Turkish actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ adopts animal

Famous Turkish actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ adopts an orphaned baby donkey

The video of the adoption of a baby donkey by the famous Turkish series actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ has gone viral on social media.

The famous Turkish series actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ has adopted an orphaned baby donkey through the Animals Rescue Foundation (ARF), which has a centre for the care of stray animals in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, according to Turkish media.

ARF officials confirmed that Tatlıtuğ adopted a donkey named “Arzu” on Monday, March 29, and that she was rescued and transferred to the centre after being found in very poor condition just one day after birth near her dead mother, in the southeast province of Şanlıurfa in Turkey.

In a video broadcasted through social media and recorded by Tatlıtuğ’s wife, Başak Dizer, it is seen how the actor plays with Arzu after having adopted her: images that were widely commented and received millions of likes on Twitter, becoming in a short time a viral phenomenon on the Internet.

Although Tatlıtuğ has not made any statements about the adoption of the animal, his wife has taken to social media to thank her friend, the Turkish actress Özge Özpirinçi, for putting them in contact with the association and having been able to adopt the orphan animal. Özpirinççi, as well as the famous Turkish singer Sezen Aksu, are ARF volunteers.

“Thank you Özge for bringing us here. Arzu wouldn’t stop licking my hand. The association cares for stranded donkeys and horses: let’s help them,” wrote the wife of Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, a 37 years old model and actor by profession. This famous Turkish actor began his career in the world of Turkish series in 2005 with Gümüş (Silver), and since then he has starred in great successes on television such as Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love), Kuzey Güney (North South) or Cesur ve Güzel (Brave and Beautiful).