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Where the name Simitci Mistik come from?

Simitçi Mıstık's father Hasan Rıdvanoğulları immigrated from Egypt and settled in Old Town in 1866. opened the first simit bakery in Antalya and soon his simit and ''koşma'' (a cane-shaped bun), became a favorite among the townsfolk who frequented his three shops. Simitçi Mıstık, who was a popular figure of the city at his time, gave his nickname to one of the oldest families in town: the Simitçi Mıstıks. His descendents, about 200 people still live in Antalya. This place has been named Simitçi Mıstık after being restored to live his memory by his 4th generation descendent Prof.Dr.Hüseyin Okutan.

Olcay OKUTAN

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