Super Yacht Visits Oludeniz

The local press reported that Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko paraglided from the top of Babadag last week when he visited the area.

The 43 year old anchored his super luxury submarine style super motor yacht named ‘A’ just off Oludeniz for his visit.

The £272 million 119 metre long, 18 metre wide motor yacht that was built in 2008 is a sight to see and dominated the popular bay.

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It has a capacity for just 14 passengers and 42 crew over its 5 deck structure.

It has an underwater viewing room built of one of the largest single pieces of glass ever made.

Getting Ready for Oludeniz Airgames

The skies above Oludeniz, Turkey will once again be full of bright and exciting chutes and some spectacular acrobatics as the 16th Oludeniz Air Games takes off on Tuesday 20th October and finishes on Saturday 24th. 15th OD games

Hundreds of pilots, base jumpers, wingsuit flying, aerial acrobats and more, from many countries have started to arrive to take part in the four-day event.

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Solo Paraglider Crash Lands into the Sea

The local press reported that a female Dutch solo Paraglider crash landed into the sea at the weekend as she Paraglided from Babdag mountain.

She was rescued by a rescue boat and safely taken ashore.

Solo Paraglider Dies

However, another solo Paraglider was less fortunate.

After launching from the Babadag mountain his chute collapsed and he fell to the ground.

The emergency rescue teams rushed to the crash scene but the pilot was dead.

Due to the difficult terrain emergency crews could not recover the body immediately.

No official details of the person had been released when the article was published but the press said the body was that of a foreign male in his mid 50’s.


The local press have since reported that the Paraglider was an Austrian national.

The body has since been recovered from the remote location by the security services.

Car and Passengers Rescued

A car and its passengers had to be rescued when it crashed into the sea on the Oyuktepe road near Buyuk Samanlik beach.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Turkish Money

The Turkish Lira appreciated in value last week as investors started to buy back into the currency.

It ended the week buying 4.46 TL to the British Pound.

Weather week 18 oct 2015


It looks like it could be an unsettled week ahead with rain and thunderstorms forecast.

Weather week 18 oct 2015


  1. It’s a wonder that there are not a lot more accidents on the Oyuktepe road. The condition of this road is awful after all the construction traffic that has damaged it.