Cumhur Asparuk Square is one of the most dynamic spots of the district at the corner of Buca Hasanağa Garden and Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (IIBF). The square is known for its water mill located in the center, especially the meeting point of university students.
Asparuk Square, located next to the Dokuz Çeşmeler Memorial Fountain, built by the Levantine families of Buca in honor of Sultan Abdulaziz, came to life again in 2021 after the restoration works of the Buca Municipality. Asparuk Square, was brought to the city center with the re-working of the water mill and landscaping, bears the name of Bucalı Orgenaral Cumhur Asparuk.
Hasan Ağa Garden, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, especially the watermill on the square, has become a meeting point for many people in the district every day, symbolizes the distribution of water from this point to Buca in the past.
Where Does the Name of Asparuk Square Come From?
Full General Cumhur Asparuk, was raised in Buca,born in Izmir in 1941. Cumhur Asparuk, graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1960, retired in 2003 after being promoted to the 24th Air Force Command after various and versatile trainings and more than 40 years of military service. After being promoted to the rank of Full General in 1999, Cumhur Asparuk, also served as the Secretary General of the National Security Council until 2001, was given the name of Buca Municipality to the square where the mill is located in Dokuz Çeşmeler.
Cumhur Asparuk, speaks English and German fluently, is also the owner of the Turkish Armed Forces Gold Medal of Honor, the TAF Courage and Self-Sacrifice Medal, and the TAF Meritorious Service Medal.
Where is Cumhur Asparuk Square? 📍
Address: Adatepe Neighborhood, 30th Street, 35400 Buca, İzmir
How to get to Cumhur Asparuk Square ? 🚖
🚌 Bus: It can be reached to Cumhur Asparuk Square after a 1-minute walk by getting off at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences bus stop numbered 40065 with ESHOT buses numbered 104, 176, 177, 353, 470, 490, 515 and 878.