Yoruk Ali Efe Recreation Area, located in the Efeler Neighborhood of Buca, has an area of 16 thousand square meters. Yoruk Ali Efe Park, built in honor of Yoruk Ali Efe, who lived in Buca after the War of Independence, is located in a extensive green field with children’s playgrounds, an amphitheater and recreation areas inside. Yoruk Ali Efe Park is located in Buca.
Yoruk Ali Efe Recreation Area, was opened to the public in 2012 and completely renovated by Buca Municipality again in 2021.
Yoruk Ali Efe, was born in Aydın Sultanhisar in 1895, is still known today, as he dealt the first blow to the enemy in the west and south of the country during the Malgaç Raid and the War of Independence. Yoruk Ali Efe, his family were from deep-rooted tribes who lived in the Aegean Region, lived in the mountains for more than 4 years after the invasion of the country and dealt a blow to the invading forces.
Yoruk Ali Efe Park Yoruk Ali Efe with the invasion of Aydın, came down from the mountain with irregular soldiers he had gathered in 1919, raided the Greek outpost near the Malgaç railway bridge, destroying the entire building and forcing the Greek retreat.
This raid is the first regular and conscious raid with a national consciousness in Western and Southern Anatolia in the history of the War of Independence. The Greek army retreated from Nazilli to Aydın in this unexpected raid and accepted its first defeat, albeit temporarily.
The success of Yoruk Ali Efe provided great hope and morale, which prevented the Greek army from entering Anatolia for a long time. Yoruk Ali Efe, received the title of Efelerin Efesi after his success in the War of Independence, lived in Buca for a while after the end of the war.
The importance of having a Yoruk Ali Efe Recreation Area built in the name of Yoruk Ali Efe, is known to live in a house in the garden of the Umurbey Primary School, which is an old Levantine house, is important for the people of Buca. But sadly, the building that he used to live in has not survived until today.
Where is the Yoruk Ali Efe Park? 📍
Address: Efeler Neighborhood, 306/1 Street, Number: 10, 35380 Buca, İzmir
How to get to Yoruk Ali Efe Park? 🚖
Bus: It can be reached to Yoruk Ali Efe Park after a 5-minute walk by getting off at the Vali Rahmi Bey bus stop numbered 40207 with the ESHOT buses numbered 818,866 and 878.