading 19th International Fethiye Ölüdeniz Air Games Festival