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.
Halikarnas Balıkçısı’nı evinin önünde gösteren fotoğraftaki gibi; avlunun üstüne atılmış döşemenin kaldırılması, balkon parmaklıklarının ve doğramaların düzeltilmesi, kapıya bir anı tabelası asılması uygun olacaktır. Sayın @ahmetarasbodrum @BodrumBel ilgileneceğini düşünüyorum. pic.twitter.com/EKi7k70sO6— Seda Özen Bilgili (@Seda_Ozen) September 16, 2020
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