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Mehmet SertelMany 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.

AlevIt 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.

Alan Caine-WilliamsIt 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.

EnişteIt 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.

Merryl Cook

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.

Philippa Jessel-McDonaldIt 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.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 09:29

Kalkan fan Kim Elsey dies aged 55

Kim ElseyIt 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.

Barry PhillipsArticle update: KTLN has learned of the untimely death of Kalkan lover Barry Phillips.  Barry was on holiday with a friend at his villa in Kalkan when he died on Sunday 15th May.  He was only 52 years old.

Barry lived in Droitwich in the Midlands and had a career as a photographer, at one time supplying pictures to Fleet Street.

His association with Kalkan goes back over 15 years and quite apart from being a villa owner he was a familiar face to many around town.

Mustafa YılmazTragedy struck in Kalkan at around 09.00 this morning when local businessman Mustafa Yılmaz died in an accident at a construction site next to Yalı supermarket on Şehir Caddesi.

It is understood that he fell off ladders at the back of the building and sustained severe injuries.  The medical services were called but sadly his life could not be saved.  He was 62 years old.

Mustafa Yılmaz comes from a large family with significant business interests in Kalkan.  Mustafa himself was well known as the owner of the Samira Resort hotel in Kızıltaş, and also as a property developer.  This morning's accident took place at one of his own commercial developments.

Arda KaracaThis afternoon tragedy struck on the D400 between Kalkan and the Kisla/Patara Prince junction when 15 year old Arda Karaca was fatally injured while riding a motorcycle.

Arda, the son of local stationer Ilker Karaca, was a familiar face to those who used the shop.  He was a very popular teenager at the Mustafa Kocakaya Lycée in Kalkan.

The accident happened at around 14.50 this afternoon on a stretch of road where improvements are being made.  Arda was initially taken to Kaş State Hospital and then by air ambulance to a hospital in Antalya but his life could not be saved.

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