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How is Kalkan coping/what is happening.....
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:30:52 AM »
For the benefit of us who are not in Kalkan at the moment & don't follow FB, Twitter etc  & who still use this site, can anyone please update us as to how things are eg, building progress if any, weather, people still 'stranded' waiting to get back to UK or wherever.Realise perhaps not much will be happening but it might just be nice to know.

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Re: How is Kalkan coping/what is happening.....
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 12:09:56 PM »
Yes, it would be good to hear from anyone who is in Kalkan at the moment.   Are any places open?   I am so looking forward to the next visit to Kalkan but fear it may not be possible for quite a while.   

I also fear that the people of Kalkan who depend on holidaymakers may be in for a rather lean season,

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Re: How is Kalkan coping/what is happening.....
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 08:48:25 PM »
So this is what I wrote on April 11 on this forum -

Everything here is pretty much closed and the town is very quiet - bars, restaurants and most shops are closed. The only ones open are supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and the DIY stores as building work is generally continuing. Those over 65 and under 20 are not allowed out and as of last night at midnight there is a curfew on everybody for just 48 hours - this is a countrywide directive. No reported cases nor deaths in Kalkan - 2 deaths in Fethiye (our nearest pandemic hospitals) and just rumours in Kas Before the curfew - inter province travel is not possible - eg Fethiye to Kalkan - road blocks and fines. All beaches, parks etc are also out of bounds....while the infection rate is rising fast the number of deaths is rather surprisingly low......

Just to add that we now have a 4 day curfew from midnight on Weds to midnight on Sunday - ostensibly because of Childrens Day yesterday and the start of Ramadan today - so this looks like it is a pattern to continue - all very sad for the businesses and people of Kalkan and even down to my 1 small villa - financially disastrous for me, Kalkan, UK and the whole world but we must be thankful that we are healthy as are our loved ones and if we can get through this - we can get through anything! Expats are very well looked after - the over 65s are shopped for and there are lots of people delivering yummy takeaways and more importantly - wine deliveries - Migros is now doing online shopping and so is Carrefour but as there is never anybody in Migros - I still go down once a week - you MUST wear a mask to go shopping or to any public place in Turkey so everything is being taken very seriously! I hope this updates gives you a flavour of life here in lockdown! :)
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Re: How is Kalkan coping/what is happening.....
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 09:32:53 AM »
Many thanks Fliss for that update...had a little chuckle at the Migros on line deliveries etc, have visions of the drivers trying to find the properties driving up and around but it is obviously easier as not so many places occupied now. Wow, how this problem has made things change, good & bad either way. Do hope surrounding villages are also coping too and of course things must be very different in Kas, the local government offices hopefully still open.
The takeaways sound good together with the wine supply.

Keep safe, keep your distance.

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