Cevat Sakir

Cevat Sakir

Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, also known as the "Fisherman of Halicarnassus," was a writer, journalist, and environmentalist who lived from 1890 to 1973. He was born in Istanbul, but he fell in love with Bodrum during his first visit in 1925 and decided to settle there permanently.  Cevat Şakir was passionate about the culture, history, and natural beauty of Bodrum and the surrounding region. He wrote extensively about the area, publishing many articles and books that describe its landscape, traditions, and people. His writings helped to popularize Bodrum as a tourist destination and also contributed to the development of the Turkish tourism industry.  In addition to his writing, Cevat Şakir was an environmental activist who worked to protect the natural resources of the Bodrum peninsula. He advocated for sustainable fishing practices and was instrumental in establishing the first marine reserve in Turkey, which is located near Bodrum.  Today, Cevat Şakir is considered a cultural icon in Bodrum, and his legacy is celebrated through various cultural events and festivals held in the town.

When you come the top of hill, you will see Bodrum.  

 Don't assume that you will leave as you came.  

 So were the ones before you.

 They always left their minds in Bodrum...

 Fisherman of Halicarnassus  Cevat Şakir Kabaagacli