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Aliye (Aliye)

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Original Title: Aliye
English Title: Aliye
Also Known As: Alia (Arabic)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Episodes: 76
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2004 – October 17, 2006
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Kudret Sabanci
Screen Writer: Guliz Kucur, Mehmet Bilal, Yildiz Tunc
 
Synopsis
Aliye (Sanem Celik) has two beautiful children but an unhappy marriage. She lives in a big house with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law. When Aliye discovers that her husband Sinan (Halit Ergenc) is cheating on her with a younger chick, she decides to leave the house and go to her uncle’s house in Istanbul. She takes her two kids with her but Sinan follows her to the train station and manages to take their son away from her. Aliye starts a new life in Istanbul with his uncle Feyyaz (Ilhan Sesen) and at the same time struggles to get her son from Sinan. She tries to keep away from her ex-husband but Sinan still loves her and wants to be with her again. Although Aliye wants nothing more than to forget about her past and live the rest of her life quietly with her children, she comes across a new love. As the series goes on, Aliye and a young/promising doctor Deniz (Nejat Isler) become attracted to each other.

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Beyond the Clouds (Bir Bulut Olsam)

Beyond the Clouds (Bir Bulut Olsam) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Bir Bulut Olsam
English Title: Beyond the Clouds
Also Known As: Da sam oblak, Bır bult bolsam, If Only I Were A Cloud
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 29
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: February 23, 2009 – December 24, 2009
Production Company: Tims Production
Director: Ulas Inan Inac
Screen Writer: Meral Okay

Synopsis
Dr. Serdar (Engin Altan Duzyatan), who has worked in the health programs of the UN in the hot spots of the world for ten years, comes to Guzelyurt, a border village that is located in a mined area. He starts to work as doctor in this village at the same time tries to clean the mined area with volunteers.

Shortly after he is settled into his new home, he meets Narin (Melisa Sozen) who is a fragile girl and experiences a lot of oppression because of the diseased love of Mustafa (Engin Akyurek).

Dr. Serdar and his mother find out the tragedy Narin is facing and endeavor to save her from the torture she is experiencing. However, it will be very hard to convince Mustafa who loves Narin with a sick passion. Additionally, the story will be more complicated when Serdar and Narin draw closer.

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Bitter Life (Aci Hayat)

Bitter Life (Aci Hayat) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Aci Hayat
English Title: Bitter Life
Also Known As: Tears of Roses (English), Dumou3 Al Ward (Arabic), Gor’kaq zhiuzni (Russia), Jeta e hidhur (Albania), Life Is Suffering
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 59
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: December 14, 2005 – June 22, 2007
Production Company: Sinegraf
Director: Abdulkadir Ceylan Ede
Screen Writer: Aybars Bora Kahyaoglu, Soner Pehlevan, Tangul Sinav, Atilla Engin, Isa Yildiz

Synopsis
Mehmet (Kenan Imirzalioglu) is a poor guy who is desperately in love with Nermin (Selin Demiratar), from his neighborhood. He works as a welder in a shipyard while Nermin is a manicurist in one of the well known coiffeurs. Their only aim is to get married and have a nice home. Thus, they try to get rid of poverty by working harder each day.

But, no matter how hard they try, they just never earn enough money to realize their dream of getting married and having a nice home. When Nermin gets in a term losing the hope of happiness, she comes across one of the playboys of Istanbul, Ender (Oguz Galeli). She starts to get closer to the glamorous life of Ender and edges away from the love of her life; Mehmet. She leaves her old poor life and her only real love behind and starts a new life in richness with Ender.

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Black Snake (Karayilan)

Black Snake (Karayilan) Tv Series

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Original Title: Karayilan
English Title: Black Snake
Also Known As: Al Hob wal Harb (Arabic)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: November 19, 2007 – May 6, 2008
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cem Akyoldas, Feride Kaytan
Screen Writer: Aycan Giritlioglu

Synopsis
After fulfilling his 7-year military duty before World War I, Memed (Bulent Inal) returns to his village in Antep (a city in the southern Turkey) as tired and defeated. Antep is under invasion by the British army and gangs wander around, taking advantage of the situation.

Although Memed’s father wants him to administer the tribe and fight together with young people, Memed doesn’t want to fight anymore: he wants to be the shepherd Memed, not the hero. He refuses to carry guns and struggles to avoid returning to a life of violence, but ensuing events don’t let him realize this decision. Due to injustice and cruelty, Memed takes the gun again and acquires the heroic name Karayilan (Black Snake).

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Bullet Wound (Kursun Yarasi)

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Original Title: Kursun Yarasi
English Title: Bullet Wound
Also Known As:
Genre: History, Romance
Episodes: 60
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2003 – February 7, 2005
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Ozer Kiziltan
Screen Writer: Ayhan Sonyurek, Ilker Arslan, Cuneyt Bolak, Deniz Kamaci
 
Synopsis
Halil (Berdan Mardini) is an intrepid and righteous young man. He works as a porter at the port and has an honest life. One day, his blind father has become indebted for a large sum and wants to give Halil’s sister to the lender as payment. In order to save his sister’s life, Halil gets involved in the smuggling business. During that time, he meets Gulsum (Gercek Buyuk Saglar) who is a young woman and works as a belly dancer. They fall in love with each other but their love is affected by newly assigned district governor. This idealist patriotic young man, Cemal (Bulent Inal), is also struck by the beauty of Gulsum. Now, Gulsum is caught between the love and struggle of these two powerful men.

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Burned Cocoon (Yanik Koza)

Burn Cocoon (Yanik Koza) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Yanik Koza
English Title: Burned Cocoon
Also Known As: Ramad Al Hob (Arabic)
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 68
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: April 6, 2005 – February 21, 2007
Production Company: Limon Yapim
Director: Mesude Erarslan, Murat Saracoglu
Screen Writer: Ipek Aksoy (story), Ertan Kurtulan

Synopsis
Celebi family is a wellknown and respected family in Bursa (the city in western Turkey). The eldest son, Galip (Yavuz Bingol) runs the family business which is based on textile. Galip is married to Hanzade (Basak Koklukaya) and has a son named Omerasaf. Hanzade is a lovely young woman who has a secret that she cannot tell even Galip about.

This secret has haunted her for most of her life and is a heavy burden on her shoulders. Although Hanzade has concealed the secret about her family for ten years, out of pure coincidence, Galip discovers this secret. An unforgettable tragedy transforms Galip’s life so radically that he will never be able to go back to the way he used to live and his whole life will change.

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Coming Home (Sila)

Coming Home (Sila) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Sila
English Title: Coming Home
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 79
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: 15 September 2006 – September 20, 2008
Production Company: FM Yapim
Director: Gul Oguz
Screen Writer: Sema Ergenekon, Eylem Canpolat, Gul Oguz

Synopsis
Sila (Cansu Dere) is born in the Southeastern city of Turkey, Mardin. When her father, Celil (Menderes Samancilar), could no longer afford to keep his daughter, he gives her away to a rich family in İstanbul. Sila grows up in a much higher and wealthier status than her real parents. One day, her real brother Azad (Cemal Toktas) falls in love with the sister of agha and kidnaps her.

The village is very strict to their customs, which includes to either kill the runaways, kill the parents of the runaways, or to have the agha marry the runaway’s sister. In this case, it is decided that long-forgotten sister Sila will be married to agha, Boran (Mehmet Akif Alakurt). In order to save her brother’s life, Sila accepts to get married Boran whom she doesn’t know.

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Never Ending Song – Endless Song (Bitmeyen Sarki)

Never Ending Song - Endless Song Tv Series (Bitmeyen Sarki)

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Original Title: Bitmeyen Sarki
English Title: Endless Song
Also Known As: Never Ending Song, أغنية الحب, Kënga e Pambaruar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 32
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: August 23, 2010 – April 26, 2011
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Yasemin Turkmenli
Screen Writer: Deniz Akcay, Onur Ugras

Synopsis
Feraye (Berguzar Korel) doesn’t believe in beautiful days, people, and miracles. Her ultimate aim in this life is to find her son who was taken away from her by force 8 years ago. Although she works as a singer in a night club, she manages to maintain her innocence. She is a beautiful, young and decent girl in her difficult and dark world. One day, in order to save her workplace, she reluctantly accepts an invitation to dinner on a luxury yacht with a powerful businessman.

However, dinner doesn’t go on according to plan and Feraye has to jump into the sea. On the verge of death, she is saved by a young man, Yaman (Bulent Inal). This accident which is the beginning of the hope for a greater love changes both the life of Feraye and Yaman.

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Ezel (Ezel)

Ezel Tv Series

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Original Title: Ezel
English Title: Ezel
Also Known As: Ezel – Bosszú mindhalálig (Hungary)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Episodes: 71
Broadcast Network: ATV, Show TV
Broadcast Period: September 28, 2009 – June 21, 2011
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Uluc Bayraktar
Screen Writer: Kerem Deren, Pinar Bulut

Synopsis
Omer (Ismail Filiz) works as a motor mechanic and has a comfortable lower middle-class life. He totally trusts his best friends, Ali (Baris Falay) and Cengiz (Yigit Ozsener). When he meets Eysan (Cansu Dere), he falls in love with her. After returning from military duty, he proposes to Eysan. However, the day after he proposes to Eysan, he is blamed for robbery and murder, while his friends Ali, Cengiz and his love Eysan gets away with millions of dollars ungratefully.

Betrayed by his trusted friends and the woman he loves, Omer ends up in jail where he meets Ramiz (Tuncel Kurtiz) who will change his life forever. Ramiz is a powerful mafia type figure who sees Omer like one of his sons, and gives him some protection. After 8 years in prison, with the help of Ramiz, Omer escapes the jail by using a riot in the prison.

Everybody believes that Omer has died in the middle of the chaos but in reality he undergoes an extreme plastic surgery. He gets his face fixed and also changes his voice and his body so that he can take revenge. He creates a new identity and acquaints himself as Ezel (eternity in Turkish). Omer returns as Ezel (Kenan Imirzalioglu) to exact his vengeance.

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Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu)

Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu) Tv Series Poster

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Original Title: Aski Memnu
English Title: Forbidden Love
Also Known As: Lubire Ascunsa (Romania), Al Ashq IL Mamnou (Arabic), Al 3eshk Al Mamno3 (Arabic), Strasti Orijenta (Hrvatski); Amor Prohibido (Spanish), Ishq E Memnu (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 79
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 4, 2008 – June 24, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoglu

Synopsis
Adnan (Selcuk Yontem) lives in one of the most important shore houses in Istanbul with his two children, a relative’s son Behlül (Kivanc Tatlitug), and his children’s half-french nanny. When Adnan meets Bihter (Beren Saat), he suddenly falls in love with her.

Bihter is also a socialite couple’s daughter. She wants to get revenge from her mother, Firdevs (Nebahat Cehre), because her father had died whilst catching her mother cheating on him. Therefore, she decides to marry Adnan, an older, rich and successful guy, because she thinks that by this way she can prevent her mother from marrying him. Although there is a huge age difference and although Firdevs and Adnan’s daughter Nihal (Hazal Kaya) don’t want this marriage, Bihter and Adnan eventually get married.

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