Bozyazı – Mersin – Turkey
GPS : 36°08’00.5″N 33°08’41.8″E / 36.133466, 33.144951
Tekeli is a town in Mersin Province, Turkey. Tekeli is a part of Bozyazı district which itself is a part of Mersin Province. It is situated on a small coastal plain surrounded by the Toros Mountains. It is Datça Mersin highway which runs parallel to Mediterranean coast. Tekeli is 15 km (9.3 mi) to Bozyazı and 186 km (116 mi) to Mersin.
The territory around Tekeli was ruled in turn by Hittites, Lydians, Romans and Byzantines. In 1225, it was annexed by the Seljuks and after the disintegration of Seljuks, it fell to Karamanids. Finally in 1466 it was incorporated in the Ottoman Empire. According to municipality, the name of the town refers to historical Turkmen tribe of Teke which is also known as the founder of Teke Beylik. The Teke Turkmens migrated from Turkestan to South West Anatolia (Antalya region) in the 13th century. Between 16th and 18th centuries a part of nomadic Teke people migrated to the present location.
The village was founded in 1864. After the First World War the village was briefly occupied by Italian Army. But during the Turkish War of Independence the town became a part of Turkey in 21 May 1921. In 1987, it was declared a township.
The most pronounced economy activity in Tekeli is greenhouse agriculture. Bananas, peanuts and all kinds of citrus are also produced. The touristic (beach) potential of the town is also promising.
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Tekeli, Bozyazı
Technical Equipment Shops : Tekeli, Bozyazı
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses, Picnic Areas
Beach : Sandy Beaches
Dining : Restaurants, Buffets, Cafes, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Internet
Health : Health Center – Hospital, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies
Shopping : Stores, Shops, Markets
Special Shopping : Banana, Peanuts, Citrus
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
There are a lot of fish in the brook. Especially carp is very common. Fish from the sea also come here to lay their eggs. Trout caught closer to the source of the stream up in the Taurus Mountains is tastier than the ones closer to the sea.
Minibus : Tekeli – Bozyazı, Anamur, Aydıncık
Bus : Tekeli – Bozyazı, Anamur, Gazipaşa, Alanya, Silifke, Erdemli
Airport : Adana Şakirpaşa International Airport, Konya International Airport, Dalaman International Airport, Antalya International Airport, Gazipaşa International Airport