the "Blue Voyage" started?
The "Blue Voyage" today
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"Blue Voyage" started ?
most popular of sea adventures began quite by mistake when a few years after the
foundation of the Turkish Republic, a political writer, Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, was exiled
to Bodrum for publishing a story about army fugitives.
The judges who sentenced Cevat Sakir to a number
of years in the remote port knew nothing of its lifestyle, which as Cevat Sakir found out,
was something like paradise. He settled down and adopted the name, the "Fisherman of
Halicarnassus", writing stories about the town and its locals- in particular, the
On his regular outings with fisher- men, he
gradually got to know the various coves and bays in the Gulf of Gokova. When visiting
intellectuals from Istanbul dropped in, he took the opportunity to introduce them to the
fishermans way of life. Together they constructed a theory of culture which embraced
the cultures of all the people who lived in Asia Minor. Sakirs tours of the Gulf of
Gokova became famous and were given the name, "Mavi Yolculuk" or "Blue
Cruise", and at this point, we wish to pay our gratitude to the man who inspired this
voyage of exploration - the source of enjoyment for many thousands of people for almost 60