ISTANBUL

A Turkish theater adapted the story of a legendary Ottoman aviator in a play, the head director of Istanbul State Theaters told Anadolu Agency.

Hakan Cimenser said the play focuses on the airborne passion of Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, who reportedly glided across the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul’s Galata Tower in the 17th century with a pair of bird-like wings.

The two-hour play titled “Flying: Hezafen Ahmed Celebi,” will premier on Tuesday at Istanbul’s Mecidiyekoy Buyuk Sahne and is expected to be staged several times at the venue.

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