Illegal Immigrants Detained

Reports from 22nd September state that 65 illegal immigrants have been detained by police in the Fethiye district of Muğla. A collaborative operation between the local Fethiye Police Department and Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking teams, it was determined that a group of immigrants were preparing to escape off the Turkish coast to the Greek … Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Detained

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Cleopatra’s Golden Sands: Science Debunks a Myth

The distinctive golden sand of Cleopatra’s Beach – one of the most famous sites in Turkey – has long been the subject of legend. It was said that the Roman leader and general, Mark Antony, arranged for this sand to be shipped from Alexandria in Egypt to create the perfect beach for his lover Cleopatra, … Continue reading Cleopatra’s Golden Sands: Science Debunks a Myth

Two Year Prison Sentence Demanded for Man who Dragged Dog Behind Car

In  Seydikemer, Muğla, a  public case has been established against the man who tied a dog to his vehicle before dragging it along the road, on the basis that he wilfully endangering road safety. The incident, which took place near the district of Bekçiler on the Fethiye-Antalya Highway, was spotted by a member of the … Continue reading Two Year Prison Sentence Demanded for Man who Dragged Dog Behind Car

Blaze Sinks “Lucky” Gulet off the Coast of Fethiye

A gulet caught fire off the coast of Fethiye and sank, despite the efforts of the Fethiye Coast Guard. A luxury 20 metre gulet called “Lucky” recently caught fire while anchored in Göbün Cove, a bay in the district of Göcek. According to an official report, a group of 12 people had hired the boat … Continue reading Blaze Sinks “Lucky” Gulet off the Coast of Fethiye

Aircraft Brought by Road from Istanbul to Muğla

Two brother have purchased a decommissioned Airbus A300 passenger aircraft with the intention of turning it into a restaurant. Dismantled into eight pieces, the plane has been brought to Muğla from Istanbul by road. An Airbus A300 passenger aircraft, which was mothballed two years ago, has been bought by two brothers named Cemal and Nurettin … Continue reading Aircraft Brought by Road from Istanbul to Muğla

Increase in Air Traffic at Dalaman Airport

Dalaman Airport is currently welcoming direct flights from 89 airports across 29 countries and this year the number of incoming passengers has increased significantly, placing the region from Datça to Kaş in the top four destinations of 30 European cities. Cengiz Ayaz, General Manager of YDA Dalaman Airport, recently reported that the number of tourists … Continue reading Increase in Air Traffic at Dalaman Airport

Going the Distance: a London Family Brings their Passion for Boxing to Fethiye

Sam and Freddy McCauley, a British father and son, explain their decision to move from their London home to Fethiye and together with volunteer trainer John Hockton, chat about their mutual passion for boxing. It soon becomes clear that Freddy McCauley likes his new life in Fethiye. He, together with his parents, arrived in Turkey … Continue reading Going the Distance: a London Family Brings their Passion for Boxing to Fethiye

Stormy Sunsets in Fethiye or something else?

In October 2016, a photo of perfect spiral cloud formation over the Aegean sea, with a golden sunset in the background, enchanted social media users and was widely shared.  The caption was “Stormy Sunsets in Fethiye” and was taken by photographer Ilkgul Menzil. The image was later shared on her Instagram page to endorse Liberty … Continue reading Stormy Sunsets in Fethiye or something else?