MEHMET AKIF ALAKURT

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MEHMET AKIF ALAKURT

Born July 23rd 1979

Mehmet was born in one of the poorer districts of Istanbul, and only completed his High School education. He then took a keen interest in modelling and between shoots he also entered modelling competitions. In 1998 he took the “Most Promising” and “Turkey Prince” titles, then in 2001 he won The Best Model of Turkey, and again won Best Model of the world the following year.

His first acting role came in 2003 in the series Kirik Ayna. After two more series he then starred in Haci in 2006 and then the same year he took the lead role in the big hit series Sila playing opposite Cansu Dere. He appeared in a few more series the last one was 2014 in Escrow.

Mehmet is quite a feisty character in real life. After reading several interviews and watching him speak he was naughty as a child getting into fights and says he hasn’t  changed since. In 2013 he said during an interview he would love to live on the top of a mountain away from everything, he loved nature. In 2016 he retired from acting and now lives on a farm in Brazil doing exactly what he wished to do, and no signs at present of him returning to our screens. His interests away from acting are the Ottoman empire and he said he would have loved to live in the era of Mehmed the Conqueror. He collects Ottoman rings, and his favorite things to do are eat ( yes I am with you bro on that one ) and all sports in general.

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Written By : Rachel Labidi

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