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Things you need to know about Kalkan Turkish Local News.

Friday, 01 June 2018 06:25

About Us

Kalkan Turkish Local News or KTLN is a local news and information web site for Kalkan, Turkey.

It was established in 2009 and over the years has built up a following of around 12,000 members, plus Facebook and Twitter followers.  We believe it to be the most read English language web site in Kalkan.

The web site was retired on 31st October 2018.  However in June 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic KTLN was brought out of retirement.  Given that so many Kalkan lovers were unable to visit their favourite place we felt obliged to do something to keep them in touch with Kalkan life.  It is not what we planned but it's something we wanted to do.

So for the time being we are back.

Who are we?
KTLN is essentially one person's hobby.  It’s not a business.  We don't have a team of writers and technicians.  There is no big office or newsroom.

John is the editor and has lived in Kalkan since 2007.  Most of the words and images are his but occasionally we do get contributions from others, which are most welcome.

Katie-Ellen - KTLN guard dogAmanda is the proof reader - also a permanent resident here since 2007 but first came to Kalkan in 1999.  

Neil is our talented webmaster based in England.  He fits in his webmastery when he is not doing his day job.

Also based at KTLN HQ in Kalkan is Katie-Ellen who is head of canine security.  See image left.

Before we launched KTLN on 1st April 2009 there were lots of web sites dedicated to Kalkan - most of them trying to promote their goods or services.  We wanted to bring Kalkan lovers something different; something impartial, independent and with a positive feel. 

The idea was (and still is) not to try and sell anything, but to simply provide lots of useful and interesting information about Kalkan all in one place.  We developed content that we thought we would like to see as Kalkan lovers sat at home in the UK, but also content that would be useful when over here in Kalkan too.

Over the years in addition to news reports we have brought you a number of features including Kalkan webcams; our What’s On Calendar; a comprehensive business directory; a Kalkan map with our very own unique post codes; flight & travel information; the latest exchange rates; the local weather forecast; surveys and polls; exclusive offers for members and the KTLN Knowledge Bank full of useful information for visitors and residents alike.

Following our return from retirement we are offering a slimmed down offering focused on news and information, including our comprehensive business directory.  We still have the Kalkan map plus lots of useful links to things like the weather forecast, current exchange rate, UK FCO advice and the Korsan Webcams.


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Love KTLN. Love Kalkan.

Independent.  Comprehensive.  Reliable.

Your window on Kalkan Turkey


Friday, 01 June 2018 06:23

Privacy Policy

The Kalkan Turkish Local News Privacy Policy is very simple: any personal information that you provide to us remains private.  Your details will not be disclosed to third parties without your express permission.

The only exception to this is where we are permitted or required by law to disclose details – for example, when instructed to do so by a court.

We undertake to take all reasonable steps to keep your details secure, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.  We use UK based servers.

Unlike some web sites KTLN is not trying to sell you anything so we won’t use your email address for commercial purposes.

We understand how irritating spam email can be and we have no intention of upsetting our members/readers in this way.

Cookies are used when entering our site.  This information is stored on your computer and used to remember your preferences (e.g. If you check the box to remember your login details).

Please note that if you do not agree with our use of cookies, you should not visit or use this web site.  For more information on cookies click here:

Each web page access is recorded in a log file.  The contents of the log file are analysed from time to time to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and from where they connect.  This information is not shared with any outside organisation.


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Love KTLN. Love Kalkan.

Independent.  Comprehensive.  Reliable.

Your window on Kalkan Turkey


Friday, 01 June 2018 06:21

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Access to and use of this website,, (which hereinafter may be referred to as “Kalkan Turkish Local News” or “KTLN” or “we”), is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

By accepting the Terms of Use during the Kalkan Turkish Local News (KTLN) registration process you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of KTLN.  If you do not agree to be legally bound by the following terms in their entirety you are not authorised to use KTLN and you should not access, use and/or contribute to KTLN. 

From time to time we may change these Terms of Use.  Any such changes will be published on KTLN.  If you do not wish to agree to be legally bound by the amended Terms of Use in their entirety please do not continue to access, use and/or contribute to KTLN.

In accessing any part of KTLN, you agree:
    •    not to use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this website by other users;
    •    not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
    •    not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this website or attempt to transmit to or via this website any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and
    •    not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this website and entered by or relating to any third party user of this website.

Intellectual property rights

We own or are licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to this website and all technical infrastructure relating to it. 


Material contained in this website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part.  

Material contained in this website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without prior written consent from KTLN.  In particular it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and users must seek permission from KTLN before making any other use of material contained in this website.

If you are in any doubt about these terms, please ask KTLN first.  In some cases KTLN may be happy for you to use the content providing you acknowledge where it came from, however we do reserve the right to refuse permission.

You may make a link to the KTLN website without seeking permission first.


Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

This website and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.  Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.


By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with KTLN you agree to grant to KTLN, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for KTLN services.

Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

In order that KTLN can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK or Turkish laws, that you have the right to give KTLN permission to use it, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16.

We may show your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible.  KTLN may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution.

If you do not want to grant KTLN the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to, or with KTLN.

Third party material

The KTLN website contains material submitted and created by third parties.  All third party material is published by KTLN in good faith.  KTLN does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of such material (nor is any warranty expressed or implied by publication) and KTLN specifically disclaims and excludes all liability to any person for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever or however arising from any error, omission or inaccuracy in such material, and KTLN takes no responsibility for such material.


In the event that you purchase or obtain any goods or services from a third party then your acquisition of any such goods or services will be in accordance with the third party's terms and conditions and KTLN will have no liability to you in respect of the same.

All product names mentioned on KTLN are the trademarks of their respective owners. Some documents may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that document or organisation. You agree that KTLN has not conferred by implication, or otherwise, any licence or right under any patent, trademark or copyright (except as expressly provided) of KTLN or of any third party.


Whilst KTLN will endeavour to ensure that the website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  Access to the KTLN website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control, such as a prolonged failure in the electricity supply.


Links from this website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over, and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website.  We do not endorse any linked website.


This website has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.  Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.