Efe

20140507_200608This is Yoruk Ali Efe. We visited the house where he lived. Major figure in the Turkish War of Independence.  In this part of Turkey you see almost as many representations of Efe as of Ataturk, and one is rarely not in sight of  a picture or statue of Ataturk. They put up a statue of Efe in Aydin and there was unrest because it failed to show him with a mustache. They had to take it down and redo it. Little statues of him are sold in souvenir shops. This one was at the registration desk of the very posh hotel we stayed  at near Patara.

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