Mavi Sakal is a Turkish rock band.
The band was founded in 1980 as ECHO'83 by Murat Tümer, Kaan Altan, and Tibet Ağırtan, who were students at the Tarsus American College in Tarsus, Turkey. The band changed its name to Mavi Sakal (literally, blue beard, or Bluebeard) in 1984.
Mavi Sakal received increased public attention following their performance before Status Quo on the stage of Wembley Arena in Wembley, London in 1997.
The band split-up several times but currently reunited in 2015 and released a digital EP called "Naklen".