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Don’t Let The Kids Know (Cocuklar Duymasin)

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Original Title: Cocuklar Duymasin
English Title: Don’t Let the Kids Know
Also Known As: Family Links (English)
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 126; 35+
Broadcast Network: ATV, Star TV, TGRT
Broadcast Period: September 30, 2001-June 3, 2005; August 5, 2010 –
Production Company: Mint Production
Director: Raşit Çelikezer
Screen Writer: Birol Güven
 
Synopsis
Meltem (Pinar Altug) and Haluk (Tamer Karadagli) have been married for 16 years and have two children: Emre (Furkan Kizilay) and Duygu (Aysecan Tatari/Hayal Garip). Although they are married for a long time, they still manage to turn the minor upsets of married life into major disasters and continually accuse each other in this respect. They squabble all the time and frequently speak of divorce but at the end, they always back down. The characters of the drama is very colourful: Haluk is quite feudal and jealous, Meltem is a working wife trying to maintain her independence in the marriage, Haluk’s colleague Selami (Ozgur Ozan) does whatever his wife says so he is labeled as being a “light man”, Selami’s wife Gonul (Zeyno Gunenc) who is called by Haluk as being the “dominant aunt” is a close friend of Meltem and Haluk’s boss Ismail is a womanizer and so on.

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Farewell Rumelia (Elveda Rumeli)

Farewell Rumelia (Elveda Rumeli) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Elveda Rumeli
English Title: Farewell Rumelia
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Comedy
Episodes: 83
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 20, 2007 – October 19, 2009
Production Company: Adam Film
Director: Serdar Akar
Screen Writer: Ali Can Yaras, Ozge Efendioglu, Nuran Evren Sit
Synopsis
Rumeli which literally means ‘The Land of the Romans’ is the name given by Turks to the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Balkans. The ‘Roman’ refers to in that is not the citizen of Roman Empire. It is the respectful Turkish tag given to Orthodox Christians.
Farewell Rumeli (Elveda Rumeli) is a comedy/drama series that nostalgically reminisces the period that would see the collapse of the Ottoman Empire through the ordinary lives of the members of a Turkish family in Macedonia. Ramiz (Erdal Ozyagcilar), his wife Fatma (Sebnem Sonmez) and their five daughters live barely in a small village affiliated to Pursican county of Macedonia in 1896. Ramiz works as a milkman and wants nothing more than to find appropriate grooms for his precious daughters. He wants to live the rest of his life quietly and at peace with the world. However, ensuing events shows us that his modest wish would never come true. His eldest daughter Hatice (Gulcin Santircioglu) is in love with the county’s poor tailor Hasan (Tuna Orhan). Younger daughter Zarife (Filiz Ahmet) meets teacher Aleks (Ertan Saban) and wants to get married although they come from socially different backgrounds. Middle sister Vahide (Berrak Tuzunatac) comes across Doctor Mustafa (Tolgahan Sayisman) who survives from the police raid in Istanbul and makes his way to Macedonia to hide.

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Second Spring (Ikinci Bahar)

Second Spring (Ikinci Bahar) Turkish Tv Series

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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.

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The Foreign Groom (Yabanci Damat)

Yabanci damat - The Foreign Groom Tv Series

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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: 106
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.

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The Large Family (Genis Aile)

The Large Family (Genis Aile) Tv Series

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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.

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