The Turkish Moustache

With The Turk currently Down Under having something akin to a heart attack I sit here in Mersin thinking about what could have been.  Not with him – I know how that story goes – but with other, more glorious, men.  I think we have already sufficiently covered my Brad Pitt fantasies.  I also have had similar fantasies with Liam Neeson and, OK look, I am going to admit it, Sean Connery.  I know he is old enough to be my father but damn “Sir” you are still fine!

With all this spare time and taking into account the fact that Brad is newly married to my nemesis, Liam is no doubt still grieving the loss of his gorgeous wife and, well, I think I need to pass on Sir Sean (unless you are reading this Sir Sean then “I’m willing if you are”), I decided to do some research on hot Turkish men.  Actors or musicians, after all I do live in Turkey and need to start being slightly patriotic (although admittedly the men mentioned above are not Aussie).  As an afterthought but certainly no less smashing I shall now mention Hugh Jackman and will also throw my hat into the ring for one of those young, delicious Hemsworth boys.

After making my decision to undertake this important research to bring you, my dear readers, the hard (cough, cough) facts, I set forth on this tough assignment by doing a Google search on “hot Turkish men”.  The search engine gave me 4.8 million results.  Hmm I was no doubt going to be very busy.  I then got side tracked and found myself doing a Google search on Brad Pitt.  This brought up 6.9 million results.  “Stop it Janey!  Back to the task at hand!”

I want to start by saying that I definitely have a type.  I like a man that is dark (well duh!), rocks facial hair and works well with his hands.  I should have an abundance of choice here in Turkey then shouldn’t I?  But I find myself in a bit of a dilemma.  The question that has given me many a sleepless night (not true) is this – what happens when you put a moustache on a hot guy?  I will tell you.  That hottie turns into a nottie!

exhibit a

Meet Ibrahim Celikkol.  Hottie right?  Yes please.  He is an actor who has starred in many television shows over here in Turkey but what happens when you put a moustache on this hottie?  1970’s porn star!  This guy is obviously an amazing actor or is paid a lot of money to sport that particular mo’!

Exhibit B

Burak Özçivit.  Again Wowza!  Young, handsome, great hair!  He reminds me a little of A.C. Slater but put a moustache on that mug and what have you got?  Freddie Mercury’s much younger cousin.

exhibit c

Look at the brooding hotness of Murat Ünalmış.  And then throw not just a mo’ but a full fledged beard on this hottie and he turns into what?  He looks like the guy that I brought my tomatoes from this morning.  Hold on, I think it is the guy I brought my tomatoes from this morning!

Last one I promise

exhibit d

How about Tolga Karel.  I think he is a reality tv star here.  Survivor or something.  Good looking guy.  Then there is his mo’ shot –this is a professional photograph.  He chose to rock that mo’ and undo the buttons on his denim shirt (do people still wear denim shirts?).  His stylist dropped the ball on this one folks.

The list keeps going.  As I said I am a big fan of facial hair but here in Turkey the moustache must be a sign of power, of virility, manly men undertaking manly tasks sporting manly, man hair.  Honestly they are all sporting the whisker here.  Someone please write to Gillette and ask for, like, 10 million free samples of their best blade.  That should be a good start to ridding Turkey of this evil appendix to the hot Turkish man.

Just to prove that it’s not just a Turkish male that cannot pull of the mo’ here are photos of my Brad, Liam and Sean rocking the mo’.  Brad – so wrong it’s not even right, Liam – there were some bad photos but then I can’t do that to my Liam and, finally, Sir Sean – a mo and a turtleneck.  Help me please.

rocking the mo

There are some honourable mentions though in the hot Turkish men Google search.  Starting with Kivanç Tatlitug.  Seriously, I could not find a bad photo of this guy.  Is it just me or does he remind you of a Turkish Brad Pitt.  Building up a sweat with this one.

Honourable mention Kivanç Tatlitug

How about Caglar Ertugrul?  He could be Jake Gyllenhaal’s long lost brother.

honourable mention Caglar Ertugrul

Come on people.  Give me some names.  I am happy to do the research for you guys, to bring you the best of the best to drool over but I am going to need somewhere to start.  But he has to be hotter than Kivanç Tatlitug.

hottie Kivanç Tatlitug package

Just putting that out in the universe.

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21 thoughts on “The Turkish Moustache

  1. A ‘normal’ tash is ok imho, but the funny ones here are the civil service types, MEB workers in particular (that’s Ministry of Education for your overseas followers) who wear their tashes slightly taller and wider than Hitler did, but look equally stoopid. Sort of like some large bug just landed there, or the sort a kid might make and stick on when dressing up for fun at kindergarten….

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  2. A woman after my own heart. I agree totally. I do hope the Turks heart has been fixed good and proper cause I think he is in for a bit of a workout when he gets home if you don’t stop “researching” hot Turkish actors 🙂

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  3. I’m not a fan of facial hair I’m afraid, though Sean Connery is much better in his later years than ever he was as Bond (imho).
    As for hunks, hands off Hugh. I shouted Lucky Bitch at the screen when Kate Beckinsale got into a full fledged snog in Val Helsing.
    As for a type, blue eyes and dark hair always does it for me. Hubby had a friend of that description and TOLD HIM, so for months I couldn’t look into those beautiful blue depths without blushing from head to foot.
    Has Hubs got blue eyes and dark hair? Er No.
    Hazel grey eyes (glint like silver when he’s being cheeky) and what little hair he has left is grey to match. He gives a whole new meaning to ‘wash and go’…….he washes his hair in the shower and by the time he’s dressed, his head’s dry! ( Bless, love him to bits, hair or no hair)

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  4. The tash was political for many years, and for some still is. No facial hair = Kemalist, Tash just covering top lip = MHP, closely shaven full beard = religious party, I think there was even a Kurdish task, goatee = left wing/avant garde.
    Husband shaved his beard off for a while and it took me ages to get used to him. It takes a certain type of man to pull off facial hair without looking like a fascist or ’70’s porn star. that said I think I’d prefer Freddie Mercury’s younger cousin to the greasy mop head sported in the first photo.

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    • When I was a kid my dad had a big bushy mo (I was a ’70’s kid). I remember he shaved it off and I thought that he had actually been kidnapped and replaced with a Russian spy. Was terrified of him for weeks.

      Overactive imagination for sure!

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  5. My Turkish pick is Kenan İmirzalıoğlu. A certain hunk I have liked and dribbled over for many a year. I’ve actually, on two different occasions, bumped into him on the crowded streets of Istanbul! What a coincidence! No I wasn’t stalking him. Being firmly in the “hairless” camp, I was mortified to see that in his latest “dizi” he is sporting a dead mouse under his nose! What a turn off!

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  6. My top three are:
    1. Kenan İmirzalıoğlu (I think he’s actually more attractive with the ridiculous stache.)

    2. Murat Boz – but he is a little too pretty for his own good.

    3. Kutsi – he was my first Turkish crush because he reminds me of Hugh Jackman (who is the perfect man in every way). And his name even looks like “cutsie” so he deserves an honorable mention.

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    • Kenan seems to be high on the list of lustability – a few of my FB followers voted for this babe.

      Noooo not Murat – if a man spends more time in front of the mirror than I do its a no go in my opinion (I spend no time in front of the mirror so that makes it a little difficult lol).

      Kutsi is a bit of a cutie isn’t he? I hadn’t come across him. Will need to investigate some more.

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