Fethiye Times News – our pick of what’s been going on in Fethiye and around the region over the last week.

Stormy Tuesday

Winter continued to have a firm grip on Fethiye and area last week.

Tuesday saw the arrival of a storm accompanied by the southerly wind known in Turkey as Lodos.

It brought strong winds which tore through the area bringing down trees, together with torrential rain, which fell as snow on higher areas.

In the Akarca area of Fethiye the bough of a eucalyptus tree broke and landed on a vehicle causing significant damage.

Near the promenade a tall pine tree was brought down by the winds.

Electricity wires saved it falling on nearby property and vehicles.

On the promenade near to daily boat trips a tree fell down damaging an ice cream stand.

In the mountain village of Bekçiler poly tunnels were damaged by the weight of snow and sub zero temperatures.

Travel Survey

Dalaman airport – survey

Last week, Fethiye Times, working in cooperation with the Kalkan based KTLN, published a survey to seek information from residents and visitors who travel to Turkey via Dalaman International Airport.

The airport management are hoping they can demonstrate that there is demand for airline companies to operate all year and not just during the summer months.

KTLN is hosting the survey. You can find more details and links to the survey in our Working together for a brighter future: KTLN and Fethiye Times survey – Dalaman Airport article.

Collision with Lorry – Pedestrian Injured

A 55 year old woman was seriously injured when she was run over by a truck last week.

The local press featured CCTV of the shocking incident recorded by a camera located outside a nearby shop.

The woman starts to cross the side road as a truck is turning.

She continues to walk but collides with the truck and falls under the front wheels.

The Police were first on the scene and the driver was arrested.

An ambulance attended and took the woman to Fethiye State Hospital.

She was treated for various broken bones.

Her condition was reported to be stable.

Turkish Money

The Turkish Lira suffered more blows last week.

On Thursday the British Pound bought 4.80 Turkish Lira (TL).

But by the close of business on Friday it settled at 4.53 TL.

The week before it was worth 4.48 TL.


Another unsettled winter week ahead but there should be some sunshine to look forward to.

And Finally

No snow men here

Spotted on Fethiye social media.

This local industrious trio have create a snow-animal.