Famous Turkish actor becomes minimalist, moves to hotel
İşler, who was living in Bodrum, a world-renowned tourism hotspot in the southwestern province of Muğla, for over a decade, noted that he has currently moved to a hotel in Istanbul.
“All my belongings are packed in two boxes that are at a house of a friend. My house in Bodrum was like a warehouse; now I got rid of them all,” he said in an interview with a YouTube channel.
Highlighting that he has slowly adapted to minimalist living, İşler said: “Life has fit in a backpack finally. If I need something, I go out and buy it.”
When asked if he felt “safe” financially, the famous actor underlined, “I do not have too much luxury. Sometimes I go abroad for a holiday, that’s all.”
His statements became an inspiration for an article for daily Hürriyet columnist Doğan Hızlan, in which he listed celebrities who lived in hotel rooms.
“When I heard İşler’s words, I remembered those accommodating at hotels,” he wrote.
“Yahya Kemal Beyatlı [Turkish poet and author who died in 1958 at the age of 74] lived at Park Hotel,” he added.
Journalist İhsan Ada was another Turkish figure spending life in a hotel room. “My friend, Yüksel Gözen [actor] died in a hotel room,” Hızlan noted.
Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, also spent a lifetime at hotels, according to Hızlan’s column published on Oct. 1 in daily Hürriyet.