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Typical scene from a turkish market, here in Fethiye.
Always piled up artistically, agricutural products are presented in a very colorful and eye catching way.

By the way: Do you know that this town was named after the first turkish martyr of aviation?

On February 19th 1914, the pilot took off from Beirut, but had to make a forced landing east of the city by the Beirut River due to engine damage. The Bleriot had to undergo repair in Beirut until February 24th 1914. He continued his journey to Damascus from where he took-off bound to Jerusalem on February 27th 1914. Amidst difficult flying conditions on the Golan heights, the plane crashed near Samakh, east of the sea of Galilee, just on the border between the provinces of Syria and Palestine. Captain Fethi Bey and Sadik Bey did not survive the crash, and they were burried in Damascus, next to Salaheddin Al Ayyubi's (Saladin, one of Islam's most prestigious historic figures) at a mausoleum near the Umayyad mosque. They are still remembered, both in Turkey and in Syria as heros and martyrs...

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