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  1. Jack Scott
    September 26, 2016

    Zeki Müren certainly was a pioneer – Turkey’s answer to Liberace with sequined knobs on! As you say, he never actually came out (but then neither did Liberace). No one came out in those don’t ask, don’t tell days. It was career suicide. But Zeki did demonstrate that to be different was ok and Turks loved him for it. It’s no surprise he chose Bodrum to lay his hat in later life. Bodrum has a history of welcoming the unconventional (like us) 😀

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    • Turkey’s For Life
      September 27, 2016

      Thanks for the lovely comment, Jack. Had no idea about Liberace to be honest but have always loved a bit of Zeki Müren. We loved walking round his home. Interesting that he felt he could get away with dressing as he did but still didn’t feel he could go that step further and come out. Anyway, yeah, Bodrum was a good place for him…and you two certainly have happy memories from there, too. 🙂

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  2. BacktoBodrum
    September 30, 2016

    He always sat at the same table in the same bar and would smile and wave as we passed by. When he wasn’t at the table, a single rose in a vase let everyone know that it was Zeki’s place.

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