RIP Cüneyt Arkın. World famous Turkish actor Cüneyt Arkın has died in Istanbul at the age of 85 from a cardiac arrest on June 28. He died in a private hospital after he was taken there for emergency treatment and treated at a private hospital in the Ulus neighborhood in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. Cüneyt Arkın, whose real name was Fahrettin Cüreklibatır was born on September 8, 1937, in the Alpu district of Eskişehir province. He graduated from Istanbul Medical School in 1961. After he completed his military service, he worked as a physician in and around the Adana province. In 1963, with the offer from Halit Refiğ, he started working as an actor and acted in at least 30 films over the next two years. Arkin left his mark on many blockbusters of Turkish cinema and starred in hundreds of films and won many awards. Arkin appeared in one Euro-western: 1972’s “Cowboy Kid” as Keskin. He also appeared as the Ringo Kid in the Turkish western Kanunzuz kahraman – Ringo Kid in 1967 and as Kartal in 1987's "Asilacak adam".