Lodestar (Coban Yildizi) Tv Series

Lodestar (Coban Yildizi) Tv Series

Details
Original Title: Coban Yildizi
English Title: Lodestar
Also Known As: Venus
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 17
Broadcast Network: Fox TV
Broadcast Period: March 2, 2017 – June 22, 2017
Production Company: Most Production
Director: Gul Oguz
Screen Writer: Gulizar Irmak

Synopsis
Zuhre (Selin Sekerci) is a young and beautiful girl who lives in Nigde (the city in the middle of Turkey). She is forced to get married to an old man and brought to Cappadoccia for her forced wedding.

Zuhre objects to this marriage and does not want to get married despite her father’s promise. On her way towards Cappadoccia, she manages to run away from her father and meets Seyit (Sukru Ozyildiz).

Seyit is a young man who lives in Cappadoccia and works as a stone master. He is honest, brave and devoted to moral values. He lives together with her grandparents, mother and sister. He tries to do his best to support his family after his father has left them for another woman and moved to Istanbul.

Seyit helps Zuhre even though he cannot understand why this young woman is stranded in the middle of an express road. While he is giving her a ride to the nearest bus station, they meet Zuhre’s father. Seyit cannot do anything to protect Zuhre and lets her go with her father.

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Selim Bayraktar

Selim Bayraktar Actor

Profile
Name: Selim Bayraktar
Birthdate: June 17, 1975
Birthplace: Kirkuk, Iraq
Height: 171 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Hacettepe University State Conservatory Theatre (Hacettepe Universitesi Devlet Konservatuari Tiyatro Bolumu)
Spouse: Bihter Bayraktar (m.2005)
Other: Selim Bayraktar is a son of a Turkish father who went to Iraq for working at an oil company and a Turkmen mother who was living in Kirkuk, Iraq. He stayed in Kirkuk, Iraq until he was 12 years old and migrated to Turkey with his family. He started to be interested in theatre while he was going to high school. He worked in Diyarbakir State Theatre and Antalya State Theatre. He became very popular with his role Sumbul Agha in a popular Turkish drama Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil).

Notable Works
2006 – 2007 Bridge (Kopru) (as Erdal)
2009 – 2010 Beyond the Clouds (Bir Bulut Olsam) (as Mahmut Pasa)
2009 – A Step into the Darkness (Buyuk Oyun) (Movie)
2011 – 2014 Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) (as Sumbul Aga)
2014 – Love Resembles You (Ask Sana Benzer) (as Aykut) (Movie)
2014 – Red (Kirmizi) (as Gokhan) (Movie)
2015 – Night of the June (Gecenin Kralicesi) (as Hakan)
2015 – The Jungle (Orman) (as Omar) (Short Movie)

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Shubat (Subat) Tv Series

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Details
Original Title: Subat
English Title: Shubat
Also Known As:
Genre: Crime, Drama
Episodes: 32
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2012 – May 30, 2013
Production Company: Eflatun Film
Director: A. Volkan Kocaturk
Screen Writer: Funda Alp

Synopsis
Subat is a young boy who was left to an orphanage on February and given a name of Subat – which means February in Turkish. While he is staying at orphanage, he is subjected to experiments that give him superpowers.

One day, there starts a fire at the orphanage and 17 orphans die. Subat’s face is partially burned in a fire and he is rescued by a homeless guy named Mr. Aziz (Musa Uzunlar). Aziz lives at the tunnels of Istanbul and makes a living by collecting waste. He saves the life of Subat and starts to raise him in a secluded place after discovering his superpowers.

15 years later, Subat (Alican Yucesoy) becomes a young guy with a scar in his face. He lives happily with Aziz and his friend Saltuk (Tansu Bicer) at the tunnels of Istanbul. They have an isolated life from ordinary people and for this reason; they draw attention on public places. They are street dwellers and assumed to be criminal even if they do not do anything wrong.

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Melisa Sozen

Melisa Sozen Turkish Actress

Profile
Name: Melisa Sozen
Birthdate: July 6, 1985
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 169 cm (5′ 7″)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Education: Pera High School of Fine Arts Theatre (Pera Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi Tiyatro Bolumu)
Spouse: Alican Yucesoy (m. 2013 – 2014)
Other: Melisa Sozen started her acting career when she was 14 years old with her role in a musical named Hurmuz With Seven Husbands (Yedi Kocali Hurmuz). She made her debut with her role in Turkish Movie Wish Me Luck (Bana Sans Dile). She became popular with her role in popular Turkish drama The Rose and The Thorn (Cemberimde Gul Oya). Melisa Sozen also presented The Woman Who Saves The World (Dunyayi Kurtaran Kadin) in 2008 which was an informative TV program about environment at TV channel NTV.

Notable Works
1997 – Father’s House (Baba Evi)
2000 – Love is a Beautiful Thing (Ask Guzel Seydir) (as Ayten) (Movie)
2001 – Wish Me Luck (Bana Sans Dile) (as Tuba) (Movie)
2001 – April Rain (Nisan Yagmuru) (as Nilufer)
2001 – New Life (Yeni Hayat) (as Ozgur)
2002 – Vine Mansion (Asmali Konak)
2002 – That is Inside (Icerideki) (as Zeynep / Cansu) (Movie)

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The Fugitive (Kacak) Tv Series

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Details
Original Title: Kacak
English Title: The Fugitive
Also Known As:
Genre: Action, Mystery
Episodes: 52
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 24, 2013 – February 3, 2015
Production Company: Surec Film
Director: A. Volkan Kocaturk
Screen Writer: Zulkuf Yucel, Hurer Ebeoglu

Synopsis
Serhat (Gurkan Uygun) is a cop who works for a mafia undercover. The cruel mafia leader Ismet (Mustafa Avkiran) considers Serhat as his own child but cannot forgive him after learning his true identity. Serhat kills the son of a cruel mafia leader while trying to save his own life and escapes to a small town.

Serhat starts to live in Sivas-Divrigi that is a small Anatolian town. He tries to escape from his past and changes his identity. He starts to use a different name, Ahmet and hides his true identity.

8 years later, Serhat has a calm family life as a café owner. He is married to Nurgul (Ozlem Yilmaz) for 7 years and has a little son. He has a happy marriage far away from his dark past. Everybody in the town even his lovely wife Nurgul knows nothing about his past.

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Berk Hakman

Berk Hakman Turkish Actor

Profile
Name: Berk Hakman
Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 178 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Akdeniz University Tourism (Akdeniz Universitesi Turizm Isletmeciligi) (drop-out); Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory Theatre (Mimar Sinan Universitesi Devlet Konservatuari Tiyatro)
Other: Berk Hakman’s father is a dentist and singer Ataman Hakman. His parents are of Albanian descent. Berk Hakman has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old. While he was going to high school, he started to play keyboard instruments, trumpet and bass guitar.
Berk Hakman started his acting career with his role in a movie named School (Okul). Berk Hakman knows English and French.

Notable Works
2003 – School (Okul) (as Ersin) (Movie)
2005 – Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar) (as Hristo)
2005 – Dawn (Seher Vakti) (as Davut)
2006 – What is Fate? (Felek Ne Demek?) (as Seyda)
2006 – 2007 Past Times (Hatirla Sevgili) (as Deniz Karayel)
2006 – Janjan (as Janjan Sadik) (Movie)
2006 – Hidden Faces (Sakli Yuzler) (as Ismail) (Movie)
2009 – 2010 Es Es (as Tercan)

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Begum Birgoren

Begum Birgoren Turkish Actress

Profile
Name: Begum Birgoren
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 166 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Fenerbahce High School (Fenerbahce Lisesi); Bahcesehir University Communication Design (Bahcesehir Universitesi Gorsel Sanatlar ve Gorsel Iletisim Tasarimi)
Other: Begum Birgoren’s father is an economist and her mother is a teacher. Her mother is of Cherkes descent. Begum Birgoren started to attend to Mujdat Gezen Art Center seminars while she was 13 years old. She made her debut with her role Ayse at popular Turkish drama Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar). She became the lead actress with her role Melike at Turkish drama Dawn (Seher Vakti).

Notable Works
1997 – Besibiryerde
2003 – Battery Operated Doll (Pilli Bebek)
2004 – Elflock (Arapsaci)
2004 – Blue Necklace (Mavi Kolye) (as Nil)
2005 – Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar) (as Ayse)
2005 – Dawn (Seher Vakti) (as Melike)
2005 – Whatever You Wish (Sen Ne Dilersen) (as Eleni) (Movie)
2007 – 2008 Black Snake (Kara Yilan) (as Elvan)

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Gonul Tv Series (Hatirla Gonul)

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Details
Original Title: Hatirla Gonul
English Title: Gonul
Also Known As: Remember Gonul
Genre: Melodrama, Thriller, Romance
Episodes: 13
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: October 11, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Production Company: Most Production
Director: Neslihan Yesilyurt
Screen Writer: Berkun Oya (Script advisor); Deniz Yesilgun, Esra Cetek,

Synopsis
Gonul (Gokce Bahadir) is a young woman who has been raised in an orphanage. She becomes a successful surgical nurse and lives by herself in a cozy house in Istanbul. She has been engaged with Tekin (Onur Saylak) who works at the same hospital as a successful brain surgeon and plans to get married to him soon.

Tekin comes from a wealthy family and has everything in this life except love. He tries to overcome his own traumatic past and for this reason, needs Gonul’s love and support. He seems to be perfect in every aspect but in fact, he has some physiological problems that he hides from everyone.

Gonul and Tekin start to make preparations for their wedding. Tekin’s father does not approve this marriage because he thinks that an orphan Gonul is not a proper bride for their wealthy and prestigious family. Despite his disapproval, Gonul and Tekin do not want to end their relationship and aim to be happy together.

While Gonul goes to her wedding dress rehearsal, Tekin’s ex-girlfriend appears all of a sudden and tells Gonul some disturbing secrets about Tekin. The ex-girlfriend tries to persuade Gonul to stay far away from Tekin and tries to explain that Tekin is a very dangerous man.

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Selen Ozturk

Selen Ozturk Turkish Actress

Profile
Name: Selen Ozturk
Birthdate: July 23, 1980
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 170 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Hacettepe State Conservatory (Hacettepe Devlet Konservatuvari)
Other: Selen Ozturk’s mother is of Cyprus descent and her father comes from Usak, Turkey. After graduation, she moved to Istanbul and worked at various theatres such as Theatre Cat (Tiyatro Kedi), Theatre House of Game (Tiyatro Oyun) and Oyun Atolyesi. Selen Ozturk knows playing piano and guitar. She made her debut with Gulfem role in a popular Turkish drama Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil).

Notable Works
2002 – Their Love Stayed at Aegean (Asklari Ege’de Kaldi) (Movie)
2006 – Don’t Let the Songs Keep Silent (Sarkilar Susmasin)
2007 – Black Snake (Kara Yilan) (as Asiye)
2008 – Once Upon a Time (Bir Varmis Bir Yokmus) (as Sema)
2009 – Eternal (Sonsuz) (as Ayten) (Movie)
2011 – 2014 Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) (as Gulfem Hatun)

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Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin)

Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series

Details
Original Title: Istanbullu Gelin
English Title: Bride of Istanbul
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 14+
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 3, 2017–
Production Company: O3 Media
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan and Deniz Kolos
Screen Writer: Tesrik-i Mesai

Synopsis
Bride of Istanbul Turkish drama is based on a true story.

Faruk (Ozcan Deniz) is a rich, charismatic and successful businessman who lives in Bursa (a city located at the south of Istanbul). He is the eldest son of the wealthy Boran family that is well-known and respected all over Bursa. His mother Esma (Ipek Bilgin) has a dominant personality who wants to control everyone at the house. Esma not only controls the servants at the house but also wants to say the final word regarding the lives of her 4 sons: Faruk (Ozcan Deniz), Fikret (Salih Bademci), Osman (Guven Murat Akpinar), Murat (Berkay Hardal).

Faruk is strong enough to oppose his mother’s wishes when it is needed. Fikret, on the other hand, wants to please her mother all the time in order to win her approval. He is jealous of his brother Faruk who is the head of the family business for being the eldest and the most favorite son of the family. Osman, on the other hand, is very silent, introvert and fragile. He is keen on books and does not want to be involved in family business. Lastly, Murat is the youngest son of the family who is extrovert, womanizer and carefree.

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