Posts Tagged ‘Fethi Bey’

Sur Fethiye

20 août 2010

POSTSCRIPT (de Louis de Bernières à son roman, Birds Without Wings*)
Fethiye in the Twenty-first Century

One story is that in 1913 Fethi Bey, an intrepid Ottoman aviator endowed with a Blériot monoplane and memorable moustaches, crashed into the bay of Telmessos and was untimely killed. In 1923 the town of Telmessos changed its name in his honour, and became Fethiye.