Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu seeks Turkish passport: Report from Pyongyang

Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu seeks Turkish passport: Report from Pyongyang

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Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu seeks Turkish passport: Report from Pyongyang

This file photo shows Gerard Depardieu in Moscow on November 25,2012. PhotoXpress/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy

French actor Gerard Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship in 2013, said he now seeks to obtain a Turkish passport, a Turkish newspaper reported on Sept. 17 from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. 

“I will visit Turkey in October and talk to [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan,” Depardieu was quoted as saying by daily Aydınlık.

The 69-year-old actor was in Pyongyang with his friends from the People’s Republic of Korea-France Friendship Association.

Depardieu had renounced his French citizenship over his homeland’s new wealth tax laws.

In addition to Russian citizenship, he also holds an Algerian passport.

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