Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series

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Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series


Original Title: Istanbullu Gelin
English Title: Bride of Istanbul
Also Known As: Deur Dik en Dun
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 87
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 3, 2017 – May 31, 2019
Production Company: O3 Media
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan and Deniz Kolos
Screen Writer: Tesrik-i Mesai


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.

Esma lives happily together with her 4 sons. Now, she wishes to see the marriage of her eldest son Faruk and become a grandmother. The wife of Faruk would be the lady of the house after Esma and maintain the long-lasting family culture. For this reason, Esma wants to have a perfect bride for this role. She has someone in her mind as her prospective bride: Ipek (Dilara Aksuyek) who is the daughter of another well-known family in Bursa.

Ipek is a beautiful girl who has been in love with Faruk for a long time but does not reveal her feelings. She is a perfect bride in a lot of ways: she has good manners, seems to be silent, mature and respectful, and is willing to obey the rules of the house set by Esma. Ipek knows Esma’s intention towards her and does not refrain from showing her pleasure for being the bride of Faruk.

However, the life of Boran family changes dramatically and the Boran mansion that has been standing for almost 4 hundred years is shaken with the appearance of Suheyla (Asli Enver).

Suheyla (Asli Enver) is a young and beautiful girl who has grown up without a mother and father. She has a modest life in Istanbul and lives together with her aunt. Suheyla is a violinist, performing live at some night clubs and taking part at some commercials. She is joyful and at the same time, proud.

When Faruk comes to Istanbul for a business, out of pure coincidence, Faruk and Suheyla meet. The two get attracted by each other at first sight but Suheyla does not want to be “the toy” of this rich womanizer. She tries to be far away from Faruk but she cannot resist the destiny that brings them together.

Faruk and Suheyla fall in love with each other and understand that they cannot live apart. Without her mother’s approval, Faruk brings Suheyla to Bursa as his bride. The house is shaken by this surprise. The arrival of Suheyla, the bride from Istanbul, changes everything.

The love between Suheyla and Faruk has to face with mother Esma’s anger, the rules of the house, and at the same time, different family backgrounds. Suheyla who is grown up in a big city likes her freedom and finds it hard to adjust living in a smaller city. Faruk who is devoted to his family and traditions finds himself in middle of his wife and his mother.

In bride of istanbul tv series story, you will explore a true love story between Faruk and Suheyla that has to pass examinations from strong mother-in-law, sneaky sister-in-law, and differences due to big city-small city conflict. Will Esma eventually admit Suheyla as her bride? Will Suheyla manage to adopt her new life in a smaller city? How will bride from Istanbul change the lives of Boran family? Will Faruk continue to love Suheyla and endure all the obstacles on their way?

Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series Cast


Faruk Boran (Ozcan Deniz): Faruk is a successful businessman who comes from a wealthy family in Bursa. He manages his family business, Bus Company. He travels to Istanbul very often but at the same time, he is devoted to the traditions. He had a relationship with a young woman when he was younger but had to end it due to his mother. For this reason, he does not want to let her mother get involved in his love life.

Sureyya (Asli Enver): Sureyya is a young, beautiful, easy-going and stubborn girl who does not have a stable job. She is very helpful towards everyone and has modest life before she meets Faruk. She finds it hard to get along well with her mother-in-law.

Esma (Ipek Bilgin): Esma is the head of Boran family and has final word for everything after her husband’s death. She dedicates her life to her 4 sons. She dreams to find a perfect bride for her eldest son, Faruk. She just finds the perfect bride but is shocked when Faruk comes to the house with Sureyya. Esma believes that Sureyya is her enemy, like a snake that wants to poison her. For this reason, she tries to send Sureyya back to Istanbul where she has come from.

Fikret (Salih Bademci): Fikret is the second eldest son of the Boran family. Fikret is always at the shadow of his elder brother Faruk and tries to do his best to show his potential all the time. After his brother Faruk gets married to Sureyya, Fikret finds to opportunity to attain Ipek whom he has been in love with for a long time. His weak character is adversely affected by the fact that Ipek never responds to his love. He takes important decisions that are bad for his family.

Ipek (Dilara Aksuyek): Ipek becomes the wife of Fikret after Faruk gets married to Sureyya. She falls in love with Faruk for a long time but decides to get married to Fikret in order to enter the Boran family. She does not love Fikret and never responds to his love. Her only aim is to collaborate with Esma and send Sureyya back to Istanbul and eventually, become the lady of the Boran family after Esma.

Adem (Firat Tanis): Adem plans to get his revenge from the Boran family. He vows to get everything that Boran family owns. He is the illegitimate son of the Boran family but has been raised with difficulty far away from the wealth of Boran family.

Begum (Ozge Borak): Begum is the ex-girlfriend of Faruk. Even though Begum and Faruk wanted to get married, they could not do it due to Faruk’s mother. Begum has left everthing behind and had a new life apart from Faruk. Years later, after Faruk gets married to Sureyya, Begum returns to Bursa with a surprise. She has a son from Faruk.

Osman (Guven Murat Akpinar): Osman is the third eldest son of the Boran family. He is honest, introvert and fragile. He is secretly in love with Sureyya but never discloses his feelings towards her. He tries to forget his unrequited love and decides to get married to the woman whom Esma has consent with. He always supports Sureyya in the Boran family.

Murat (Berkay Hardal): Murat is the youngest son of Boran family. He is extrovert, carefree and womanizer. He does not care about business and wants to live how he wants.

Kiymet (Nergis Corakci): Kiymet is the mother of Ipek and a close friend of Esma. She has a dominant character at home but cannot overcome the passion of her daughter. She actually does not approve the marriage of her daughter with Fikret because she knows that her daughter has been in love with Faruk. She still continues to be her daughter’s side all the time.

Senem (Neslihan Yeldan): Senem is the aunt of Sureyya. She spends all her time in front of the TV. She does not watch her language and says frankly what she wants to say. After Sureyya becomes a bride in Bursa, she also joins her also starts to live in Bursa and open a new page in her life.

Bade (Hira Koyuncuoglu): Bade is one of the servants in the Boran mansion. She has platonic love towards Murat and for this reason, she faces with many obstacles. These challenges in her life will make her more fragile and weak.

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  1. Oh no. Someone just spoiled the ending for me. Shouldn’t have read. Only on episode 18.

  2. When did Esms & Garip get married? Did I miss something?

  3. I would like answers to the questions above. What happens to Murat and why is it showing Yaz saying her mother killed her grandma.

  4. Salaam Aleikum.
    My friend/sister convinced me to watch this series on Netflix and I was intrigued with the acting, storyline and scenery. I was totally disappointed with the way season one ended, though I felt it was fitting that they both seemed to die at the same time. (like Romeo and Juliet). Then I heard that there were seasons 2&3. After searching everywhere, I found seasons 2&3 on You Tube. Disappointed that they are without subtitles or English translation/interpretation.
    I watched season 2 trying to follow the storyline until I turned on Closed Captions (cc) automatic Turkish which I translated to English using Google translator. A lot of work, and severely slowed down the process. Frustrated, I kept trying to find Season 2 with English subtitles, and finally was rewarded.
    I have to admit that knowing the actual English words that were being exchanged by the characters made the series even ore interesting,. Worth the effort, I don’t want to spoil anyone’s surprise so, I wont tell the ending, I would just encourage you to watch, and to petition Netflix to provide Season 2 with English subtitles,.

    Yusuf and Havva’s love story should have been celebrated with a better ending. Instead, the bad people continually triumphed,. The writers missed many opportunities to deepen the storylines, and highlight the importance of working together as a couple (team), in order deal with problems successfully.

    The chemistry between Murat and Birce is undeniable. Yusuf is Arrogant and Compassionate at the same time, and only Havva seem to be able to match his arrogance with her own confidence and street smarts.

    If you have watched Season 2 – let’s talk about it.

  5. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the Bride of Istanbul (the Turkish Drama) based on a true story. Watched episodes 1 thru 203, where are the rest of the episodes to lead up to a final ending. What happened to Murat and Bade? These two actors and the roles they played made story much more interesting (love life, their education, and their family background). All the actors and the director are superb. Hopefully, more English subtitled episodes will be shared on YouTube to have a final ending to this true story.

  6. Beautiful love story, it deserve an Oscar in Hollywood.

  7. Plzz can anyone tell where to watch this drama with eng subs will love to watch it….its a kind request.
    Hoping for an erly reply.

    • Mauwenna Nessworthy

      Hi Fatima I live in Cape Town South Africa and just watched till the end.Go to YouTube and type in search bar bride of istanbul with engish subtitles ( all in lower case) a group of episodes will come up and go to the box with Faruk and Suraya that shows FINAL 179 videos click on it and all the episodes are shown on the right hand side.I also struggled.At tge bottom of the screen tge cc sign must show if that cc sign does not show then you will have to search “how to add English subtitles on YouTube videos” My name is Mauwenna

  8. Love this show so much ❤️
    Can the rest of the episodes have English subtitles plz 🙏🏻

  9. Best of turkish drama, actors amazing

    Murat & Bade. What happened to them at all?

    • I watched it by going to YouTube and typing Search. Then I typed the name of the show with the English subtitles next to it.(very important) as there are other language options. It should bring up the episodes out of order. There is a big black circle with the name of the show in it.Click this circle and it formats the episodes in numerical order. Good luck!

  10. Hello
    We started watching this beautiful amazing movie Bride of Istanbul
    We watched from episode 1 till episode 150
    But we can’t find the rest episodes
    It says I goes to 180
    They where all with English subtitles that was great but where is the rest of episodes
    There is some episodes all over the place in Spanish
    We find understand Spanish
    It is very frustrating looking for the rest episodes
    We where watching it on YouTube
    What a waste of time very upset and disappointed
    Now we keep looking to find a movie but to make sure there is all the episodes

    • This is the best of my Turkish shows so far. I watched it in YouTube using the English subtitles. I am hopelessly in love with Oscan Deniz and his extremely charismatic performance. His portrayal of a man deeply in love is the sexiest thing to see. I also think Asli Enver was a perfect match and is also a great actress.❤️❤️❤️❤️

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