Hazal Kaya has become the latest Turkish actress to attain celebrity status in Arab countries after her series "Adını Feriha Koydum" (I Named Her Feriha) became a popular hit in the region.
Pan-Arabian daily Al-Hayat conducted an interview with Kaya recently, daily Milliyet reported on its website today.
Kaya dethroned fellow actress Beren Saat in Arabian popularity polls after the latter announced plans to marry Turkish pop star Kenan Doğulu, the report said. Actress Tuba Büyüküstün, who once dominated the popularity charts in Arab countries, also fell from her pedestal after getting married.
Kaya said she very happy to be seen as number one "by so many people in the Middle East."
The actress added she wanted to visit Dubai and Arab countries and would consider taking part in projects there if she was offered one.