Turkish TV actor admits to killing 10 Greek Cypriots
in 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation
January 23, 2009
The “coming out” story of this TV actor in MILLIYET
The MILLIYET article is published below in translation
followed by the KIBRIS POSTASI article.
'10 kişiyi gerçekten öldürdüm'
'10 kişiyi gerçekten öldürdüm' 'Kurtlar Vadisi'nin Kılıç'ı, 45 yıllık tiyatro sanatçısı Atilla Olgaç hayatıyla ilgili bir gerçeği ilk kez 'Orada Neler Oluyor'da açıkladı." URL: http://www.milliyet.com.tr
NEWSPAPER MILLIYET 22 JANUARY 2009
Theatrical series “Wolfs Valley” dizi tiyatro kurtlar vadisi Atilla Olgaç
"I killed really10 persons”
“I killed really 10 persons” The actor Atilla Olgac who is playing the role of the Kilic (Sword) in the TV series “Wolfs Valley” said these words who has been 45 years actor of theatre. He told about this truth of his life in a TV program named “What is happing over there”.
Atilla Olgaç said that “because of the scenario needs playing as Kilic we killed a man. However it is so pity that for this country I killed in real life 10 persons”.
Atilla Olgac said that I needed one day to complete my military service. Exactly that time the “Peace” Operation of Cyprus happened.
They sent me from Mersin to Cyprus, They gave me duties of cleansing in the days of the most intense fighting. "
I told to my Commander “I can’t do it. I cannot kill man. I am an artist”
He told here art is finished. Here we have real war. I order you must kill”.
The first I killed was a child of 19 years old who was captured as prisoner as soldier. His hands was tied behind his back. When I pointed the gun towards his face he spat on me.
I shot him on his forehead and he died. Then I killed 9 persons. After killing I went to the barracks and I cried and next day I killed again. It didn’t go out of my dreams.
I had for a long time psycho therapy. Still I can’t eat meat. I can’t see blood. In my mind always the child I killed is coming and smelling corpses. This condemned picture is not leaving me.
Atilla Olgac said he confessed these painful events the first time after 25 years, Then he added that “I am the only artist in Turkey that I fought in a terrible war, killed persons and obtained the title of gazi”
Then he continued his talk saying that “ The war affected my profession long time. I was locked and I was not able to do anything, Today I remember what my Commander told me that day: “Are you going to pretend killing always, Take your gun and kill in reality to see how this is happening really”.
I cannot forget the scene how this 19 year- young person how he is spitting on my phase. Many years passed but I cannot push away that condemned picture from eyes” URL: http://www.kibrispostasi.com
Government demands investigation
after Turkish actor's confession - 24.JAN.2009
Olgac's graphic and clear recollections have left many in shock
The Cyprus government has xpressed anger and shock and has demanded a full investigation after a Turkish TV star confessed to killing ten (10) Greek Cypriots during Turkey’s 1974 invasion.
Attila Olgac, a Turkish actor who served in Cyprus during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, has told a TV show in Turkey that he killed ten (10) Greek Cypriots in cold blood.
Cyprus Government Spokesman mr. Stephanos Stephanou said yesterday that he will take "all necessary steps" regarding the issue.
“We express our shock about the confession of the Turkish actor Olgac, which reveals the brutality and the barbarity of Turkey in 1974, as well as the fact that Turkey has violated international law and specifically the Geneva Convention," Stephanou said.
He added that the confession stresses Turkey’s obligation to fully implement a decision of the European Court of Human Rights, in the 4th Interstate Application of Cyprus versus Turkey, and in the cases of Greek Cypriot missing persons versus Turkey.
Olgac's graphic and clear recollections have left many in shock. The actor said he first shot dead a 19-year-old prisoner of war, then another nine POWs.
He said said since the killings he has “not been able to stand the sight of blood or eat meat.”
It is thought that he may now be called before the missing persons committee.
Nikos Deja Vu