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Sondakika-haberleri.Net Residents of the Aegean vacation town of Bodrum urged the municipality to transform the house of famous author "Fisherman of Halicarnassus" into a museum, instead of its current use as a meatball restaurant. One of Bodrum's best-known residents, author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı was best known for his travel chronicles about boat trips along the Aegean riviera.
Residents of the Aegean vacation district Bodrum petitioned the municipality to convert the house of famous author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, better known as ‘the Fisherman of Halicarnassus’, to be transformed into a museum, instead of its current use as a meatball restaurant.
One of Bodrum’s best-known residents, the author first arrived in the district on “judicial exile” from Istanbul in 1925, where he lived for 25 years, and was known to love his home by the sea.
The building has been used as a meatball restaurant since 1997, but came up when pictures circulated social media recently.
“It would be appropriate to remove the tiles in front of the home, to fix the window frames and the balcony ledges, and to mark the site with a sign,” an architect named Seda Özen Bilgili said on social media, addressing Bodrum Municipality.