Historical

Online database of information related to Turkish historical tv series. It shows Turkish series by genre and list Turkish historical tv series.

Once Upon A Time in Cyprus (Bir Zamanlar Kibris)

Once Upon A Time in Cyprus (Bir Zamanlar Kibris) Turkish Drama

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Original Title: Bir Zamanlar Kibris
English Title: Once Upon A Time in Cyprus
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Drama
Episodes: 9+
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 1 April 2021 –
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Hakan Inan
Screen Writer: Emre Ozdur, Basar Basaran
Filming Locations: Gazimagusa town of Northern Cyprus

Synopsis
The story takes place in the island of Cyprus in 1963 and shows how the island is divided into two: Turkish part in the north and Greek part in the south.

Dereli family is a well-known family in Cyprus. Kemal Dereli (Ahmet Kural) is a successful gum merchant who lives happily together with his wife Inci (Pelin Karahan), his two daughters, his father Salahi (Ahmet Somers), his mother Sitkiye (Deniz Baytas) and his sister Pembe (Miray Akay).

The life of Dereli family turns upside down due to a terrorist organization named EOKA. When Kemal leaves his hometown to sell his products, his hometown is attacked by EOKA. Dereli family torn apart all of a sudden, Inci and her daughter Muge are taken captive while father Salahi gets injured.

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Yesilcam Tv Series

Yesilcam Tv Series

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Original Title: Yesilcam
English Title: The Green Pine
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama
Episodes: 8+
Broadcast Network: Blu TV
Broadcast Period: 22 April 2021 – Present
Production Company:
Director: Cagan Irmak
Screen Writer: Volkan Sumbul, Levent Cantek
Filming Locations: Istanbul Beyoglu District (Yesilcam Street and Ayhan Isik Street)

Synopsis
The story takes place in 1960s that is the golden age of Turkish cinema. Yesilcam (literally means The Green Pine in Turkish) refers to Turkish film industry that is similar to Hollywood in the U.S.

Yesilcam (The Green Pine) is a name referring to Turkish film industry after 1950s because many actors, directors, crew members and studios are based on the Yesilcam Street in Beyoglu District in Istanbul during that time.

Semih Ates (Cagatay Ulusoy) is a young, handsome and ambitious film producer who is the owner of Ates Film. When he is betrayed by his business partner Vehbi (Onur Bilge), Semih has nothing to do but to leave everything behind and start a journey from scratch.

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Rise of Empires: Ottoman Tv Series

Rise of Empires: Ottoman Tv Series

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Original Title: Rise of Empires: Ottoman
English Title:
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Docudrama
Episodes: 6
Broadcast Network: Netflix
Broadcast Period: 24 January 2020
Production Company: Kara Seven Pictures, STX Television
Director: Emre Sahin
Screen Writer: Kelly McPherson
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Synopsis
In 1453, Roman Emperor Constantine XI and Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (Cem Yigit Uzumoglu) start an epic war for Byzantine capital of Constantinople (Istanbul). This war would shape the course of history for centuries.

Constantinople is always cited as the promised land. Whoever holds Constantinople, he will be the ruler of the world.

One prophecy claims that a great warrior will take Constantinople, the center of Christian orthodoxy and bring it home to Islamic world.

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Victorious Mehmets (Mehmetcik Kut’ul Amare) Tv Series

Victorious Mehmets (Mehmetcik Kut’ul Amare) Tv Series

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Original Title: Mehmetcik Kut’ul Amare
English Title: Victorious Mehmets
Also Known As: Mehmetcik Kutlu Zafer
Genre: History, Period Drama
Episodes: 33 episodes (1-19 episodes in season 1: 18 January 2018 – 7 June 2018; 20-33 episodes in season 2: 23 October 2018-31 January 2019)
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 18 January 2018 – 31 January 2019
Production Company: Bozdag Film
Director: Mustafa Sevki Dogan, Kamil Aydin
Screen Writer: Mehmet Bozdag
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Synopsis
The story takes place during the period of 1914-1916. During this time, Ottoman Empire is fighting against Entente Countries including Britain and France.

The Ottoman Empire has been fighting at various fronts. One of the fronts that is very challenging is Kutul Amare front located in Iraq border. Suleyman Askeri (Kaan Tasaner) looks for the most talented applicants for the troop that will fight at Kutul Amare.

Mehmet (Ismail Ege Sasmaz) is an orphan guy who has been raised together with his friend Sait (Semih Erturk) by a soldier Husrev (Serdar Gokhan). Husrev is a successful soldier who has fought for his country at various wars. He has been training Mehmet and Sait in a hard way so that they could fight for Ottoman army.

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The Great Seljuks (Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu) Tv Series

The Great Seljuks (Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu) Tv Series

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Original Title: Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu
English Title: The Great Seljuks: Guardians Of Justice
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Drama, Action
Episodes: 16+
Broadcast Network: Trt 1
Broadcast Period: 28 September 2020 –
Production Company: Akli Film
Director: Emre Konuk
Screen Writer: Serdar Ozonalan
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Synopsis
The story takes place in the 11th century.

Meliksah (Bugra Gulsoy) is a young and courageous man who is the son of Sultan Alp Arslan (Serdar Kilic). He often participates in the campaigns of his father Alp Arslan together with his vizier Nizam al-Mulk (Mehmet Ozgur). Upon the death of his father, he accedes to the throne as the new sultan of Seljuk Empire. His life changes radically after then and he remains on the throne from 1072 to his death 1092.

At the same day of his father’s death, Meliksah also learns that his lover Basulu Hatun has died while giving a birth. Even though his new born son is alive, Meliksah cannot keep him for the sake of Seljuk Empire. Since the mother Basulu Haun is in exile, the baby is not considered as legitimate according to the rules. Hence, Meliksah makes a difficult decision and entrusts the guardianship of his son to his trustworthy vizier Nizam al-Mulk. He accepts not to see his son later on in order not to endanger the life of his son and the continuity of the throne.

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On The Wings of Love (Sevda Kusun Kanadinda) Tv Series

On The Wings of Love (Sevda Kusun Kanadinda) Tv Series

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Original Title: Sevda Kusun Kanadinda
English Title: On The Wings of Love
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical
Episodes: 31
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 29 April 2016 – 28 March 2017
Production Company: Sonart Medya
Director: Ayhan Ozen
Screen Writer: Oktay Berber, Mustafa Burak Dogu, Selma Haciosmanoglu, Alp Emre
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey

Synopsis
On The Wings of Love (Sevda Kusun Kanadinda) is a tragic love story that takes place in 1968-1970s in Turkey.

Tumay (Deniz Baysal/Sevtap Ozaltun) is a young woman who comes from a wealthy family. She is leftist and fights against capitalism while her family supports the opposite of her ideologies. Her father Zafer (Yavuz Bingol) is a high ranking police officer and tries to keep his daughter apart from political unrest in the country.

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Filinta Tv Series

Filinta Tv Series

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Original Title: Filinta
English Title: Filinta
Also Known As:
Genre: Action, Crime, Mistery, History
Episodes: 56
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: December 23, 2014 – April 22, 2016
Production Company: Es Film
Director: Osman Kaya, Omer Gokhan Erkut
Screen Writer: Omer Genc, Altug Kucuk

Synopsis
Filinta is the first Ottoman detective story in the history of Turkish television. The drama takes place between the years 1850 and 1900.

Filinta Mustafa (Onur Tuna) is a young and successful police officer in the 19th century Istanbul, in the Ottoman era. He and his teammates are working hard to keep the peace in the streets of the Ottoman Empire. They are trying to catch the leader of the gun smuggling and organize intelligent plans to disclose the identity of this leader step by step.

However, one day, Mustafa and his close friend Ali (Cem Ucan) find themselves in a big ambush planned by a wealthy merchant Boris (Serhat Tutumluer).

Boris, in fact, is the mafia leader who is behind these entire gun smuggling activities. But, nobody is actually aware of his illegal activities because Boris only works with his loyal men and kills others that know his identity.

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Wounded Love – You Are My Country (Vatanim Sensin)

Wounded Love - You Are My Country (Vatanim Sensin) tv series poster

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Original Title: Vatanim Sensin
English Title: You Are My Country
Also Known As: Wounded Love
Genre: History, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 59
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: October 27, 2016 – June 7, 2018
Production Company: O3 Medya
Director: Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan
Screen Writer: Necati Sahin, Nuran Evren Sit

Synopsis
Cevdet (Halit Ergenc) is a successful commander of Ottoman Empire who is fighting for his country in Balkans War. Even though he has a hard mission, he never loses his hope and wants to fight to the last drop of his blood. He has a family living in Thessaloniki, including his beautiful wife Azize (Berguzar Korel), his mother Hasibe (Celile Toyon), his adopted son Ali Kemal (Kubilay Aka) and his daughters Hilal (Miray Daner) and Yıldız (Pinar Deniz).

Cevdet wants to do his best for his country without thinking about his future. Some of his peers even start to save their lives before the fall of Ottoman Empire. During these hard times, Cevdet is betrayed by his close friend Tevfik (Onur Saylak) and finds himself as captured by allied military soldiers for 8 years.

Tevfik, the traitor, secretly loves Azize for a long time and betrays his close friend mainly for this reason. He informs Azize that Cevdet is killed during the war and lets them leave Balkans and move into İzmir, the city in the Aegean region of Turkey. Azize has nothing to do but to leave everything behind and start a new life for her family. She struggles to keep her family together during the most difficult times of her country even though she misses her beloved husband each day.

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Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem) Tv Series

Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem) Tv Series

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Original Title: Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem
English Title: Magnificent Century Kosem
Also Known As: Hareem-e Soltan: Kosem, Abad Kajayaan 2: Kosem, Wspaniałe stulecie: Sułtanka Kösem, Wspaniale stulecie: Sultanka Kösem
Genre: History, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 60
Season: 2
Broadcast Network: Star Tv
Broadcast Period: November 12, 2015 – June 27, 2017
Production Company: Tims Production
Director: Mert Baykal (1-30), Yagiz Alp Akaydin (1-30), Zeynep Gunay Tan, Deniz Kolos
Screen Writer: Yilmaz Sahin

Synopsis
Ahmed is an Ottoman Prince who has grown up with a fear of death since his childhood. He saw the coffins of his uncles (19 coffins) when his father acceded to the throne and innocently promised his brother that they would never kill each other if they ever become Ottoman Sultan. However, Ahmed’s elder brother was killed on the order of his father, fearing a coup d’etat to dethrone him. Thus, Ahmed became so weak and introvert throughout his life.

Upon the death of his father, Ahmed accedes to the throne as the 14th Ottoman Sultan when he is just 17 years old. His life changes radically, he becomes the Sultan of Ottoman Empire, from 1603 to his death in 1617. Upon succeeding his father, Ahmed finds happiness in the portrait of a young girl who holds lamb in her hands.

Safiye Sultan (Hulya Avsar) presents this portrait to her grandson and decides to find this girl in order to make his grandson happier.

The portrait belongs to Anastasia (first, Anastasia Tsilimpiou and later, Beren Saat) who lives happily in Greece with her parents and little sister. The servants of Safiye Sultan find Anastasia and bring her to Topkapi Palace as a gift for Sultan Ahmed.

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Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul) Tv Series

Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul) Tv Series

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Original Title: Dirilis Ertugrul
English Title: Resurrection Ertugrul
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama, Action
Episodes: 150
Broadcast Network: TRT1
Broadcast Period: December 10, 2014 – May 29, 2019
Production Company: Tekden Film
Director: Metin Gunay
Screen Writer: Mehmet Bozdag, Atilla Engin
Filming Locations: Riva, Istanbul, Turkey; Nevsehir, Turkey

Synopsis
The story takes places in 13th century and tells a story of Ertugrul who is the father of the Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

400 large nomad tents are settled in Anatolia but get through a difficult time due to famine. All these nomads want to migrate to another place where they can have a better life.

Suleyman Shah who is the leader of this group (Kayi clan) wants to give a better life for his people but he does not want to make a quick decision without considering all side effects.

Because of this reason, some nomads start to blame him for not being able to be a good leader. Even his elder ambitious son Gundogdu (Kaan Tasaner) starts to question his decisions. However, his younger son Ertugrul trusts his father decisions all the time and does not want to be involved in clan issues.

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