Turkish actor kills his father in southeastern Turkey
ADIYAMAN – Doğan News AgencyA Turkish actor, who was claimed to be suffering from a psychological disorder, has slit his father’s throat in the Kahta district of the southeastern province of Adıyaman.
Actor Orhan Şimşek, 30, who most recently acted on the Turkish television show “Küçük Gelin” (Little Bride), has turned himself in to security forces after killing his father. His father’s body was found on a piece of land a few kilometers outside the small town.
Şimşek had first made headlines when he disappeared in the Marmara province of Yalova along with his father in January.
Şimşek’s mother, Müyesser Şimşek, had said her son was suffering from bipolar affective disorder, a psychological disorder characterized by erratic and significant mood swings, adding he had a seizure and left home.
His press advisor later announced he had returned home and was in good health.
Şimşek began his career on a local public education center stage in Istanbul between 2000 and 2002. He graduated from the drama department of Haliç University in 2005. He has acted in five television shows since 2007, including his latest Küçük Gelin, broadcasted on Samanyolu Television.