It is believed that the spring where handsome Narcissus turned into a flower according to the Greek mythology, took place in Mordogan village in Karaburun town of the Aegean city of Izmir.
In an interview with the A.A, journalist-writer Neset Oztekin claimed that he found the spring.
"I have searched the region for 50 years in the light of information I received from museums in Britain. I found the spring in Baspinar region which is known for its daffodil flowers. I have kept this secret to myself for the last two years. Now, I turned to 75 and I do not want it to be lost with me," he said.
Meanwhile, Ahmet Cakir, mayor of Mordogan, said that they aimed at making the region a famous tourist attraction.
"We expect financial support from the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Ministry of Culture & Tourism," he added.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus is a hero renowned for his beauty. He falls in love with his own reflection on water of a spring and dies of love at the spring. Then, his body turns into a flower named after him.