Historical

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

Alparslan: The Great Seljuks Tv Series

Alparslan: The Great Seljuks Tv Series

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Original Title: Alparslan Buyuk Selcuklu
English Title: Alparslan The Great Seljuks
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Action, Drama
Episodes: 27+
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 8 November 2021 – Present
Production Company: Akli Film
Director: Sedat Inci
Screen Writer: Serdar Ozonalan; Emre Konuk
Filming Locations: Riva, Istanbul

Synopsis
The story takes place in 1048. During that time, Anatolia (today’s Turkish lands) was under the Byzantine rule. Alparslan The Great Seljuks is a spin-off from Turkish series The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice.

Alparslan (Baris Arduc) is a successful warrior who is brave, fearless and determined. He takes the name of Alp Arslan (literally Heroic Lion in Turkish) thanks to his military prowess and fighting skills.

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Lawless Lands (Kanunsuz Topraklar) Tv Series

Lawless Lands (Kanunsuz Topraklar) Tv Series

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Original Title: Kanunsuz Topraklar
English Title: Lawless Lands
Also Known As: Shady Lands
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Episodes: 16 episodes (each episode is 150 minutes)
Broadcast Network: Fox Tv
Broadcast Period: September 29, 2021 – February 9, 2022
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Faruk Teber (episodes 1-6), Yasin uslu (episodes 3-6); Cevdet Mercan (episodes 7-16)
Screen Writer: Zulkuf Yucel (episodes 1-6); Zehra Gulenay Yucel (episodes 1-6); Can Sinan (episodes 7-16)
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Zonguldak

Synopsis
The story takes place in 1940s in Turkey.

Davut (Ugur Gunes) is a young guy who has a modest life with his siblings and his parents. He works as a worker at the coalmine together with his father and his brothers. He is fearless and cannot stand for injustice.

One day, a tragedy happens in the coalmine due to the neglect of the boss. When it rains a lot, a mine owner Malik (Murat Daltapan) does not take it seriously despite all the warnings and does not let workers to stop working at the coalmine. Miners are locked down inside the coalmine and many of them pass away when the mine collapses.

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Barbarossa: Sword of the Mediterranean Tv Series

Barbarossa: Sword of the Mediterranean Tv Series

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Original Title: Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kilici
English Title: Barbarossa: Sword of the Mediterranean
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Action
Episodes: 15+
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: 16 September 2021 – Present
Production Company: ES Film
Director: Dogan Umit Karaca
Screen Writer: Mustafa Burak Dogu; Ibrahim Ethem Arslan; Tuba Kaya
Filming Locations: Lesbos (Midilli); Antalya (Turkey)

Synopsis
Ishak, Oruc, Hizir and Ilyas are four brothers.

Ishak (Yetkin Dikinciler) is the oldest one and works as a potter as if his father. He engages in trade and prefers to live in peace far away from danger. He lives in Midilli island together with wife and two children.

Oruc (Engin Altan Duzyatan) is the second oldest Barbarossa brothers. He opposes to his elder brother and follows his passion for the sea. He becomes a successful sailor who is brave, fearless, charismatic and intelligent. Oruc’s passion for the sea also makes it hard for him to please his wife Despina (Gulcan Arslan).

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Aziz Tv Series

Aziz Tv Series

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Original Title: Aziz
English Title:
Also Known As:
Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama
Episodes: 7+
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: 5 November 2021 –
Production Company: o3 Medya
Director: Recai Karagoz
Screen Writer: Eda Tezcan
Filming Locations: Riva, Istanbul

Synopsis
The story takes place in Antakya in 1934. During that time, Antakya was under the French occupation.

Aziz Payidar (Murat Yildirim) is a young man who comes from a wealthy Payidar family. His family owns the only and the biggest carpet store in Antakya.

Aziz is a strong, persuasive and stubborn man who is a promising carpet seller. He works happily together with his father and his uncle in their carpet store.

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Once Upon A Time in Cyprus (Bir Zamanlar Kibris – Kibris Zafere Dogru)

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

Details
Original Title: Bir Zamanlar Kibris
English Title: Once Upon A Time in Cyprus
Also Known As: Kibris: Zafere Dogru
Genre: Historical, Drama
Episodes: 12+
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

Details
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

Details
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

Details
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

Details
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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