Atilla Olgaç not a killer: Küçük .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} ISTANBUL - Prof. Yalçın Küçük has testified to the prosecutor in the case of Turkish actor Atilla Olgaç, who declared that he killed Greek Cypriots in 1974.

After giving his testimony to prosecutor Ali Çakır, Küçük told reporters that it was impossible for Olgaç to have killed prisoners of war. "This cannot happen in the war or in Turkish traditions," Küçük said. The two men served in the same military department in Cyprus. "Atilla acted like he did his whole life. He takes the war as a theater," Küçük said.

Olgaç admitted on a television show that he killed ten Greek Cypriot prisoners of war during Turkey’s 1974 military operation in Cyprus. In January, the Bakırköy district’s prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation into the actor.


The actor later retracted his statement, saying it was part of a role he was working on and claiming he would have said that during the television show, but did not have a chance because the program ended.

Nevertheless, the prosecutor initiated the investigation based on the Geneva Convention. After the investigation, Olgaç decided to request retirement.