Turkey on Monday celebrated renowned actor Haluk Bilginer after he won the Best Actor award at the International Emmy Awards in New York for his performance in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona).

In the miniseries, Bilginer plays a man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who is cursed to eventually lose all his memories.

Bilginer’s character turns the ailment into an opportunity in which he can execute guilty people without fear of suffering pangs of conscience.

The 12-episode series won acclaim from viewers in Turkey and abroad and is rated 9.1 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

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