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