Turkish actor Burak Özçivit has leaved speechles social media with his new looks for an upcoming television series about the Ottomans.
There were recent rumors suggesting that Özçivit would soon be playing Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in the new series.
Although the rumors were not officially confirmed or denied, Özçivit’s longer hair and moustache have widely been perceived as signs to make the rumors stronger.
While some social media users said they liked Özçivit’s new looks, others ridiculed by likening it to Tarkan, the hero of the 1970s’ campy series about a fearless and loyal warrior of Attila the Hun.
Tarkan (L), who was played by Kartal Tibet, and Burak Özçivit