Famous actor Turkish actor Selçuk Yöntem was defrauded by a real estate agent in North Cyprus.
The actor wanted to buy a house in Kyrenia and handed over a deposit of 350,960 TL (£50,000) to estate agent Yasemin Taskiran. The sale never materialised and his money was not returned. Ms. Taskiran was arrested and appeared in court in Kyrenia. She admitted taking the deposit money.
The Cyprus Turkish Realtors’ Association (KTEB) expressed its sadness that the actor had been defrauded. Chairman of KTEB Hasan Sungur, in a press release, said that there had been a recent spate of investors either from Turkey or third countries, wishing to buy property in the North, who had become victims of fraud. Sungur blamed the government for its lack of oversight in this sector.
Kibris Postasi, Vatan