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A vibrant pink cloudy sunset over hills and the bay in the foreground. A monument of a bar of a music is on the shoreline.

January News – Welcome, 2024

Hello! Welcome to our very first monthly Fethiye news update of 2024! How’s January been for you? As I type, the very wet and mild Fethiye winter has suddenly turned on its heels and done a very fast runner to make way for icy breezes and Real Feel temperatures in minus figures. Maybe we’ll get …

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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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