Second Spring (Ikinci Bahar)

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Original Title: Ikinci Bahar
English Title: Second Spring
Also Known As:
Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 37
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: October 29, 1998 – January 2001
Production Company: Erler Film
Director: Ugur Yucel, Orhan Oguz, Turkan Derya
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek
 
Synopsis
Ali Haydar (Sener Sen) is a kebab-master from Antep which is a city in the east of Turkey. After losing his wife, he gives all his attention to his three daughters. He has a simple life with his kebab-restaurant. One day, he meets Hanim (Turkan Soray) and reluctantly hires her as a dishwasher. Hanim is a tough, stubborn and forceful woman. She is a widow too and has a daughter and a son. A profound love story begins in the kebab restaurant. Although there are many obstacles in front of their ways, Ali Haydar and Hanim show us that hope does not end.

Silver (Gumus)

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Original Title: Gumus
English Title: Silver
Also Known As: Noor (Arabic), Perla (Bulgaria), Lubire de Argint (Romania), Dashuri e Vertet (Albania)
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 100
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: January 20, 2005 – June 16, 2007
Production Company: Ans Production
Director: Tarik Alpagut, Kemal Uzun
Screen Writer: Eylem Canpolat, Sema Ergenekon
Synopsis
After the apparent death of his girlfriend in a car accident, Mehmet (Kivanc Tatlitug) becomes weary of life. In order to make him forget that terrible accident and bring him back to the real world, his grandfather Mehmet Fikri (Ekrem Bora) encourages him to marry Gumus (Songul Oden). Gumus is a simple girl and loves Mehmet since her childhood. Therefore, she becomes very happy when she learns that Mehmet is willing to marry him. However, things get complicated when she realizes that she will not have a real marriage with Mehmet.

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.

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.  

The Fall of Leaves (Yaprak Dokumu)

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Original Title: Yaprak Dokumu
English Title: The Fall of Leaves
Also Known As: Leaf Cast (English), Al Awrak Al Mutasaketa (Arabic), Poveste de Familie (Romania), Листопад (Bulgaria)
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 175
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2006 – December 29, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Mesude Eraslan
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoğlu

Synopsis
The family patriarch Ali Riza (Halil Ergun) devotes his life to leave good values to his five children: Fikret (Bennu Yildirimlar), Sevket (Caner Kurtaran/Hasan Kucukcetin), Leyla (Gokce Bahadir), Necla (Fahriye Evcen) and the youngest daughter Ayse. Therefore, he tries to teach them on moral values, justice, honesty and trustworthy, but misses to prepare them for the real cruel life in Istanbul. When asked to ignore an injustice, he resigns from his position as District Governor and decides to settle in Istanbul where his daughter Necla is accepted to a university. Although his wife Hayriye (Guven Hokna) is nervous about leaving, Leyla, Necla and little Ayse are very excited. Upon their arrival, Ali Riza realizes that the city where he was born and raised has changed a lot. Soon, darkness invades his family after the involvement of main antagonist characters Ferhunde (Deniz Cakir) and Oguz (Tolga Karel).
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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.

The Large Family (Genis Aile)

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Original Title: Genis Aile
English Title: The Large Family
Also Known As:
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 100+
Broadcast Network: Kanal D, Star TV
Broadcast Period: July 8, 2009 –
Production Company: D Production
Director: Omer Ugur
Screen Writer: Cuneyt Inay, Kamuran Suner
 
Synopsis
Cevahir (Ufuk Ozkan) is a 28-year old man who returns from Germany. He wants to get married to his childhood love, Sukufe (Zuhal Topal). However, Sukufe is angry at him for his going to Germany and could not forgive him easily. For this reason, Cevahir tries almost every possible way to become together with her again. On the other hand, Bilal (Firat Tanis) also loves Sukufe and doesn’t want to loose her. Thus, Cevahir and Bilal do not get along well and squabble all the time.   

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. 

Time Flies (Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman Ki)

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Original Title: Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman ki
English Title: Time Flies
Also Known As: As Time Goes By
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 120
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2010 – June 18, 2013
Production Company: D Production
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan
Screen Writer: Coskun Irmak

Synopsis
Ali Akarsu (Erkan Petekkaya) is a sea captain who is constantly away from his home in Istanbul. He has four children: Berrin (Yildiz Cagri Atiksoy), Aylin (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), Mete (Aras Bulut Iynemli), and the youngest son Osman (Emir Berke Zincidi). What keeps these four children together is Cemile (Ayca Bingol), the long time partner and wife of Ali.
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