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Sogut, whatever the problem, is a place for those who are stuck, a lifeline that they can hug. It can be hell for those who are surprised what to do when they are alone with themselves, are not fond of nature, the sea, and are afraid of ‘Caretta caretta’. I’ll tell you how I found my paradise.

I have an album on Google Youtube that sounds like a wave. On nights when I can’t sleep, I open it and leave myself to the dream that I am in our hut in Sogut, almost in the sea. I fall asleep instantly.

I close my eyes and imagine sitting in our hut in Söğüt, where our nearest neighbor’s ‘Caretta caretta’ family is. I’m just loosening up.

You see, Sogut has been my lifeline for the last year. Every time I get stuck, I run to him. There’s a village far away, and thanks to that village, I walk through the shrinking ways of life with relief.

Söğüt is half an hour away from Selimiye, after Bozburun, at a point where people are no longer able to go on the road. The center of the village overlooks Simi Island on the hill and the sea, which is a magnificent view.

As you descend down to Saranda Bay, you encounter hostels, houses and restaurants lined up along the coast. Above, the hostels located in the center of the village also have tiny beaches on the coast, which are surrounded by wire on four sides and open to the sea with a door. If I say beach, converted sunbathing places from Boston where six sun beds and umbrellas will fit.


Many years ago, when we went from Selimiye to eat octopus at noon and were struck by its calm, our path fell for the second time in the shadow of the pandemic last year.

I woke up one morning in early summer, and I was like, “I’m going to find a little house at the bottom of the sea, albeit makeshift, and I’m just going to sit at the point where the sea meets the land for a while.” The makeshift house I dreamed of; a newly furnished, immaculate, Pier hut on the banks of the Sogut heard and called me. We spent a week at home at the beginning and end of the summer. We went to Sogut with two little expectations called Serenity and the sea and came back with a hug full of surprises and pleasant memories.

Of course, this was our personal adventure. Someone who’s surprised at what to do when he’s alone with himself is less likely to enjoy Willow. If he is not fond of nature, sea and is also afraid of ‘Caretta caretta’, a week can be a hell of a life in Sogut.

A crowded and friendly ‘Caretta caretta’ family lives in the Bay. You must agree to swim with them.

We’ve had guests many times in that tiny cabin and Pier. On the pier
we’ve prepared a taxpayer’s table. In the morning and evening, we took walks along the coast. We picked up our unfinished books from where the separator was and brought them to the last page.

A few evenings we took a guest break at Söğüt’s delightful restaurants. Some afternoons we go after our exploration curiosity and take car trips to the environment
we went in.


It is very easy to go by car to Bozburun, Selimiye and Hisaronu for a day. But because we are pursuing exploration rather than where we know it, we have turned our course in the opposite direction. After Sogut, the geography becomes interesting with the vegetation and coastal landscape that you can feel on the coast of South Africa. In the village of Taşlıca, 5 kilometers away, time seems to have literally stopped. In the barren area, there are tired donkeys who have fallen into the trouble of fig trees, wells and shadows.

In taşlıca, figs are grown by ancient methods and live a 300-year-old tradition. Figs are carefully collected from trees, soaked in water brewed with sea salt, bay, Myrtle, Hedgehog leaves and thyme and met with the sun on hay. Figs acquire a pleasant smell and aroma.

“I couldn’t get enough of the mountain, The Hill, and the landscape is unique!”if you are one of those who say, you can go another 8 kilometers and step into Sparrow Port. Reaching by car is quite laborious. But it’s worth seeing.


Those who understand wine say that good grapes must suffer. As they describe Bozburun and its surroundings, they add: “let it grow in a barren, windy, abundant sunny land so that it is filled with the flavor and aroma it receives from the soil.” You can also visit the vineyard and resort of Slate Asarcık wines, which is trying to keep this tradition alive from ancient times.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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