Ragip is such a character. He can be found along the main promenade in Canakkale. He is meticulous in his cleaning of shoes and you would be hard pushed to find a shoe shiner like Ragip anywhere else in the world. Ragip takes pride in what he does.
Every now and again he disappears for a while, sometimes a few months. This is because he also works on ships and he has travelled the world and visited many countries. There is more to Ragip than meets the eye. Say hello to him if you are passing by.