It is with great sadness that we report the death of Kalkan enthusiast Betty Johnson who passed away suddenly in hospital on Friday 25 May following a short illness. She was 65 years old.
Betty lived in Raunds, Northamptonshire, but her second home, or her “happy place” as she called it, was Kalkan.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Kalkan fan Pam Bassett who passed away on Monday 7th May following a short illness. She was 68 years old.
Pam lived with husband Ian in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey. They bought their Kalkan home in 2001 and were regular visitors, spending several months of the year in Kalkan including most Christmases and New Years.
They made a great many friends in Kalkan over the years. Pam was a great KAPSA supporter and a lover of cats - Persians in particular. She often helped with feeding many of the street dogs and cats.
Her daughter Sasha told us, “One of the fondest memories I have is when a cat gave birth to 5 kittens in a flower pot. Mum fed them all and they have never left. They are known as ‘the flower pot five’.”
It is with immense sadness that we report the death of Kalkan resident Sally George who passed away peacefully at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley in the early hours of Friday 15th December following a long period of illness. She was 64 years old.
Sally leaves behind her wonderful mother Ann, her two loving sons Max and Mark, daughter in law Sarah, and grandchildren Jasper and Ryder whom she adored.
She first visited Kalkan with her mother many years ago, long before Kalkan was as popular as it is now. It is a place that was destined to become her home both in a literal sense and also spiritually.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of former Kalkan resident Chris Morgan who passed away peacefully on 2nd September at a hospice in Chester after an eighteen month battle with liver cancer. She was 68 years old.
Chris leaves behind a beloved husband Andrew, two sons Andrew and Danny, grandchildren Hannah and Harry, and a doting daughter in law Julie. They told us, “Chris will never be forgotten and will be forever in our hearts”.
Chris always regarded her time in Kalkan fondly, enjoying card games with friends, line dancing, the sunshine and socialising with family and friends.
It is with immense sadness that we report the death of a regular visitor to Kalkan, Barry Northrop.
Barry was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2016 and had been receiving treatment for his condition. Sadly his brave battle ended last week when he passed away, peacefully in the presence of his family. He was 72 years old.
Barry and his wife Sue have been Kalkan fans for many years and own a property here. They recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary back in the UK.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of a regular visitor to Kalkan, Chris Samuels.
Chris had recently been suffering from cancer and the illness claimed his life yesterday, Sunday 14th May. He was 73 years old.
Chris was a familiar face in Kalkan since his first visit around a decade ago. Like many of us he fell under Kalkan's magical spell, bought his very own villa and became a regular visitor. Chris made many friends in Kalkan over the last ten years and he will be missed.
Many people in Kalkan are coming to terms with the shocking news that a local young man, Mehmet Sertel lost his life in a tragic motorbike accident early this morning.
The incident is believed to have occured at about 05.20 this morning close to Yalı supermarket on Şehitler Caddesi. The Jandarma are investigating what happened but we understand that there were no witnesses to the accident.
CCTV images from local business premises appear to show that no other vehicles were involved, and it seems that Mehmet lost control of his motorbike and collided with the pavement. Unfortunately Mehmet was not wearing a crash helmet and he suffered fatal injuries.
It is with great sadness that we report the untimely death of former Kalkan resident Alev Börükanlar.
Alev died suddenly and unexpectedly today in her newly adopted home in Cambodia. She was only 47 years old.
Alev was originally from Istanbul but she and her husband Mehmet were well known in Kalkan as the owners of the old Luka restaurant, which used to be near to the D400, up the hill from where we now have the Carrefour supermarket. The Luka moved for a short time down to the spot where Black and Gold Bar was last year, next to Korsan Meze.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of a regular visitor to Kalkan, Alan Caine-Williams.
Alan suffered a stroke last month and passed away on 23rd January. He was in his early 80s.
Alan and his wife Sandi have been familiar faces in Kalkan since their first visit in 1992. Like many of us they fell in love with the place and the people, and in 2000 they bought their own apartment. They made many friends in Kalkan over the years.
Back in the UK Alan and Sandi have lived for a number of years in Norfolk where prior to retirement Alan worked in the agriculture industry.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Hüseyin Gökçer, who was more affectionately known as 'Enişte' by many people in Kalkan.
Enişte passed away overnight; he was 83 years old.
It is understood that he will be buried in the Kalkan cemetary this afternoon after prayers at the Mosque - around 13.30.
We know of many people here in Kalkan who will be saddened to learn of Enişte's death.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of a regular visitor to Kalkan - Merryl Cook.
Merryl, who loved Kalkan, died in England on 4th June as a result of medical complications following a fall. She was 85 years old.
Merryl's connection with Kalkan goes back more than two decades. After a visit in 1990 she, her husband Laurence and daughter Alison bought a house in Kalkan Old Town in 1992. They have been back each year since.
Full of energy and enthusiasm for Turkey, a great cook and hostess, she was firstly a painter but also worked in other media. The mosaics on the walls of the garden in front of their house are a fitting memorial. See images below.
It is with great sorrow that we report the death of a regular visitor to Kalkan - Philippa Jessel-McDonald, or just Pippa as she was affectionately known.
This wonderful lady passed away on 30th May in the Marsden Hospital, London after battling oesophageal cancer. She was 69 years old.
Philippa and husband Bill started coming to Kalkan 12 years ago and used to spend several months every year here in their villa at Club Patara.
They were wonderful hosts and excellent company. Philippa was a retired barrister and had so many wonderful stories to tell from her interesting life in London. It was a genuine pleasure to have known her.
It is with great sadness that we report the untimely death of Kalkan fan Kim Elsey.
Kim's husband Terry contacted KTLN to say that his dear wife passed away earlier this month after a short and brave battle with cancer. She was only 55 years old.
Terry and Kim have been coming to Kalkan for many years - usually twice a year - and we suspect that many people will recognise Kim's smiling face from our photograph.