“Well, we finally came to the top of the slope. My heart is striking. When a bend on the hill turns, the dark, vivid blue of Arşipel, shrieking, gurrr, spread out into the immeasurable openings. I seem to watch the infinity from the hill I stand.” This is how Halikarnas Fisherman wrote down on paper what he felt when he first saw Bodrum, where he went into exile. Bodrum truly fascinates first-time visitors that its effect lasts for years. One goes, one more goes. Each time, he discovers another beauty and interestingness.
If you are tired of enjoying Bodrum evenings and dancing until the morning, there is only one thing to do during the day. That is to sleep and come back to yourself. However, if you also like to travel, then we suggest you visit the Bodrum peninsula. Though, it is possible to take boat tours from the harbor in Bodrum and visit places such as the Land, Aquarium, Orak Island from the sea.
But if you have a private vehicle, you can also take this route by minibuses. Start your trip from Torba. There is a very beautiful coastal belt in Torba where you will sail. You can take a break here. Your next stop may be Gölköy. Here, too, you can swim in the sea and wander around the village without experiencing the chaos of Bodrum. Do not neglect to eat baklava …
Your next stop is Türkbükü. This is a really beautiful holiday center. Türkbükü, where only Blue Cruise boats visited until recently, is one of the least disturbed regions. Although there is no coast on the beach, you can swim in the sea from the wooden piers built into the sea. The interesting thing about this place is that it is a place full of artists and celebrities. You can see a celebrity you see on the screens at every step. Türkbükü offers beautiful snaps for those who love to take pictures
Cevat Şakir was born in Crete in 1890 while his father, historian, writer and vizier Mehmet Şakir Pasha was serving as a high commissioner in Crete. Different sources provide different information about the place and date of birth. His mother is İsmet Hanım. Cevat Şakir is a member of a well-established Ottoman family, known by his father as the Şakirpaşa Family, and his uncle II. Cevat Şakir Pasha is one of the grand viziers of Abdülhamit.
He spent his childhood in Athens, where his father was an ambassador. He graduated from Robert College in 1904 and completed his higher education in 1908 at the Department of New Ages at Oxford University in England. He stayed in Italy with his Italian wife, whom he married in 1913.
Meanwhile, he took painting lessons and learned Italian and Latin. When his father Mehmet Şakir Pasha died in Afyon with a bullet from Cevat Şakir’s pistol in 1914, Cevat Şakir was sentenced to 14 years in prison. After serving seven years of his sentence, he was pardoned and released because of the tuberculosis he had caught.
He continued the tekke for a while. He wrote articles for magazines such as Resimli Ay and İnci between 1910-1925; He drew cover pictures, decorations, cartoons. Zekariya Sertel was put on trial at the Ankara Independence Court for the story “How Even Those Convicted of Prison Will Go to Suspension”, written under the pseudonym Hüseyin Kenan, in the Illustrated Week released by Zekariya Sertel, and was sentenced to 3 years of exile in Bodrum (1925).
When his sentence was pardoned after a year and a half, he did not return to Istanbul, but stayed in Bodrum, which he loved very much. He settled in İzmir Karataş in 1947 and earned his living with journalism and tourist guidance. He died in Izmir in 1973 of bone cancer. Upon his will, he was buried in Bodrum with his spiritual son Şadan Gökovalı in the place he chose. Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı had two children. (Son Suat Kabaağaçlı, Daughter İsmet Kabaağaçlı Noonan)