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Fethiye Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival

Either side of the hot summer months, the Fethiye area springs into action with a raft of local events. The Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival is one such event. Who Was Benyamin Sönmez? Benyamin Sönmez grew up in a musical atmosphere and soon proved himself to be an exceptional talent. His parents were both musicians. …

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The International Ölüdeniz Air Games – Fantastic!

Each year, in October, the Fethiye events calendar features the International Ölüdeniz Air Games. We always try to get over there for at least one of the days just to soak up a bit of the atmosphere, take a few photos and enjoy the last throes of the summer season on the beach. If the …

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The Tale Of Kayaköy Roots Music Festival 2016

It was definitely ambitious; a 2-day music festival in Kayaköy with performances from six well known Turkish bands and musicians. Some of them internationally famous. A festival where you could buy tickets for just one day or for both days – and there was camping, too. On 13th and 14th September, the Kayaköy Roots Music …

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Women’s Euro 2017 – Turkey v Russia: The Winners Were Fethiye & Football

25th November was no ordinary afternoon in Fethiye. On 25th November, Fethiye Stadium was the venue for international sport, no less (it’s certainly not often – if at all – we can boast that in this town). That international sport was a UEFA Women’s Euro Championship group qualifying match, and, of course, the home team …

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Kaya Fest 2015 – More Great Forever Memories

Since the world music concerts of the annual Fethiye International Culture & Arts Festival really started to take off, we’ve been given some really special memories by many of the musicians that have performed. And we feel privileged to have been able to witness planned shows as part of the festival programme. But, as always …

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International Women’s Day 2015 – How We Commemorated It In Fethiye

Well, yesterday was certainly interesting, unique, funny (lots of laughs), and also one of those what-on-earth-am-I-doing-here type days… 8th March – International Women’s Day; or ‘8 Mart Kadınlar Günü,’ as they say here in Turkey. And I’ll be honest, when we lived in England, I had no idea what date Women’s Day was – and …

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Getting Into The Festive Spirit At Çalış Christmas Fair – Times Are A’Changin’

Over the years, we’ve watched the Çalış Christmas Fair change and grow (and taken many Christmas Fair photos in the process). Weather permitting, this annual event is always a huge success, bringing thousands of people out along the beach promenade to shop, eat and drink. And for those people with kids, they’re here to see …

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