Turkish Actor Confesses to Crimes in Cyprus
Source : On This Land
“I killed 10 people. The first one I killed, was a 19 year old captive prisoner“, confessed the well-known Turkish actor, Atila Olgkats, speaking to the Turkish channel called “Star”, about his participation in the invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
According to him, when the advance began, his military service was due to end in one day, but his unit was transfered from Mersina to Cyprus.
He states that he did not want to kill saying, “I told my superior that I am an artist and that I can’t kill. Art ends here, here real life starts, war. I Gave you an order and you will kill, he said to me.”
“The first one I killed, was a 19 year old captive prisoner. When I pointed the gun towards him, he spat at me. I shot him in the forehead and he died. After that, I killed another 9. And since I had killed them, I went to the headquarter and cried, but the next day killed again. This images are not likely to stop haunting my dreams. I went to psychological therapy for ages. And due to this reason, can I still not eat meat, I can’t see blood, because I automatically remember the kids I’d killed.”
The actor said that this is the first time he is revealing this truth: ” This war affected me for a long time even in my profession. I couldn’t do anything. To this very day I still remember my superior saying to me, you think you will always be killing on a stage? Take the gun and kill someone in reality, you will see how it really is.”