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(Sabah Newspaper, 21 January 2015)
But we all know there's no such thing as 'bad' publicity.
In Amasya, a person wearing a green turban and a 'cuppe'
(a long robe worn by imams) was seen by local people
as he walked around town. Thinking the man was a
'meczup' (a dervish who has been completely carried away by
a mystical experience), citizens called the police.
The supposed 'meczup' was quickly taken into custody and
brought to the police station. It turned out that the 'meczup'
was one-time famous model and film star Yasar Alptekin,
who had come to Amasya to shoot a film. The outfit he was
wearing was necessary for the role he was playing.
Explaining further, Alptekin said that "I dressed like this
for the horror film we're shooting here. I play an imam
who dispells evil spirits in the film." He wore a t-shirt
with the message "5 VKTNMZ" on it, similar to the play
put on by (famous Turkish comedian) Cem Yilmaz:
'CMYLMZ'. Alptekin said that "I've been wearing this
t-shirt for three years to get people to remember to pray
five times each day."