VIDEO: Actor 'duped' to appear in ad for Turkey’s first nuclear plant
İsmail Saymaz - ISTANBUL
Turkish actor Ayhan Kanal says he discovered that the film he acted and the banner he posed for were actually for the planned nuclear plant, not for an electronics firm as he was told. He plays the role of a pilot in the advertisement.An actor has claimed that he was duped to appear in promotional films and banners for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant.
“I have left-wing views. I act in political theatre plays and my personal history is rooted in the opposition,” actor Ayhan Kanal told daily Radikal, noting that he would sue the production company for making him believe that the February shooting was for the upcoming advertisement of "an electronics firm."
In 2011, Russian company Rosatom signed an agreement with the Turkish Energy Ministry to build and operate the nuclear power plant near Akkuyu in the southern province of Mersin by 2020 with a $22 billion investment. The ground breaking ceremony for the plant’s hydro-technic facilities was marked by protests on April 14.
Kanal said he discovered that the film he acted and the banner he posed for were for the nuclear plant, not an electronics firm, when he turned on his television ten days ago. He plays the role of a pilot in the advertisement.
“I am against nuclear power plants. This is worse than appearing in an ad of the AKP,” he added, referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party which stresses the power-hungry Turkey’s need to nuclear energy.
”They should have just told it to me,” Kanal said, complaining of the production company's conduct.