9 Turkish Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It's not often we write about Turkish desserts or sweetie goodness on this blog because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. However, as Ramazan Bayramı is once more upon us and, as this is the time when people tend to indulge in foods of the sugary variety, now seems like the perfect … [Read more...]

Beşkaza Meydanı, Fethiye, 23rd April – This Day Belongs To The Children

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Kutlu Olsun!  23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı (National Sovereignty and Children's Day) in Fethiye: every year on 23rd April, Turkey celebrates National Sovereignty and Children's Day, and since Beşkaza Meydanı (the Fethiye town square) came … [Read more...]

Cumhuriyet Bayramı – Celebrating 90 Years Of The Turkish Republic In Fethiye

If you know anything about Turkey at all, you'll know that yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı). Not that most Turks need much excuse to openly display their national pride, but Cumhuriyet Bayramı is a day of loud and proud unabashed … [Read more...]

Republic Day In Fethiye

Yesterday was Cumhuriyet Bayramı (Republic Day) in Turkey and in Fethiye, there was a party atmosphere. People gathered throughout the day around the new town square which now boasts a large statue of Atatürk (the founder of the Turkish Republic). Families clambered up the steps to the top of the … [Read more...]

Hadise Live – A Treat For The Youth Of Fethiye

If you read this blog regularly, you will know that we have a very biased fondness for our adopted hometown of Fethiye, Southwest Turkey. The mountains, the Mediterranean, Paspatur (the old town), one of the largest natural harbours in the world, restaurants, bars; what more could we want? Well, … [Read more...]

A Bayram Stroll Along Fethiye Harbour

The final day of Kurban Bayramı in Turkey, but as most Turkish workers are enjoying a 9-day break, today still had that relaxed holiday feel about it. Tomorrow and Sunday are likely to be the main days of mass travel as family members return to their homes elsewhere in the country. The weather in … [Read more...]

Kurban Bayram – A Look Back at Day One

We know many of the goats and sheep of Turkey are sacrificed during Kurban Bayramı but we've never really noticed any of this happening - until yesterday. Maybe we've never been out and about in the morning of the first day of the festival. Yesterday, however, we were out and about as we went up to … [Read more...]

Kurban Bayram in Turkey

Wow, the last time we posted on Kurban Bayram was on the 30th November last year - our second ever blog post. We're careering headlong to being one year old! In Turkey, Kurban Bayramı is the time of year where goats are sacrificed, new clothes are bought, the roads become much busier, intercity … [Read more...]

Turkish History – A Significant Anniversary

Today is another hugely important day in the Turkish calendar. On the 29th October, I wrote about Cumhuriyet Bayramı which marks the anniversary of the declaration of the modern Turkish Republic. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was named as the first leader. Today marks the anniversary of the death of … [Read more...]

Republic Day Of Turkey – 29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramı

Today is a very special day in the calendar of Turkey. 29th October is the Republic Day of Turkey or 29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramı. The day marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was named as its first leader. Republic Day, Turkey - Cumhuriyet … [Read more...]