Çağatay Ulu­soy, other celebs sen­tenced in drug case

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

a courT in Is­tan­bul yes­ter­day handed down prison terms to 34 de­fen­dants, in­clud­ing TV heart­throb Çağatay Ulu­soy, for drug deal­ing. Ulu­soy and Gizem Karaca, a for­mer Miss Turkey run­nerup who starred in pop­u­lar TV shows were sen­tenced to four years and two months in prison for “drug deal­ing” in the trial that con­tin­ued for the past five years. Singer Cenk Eren was sen­tenced to six years and three months in the same case.

De­fen­dants had de­nied the drug deal­ing charges although some ad­mit­ted tak­ing drugs. They were re­leased pend­ing trial af­ter a brief de­ten­tion in an op­er­a­tion that saw the roundup of pop­u­lar ac­tors and ac­tresses for drug deal­ing. The ver­dict was sur­pris­ing as judges usu­ally tend to sus­pend sen­tences for low prison terms.

Ulu­soy, 27, rose to promi­nence with 2011 se­ries “Adını Fer­iha Koy­dum” and found in­ter­na­tional star­dom with “Med­cezir,” a re­make of the U.S. show “The O.C.” a few years later. He cur­rently stars in a Net­flix sci-fi se­ries.

Çağatay Ulu­soy was briefly de­tained in 2013 in a drug probe.

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