Alparslan: The Great Seljuks Tv Series

Alparslan: The Great Seljuks Tv Series


Original Title: Alparslan Buyuk Selcuklu
English Title: Alparslan The Great Seljuks
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Action, Drama
Episodes: 27+
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):

He is 20-year-old man who is a very good warrior and a master of the archery. His father is Cagri Bey and his uncle is Tugrul Bey. He is brave, strong, determined and fearless. When he bumps into Akca Hatun, he falls in love with her at first sight. He is impressed by her beauty and innocence.

Akca Hatun (Fahriye Evcen):

She is a beautiful Turkmen girl. Even though she is the daughter of Nizamulmulk, she has been raised by Byzantine commander Kekaumenos. She was told that her parents were murdered by the Great Seljuks and for this reason, she was encouraged to take the revenge of her parents. However, she learns the truth about her parents and starts to work for the Seljuks to destroy the Byzantine Empire.

Cagri Bey (Erdinc Gulener):

He is the father of Alparslan, Suleyman, Begim Sehver and Gevher. He is the older brother of Tugrul Bey, who is the sultan of the Great Seljuks. He is a powerful man who is responsible for protecting the borders of the Great Seljuks. His wife Benice Hatun was killed by Byzantines years ago. Now, he is married to Selcan Hatun.

Tugrul Bey (Baris Yagci):

He is the sultan of the Great Seljuks. He is one of the two founding rulers of the Great Seljuks and manages to expand the territory of the state. He has been married to Altuncan Hatun but has no children. Because of that reason, he has to choose one of his nephews as his heir. He wants to see Alparslan as the next sultan of the Great Seljuks.

Suleyman (Korel Cezayirli):

He is Alparslan’s older brother. He is married to Karaca Hatun and tries his best to please his wife’s greed and passion. He sometimes feels jealous of his brother’s bravery. He hopes to become the heir of Tugrul Bey.

Karaca Hatun (Rabia Soyturk):

She is a beautiful young women who comes from the Ghaznavid dynasty. She is married to Suleyman. Her brother is Tugrul Bozar who is the sultan of Ghaznavid Empire. In order to establish a peace between the Great Seljuks and The Ghaznavid dynasty, she accepts to get married to the son of the Great Seljuks. She is very passionate and jealous.

Tugrul Bozar (Yurdaer Okur):

He is the sultan of Ghaznavid Empire. He is married to Gevher Hatun who is the daughter of Cagri Bey in order to establish a peace between the Great Seljuks and The Ghaznavid Empire. He has close relationships with Byzantine Empire in order to dominate over Anatolia.

Kekaumenos (Toprak Sergen):

He is a Byzantine commander and the father of Yannis. Years ago, he killed Alparslan’s mother and now, he becomes one of the enemies of Alparslan.

Dukas (Sinan Tuzcu):

He is a Byzantine commander.

Gevher Hatun (Esila Umut):

She is the daughter of Cagri Bey and is married to Tugrul Bozar.

Begim Sehver (Zeynep Ozder):

She is the daughter of Cagri Bey.

Altuncan Hatun (Esra Kizildoan):

She is the wife of Tugrul Bey.

Selcan Hatun (Betul Cobanoglu):

She is the wife of Cagri Bey.

External Links
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