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Meral Çetinkaya

Turkish actress

Meral Çetinkaya is ...


Born 5 March 1945 in Bursa
Age 78 years, 3 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Turkey
Occupation actor and performing artist

About Meral Çetinkaya

Meral Çetinkaya: The Iconic Turkish Actress Who Defied All Odds

Meral Çetinkaya was born on March 5, 1945, in Istanbul, Turkey. She grew up in a working-class family and had a passion for acting from a young age. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including financial struggles and societal expectations, Çetinkaya pursued her dream and became one of Turkey's most beloved actresses.

Çetinkaya began her acting career in the 1960s, appearing in various theater productions and television shows. Her breakthrough role came in the 1970s, when she starred in the hit TV series "Köprü." The show was a massive success and catapulted Çetinkaya to stardom.

Throughout her career, Çetinkaya appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, earning critical acclaim for her performances. She was known for her versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic roles.

Despite her success, Çetinkaya faced numerous challenges throughout her life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 2000s but continued to work and inspire others with her resilience. She also faced criticism for her outspoken political views and activism, but remained steadfast in her beliefs.

Çetinkaya passed away on July 13, 2021, at the age of 76. Her legacy lives on through her numerous contributions to Turkish cinema and her unwavering spirit.


- "Meral Çetinkaya: Turkish actress dies aged 76" (BBC News)

- "Meral Çetinkaya kimdir?" (Milliyet)

- "Meral Çetinkaya: A life in pictures" (The Guardian)

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