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Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

12 days of Christmas traditions and customs

What do the 12 days of Christmas mean to you? What kind of traditions do we keep at Christmas and why do we keep...

A Turkish ‘Christmas’ – celebrating ‘Noel’ on New Year’s Eve

On Sunday 25th December festivities will take place all over the world to celebrate Christmas. Families and friends will come together, gifts will be...

Mother Syessa: a novel take on Anatolian history

Inspired by his research into the ancient and antique history of southern Turkey, local author Birol Ganioğlu has written the Soothsayer of Thelmessos trilogy...

“Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions

Superstitions have a great place in society and most people exhibit some superstitious behaviour without even realising it. Do you walk under ladders? Do...

Earthquakes – are you prepared?

Last week we published an article on the Earthquake Crisis Response exercise that recently took place in Fethiye. So, we now know that the emergency services...

Water cisterns – relics of a bygone era

Dotted around towns and villages, scattered on hilltops or by the roadside, you will see many domed, circular stone buildings and may wonder what they are. They are...

Pomegranates: celebrated, symbolic and healthy

Fethiye’s markets are brimming over with pomegranates but this is hardly surprising as, at this time of year, it is one of Turkey’s most...

World Octopus Day – 8th October 2016

As the name suggests, World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today; the octopus. Found worldwide in the...

Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival returns to Fethiye

Now in its fifth year, the Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival is returning to Fethiye. The festival, which is a four-day celebration of the...

‘Seeing the Truth’ by Faye Rogan – now available in Turkey

Faye Rogan has lived in Turkey for the last fifteen years, initially working in an international school in Ankara and now leading a more...
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Paradise awaits at the Olive Garden in Kabak

If you follow the coast road from Ölüdeniz you will enjoy a journey with unrivalled views of the famous turquoise coast where magnificent mountains sweep down to...
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