Turkish actor returns bag full of jewels to owner
Turkish actor Zafer Algöz was hailed on social media Dec. 15 after he found a bag in the street and returned 11 pieces of jewelry to its owner.
“I found this bag and l am trying to find its owner,” Algöz wrote on his Instagram account after his discovery in a street in Istanbul’s Nişantaşı neighborhood.
A police officer in the neighborhood saw the post and notified a couple who was visiting the local police center after they lost their bag.
The couple, Hülya and Mehmet Erbak who own the Turkish beverage firm Uludağ Gazoz, contacted Algöz.
The actor asked them to describe the content of the bag and the couple managed to identify each piece of jewelry.
“You can take your bag whenever you want,” Algöz told the couple, according to daily Posta columnist Candaş Tolga Işık who reported the incident in an article on Dec. 15.
“We are so lucky that such good people still exist,” the couple was quoted as saying, adding that their father dropped the gems in the street when he was out to insure them.
The jewels are reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars.
The award-winning actor is best known for his comedy films A.R.O.G and Yahşi Batı, as well as his parts in several Turkish TV shows.