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Turkish actor Ayberk Pekcan aka Artuk Bey passes away

Turkish actor Ayberk Pekcan aka Artuk Bey passed away on Monday after battling lung cancer.

As being reported Pekcan will be sent off on his last journey in his hometown Mersin, tomorrow.

Turkish actor Ayberk Pekcan played the role of Artuk Bey in the hit TV hit historic series Dirilis: Ertugrul.

He had visited Pakistan a few months back along with the other actors of the drama.

Following the news of his demise, Diriliş Ertuğrul director and producer Mehmet Bozdag paid tribute to the late actor.


It was a few months ago when a 51-year-old actor revealed his illness on social media.

“Dear friends… The process that started with the doctor I went to with a complaint of back pain has come to this point today. I have lung cancer. The tumor has also spread to the liver and adrenal glands. Unfortunately, this disease did not show any symptoms in its initial stages. The first day of chemotherapy… My biggest support is my family. So are my friends nearby… I will do my best to regain my health. Keep your health wishes and prayers with you. Stay well,” he wrote.

His major works included  “Ihlamurlar Altında”, “Leaf Casting”, “Kurtlar Vadisi” and “Keşanlı Ali Epic”.

He also won awards at national and international film festivals in 2010 for the feature film “Hair” in which he played the leading role.

Pekcan was awarded the Best Supporting Actor award at the 23rd Ankara International Film Festival for his performance in the film ‘Love and Revolution’, which was screened in 2012.

Tributes and condolences are pouring in on social media following the news of the Turkish actor’s demise.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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