Original Title: Alparslan Buyuk Selcuklu
English Title: Alparslan The Great Seljuks
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Action, Drama
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 8 November 2021 – Present
Production Company: Akli Film
Director: Sedat Inci
Screen Writer: Serdar Ozonalan; Emre Konuk
Filming Locations: Riva, Istanbul
The story takes place in 1048. During that time, Anatolia (today’s Turkish lands) was under the Byzantine rule. Alparslan The Great Seljuks is a spin-off from Turkish series The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice.
Alparslan (Baris Arduc) is a successful warrior who is brave, fearless and determined. He takes the name of Alp Arslan (literally Heroic Lion in Turkish) thanks to his military prowess and fighting skills.
Alparslan has been raised as an orphan since his mother was murdered by Byzantine soldiers 15 years ago. Since then, he aims to take the revenge of his mother and defeat the Byzantine Empire.
Alparslan is one of the princes of the Great Seljuks (Seljuk Melik) . His father Cagri Bey (Erdinc Gulener) is the head of Merv nomad camp while his uncle Tugrul Bey (Baris Bagci) is the sultan of the Great Seljuks. His brother Suleyman (Korel Cezayirli) is also a successful warrior just like him.
Merv nomad camp is located near the Byzantine border and is harassed by Byzantine soldiers. Women in the nomad camp are responsible for cooking and weaving carpets while men are responsible for protecting the Turks.
When Turks are attacked by Byzantine soldiers, the sultan of the Great Seljuks orders an expedition to Anatolia.
On his way to investigate the assassins, Alparslan saves the life of Turkmen girl named Akca Hatun (Fahriye Evcen). Akca Hatun is a beautiful girl who has escaped from Byzantine persecution. Out of pure coincidence, Alparslan saves her life from Byzantine soldiers and brings her to Merv nomad camp. He is impressed by her beauty and innocence at first sight.
On the other hand, the women in the Merv camp particularly Karaca Hatun (Rabia Soyturk) become suspicious of Akca Hatun. Karaca Hatun believes that Akca Hatun has many secrets and she is a traitor.
Alparslan The Great Seljuks tv series story is about Alparslan who defeats the Byzantine army in 1071 at the Battle of Manzikert and opens the doors of Anatolia to the Turks. Will Alparslan manage to open the door to new homelands for Turks? Will Alparslan find out the truth about Akca Hatun? Will Tugrul Bey make a good decision while choosing his heir?
Alparslan: The Great Seljuks Tv Series Cast
Additional Cast Members
- Korel Cezayirli as Melik Suleyman
- Rabia Soyturk as Karaca Hatun
- Sinan Tuzcu as Constantine X Doukas
- Toprak Sergen as Kekaumenos
- Uygar Ozcelik as Ibrahim Yinal
- Esila Umut as Gevher Hatun
- Zeynep Ozder as Begim Sehver
- Esra Kizildogan as Altuncan Hatun
- Betul Cobanoglu as Selcan Hatun
- Metehan Sahiner as Yannis
- Aysegul Unsal as Akinay Hatun
- Ferit Kaya as Erbasgan
- Hakan Sahin as Emir Kunduri
- Olcay Kavuzlu as Hace Dihistani
- Kutay Sungar as Atsiz Alp
- Emre Bulut as Afsin Alp
- Burak Safak as Avar Alp
- Onur Aycelik as Artuk Alp
- Burak Ali Ozkan as Sehzade Mesut
Alparslan (Baris Arduc):
Akca Hatun (Fahriye Evcen):
Cagri Bey (Erdinc Gulener):
Tugrul Bey (Baris Yagci):
Suleyman (Korel Cezayirli):
Karaca Hatun (Rabia Soyturk):
Tugrul Bozar (Yurdaer Okur):
Kekaumenos (Toprak Sergen):
Dukas (Sinan Tuzcu):
Gevher Hatun (Esila Umut):
Begim Sehver (Zeynep Ozder):
Altuncan Hatun (Esra Kizildoan):
Selcan Hatun (Betul Cobanoglu):
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