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    Tarzan of Manisa

    by karaagac Written May 1, 2006

    Ahmet Bedevi, known as Tarzan of Manisa, was born in 1900 in Baghdad the became a soldier and fought in the War of Independence and was honoured with a medal. He came to the ruined and destroyed Manisa in 1923. Bedevi, whose endeavor in life was to plant trees all over the town, started working at the Municipality as a fireman and a gardener. He became the pioneer and symbol of planting activities. Because of the soft climate of the area, he first wore a vest and trousers and then he started wandering about in the town in his shorts. The people of Manisa saw his resemblance to Tarzan because of his clothes, and always cherished him with love. Tarzan of Manisa lived in the mount Spilylus, ignoring all his individual needs but working for a greener environment. He died on 31st May, 1963. However, he has never been forgotten by the locals; on the contrary, he was immortalised for the things he did for Manisa and people followed his example.


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    by yakacik Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Famous personnage of Manisa ,well loved and known in Turkey is presented in details in the above Mrs Bedriye Aksakal..

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