Our weekly round of the Fethiye news.

Spring Clean Cons

litter bin waste rubbish

Fethiye received a helping hand to clean up one of the bay’s most littered picnic areas last week.

Thirty supervised prisoners donned gloves and grabbed bags to clear the Büyük Boncuklu bay.

The prisoners managed to fill a truck with the litter they picked.

Speaking at the event the Governor of Fethiye Ekrim Calik told the local press that litter was one of the biggest problems in this a beautiful tourist area.

He said that he hoped the event would help raise awareness of the problem of litter with citizens and thanked local environmental group TURMEPA and the probation department for taking part.

Yesiluzumlu Mushroom Festival Opened

Mushroom soup being handed to the Mayor of Fethiye at the 2016 Yesiluzumlu mushroom festival
Mushroom soup being handed to the Mayor of Fethiye at the 2016 Yesiluzumlu mushroom festival

The annual Yesiluzumlu mushroom festival was officially opened on Friday to speeches, music and dancing.

You can find out more about the 2016 event tomorrow on Fethiye Times.

Tour of Turkey Route Confirmed

Davide Rebellin - race leader - takes a few moments out in Fethiye to get his shoes polished...
Davide Rebellin – race leader – takes a few moments out in Fethiye to get his shoes polished…

The route of the 52 Presidential Tour of Turkey was confirmed last week and Fethiye will again see the cyclists and their entourage on 30 April.

The tour rolls over the starting line on 24 April in Istanbul goes onto Cappadocia and then onto Konya, Alanya, Kemer, Elmali, Fethiye, Marmaris and finishes on 1 May at Selcuk near the amazing ancient site of Ephesus.

Stage 7 on the 30 April sees the riders set off from Fethiye for the 128km race to Marmaris.

The tour will cover a total of 1,270 km and will be televised on Turkish TV and Eurosport.

Scuba Duo in Two Wheeled Sea Bed Tour

Continuing on two wheels a couple of divers hit the headlines last week when they embarked on an unusual bike tour.

They got their diving gear on and jumped into the sea in Fethiye Bay with their mountain bikes.

Once on the sea bed they then perched themselves on the bikes and proceeded to wobble along whilst a photographer took photos and videos of the aquatic antics.

After a brief pedal they returned to the surface.

They told the press that they hoped that their underwater two wheeled aquatic antics would help promote Fethiye as a diving destination.

Washed Up

Karaot Beach, Yaniklar Near Fethiye, Turkey
Yaniklar Beach

And in more Fethiye news a body of an unidentified male was found washed up on the beach at Yaniklar last week.

The local security forces sent the body for forensic investigation.

Turkish Money

The British Pound bought 4.05 TL by the close of trading on Friday after hovering around the 4 TL mark for most of the week.

A Turkish Lira was worth 25 pence.


The weather forecast for the week ahead is looking good.

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And Finally

Mugla fire service

Fethiye fire crews were called to a slippery job last week.

A householder in the Catalarik neighbourhood called for help when a snake had slithered into their home.

The fire crew soon found the snake and removed it from the property much to the relief of the householder.

A spokesperson from the Fire Department say that rising temperatures had woken the snakes up and citizens should now be wary of them slithering into houses, sheds and gardens.

They also said that anyone who finds a snake in their home should call the emergency 112 number for assistance.