Our weekly round up of the Fethiye news.

Man Dies after Falling into Well

The local press reported that a 31 year old man died last week when he fell into a well he was helping to construct.

It was reported that the fall happened when the man was climbing out of the 15m shaft to take a break from the construction works.

Fire crews recovered the body of the man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses think the man may have suffered a seizure.

The Jandarma are investigating the cause of death.

Pelican Brief

Regular visitors to Fethiye may have wondered where the Pelicans, Cennet and Rıfkı, who used to be seen on the promenade went to.

Well after a two year absence they have returned to Fethiye.

You can read the full Pelican brief later this week on Fethiye Times.

Heres a picture of the pelicans back in 2010.

pelicans 2010


Peace Monk Arrives Antalya in Time for G20 Summit

On the 5th November we wrote about Toyoshige Sekiguchi a Buddist monk who has been walking all over the world since 2009, praying for peace and nuclear disarmament.

Walking for peace
Walking for peace

The Monk decided that he would start his next trek from Fethiye and head towards Antalya where the G20 summit was to be held on 15 and 16 November.

Before he left he spoke with Fethiye Mayor Saatçı and, after praying in front of the municipality building, he started walking towards Antalya.

On Thursday Toyoshige Sekiguchi arrived in Antalya a couple of days head of the G20 summit.

Police Bust Suspected On-Line Fraudsters

Fethiye Police arrested a number of suspects in a crackdown on an on-line dating site that they believe was acting fraudulently.

The arrests too place at a house in the Foca neighbourhood of Fethiye.

The Police also seized a number of items believed to have been used including 22 mobile phones, SIM cards, computer equipment and four thousand Lira in cash.

The also seized a shotgun, ammunition and blades.

Weapons and cards

The local press estimated that around 500 individuals are believed to the be victims of the fraudsters.

Super Yacht Fills Up With Fuel In Fethiye

The motor yacht ‘A’ owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko visited Fethiye last week to take on fuel.

Super yacht

The £272 million 119 metre long, 18 metre wide motor yacht that was built in 2008 dominated the municipal jetty in Fethiye harbour and dwarfed the nearby Fethiye – Rhodes ferry.

The local press reported that the vessel took on 10.280 tonnes of fuel from 5 tankers that lined the quayside.

10.280 tonnes is about 11,600 litres of fuel.

The yacht was last seen anchored off Oludeniz a few weeks ago – see Fethiye Times Week Ended 17 October 2015.

Brits Win Gocek Cardboard Boat Competition

Continuing on the maritime theme it was the turn of D-Marin, Gocek to feature in the the local press last week when they held their annual cardboard boat event.

This the 6th year of the event attracted 14 teams who had to design and build their vessel in no more than 4 hours and then take to the water and compete in a race against each other.

First place was awarded to a British team with their Star Wars themed boat.

Second was another British entrant by Denise Furman & Co.

Third place went to a team from Gocek Tennis Club.

The best design award went to a German Team for their boat ‘Yellow Submarine’.

Turkish Money

One Turkish Lira was worth 23 Pence at the close of business on Friday.

Turkish Lira Exchange Rate Great for Holiday Makers
Turkish Lira Exchange Rate Great for Holiday Makers

One British Pound bought 4.36 Turkish Lira.


The fine weather enjoyed last week is expected to continue throughout next week.

Weather week 15 Nov 15

Have a great week.