Our weekly roundup of the local news and events from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Kayakoy and area includes buzz in the air for Fethiye beekeepers, spring like weather, protest at camel wrestling and more.

Contrasting Weather

Fethiye Area

The local press reported with glee that whilst the east of Turkey was under a blanket of snow and suffering sub zero temperature Fethiye was enjoying spring like weather.

They showed pictures of almond trees in bloom or people sitting outside cafes, walking along the beaches and fishing in the warm sunshine.

A Buzz in the Air


Fethiye hosted an international bee convention last week at the Lykia World Hotel, Oludeniz.

The event attracted beekeepers from many neighbouring Slavic countries including Ukraine, Russia, Romainia, Bulgaria, Poland and more.

More information of beekeeping in the area can be found in this article published on Fethiye Times.

Sudden Death

Deniz Kent, Ciftlik

A German citizen was found dead at her home in Fethiye last week.

Karin Maria Thamsar who lived in Hürriyet Mahallesi, Deniz Kent, Ciftlik was reported to have been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

The Mugla coroner is now investigating the sudden death.

Getting the Hump

Karachula, Fethiye

Animal protestors pounced on the camel wrestling event held in Fethiye last week.

The protestors, who were reported to have been the president of the HAYDOS animal sanctuary in Dalyan and two foreign women, held banners and shouted to the crowd to stop the ‘sport’.

Things got a little heated, a scuffle broke out and a reporter who was trying to film the protest was ‘manhandled’.

The police were called to calm down the high octane atmosphere.


Fethiyespor lost 1-0 to Bucaspor last week.

The team remain 16th in the league and in the relegation zone.

Future fixtures

– 10/02 Fethiyespor v Ankaraspor

– 16/02 Şanlıurfaspor v Fethiyespor

– 19/02 Fethiyespor v Adanaspor

FethiyeSpor remain 16th out of the 19 teams in the PTT1 League with 19 points after 22 matches.

The score sheet for the 22 games played to date is 4 wins, 7 draws and 11 lost.


The battered Turkish currency ended the week at 3.64 TL to the British Pound. The week earlier it ended at 3.72 TL.



And Finally

Shepherd Protects Stray Animals

Koru Koyu

A shepherd from the village of Koru Koyu was featured in the local press this week because of his passion for looking after stray animals.

The 39 year old man who lives with his 70 year mother in the village told reporters he is looking after 21 dogs and 52 cats in shelters he built for them.

He said to feed the animals he needs 15kg of chicken and 40-50 loaves of bread a day.

That’s some shopping list!