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Part Of Abidin Kurt's Story

"I was born in Dalyan, a tiny village nestling under the Lycian of Caunus, opposite of Dalyan, in 1952. At that time these small villages had no electricity, no drainage, no roads. We used kerosene lamps, brought water from the well along dusty paths. Most of our foods were based on homegrown products: milk for yoghurt, cheese, butter, draining in muslin bags on the terraces of our houses; corn for bread; olive oil for cooking and making soap; fruits and vegetables; fish from the river and sea. There was little medicine and we were poor. I was 14 when I watched my mother die of appendicitis.

That year, having finished school in Dalyan I started as an apprentice in archaeology at Caunus, where I worked for 3 summers, At 17 I went to İstanbul to study English at nights while working for AEG in the day. Following my military service as a receptionist I finally returned to Dalyan. In 1974 I bought my first boat and that summer started day trips for yacht customers wishing to see Dalyan, Caunus, for fresh water swimming, in the Lake of Köyceğiz. These were a great success. In the winters I worked at Royal Eagle, Hotel as a service porter, at Paddington in London to improve my English, returning to Dalyan for the summers. By 1983 I had established Sardes Travel and Yachting Agency Ltd. I had a small fleet of boats offering yacht-cruise passengers from all over the world day trips along the Dalyan River.

I have lived in big cities, I have travelled to America, Europe and Australia but Dalyan is home, my paradise, where I feel 'light'. 

I hope you will visit Turkey and come to see the unique, natural beauty and history of ancient city Caunus and Dalyan."

Abidin Kurt.

Winter 1966. When he was taxi driver. Already

Summer 1966

   

Abidin Carring reed on his little ottoman style sail boat summer in 1966.

 

He is Standing infront of the house where he was born. Born in 1952

 

Cruising up to Dalyan river in summer 1983

He is on his speed boat up on the river in 1983.

   
The indispensable river guide

Looking over the fresh water lake of Koycegiz where the people get fresh water swim.

He is at the reception in England. 1988

 

Abidin Kurt'un Kısmi Hayat Hikayesi

Abidin Kurt 1952 de Dalyan'da doğdu o zamanlar Dalyan küçük bir köy idi elektrik, su ve yol gibi şeyler yoktu. O zaman ki şaşam gaz kandili, su tulumbası ve dar tozlu yollarla devam ediyordu. Yiyecek içecek menüsü herkesin inekleri olduğundan başlıca süt ürünlerindendi.Yani; gaz kandili,darı ekmeği, çökelek peyniri, yoğurt kesesi ev arkası. İlkokulu Dalyan'da bitirdi 14 yaşındayken annesini ani apandisit patlamasından kaybetti. 1966,1967 ve 1968 de, yani 14 yaşındayken Türk arkeologlarla Caunus antik kentinde üç yaz çalıştı. 17 yaşındayken İstanbul'a gitti ve AEG buzdolabı fabrikasında 3 yıl çalıştı.Bu zaman zarfında akşamları Limassollu Naci ingilizce lisan kurslarına katıldı ve iyi ingilizce öğrendi.


Daha sonra resepsiyonist olarak Lüleburgaz ordu evine askere çağrıldı. 20 ay askerlik döneminden sonra 1974 Temmuz ayında Dalyana döndü.Küçük bir tekne satın aldı ve yaz mevsimlerinde Dalyan nehir ağzına tek tük gelen yatların misafirlerini, yatlardan alıp nehir gezisi yaptırıyordu.Kış mevsimlerinde Caunus harabeleri yakınındaki Çandır Köyü'nde Zeytin yağı çıkartıyordu.Derken 1977'de İngiltere'ye gitti.İngilizcesini geliştirebilmek için Londra Pedington 'ta Royal Eagle Hotel'de Service Porter olarak, 1977 1978 1979 kışlarında çalıştı.1983'tede Dalyanda SARDES TRAVEL & YACHTING AGENCY LTD'İ kurdu.Hala Ekincik ve Dalyan nehir ağzından tekneleriyle Amerika ve diğer ülkelerinden gelen yelkenli ve motor yatlara nehir gezisi hizmetlerini sunmaktadır.

İşte Abidin Kurt'un kısmi hayat hikaye özeti böyle.

Sizlerle Dalyan Türkiye'de tanışmak ümidiyle 

Abidin Kurt

 

Looking over the Dalyan Town from Lycian Tombs.

Standing at the entrance of reflexive corridor of the Lycian Tomb.And olsa Turkish Archaeologests call him Turkish INDIANA JONES.

THE TEMPLE OF TOMBS.

 

When he was in Australia, 2002 - 2003

 

ABiDiN KURT'S SPORT LIFE.

He was modern wrestler free style in İstanbul between 1968 & 1971. He olsa did oil wrestling and down below pictures from May.2007 .

May. 2007

May. 2007

   

The wrestling going on. May.2007

Draw / equality :) May.2007

   

Before we start to wrestle May.2007

   
His another Branch of sport he has been doing. Since 7 March 2003. He is doing shotakan do KARATE .Now he is in black belt 1 Dan. And he still doing KARATE And AYKI DO.
  January 2005

He was in fighting tournament in DALAMAN. 25 Dec.2005

When he got his first GoldMedal, in Final... 25 Dec.2005

   

Abidin is on Ayki do defence.