London, Nov 22: A lovestruck yachtsman from Turkey sailed 2,500 miles to be reunited with the beautiful British waitress who stole his heart.
But romeo Ramazan Culum’s amazing seven-month solo voyage was well and truly scuppered.
The 38-year-old is awaiting deportation after being arrested by customs officers off Devon with no passport or visa, the Mirror reported.
And there was even worse news – as it was revealed the girl of his dreams wants nothing to do with him.
Smitten Ramazan was on a scuba diving holiday in Cyprus seven years ago when he fell under the spell of a girl he knew as Courtney Murray, after she briefly served him in a restaurant.
She returned to Britain but Ramazan launched an obsessive quest to find her – and finally spotted her on Facebook last year.
It is not known where in Britain she lives, or even if Courtney Murray is her real name.
But Ramazan, a former CEO of a mobile phone games firm, began a blog called “Hunger Strike For Courtney Murray.”
He set sail for Britain from Bodrum, near the Turkish city of Kos, on Monday, April 23.
Ramazan, from Istanbul, ran out of food and battled storms as he crossed the Adriatic and Mediterranean before winding up in the Channel.
He posted pictures of himself with a wild beard claiming he was “ready to die” to reach Britain.
At one stage he raged in his blog: “You stupid girl, you didn’t understand even why I come to the UK?
“I will come there, I will kneel in front of you, kiss your hands and propose.
“You can marry me or imprison me – it’s yours to decide, angel of my life,” he wrote.
During his trip Murray’s friends and family begged him to abandon the madcap venture.
Murray’s aunt Flo warned: “She has never and never will have a relationship with you.
“If you ever make it to the UK and make contact with Courtney the police will be informed immediately.
“She is happily married. All you are doing is making a fool of yourself and upsetting Courtney and her family,” she wrote.
One of Murray’s friends wrote: “All you are is a fruitcake stalker. It’s simple as that, mate.
“So either go home or drown. Get it – you ain’t welcome,” the friend wrote.
The friend claimed that Ramazan had been deported back to Turkey after showing up with a knife at the restaurant where Murray worked and threatening to “take her.” (ANI)