Ekrem Bora laid to rest after ceremony
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Before his funeral ceremony at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, veteran actor Ekrem Bora was commemorated at a ceremony held at the Akatlar Culture Center.Well-known Turkish actor Ekrem Bora was laid to rest yesterday following his death April 1 at the age of 77.
“Ekrem Bora was a really important and valuable person who served Turkish cinema for 40 years. He received many important awards for that. We will always remember him with respect,” Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay told reporters at the funeral, which took place in Istanbul.
Bora’s close friend İzzet Günay, another famous Turkish actor, said Bora was a very valuable actor for Turkish cinema. “He contributed a lot to Turkish cinema. He helped many artists. He was a noble man.”
Turkish actor Ediz Hun, who played alongside Bora in many movies, also sent his condolences to his family and said he would always remember the deceased actor with respect.
Leading actors and actresses such as Perihan Savaş, Sümer Tilmaç, Selda Akkor, Kadir İnanır, Orhan Gencebay,Eşref Kolçak, Hülya Koçyiğit, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Serdar Gökhan, Yusuf Bengin and Mahsun Kırmızıgül all attended the funeral.
After the ceremony, Bora’s coffin was wrapped in a Fenerbahçe flag and transported to Zincirlikuyu cemetery.
Bora had been hospitalized since August, when he fell ill while visiting family in the southwestern province of Bodrum. He was transferred to an intensive care unit March 15.
Bora starred in many Turkish movies, such as “Alın Yazısı” (Destiny), Mavi Boncuk (Blue Bead) and others.
Bora, who made his debut in 1955, appeared in nearly 150 films, winning two Golden Orange Best Actor awards for his role in “Sürtük” (Slut) in 1966 and “Soğuktu Ve Yağmur Çiseliyordu” (It Was Cold and Drizzling) in 1991.