Our weekly round of the local news for Fethiye and area continues.

Our image this week is of Karaot Beach, Yaniklar

Fethiye News

In the week when stock markets crashed but then recovered a little life in Fethiye was as interesting as ever.

Bike Thieves Nicked

Cycle lane in the town of Fethiye, Turkey Opened 2013

A pair of bike thieves were arrested last week after a police operation.

Two weeks ago reports of bike thefts in the Tuzla area of Fethiye started trundling into the local police office.

They started investigating and last week they arrested two men in connection with the chain of thefts.

When they entered the home of the suspects, one a Georgian national and the other a Turkish person from Trabzon, they found various bikes stripped down their components laid out and ready to be posted.

The Georgan man was deported and the Turkish man is awaiting a trial.

Swine Flue Claims Three

The local press reported that a strain of swine influenza has resulted in the death of three people in the area.

The latest victim of the H1N1 virus was reported as a 55 year old male from Marmaris.

White Out

A panorama of snow covered mountains from the Fethiye ring road
A panorama of snow covered mountains from the Fethiye ring road

More Fethiye News snow blocked the highway from Fethiye via Cameli to Denzli last week.

Around 30cm of snow was reported to have fallen in the mountain town of Cameli and along the highway.

The main road was closed for a time as snow ploughs cleared the way followed by salt spreaders.

Busy Week For Fire Service

Mugla fire service

Fethiye fire crews were called to a fire at a restaurant near to Karaot Beach, Yaniklar last Tuesday.

The fire was extinguished quickly and there was limited damage to the property.

Another fire that broke out in a Kindergarten in Gunlukbasi was more serious and had to be tackled by two fire crews.

The fire crews wore breathing apparatus to enter the building and extinguish the fire which took over an hour and a half it was reported.

Turkish Money

The British Pound continued to take a battering on the world currency markets and hit territory not seen since 2009 against the US Dollar.

The Turkish Lira also suffered a similar battering reducing the impacts with other currencies.

By the end of the week it bought 4.29 TL to the Pound.

A Turkish Lira was worth 23 Pence.


Weather week 25 Jan 16

It was a stormy start to the week with high winds and torrential rain.

As we reported earlier that rain turned to snow at higher levels leading to disruption to travel as snow ploughs cleared roads.

The week ahead looks to be calm, sunny but cold so wrap up warm.


We said farewell to Christopher Robinson partner of one of the original founders of Fethiye Times who was laid to rest last week.

Yacht Destroyed by Fire

Disaster was averted last week when a luxury motor yacht caught fire in a Fethiye marina.

You can read all about the dramatic event in our Fethiye News article Fethiye based M/Y Queen Anna goes up in smoke.