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.