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Slave to Love (Aska Surgun)

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Original Title: Aska Surgun
English Title: Slave to Love
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 53
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: Marc 7, 2005 – June 5, 2006
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cemal San
Screen Writer: Deniz Sertbarut, Baris Pirhasan, Cüneyt Bolak
 
Synopsis
Azizoglu family migrates to the big city of Istanbul from the village of Eastern Turkey because of the blood feud with the Sahvar family. Thanks to this migration, Hazar Azizoglu (Mahsun Kirmizigul) has been raised as a Westerner and has lived his life according to Western tradition all his life. However, the life of Hazar changes radically when his brother is killed by Sahvar family. The two families have decided to put an end to the feud and it is the Sahvar family’s turn to pay blood money to the Azizoglu family. According to tradition, it is decided that the price is to be the beautiful daughter of Sahvar family, Zilan (Beren Saat). In order to end the blood feud between two families, Hazar accepts to get married Zilan whom he doesn’t know. This arranged marriage brings new hopes as time passes. Hazar and Zilan find an unexpected source of happiness in this marriage.

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The Big Lie (Buyuk Yalan)

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Original Title: Buyuk Yalan
English Title: The Big Lie
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Episodes: 69
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: 2004 – June 10, 2006
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Yuksel Aksu
Screen Writer: Deniz Akcay
 
Synopsis
A wealthy and deep rooted Vardarlilar family owns vast estates in Mugla (the city in western Turkey). They have three daughters and the family patriarch Ethem (Halil Ergun) wants a boy who will take the place of himself and manage the family business in the future. For this reason, Ruksan (Hulya Darcan) is very nervous and thinks that if she gives birth to a girl again her husband Ethem will be upset and that the balances in the family will change. While her husband is out of town, Ruksan gives birth to another girl. The night before in the next village a poor woman has given birth to a boy. The midwife Hayriye says that the only solution to Ruksan’s problem is to exchange the babies. Ruksan feels that she has no coice, but to exchange the babies so, she accepts the proposal. They give a sizable amount of money to the poor family in return and asks them to move to another city.  

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The Foreign Groom (Yabanci Damat)

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Original Title: Yabanci Damat
English Title: The Foreign Groom
Also Known As: Al Gharib (Arabic), Borders of Love (English), Brak s chuzhdenec (Bulgarian), Ginere de import (Romania), Ta synora tis agapis (Greece)
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 107
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: November 12, 2004 – Juna 15, 2007
Production Company: Erler Film
Director: Yagmur Taylan, Durul Taylan
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek, Guliz Kucur
Synopsis
Nazli (Nehir Erdogan) is the daughter of a conservative Turkish father Kahraman (Erdal Ozyagcilar), who is a famous baklava maker in Gaziantep (city in the Eastern Turkey). She doesn’t want to marry her childhood friend Kadir (Engin Akyurek) and runs away from home and goes to Bodrum where she comes across Niko (Ozgur Cevik). Niko is a good-looking young man who is the son of a wealthy Grek ship owner. Nazli and Niko fall in love at first sight but there is a big problem in front of their ways: Turks and Greeks do not get along well generally. In spite of this problem, they decide to get married. Niko comes to Gaziantep and meets with Nazli’s family and the comedy starts.

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The Rose and the Thorn (Cemberimde Gul Oya)

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Original Title: Cemberimde Gul Oya
English Title: The Rose and the Thorn
Also Known As: Eklil El Ward (Arabic)
Genre: History, Romance
Episodes: 40
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 3, 2004 – July 1, 2005
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Cagan Irmak
Screen Writer: Fikret Bekler, Kerim Ceylan, Sertac Ergin, Cagan Irmak, Nihan Kucukural

Synopsis
Yurdanur (Ozge Ozberk) is far from the war between leftist and rightist but one day while going to the cinema she loses her closest friend in middle of the fight. In a street of scattering crowd and open fire, she meets a leftist guy, Mehmet (Mehmet Ali Nuroglu) who helps her. They fall completely into each other, although Mehmet is known as anarchist and Yurdanur is the daughter of the rightist Turkish deputy. Yurdanur’s parents Dincer (Kenan Bal) and Sema (Isil Yucesoy) don’t approve of their relationship. However, Yurdanur, girl of a rich family, finds it worth loving a different man than loving money like her father, Dincer.

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The White Poppy (Beyaz Gelincik)

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Original Title: Beyaz Gelincik
English Title: The White Poppy
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 74
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 19, 2005 – June 11, 2007
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Guzide Balci
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek
Synopsis
Adana (a city in southern Turkey), with its fertile lands, vast cotton fields and factories, gives hope to thousands of poor people who struggle to survive. There are richness and poverty together on these fertile lands. Aslanbas family is one of the richest families in Adana. The owner of vast estates and thousands of acres of cotton fields, the wealthy Aslanbas family lives in a large farm house. The family employs thousands of workers including field workers, servants at the farm house and personnel at the holding company.

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Under the Linden Trees (Ihlamurlar Altinda)

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Original Title: Ihlamurlar Altinda
English Title: Under the Linden Trees
Also Known As: The Lost Years (English), La umbra teilor (Romania), Sanawat el Diya (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 80
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2005 – June 29, 2007
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Aydin Bulut
Screen Writer: Neslihan Eyuboglu, Nilgun Ones, Ayse Teker

Synopsis
Yilmaz (Bulent Inal) is a poor guy who is in love with a girl, Elif (Ozge Borak), from his neighborhood. Although they plan to get married, a number of events split their ways. Elif leaves Yilmaz for another man, Omer (Sinan Tuzcu), who is the heir to a large textile conglomerate and who also has feelings for Elif from the beginning. Even though Yilmaz separates from his first love, he still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. He promises to seek revenge on the man who steals his girl friend. Therefore, Yilmaz tries to woo Filiz (Tuba Buyukustun) who is the sister of Omer. Reluctantly, Filiz starts to fall for Yilmaz. By becoming Filiz’s boy friend, Yilmaz keeps concretely practicing his revenge upon her. Soon after he discovers that his ambition to practice revenge does not fill the emptiness that he has inside. He finds himself falling for Filiz as well and feels that his love toward her growing deeper and deeper in his heart.

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Unforgettable (Unutulmaz)

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Original Title: Unutulmaz
English Title: Unforgettable
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Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 90
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: July 1, 2009 – June 29, 2011
Production Company: Stil Medya
Director: Cem Tabak
Screen Writer: Haldun Ünsal, Ihsan Aydın

Synopsis
Harun (Serhan Yavas) is the son of a rich businessman and manages the family business with his father Feyyaz (Fikret Hakan). He has an affection for Melda (Sinem Oztufan) who works at their company. Melda is a beautiful young girl who is very reasonable and idealist, for this reason, she is appreciated by Feyyaz. However, Harun starts to see another girl, Eda (Ozlem Yilmaz) whom he coincidentally acquaints with. After a few romantic weekends, he leaves Eda because his father, Feyyaz, wants him to marry Melda. Therefore, Harun decides to marry Melda whom his father approves.

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Vine Mansion (Asmali Konak)

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Original Title: Asmali Konak
English Title: Vine Mansion
Also Known As: The Mansion with Vines (English), Ivy Mansion (English), Kasr Al Hob (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Family
Episodes: 54
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 17, 2001 – June 16, 2003
Production Company: Ans Production
Director: Cagan Irmak
Screen Writer: Mahinur Ergun, Meral Okay
 
Synopsis
A wealthy Karadag family owns vast estates in Cappadocia in Middle Turkey. After the death of the family patriarch, the oldest son Seymen (Ozcan Deniz) takes the place of his father. He starts to bear all the responsibility of the family business on his shoulders. When Seymen goes to study in New York, he meets a beautiful girl, Bahar (Nurgul Yesilcay), a daughter of a family from Istanbul. They fall in love and decide to get married. Bahar is an aspiring painter and has grown in a modern family unlike Seymen’s family. Despite the difference between their families, they get married in Seymen’s city of Nevsehir, Cappadocia. They settle in the Vine Mansion and start to live with Seymen’s mother Sumbul (Selda Alkor), brother Seyhan (Devrim Saltoglu) and two sisters. Soon, Bahar realizes that his new home is very different than hers and is astounded by the behaviors and mannerisms of the local people.

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What is Fatmagul’s Fault? (Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne?)

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Original Title: Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne?
English Title: What is the Fault of Fatmagul?
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, romance
Episodes: 77
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2010 –
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoglu

Synopsis

Fatmagul (Beren Saat) is a beautiful and naïve girl who lives in Cesme (a touristic place in western Turkey). Due to the death of her parents, she lives with her brother. She plans to get married Mustafa (Firat Celik) in the summer. She loves him and wants to get married as soon as possible in order to overcome the emotional pain of grudging charity of her sister-in-law.

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Zerda (Zerda)

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Original Title: Zerda
English Title: Zerda
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Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 68
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 26, 2002 – May 24, 2004
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Kudret Sabanci
Screen Writer: Gaye Boralioglu, Nese Sen, Sertac Engin
 
Synopsis
Sahin (Yavuz Bingol) and Zerda (Ece Uslu) are two young people that deeply in love. They live in Gaziantep in the East of Turkey. Sahin comes from a traditional conservative family whereas Zerda is a daughter of an ordinary teacher and has been raised as a Westerner. Despite the difference between this couple, they plan to get married. However, their life changes radically when Sahin’s brother dies in a traffic accident. Now according to tradition; Sahin is supposed to marry his brother’s wife, Hacer (Hulya Sen). Sahin carries the burden of tradition and her mother on one shoulder and his love for Zerda on the other. Although he doesn’t want to loose Zerda, eventually he marries to Hacer but he doesn’t even touch her. He still tries almost every possible way to become together with Zerda again.

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