Turkish TV series actor, fiancée accuse each other of domestic violence

Turkish TV series actor, fiancée accuse each other of domestic violence

ISTANBUL
Turkish TV series actor, fiancée accuse each other of domestic violence

A popular Turkish TV series actor and his fiancée have accused each other of domestic violence, local media outlets reported on June 11.

Hazım Körmükçü, a 53-year-old actor who is known for his part in several TV series including “Tears of Paradise” (Cennetin Gözyaşları), was scheduled to marry his fiancée, 36-year-old TV presenter Zeynep Tandoğan, in June. 

However, Tandoğan announced through her social media accounts on June 9 that the wedding was cancelled after Körmükçü assaulted her.

Sharing photos showing her with a bloody nose and mouth, Tandoğan said the fight occurred after she objected to a new TV series project that Körmükçü had accepted to take a part in.

“He insulted me. After I told him ‘Behave like a man,’ he hit me and beat me,” Tandoğan said during a live program on private broadcaster TV8 on June 11.

Körmükçü also appeared on the program by phone, accusing his former fiancée of attacking him. “She wounded my face. I have applied for a counter-suit after I learned that she had filed a criminal complaint against me,” he said.

Turkish TV series actor, fiancée accuse each other of domestic violence

Back in 2016, Körmükçü left his wife of 14 years, who he was also accused of assaulting, and started a relationship with Tandoğan.

Turkish TV series, Hazım Körmükçü, Zeynep Tandoğan