Şafak Sezer

Erol Şafak Sezer (born 10 October 1970) is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles.

Şafak Sezer
Erol Şafak Sezer

(1970-10-10) 10 October 1970 (age 51)
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Esra Sezer

His stage debut came in Haldun Taner's play Eşeğin Gölgesi at Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu (Ankara People's Theatre). He acted in several other plays at the same venue as well as at Ankara Ekin Tiyatrosu (Ankara Crop Theatre).

In cinema, he initially appeared in supporting roles in several movies. His breakthrough came with Kolpaçino (2009) in which he starred.

Şafak Sezer was found guilty of physically attacking a camera assistant for "making noise" on the set of Alemin Kralı TV series in 2012, and a 13-month prison sentence was demanded for him in December 2013.[1] The announcement of the verdict was postponed to a later date.[2]

Sezer rose once again to public's attention in 2013 when he publicly knelt in front of Turkey's Prime Minister and apologized for his earlier participation in protest demonstrations. Turkish newspapers reported, with accompanying photographs, on 22 July 2013 that at a Ramadan dinner hosted by the ruling AKP party on the previous evening, Sezer went to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's table and went down on his knees in front of Erdoğan and apologized for his participation in a street demonstration protesting a police crackdown ordered by the government on environmentalists in Istanbul in the previous weeks.[3]



  1. ^ Şafak Sezer’e hapis şoku milliyet.com.tr. <archived>
  2. ^ Şafak Sezer'e hapis şoku Cumhuriyet.com.tr. Retrieved: 19 January 2015
  3. ^ Şafak Sezer Başbakandan Özür Diledi http://stargundem.com. Retrieved: 19 January 2015 <archived>

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