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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:57

Kalkan fan Betty Johnson dies aged 65

Betty JohnsonIt 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.

Monday, 14 May 2018 08:11

Claire Dyer - novelist and poet

Claire DyerName / Adınız Soyadiniz
Claire Dyer

Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Novelist & Poet.



Originally from / Doğum yeriniz
Guildford, Surrey but have also lived in Bedfordshire, Birmingham, South Wales and Berkshire (not necessarily in that order).

Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:17

Kalkan lover Pamela Bassett dies aged 68

Pam BassettIt 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’.”

Sally GeorgeIt 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.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 08:13

Önder Atik - artist and tattooist

Önder Atik

Name / Adınız Soyadiniz

Önder Atik

Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Artist and tattooist.



Originally from / Doğum yeriniz
Kilis, Gaziantep, not far from the Syrian border.



Rıdvan (Rudi) ZeybekName / Adınız Soyadiniz
Rıdvan (Rudi) Zeybek

Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Owner of Kalkan Experience Property.  Dealing in real estate sales, rentals and management.   Local manager for Vision Holiday Group (Ilios Travel).



Originally from / Doğum yeriniz
Islamlar village, not far from Kalkan.

Diclehan TufanName / Adınız Soyadiniz

Diclehan Tufan

Occupation / Mesleğiniz

Qualified pharmacist.  Owner of Dicle Eczane (Pharmacy) in Kalkan.


Originally from / Doğum yeriniz

I was born in Kalkan in 1993.

Mustafa & OlgaName / Adınız Soyadiniz
Mustafa Çelik and Olga Çelik (née Malafouris)

Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Owners of Aristos Water Sports in Kalkan.



Originally from / Doğum yeriniz

Mustafa: Bezirgan village near Kalkan.

Olga: Athens, Greece.

Suleyman BuranName / Adınız Soyadiniz

Süleyman Buran

Occupation / Mesleğiniz
Owner of Pera restaurant and Likya Home Design



Originally from / Doğum yeriniz
I was born in Erzincan, over 1,200 km north east of Kalkan, but my family moved to Istanbul when I was just six months old, so my upbringing was in that great city.

Chris MorganIt 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.

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