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A view from above of thousands of runners at the start line of the Runtalya event.

Runtalya – The Colours Of Antalya

That’s the overriding memory of any Runtalya Marathon (Runtalya Maratonu) event; just a mass of colour – and a great atmosphere, too, of course. Over the years, the Runtalya Marathon – and its half marathon and 10k distances – has grown into what is arguably Turkey’s biggest road running event outside of Istanbul. Each year, …

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A group of Turkish oil wrestlers greet the crowd

Turkish Oil Wrestling – Top Fighters Clash In Fethiye

Over two decades of living in Turkey and we finally get to experience our first Turkish oil wrestling (yağlı güreş) tournament. Our neighbouring province, the Mediterranean Province of Antalya, has a strong tradition in hosting oil wrestling festivals and has produced some of the country’s top wrestlers. The Yeşilyayla oil wrestling festival in Antalya’s Elmalı …

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Views over Fethiye marina and the bay from high. Trees are in the foreground.

September News From Fethiye

A crazy busy September has whizzed by. So it’s time for our monthly news roundup from life in Fethiye. Is It Autumn Yet? Dates are irrelevant. We’re talking weather, here. And as I type, the Fethiye weather has thankfully cooled to lovely pleasant temperatures. Temperatures more suited to this time of year. Just a few …

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