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Efe Culture

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Efelik is a source of pride for the people of Aydın. Efelik has an indisputable importance for the people of Aydın. Heroic epics are told with “Efe” in the Aegean region. Efelik is a rebellion, a lifestyle in the Aegean.
Efe is honorable, brave, virtuous, patriotic. Efelik is in the soul, it has no gender.

Zeibeks And Efes

Efe is the name given to the leaders of people who lived in Western Anatolia, especially in Aydın, Denizli and Muğla provinces and Ödemiş district, who rebelled against the oppression of the landlords, injustices and the existing order for various reasons.

Among the Zeybeks, he is chosen as an efe among brave and virtuous people who have done heroism. Famous for his bravery, bravery, fearlessness, good morals, benevolence, protection of the needy and talents; Only a respected and loved person with sufficient knowledge and maturity can be elected to the event.



The Land Of Efeler Aydın

Efes, who assumed the role of protector of the Aegean in the War of Independence, are self-sacrificing valiants who founded the first resistance organizations against the invasion attempt of our country. Efes, who won the praise of Atatürk with the sacrifices they made during the National Struggle, became the symbol names of the defense of the homeland. For this reason, there are many legendary accounts of the efes in the Aegean, who are famous for their courage, dominant abilities and marksmanship. As in Yaşar Kemal’s novel Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe, the life of the efes has been the subject of many works of art. Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe, Yörük Ali Efe, Mestan Efe, Saçlı Efe, Sarı Zeybek, Demirci Mehmet Efe, Atçalı Kel Mehmet Efe and many other unnamed heroes shared the honor of the efe. Çete Ayşe, Ayşe Efe, Kübra Efe and Ayşe Çavuş are our female leaders who represent the courage and love of country of Turkish women. The dance of the Efes, their clothes and accessories… each of them is the most important element of Aydın’s culture.



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