Mavi Sakal was a Turkish rock band, founded by Murat Tümer, Kaan Altan, and Tibet Ağırtan in 1980, who were students at the Tarsus American College in Tarsus, Turkey. The band changed their name to Mavi Sakal (literally, blue beard, or Bluebeard) in 1984, until then going by the name ECHO'83.
The band received increased public attention following their performance before Status Quo on the stage of Wembley Arena in Wembley, London in 1997.
The band is no longer active. The last seen-together members are either active in other formations such as bands FOMA and Karapaks, or as solo artists.