Drama

Menekse and Halil (Menekse ile Halil)

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Original Title: Menekse ile Halil
English Title: Menekse and Halil
Also Known As: Mirna & Khalil (Arabic), Miran wa Khalil (Arabic), Menekse si Halil (Romania)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 36
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 7, 2007 – May 24, 2008
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Uluc Bayraktar
Screen Writer: Melek Gencoglu, Ece Yorenc

Synopsis
Menekse (Sedef Avci) and Halil (Kivanc Tatlitug) work at the same patisserie and love each other. Their love is so profound, strong and pure. Halil is a Bosnian young man who has a secret that he cannot tell even Menekse about. This secret has haunted him for most of his life and is a heavy burden on his shoulders.

Menekse, on the other hand, is a 20-year old Turkish girl who lives with her family. Menekse conceals their relationship from her family because her father is very conservative. Her father, Hasan (Mehmet Cevik), uses forces her to marry one of their fellow citizens, Mustafa (Hasan Kucukcetin) who offers a lot of money in return.

Menekse and Halil don’t give up their love, even if they are separated from each other. They escape to Istanbul leaving everything behind. However, their story becomes more complicated when Menekse’s husband Mustafa and her brother Kadir (Caner Candarlı) arrive in Istanbul too in order to find them.

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Moment of Farewell (Elveda Derken) Tv Series

Moment of Farewell (Elveda Derken) Tv Series

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Original Title: Elveda Derken
English Title: Moment of Farewell
Also Known As: A Farewell Moment (English), Lahzat Wadaa (Arabic), Înainte de sfarsit (Romania), Sylzi nad Bosfora (Bulgarian)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 51
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: March 21, 2007 – June 18, 2008
Production Company: Yagmur Ajans
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ozgur Evren Hepturk
Filming Locations: Turkey

Synopsis
Lale (Ece Uslu) is a pediatrician and has a very happy family. She deeply loves her author husband Ege (Sinan Sumer) and her two little daughters. But her happy life changes when she is diagnosed a deadly terminal disease, a tumor in her brain.

Lale thinks that the best thing is leaving her family behind before her illness relapses. Therefore, she secretly leaves, files for divorce and keeps away as a sick woman while she is under treatment from doctor Ates (Gokhan Tepe) who is her close friend.

Ege doesn’t understand what is happening and thinks that Lale leaves him because she loves Ates. For this reason, he immediately marries Zeynep (Burcu Kara), the house teacher of his daughters.

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Night of June (Haziran Gecesi) Tv Series

Night of June (Haziran Gecesi) Tv Series

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Original Title: Haziran Gecesi
English Title: Night of June
Also Known As: Havin (Romania), Havin – Doua vieti, o dragoste (Romania), Iunskaya Nochi (Russia)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 62
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2004 – February 20, 2006
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Andac Haznedaroglu
Screen Writer: Mahinur Ergun
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Synopsis
Havin (Naz Elmaz) is a 23-year old girl who goes to university. She lives with her friend but they struggle for money to pay the rent and other expenses. Therefore, Havin accepts to be hostess at a party.

In the party, she comes across Baran (Ozcan Deniz) who turns her life upside down. Havin and Baran fall completely into each other. They become very close together and plan to be married.

However, as they are on the way for the wedding, they have a car accident. Both survive the crash but Havin is injured badly. Baran’s mother Kumru (Nebahat Cehre) makes a deal that she will save Havin if Havin leaves Baran and goes away from his life.

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Rebellious (Asi)

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Original Title: Asi
English Title: Rebellious
Also Known As: Rebel (English), Asi. Impotriva Destinului (Romania), Gordata Asi (Bulgaria), Assi (Arabic), 3asi (Arabic), Perla Orientu, Pride and Love, Vaccine
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 71
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: October 26, 2007 – June 19, 2009
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cevdet Mercan
Screen Writer: Gul Dirican, Nese Cehiz, Bilal Babaoglu, Sebnem Citak, Sertac Ergin

Synopsis
After years of absence, Demir (Murat Yildirim) heads back to his hometown Antakya, as a businessman. In Antakya, he remembers the death of his mother who drowned herself in the river after losing her job. Demir holds Kozcuoglu family responsible for the suicide of his mother. Kozcuoglu family owns a prominent farm in Antakya for three generations. The owner Ihsan Kozcuoglu (Cetin Tekindor) and his daughter Asi (Tuba Buyukustun) do their best to keep their farm alive. When Demir encounters Asi, he is immediately drowned to her without knowing that she comes from Kozcuoglu family. He decides to move his business to Antakya and then the story begins.

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Love In Exile (Aska Surgun – Slave to Love)

Love In Exile - Slave to Love (Aska Surgun) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Aska Surgun
English Title: Slave to Love
Also Known As: Love In Exile
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 53
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: Marc 7, 2005 – June 5, 2006
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cemal San
Screen Writer: Deniz Sertbarut, Baris Pirhasan, Cüneyt Bolak

Synopsis
Azizoglu family migrates to the big city of Istanbul from the village of Eastern Turkey because of the blood feud with the Sahvar family. Thanks to this migration, Hazar Azizoglu (Mahsun Kirmizigul) has been raised as a Westerner and has lived his life according to Western tradition all his life. However, the life of Hazar changes radically when his brother is killed by Sahvar family.

The two families have decided to put an end to the feud and it is the Sahvar family’s turn to pay blood money to the Azizoglu family. According to tradition, it is decided that the price is to be the beautiful daughter of Sahvar family, Zilan (Beren Saat).

In order to end the blood feud between two families, Hazar accepts to get married Beren Saat whom he doesn’t know. This arranged marriage brings new hopes as time passes. Hazar (Mahsun Kirmizigul) and Zilan (Beren Saat) find an unexpected source of happiness in this marriage.

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The Big Lie (Buyuk Yalan) Tv Series

The Big Lie (Buyuk Yalan) Tv Series

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Original Title: Buyuk Yalan
English Title: The Big Lie
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Episodes: 69
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: 2004 – June 10, 2006
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Yuksel Aksu
Screen Writer: Deniz Akcay
Filming Locations: Mugla, Turkey

Synopsis
A wealthy and deep rooted Vardarlilar family owns vast estates in Mugla (the city in western Turkey). They have three daughters and the family patriarch Ethem (Halil Ergun) wants a boy who will take the place of himself and manage the family business in the future.

For this reason, Ruksan (Hulya Darcan) is very nervous and thinks that if she gives birth to a girl again her husband Ethem will be upset and that the balances in the family will change. While her husband is out of town, Ruksan gives birth to another girl.

The night before in the next village a poor woman has given birth to a boy. The midwife Hayriye says that the only solution to Ruksan’s problem is to exchange the babies.

Ruksan feels that she has no coice, but to exchange the babies so, she accepts the proposal. They give a sizable amount of money to the poor family in return and asks them to move to another city.

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The Fall of Leaves (Yaprak Dokumu)

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Original Title: Yaprak Dokumu
English Title: The Fall of Leaves
Also Known As: Leaf Cast (English), Al Awrak Al Mutasaketa (Arabic), Poveste de Familie (Romania), Листопад (Bulgaria)
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 175
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2006 – December 29, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Mesude Eraslan
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoğlu

Synopsis
The family patriarch Ali Riza (Halil Ergun) devotes his life to leave good values to his five children: Fikret (Bennu Yildirimlar), Sevket (Caner Kurtaran/Hasan Kucukcetin), Leyla (Gokce Bahadir), Necla (Fahriye Evcen) and the youngest daughter Ayse. Therefore, he tries to teach them on moral values, justice, honesty and trustworthy, but misses to prepare them for the real cruel life in Istanbul. When asked to ignore an injustice, he resigns from his position as District Governor and decides to settle in Istanbul where his daughter Necla is accepted to a university. Although his wife Hayriye (Guven Hokna) is nervous about leaving, Leyla, Necla and little Ayse are very excited. Upon their arrival, Ali Riza realizes that the city where he was born and raised has changed a lot. Soon, darkness invades his family after the involvement of main antagonist characters Ferhunde (Deniz Cakir) and Oguz (Tolga Karel).

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The Rose and the Thorn (Cemberimde Gul Oya)

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Original Title: Cemberimde Gul Oya
English Title: The Rose and the Thorn
Also Known As: Eklil El Ward (Arabic)
Genre: History, Romance
Episodes: 40
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 3, 2004 – July 1, 2005
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Cagan Irmak
Screen Writer: Fikret Bekler, Kerim Ceylan, Sertac Ergin, Cagan Irmak, Nihan Kucukural

Synopsis
Yurdanur (Ozge Ozberk) is far from the war between leftist and rightist but one day while going to the cinema she loses her closest friend in middle of the fight. In a street of scattering crowd and open fire, she meets a leftist guy, Mehmet (Mehmet Ali Nuroglu) who helps her. They fall completely into each other, although Mehmet is known as anarchist and Yurdanur is the daughter of the rightist Turkish deputy. Yurdanur’s parents Dincer (Kenan Bal) and Sema (Isil Yucesoy) don’t approve of their relationship. However, Yurdanur, girl of a rich family, finds it worth loving a different man than loving money like her father, Dincer.

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The White Poppy (Beyaz Gelincik)

Cotton White - The White Poppy (Beyaz Gelincik) Tv Series

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Original Title: Beyaz Gelincik
English Title: The White Poppy
Also Known As: Cotton White
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 74
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 19, 2005 – June 11, 2007
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Guzide Balci
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek

Cotton White Synopsis
Adana (a city in southern Turkey), with its fertile lands, vast cotton fields and factories, gives hope to thousands of poor people who struggle to survive. There are richness and poverty together on these fertile lands. Aslanbas family is one of the richest families in Adana. The owner of vast estates and thousands of acres of cotton fields, the wealthy Aslanbas family lives in a large farm house. The family employs thousands of workers including field workers, servants at the farm house and personnel at the holding company.

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Time Flies (Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman Ki)

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Original Title: Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman ki
English Title: Time Flies
Also Known As: As Time Goes By; Mar de Amores
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 120
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2010 – June 18, 2013
Production Company: D Production
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan
Screen Writer: Coskun Irmak

Synopsis
Ali Akarsu (Erkan Petekkaya) is a sea captain who is constantly away from his home in Istanbul. He has four children: Berrin (Yildiz Cagri Atiksoy), Aylin (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), Mete (Aras Bulut Iynemli), and the youngest son Osman (Emir Berke Zincidi). What keeps these four children together is Cemile (Ayca Bingol), the long time partner and wife of Ali.

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