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Kurt Seyit and Shura (Kurt seyit ve sura) Turkish Tv Series

Details
Original Title: Kurt Seyit ve Sura
English Title: Kurt Seyit and Shura
Also Known As: Kurt Seyit and Sura, Amor En Guerra
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Episodes: 21
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 4, 2014 – November 20, 2014
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc

Synopsis

Kurt Seyit (Kivanc Tatlitug) is a womanizing lieutenant who is the first son of a rich Crimean landowner of Turkish origin. He is so handsome and successful. Shura (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), on the other hand, is the beautiful daughter of a noble Russian family. She is so naïve and beautiful.

These two young persons meet at a ball in St. Petersburg. Before Shura comes to the ball, Kurt Seyit makes a bet with his friends and tells them he will manage to kiss the first girl who enters the room. And then Shura joins the ball. When Kurt Seyit sees Shura, he develops a crush on her. At the same time, Shura falls in love with him at first sight and can’t get him out of her mind.

Although Kurt Seyit and Shura start to love each other to death, they have to endure obstacles in front of their ways. Kurt Seyit has to prove his fidelity while Shura has to learn to trust him. Also, they have to act against the wishes of their families. This is because; Kurt Seyit’s father wants him to get married to a Turkish girl whereas Shura’s family wants her to get married to a noble man.

For this reason, they must fight for their love against the forces of family, the expectations of society and the events of history in 1920s during revolutions in Russia and Ottoman Empire.

In Kurt Seyit and Shura tv series story, you will explore the adventures of two lovers who have broken away from their magnificent lives in Russia and have been dragged to Istanbul. Will Shura believe in Kurt Seyit’s fidelity? Will Kurt Seyit convince his family? Will the love between Kurt Seyit ans Shura manage to stand for all the obstacles?

Cast
Kivanc Tatlitug as Kurt Seyit
Farah Zeynep Abdullah as Sura
Ushan Cakir as Celil Kamilof
Birkan Sokullu as Petro
Elcin Sangu as Guzide
Demet Ozdemir as Alya
Seda Guven as Valentina
Asli Orcan as Barones Lola
Caglar Ertugrul as Yusuf
Berk Ercer as Misa
Dogu Alpan as Vladimir
Baris Alpaykut as Osman
Serdar Gokhan as Mirza
Sefika Umit Tolun as Zahide Eminofa
Sumeyra Koc as Havva
Tugce Karabacak as Nina
Engin Senkan as Riza
Tijen Par as Valentina

External Links
Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3467380/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Seyit_ve_Şura
Official Site: http://ayyapim.com/kurt-seyit-ve-sura

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248 comments

  1. Since it was the true story of my grandpa the ending with Shura was unhappy bıt if the show went on you would be able to see many happy memories coming to life too.

  2. Der Lorena, the character Murka, which was my grandma actually should not come into the picture yet, at least for another two seasons. The story was very green for that involvement yet. The production company had planned three year in a row continuity which did not work as planned. Reading the book will help you how and why Murka came into Seyt’s life…

  3. Dear Paula, I have written four novels as sequels of this saga so far and now I am busy writing the fifth and the last one. None of that was taking in the series yet…

  4. Dear Tim White, I am anxious to receive your reviews after you read the real story…

  5. Dear Tina, if you read the book, you will see that no body has give-up the other one. There was so much going on than giving up with no reason..

  6. This is a true story and I could not do anything about the end, unfortunately…

  7. Dear Fans of Kurt Seyt & Shura, I am happy to have read your reviews on this page and I can well understand the frustration of some of yours.
    First of all I would like to express my thanks to you all for opening your hearts, liked it or not, to my family story and I want to express my gratitude not only for myself but also for my granddad Kurt Seryt and our beloved Shura.
    Since the production company had planned to make the three sequenced novels of mine on this saga into a tv series everything was planned accordingly and as the ratings in Turkey did not satisfy them the series came to a halt. Even if it did not you would still have some questions since the real story had to take a different dimension due to the differences of a screen math. I hope you can read the e-book version in English on kobo.com and get the true story and see how every detail is painstakingly explained there. Sorry for some typos that take place in the e-book but you sure will get a much better aspect of the saga I wrote. My best wishes to all of you.

  8. yes just finished seeing too– I think she did- because Karman’s eyes looked happy/smile in them at the end when turned sideways before it ended- as for shura it was very sad–glad she found a life

  9. Check out this, author posted in comments page where you can get access for e book. She is having hard time publishing book in English language which is so sad. But Kim Kardashians selfy book gets published in no time Its so sad 🙁

    Definitely in that time i cant imagine living like that… i think that a lot has changed. At least i hope so 🙂

    Let me know what you think after you read ebook.

    Best wishes !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF75WZj6Qyc

  10. Hello Yvonne,

    Book is in Serbian. I was born in Ex Yugoslavia and due to war my family moved to USA. Serbian and Turkish language is very different i could not understand anything when i was watching the series. Serbian is more similar to Russian language 🙂

  11. Hello Tina,

    I just finished my book. You definitely need to read it.Its so much better then series. Some of the things did not even happen. Petro never followed Kurt and Sura to Turkey.
    1. Sura left Istanbul and moved to Paris, after Paris she went to USA.
    2. She got married in USA and has a daughter named Sandra.
    3. Kurts grand daughter meet Sandra and went to Suras grave.
    4.Sura left Istanbul and arrived to Paris in 1924
    5.Kurt got last letter from Sura in 1926, she was asking him to come with her to usa. But he could not live behind his 2 daughters.
    6. Kurt died 1945, he was only 54
    7.Sura went back to Istanbul after war was over. She spend 2 months in Istanbul with her sister and mother. Author is not sure if she got there on time to see Kurt. Because he died around same time.
    7. Sura died in 1966, she was berried in California by her mother.

    After reading this book i dont know why he never married her or at least how come she did not get pregnant? They spent many years together. They went through so much pain together and its said that they did not end up together.

  12. Can you please tell me what happens to Sura? I am hoping she had a happy life after Kurt.

  13. I agree, I hated the fact that he gave up on Sura. It was so hard for me to see him move on with the new wife and her goofy family. I’m very disappointed in the ending. I can’t get Poor Sura out of my head. Can someone tell me since it’s a true story whatever became of Sura?

  14. What language are you reading the book in Gorana? Since you said you were from Serbia, I thought the Serbian language is not the same as Turkish? Maybe some similarities, but not the same. Unless you of course also know that language 🙂

  15. Can you give me the link to that ebook Gorana? I would like to read it. Am watching Lovebird right now, and some similarities, but apparently also a sad a ending 🙁 Maybe the Turks are not that happy in their love stories after all? Learning lots of the cultural differences though, some good and some absolutely horrid.

  16. Someone just posted e book on English ? I just got my book from Europe and Kura was 15 when she meet Kurt. Kurt was 24, been reading all day lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85cd6b1b815599d068f8eb5623b6bd38c0d0b3d8d2cb7ed768fc3ea26cdda044.jpg

  17. Where are you watching the show? Can you get me a link?

  18. I was totally obsessed with the love that Seyit and Sura shared. I’m on episode 28 now and felt like it was headed for a bad ending. I will stop watching at this episode now that I know Seyit and Sura do not end up together. It would be to depressing. Yes, real life happens and people do not end up together, but that’s not what viewers want to see. They want to see a happy ending especially for these two wonderful people who were so so much in love. I have never seen any movie, and I’m 63, show this kind of love between a man and woman. Very sad that the ending has ruined this wonderful movie.

  19. Guys. Here is the English e-book version of it : https://www.kobo.com/nl/tr/ebook/kurt-seyt-shura

  20. that is good to know and more then likely the author knows.. I am watching Lovebird right now, and I see a very similar trend in the story. The Turkish culture plays a very important role of both men and women and how they respond to each other.

    In our culture in the US or Western Europe some of the responses both male and female are hard for us to grasp or downright wrong. But we have to respect the culture and the time this story played out. More then likely some things have changed within Turkish culture as well. However the Muslim culture is very very different from a Christian culture.

    Thanks Gorana for sharing that indeed the book may be published in English

  21. I did some research and it looks like book will be available in English. Hopefully it will be coming soon. I am getting book in Serbian , its available and my cousin is shipping it to me. I was able to find few pages and read it online. According to author you will have better understanding when you read the book, why them two could not end up together.

  22. not really. Most of the ones I’ve watched have a lot of happy endings. This show and Aski Memnu (which i HIGHLY recommend) had sad endings. Unlike this show, however, Aski Memnu, while it was sad, was very well thought out and I rewatch it almost every year

  23. I loved the movie, hated the ending.

  24. I think what everyone seems to forget in their comments that this is a TURKISH culture… the way Seyit responds is from his cultural background which in the US is foreign to us. He was brought up that you listened to your father and followed his wishes. And leaving and going without telling the women is more common in that culture and especially in the timeframe this movie, story is.

    I am not saying that I agree with his attitude, but we can’t forget this is a story that plays out in Turkey, and Turkish culture.

    • Hi, I can understand what you mean. I agree with you that there were/are people who truly embrace(d) their culture, ways and beliefs, but I honestly believe that there were still a few people (in that era) who defied everything in the name of “love”. Love is a powerful thing. A man who deeply loves someone will defy everything to show his intention.
      Kurt Seyit ve Sura is not just an hour show. It is a very long show so we may not be able to remember all the words that the main characters said or did. I had to watch it over and over again to fully understand the story. It was not easy for me to understand when I was half asleep most of the time. I had to watch it from dusk to dawn because this is something you must watch till you drop.
      Please let me refresh your memory. E13…Seyit defended Sura when he had a confrontation with his father. I believe he was influenced by other culture and did have an open mind. E21. He proposed to Sura. E22. They were about to get married when the bad guys sabotaged their wedding. Its’ not that he did not defy his father to be with Sura or did not have any intention of marrying her… he did all those things. E33. Sura explained to Seyit why she did not want to move in with him in the laundrette so he told Ali to make the preparation for their wedding in secret. He wanted to suprise Sura.E34-35-Even they had an argument he still tried to apologize to her. He sent her roses with a message “my stubborness isn’t as big as my love”. Even when he saw the roses that were dumped in the rubbish bin he was still thinking of her. E36. ( White Russians night at the club) … was very keen to see Sura but walked away after he had a confrontation with Petro…then out of the blue went to see Murvet (the girl he married)…that is my argument my dear. That is the part I could not figure out. He told Sura when he proposed to her that she was the only woman he wanted to marry. He had all the power to be with Sura if he did not give up on her or he tried to do the right thing.
      Ooh well, not to worry… it happened a very very long time ago. Who really knows what was on his mind, even the writer couldn’t tell. Maybe if he can only speak with me… he would say… “shut up woman…I already had enough of Emine nagging me…stop talking about me…it’s really non of your business what I did.” …lol Have a nice day!

  25. This story is such an emotional heart felt of Seyit’s and Sura’s love for each other and the bitter obstacles they had to endue. The Judas in the story or the villain played his part well. The actors are so great in this I am afraid to see the end. My knowledge of Russian history is very little and the only the knowledge is the musical :”Fiddler on the Roof” But it bestrides me how evil men can become-even if it means to hate their parents and betray their closest friends! We still live in a world that has NOT changed! Hats off for all those responsible in this historic movie that melts the heart. Our society needs movies such as this one.

  26. It’s not the destination it’s the trip! That so many people (women?) complain about the ending shows how powerful the story is. You identify with Sura. Men identify with Seyit and see it all developing, the clues, the reasons. This is not a baited mousetrap plot. Not only is it real, realistic and believable but there are no unfair cheap tricks or surprises unless you are in wishful “la vie en rose” denial. You can blame Petro but when so many things have gone bad in a person’s life it no longer matters whose fault, then PTSD sets in and you have to walk away for your good and health. I got to this site looking for images contrasting Seyit as a Russian officer with the corresponding beard to the new Istanbul Seyit when he shaves part leaving stubble and Turkish mustache. Did not find it yet. Could be good meme. Should post a youtube link to Edith Piaf singing La Vie en Rose.

  27. Paula Van Der Zwaan

    I just finished binge watching this show and I was hoping so hard that Seyit and Sura would end up together and couldn’t believe they didn’t, I was so upset/hurt/depressed and it was hard to shake it of. When I found out that is was a real story written by Seyit’s grand daughter it all makes sense. They can’t change the ending of a real story. I heard though that there is a second book, does anyone know about this?
    Also if you fell in love with Seyit you should watch the Turkish show Cesur ve Güzel, its a great show!

  28. Sounds like you should educate yourself on what the show portrayed itself to be and The betrayer we all felt in the lie that it became . also if love conquers all how did love fail ? Also did they pay you to write this ? This doesn’t need education. It needs heart . Integrity. And not dismissal of a woman that loved with all she had to give including defying her family . Oh but that’s okay . It’s okay she lost her mother and sister and never saw them again for Seyit . Lets concentrate only on Seyit right ??? The man … absolutely disgraceful

  29. Terrible. I loved the story but how the director abandons the essence of the show for the new Turkish girl is unprofessional, heartless and obviously could care less about the viewers . How does the director ( obviously in love with Murvet or Murka whatever her name is … beautiful girl but really ??? ) gives up on the story and adds this girls name in the end ? Honestly as a citizen of the United States I understand now why foreign shows / films are not successful here . The director Or whoever was in charge of This show gave up on its integrity. How RUDE to just yank Sura out and not even give her a happy ending as well . WTF ? I’m sorry but this is the WORST ending to a show / film / book I have ever encountered. I hope this production ends here if not I’ll make sure not to ever watch anything made by Turkish productions . What a shame because the show had heart , beauty , and soul until it was devoid of those very things . Shame on whoever decided to punish the viewers and compromise the integrity and the entire point of the show in order to do whatever selfish self centered reasons … UGH … time I’ll never get back so to say I’m angry is an understatement.

    • I agree!!! The show was originally supposed to have 3 seasons, but due to low ratings they hurried up and finished with two. I wonder why? Maybe bc the writer of the show screwed up the 2nd season so bad?
      Awful ending! I have yet to see a Turkish show w a happy ending! I watched Love Bird, also with a ridiculous ending!

      • This was my 2nd Turkish show with very negative ending. I just think that is how it is with Turkish production. This show really had negative impact on my emotions. I am wondering if anyone watched Turkish show with happy ending? I want to see it, if its on Netflix.

        • I have only seen Love Bird and Kurt Seyit ve Sura. Both ended badly, I watched 72 episodes of Love Bird and I have no idea if she ended with her lover or not. There is definitely a cultural disconnect. Sorrow seems to be theme.

        • Yes it’s on Netflix. Thought it was a very good series, perhaps there could be a third ! With a happy ending for Seyit and Sura together.

          • guys, truly it is a story, you all seem to only love CIndarella type stories, and lets get real, NOT ALL love stories end happy. And if this is indeed based on a true story, obviously they did not stay together and parted ways.

            Yes I would have loved to see a different ending too, but again, its a story, even if real, life happens that way.

            If indeed the 2nd season had bad ratings so they had to write a quicker ending ,though it is hard for me to even understand why it would have a bad rating. It felt indeed as if they scrambled the last part way too fast together and Seyit deciding so fast on another woman was ridiculous and showed that in his heart he may have already left Sura way earlier, which in the end is then still better for Sura.

            I would have liked to know what really happened to her and if I can ever find the books in english maybe it will tell us

  30. I was absolutely consumed by this story, the ending made me
    empty and wondering what happens to Sura after she leaves. I thought it would go quickly to a later time in her life where she is dying and just before she sees him coming for her in the snow on the white steed, just like the opening of every episode. At least this would have given the ending a bit more joy than leaving it the way it was.
    Kivanc will be a very big star one day, and just read that he is here leaning English and studying acting.
    Farah was also amazing and was perfect for the part of Sura.
    Now I must go and get on with the real world, but must say it was a lovely escape for it.

    • terrible worst ending imagineable – can’t believe how Sura was just thrown out so thoughtlessly and just abandoned for that boring wife that he married – I could not believe it! How awful ! what a horrible bitter disappointment!

  31. omg omg, after binge watching this show on netflix, watching till the sun came up, it just ends?! So they dont actually end up together? Is there any more episodes. If this is really how it all ends, damn it just did a number on me. Gonna take some time to get out of it haha. This show was beautifully shot, and the attention to detail was amazing. Also the actor playing Seyit is incredible, he really needs to get very popular everywhere. Anyone have any recommendations of other turkish shows, even with the same actors?

  32. omg, after binge watching this show on netflix, watching till the sun came up, it just ends?! So they dont actually end up together? Is there any more episodes. If this is really how it all ends, damn it just did a number on me. Gonna take some time to get out of it haha. And the actor playing Seyit, is incredible, he really needs to get very popular everywhere.

  33. I too was very disappointed that Seyit and Sura did not end up together. I had to stop watching after 21 episodes because I found out that Seyit was going to marry another woman. I don’t understand why!!! He had promised that they would always be together. Typical man!! If he was not going to marry her, why did he date her in the first place? I think that was very selfish and immature of him. I think the author should have stopped writing when we still thought they were going to be together. We have enough unhappy endings in real life. We don’t need to seek them out. Had I known this before I started watching I never would have started watching. I usually stay away from films that have an ending like that, although I make an exception for Romeo and Juliet because Shakespears language is so beautiful.

    • Hiya, Actually, I had to finish watching the whole 46 episodes just to see if they would end up being together, but it was totally disappointing. Yes, it’s really nice to watch a love story with a happy ending.
      I just started watching “Love Birds” on Netflix…Murvet, I mean Fahriye Evcen is the leading lady. Another Turkish t.v. show you might try to watch… (76 episodes) I’m only on the 25th E at the moment…very powerful drama…a real tear-jerker to me. I love it. I had to watch the last episode first just to see if they had a happy ending…it’s a bit vague but at least he wanted to be with her. One thing, why do the writers have to spoil the story by including bad guys in the picture. 🙁 Have a lovely day…:)

      • F Turkish Shows . Seriously let them get their crap together before you spend your time watching shows that are Not designed for our enjoyment

  34. As a continuous family saga, compelling characters, production skills and visual beauty this film was a masterpiece of escapism flawed only by the hurried winding down of the story at the end.

  35. I just finished watching this show. I can’t even explain how emotional it was. My cousin is shipping book to me so i can read it, i hope i have better understanding why they did not end up together. O by the way book is coming from Serbia. They still dont have it in English but i am sure it will be coming soon.

    I was very unhappy with the ending. I wish they showed more what happened with Sura. How she ended up. Book is based on the true story and this makes it even more special.

    If Seyit knew that his family will never approve someone who is not Turkish why did he even date her in 1st place. I hope that reading book will answer many of my questions.

    Unfortunately, this is not only one story that ended up this way. I hope no one goes through something like this.

    • I am also trying to find the English version of both books. I fell so in love with these characters I didn’t want the series to end.

    • The show was horribly done in the end . How selfish and ignorant the makers of this show must be to ignore the audience and it’s needs . Clearly when the new Turkish girl shows up the light is on her and Sura Is cast aside immediately. UGH Horrible taste and obviously the director had no heart and soul but was thinking with something else . Take that crap off stage set and remain true to the story . ” Seyit and Sura ” HELLO ?????

      • There should be one more season. We need to see them end up together. Sura is beautiful Russian woman who Seyit feel in love with, and religion should not keep them apart.

  36. It made me very sad to learn that the real Seyit committed suicide in 1945. Perhaps he was ill or maybe he just couldn’t go on any longer. Many of us lose a lover. Some we forget and others are always with us in our heart. It was worth watching this drama just to gaze into the face of Kivanc…he’s a heck of an actor and not just a pretty face at that. The story brought much joy to this old lady with her own stories.

  37. they should of ended at the episode 45, we know what is going to happen after anyway. episode 46 shows us what happened, our emotions change, all of sudden you don’t like Seyit. You have to read between the lines, I don’t want to spoil anyone. if you watched “Gone With The Wind”, the ending was perfect, it gave us an imagination of what could happen after. the Seyit and Sura was beautiful, it pulls on your heart stings every which way. watch out, you maybe watching ’til the sun comes up. enjoy!

    • Can not agree more . Why drag it out and if they did why not give Sura a proper and beautiful ending ???? Oh but no let’s make it more about Seyit and his Murka . Tasteless

  38. Yes, I had a relationship with a Turkish diplomat while working in Libya. Our western upbringing does not match Turkish cultural expectations. we western women love the “romance” but would be stifled in the long term. The movie was 100% believable for one who has walked the walk!

    • Unfortunately for me it was more status,32 yrs ago, went back to the town I was born to visit family and friends (Italy).He was the son of a well to do family in the Province.I met him on vacation and a year later went back, stayed 3yrs. During a summer festival, found out he got engaged the same day with a model who came from a wealthy family (3 yrs didn’t know who she was, the family said nothing to me) She had her arms around him showing friends and family the ring.I was with his family and friends.when he looked my way I felt tears coming down my face, I slowly walked away ran out to the field cried till my cousin took me home.He promised that he would never hurt/leave me and he didn’t care what his mother thought of me. The same night he came to see me (too much went on) a week later i left- called me many times , 2 years ago I went back,he came to see me, so handsome…It was like time stood still, there was no happy ending for me or him either. He was the only love of my life. I cried for Sura (inocent of what love could to a person) I keep watching episodes 1-13, happier days. Farah is amazing.

  39. I am binge watching and am on episode 17…about birthday party at hotel/moving guns in baskets etc.. Read some of these comments stating that there are 46 episodes!! I don’t know whether to be happy or be hysterical – this show is like eating salted peanuts – I want to stop but can’t. Can’t take much more of writers letting Petro get away with his deceit, Sura’s melancholy and letter writing. But lead actors are gorgeous. The scenery is stunning.

  40. I’m an Italian-American, watching for about 2 weeks, I got so involved into the characters I had to stop about the middle of the series! Hate Petro, you feel bad for Seyit, than you have Tina and her aunt, someone please shoot them! Than you feel bad for Sura, Farah has the best crying I have ever seen. Than you start to like Petro! lol. Obviously, I’ll watch ’til the end.

  41. I watched this show over Christmas break and then the whole month of Jan I’ve rewatched parts. Wow it just did a number on me!! I must move on!!

    • Paula van der Zwaan

      I just finished binge watching this show and I was hoping so hard that Seyit and Sura would end up together and couldn’t believe they didn’t, I was so upset/hurt/depressed and it was hard to shake it of. When I found out that is was a real story written by Seyit’s grand daughter it all makes sense. They can’t change the ending of a real story. I heard though that there is a second book, does anyone know about this?
      Also if you fell in love with Seyit you should watch the Turkish show Cesur ve Güzel, its a great show!

  42. I’ve had to stop watching at episode 27. just too painful. i hate Petro. his jealousy of Seyit started right at the beginning and the whole story has developed into a devastating tale of mis understandings and lies, all calculated by Petro. i can’t understand how no-one sees him as the snake he is!! he basically killed all the eminof family by purposely keeping the ammunition away from Seyit when the Bolsheviks arrived at the house, which meant they weren’t able to kill them all, or protect the family when the bolsheviks entered the house. Does anyone bring Petro to justice ultimately? please don’t tell me he gets away with all his crimes!!
    I’ve actually had sleepless nights after watching it! So many life lessons to learn in the story. If only Sura had been able to hold on to all that Seyit had said to her and believe she was the only love of his life. she was SO innocent and naive that she believed the lies from her Aunt and Petro, instead of seeing them for what they were.
    Brilliant acting though. I LOVE Celil though. he kept me sane.

  43. Hello guys from Australia here. I know we are all disappointed not having a happy ending but I think Kurt Seyit ve Sura should have ended when she jumped off the train to be with Seyit or when there was a fire at the hotel and she came running towards him and told him she’s not going to leave or when she went back to the laundry and forgave him after reading the letter he wrote while he was in prison. We can conclude that they lived happily ever after.
    The series ran for too long so the real story lost it’s plot. The title did not suit the story (or vice versa) anymore as it went on. We all thought it’s all about Seyit and Sura having such title. It was all good when they were in Russia, so much in love. The second part (in Istanbul) should have the title, “Love, Friendship and Betrayal” or whatever. It became just like “days of our lives.” There were two many characters involved so it’s not about their love story anymore it became the story of the life of the other characters too. For me, it would have been easier to digest if the title was different or the story suited the title.
    Yes, it’s very unfair that Murvet stole the scene in the end after all Sura has been through. The writer messed up the story. Why ooh why? It would have been a great love story if the writer ended up them being together. We could have learnt a lesson that in spite of all the challenges that they encountered true love prevailed.
    I don’t really know if Seyit knew what true love means or else he would not have married another woman. What happened to all the promises he made to Sura. Typical womaniser… just saying to Sura all nice comforting words a woman wanted to hear. He didn’t not try hard to fight for their love. He just gave up and took the easy way out. His love was not strong enough to “conquer all.” Sura defied her family and risked her life to be with him. She followed him all the way without any compromises. He did not do the same thing for her. Seyit might have defied his father’s wish when he was alive but he wasn’t risking his life for her. Suya’s family meant well when they tried to prevent them being together. They did not want her to risk her life. Seyit’s father did not mean well, he only wanted Seyit to please him. His father did not care about his son’s happiness which was really very selfish.
    I think Seyit was weak for going the wrong direction…marrying another woman. Everything was his own choice. He cannot blame other people for ruining his lovelife because of his own weakness. His love was not deep enough to swallow his pride and make up with Sura (even if he had to go down on his knees to win her back) although he himself had his own shortcomings. No one (even his own father) held a gun to his head or twisted his arm to marry her. HIs father was already dead. Was he afraid that he was going to haunt him? What a poor excuse. He did not tell the truth when he was asked if he was single (when someone was trying to match him with a Turkish woman – Murvet). He did not tell the guy that he was already spoken for (enganged to be married). He did not show any remorse when Sura arrived at their wedding. He was so cold and unrepentant. He erased all their happy memories (history) just like that. He could see that Sura was really hurting. How can you hurt someone you love?
    Almost every one had a happy ending, well, we can just think that Sura had a happy life with a French guy or someone better than Seyit. She should have gotten over a bad experience because she deserved better.
    I love the show during their happy times. They fought but kissed and made up. I really love the scene when they had their first fight. Sura did not badmouth Seyit to Petro when he was trying to console her. She defended Seyit and got mad at Petro because she realised Petro was trying to poison her mind. So accurate what she said…very good performance. I also had a good laugh when she was peeling the potatoes. I thought it was so funny watching her lol. She was so sweet trying to be helpful.

    • Apparently it is based on a
      true story. Guess they didn’t end up together in real life.

      But Seyit said it near the end. He felt that if he kept Sura in his life, he would have killed her (figuratively and literally).He felt that his life was hanging by a fine line and that they were always bombs waiting to explode and he just
      wanted Sura away from the trouble, from the pain and the feeling of constant loss. Near the end, he saw that Sura had changed. She had lost her loving bubbly self. She was sad. He wanted to save her from those ” bombs “. He could have been selfish and kept her near him but he saw that she was meant to LIVE, to go on and be happy without always being trouble around her because of him.

      It was long after she left that Istanbul was “peaceful”.

      I loved the ending, but would have loved to see what happened to our heroine. Did she really marry her French Bo. Was she happy and smiling?

      And was Seyit’s last breath, last word Sura in the end ?

      Ahhh..Well At least Celil and Guizedé ended up together. I LOVE CELIL!!!

      • Sura married the French guy, was pregnant and lost the baby, she was sick after that she devorced him and she went to the US. She wrote to Seyit while she was away. I’m sure they wrote to each other. I have to read the book with Murvet. I hope he ad a lousy life.

    • I throughly agree…in my mind the series ended earlier…. as I cant find anything close to real life…that real love, all the years n experiences, they woulda been together at the end. Mayb the writer is Turkish so wanted Turkish gal to win, lol

      • Hiya, they said she’s Turkish. Well, better luck next time. Maybe next time she’ll write “The Resurrection or Reincarnation of Seyit and Sura” being together in the end to make us happy…lol Have a lovely day!

        • Good one, love it, u made me smile after all the tears I shed. Hard time to move on to another drama.

          • Hi, it’s nice to put a smile on your face :). I know what you mean…I haven’t moved on yet . Actually, I became a convert and a couch potato lol. First time I became ashamed of myself. I used to love watching different kinds of shows like …spooky, detective, espionage etc., but not anymore… I just want to watch period drama (love story). I enjoyed watching Lovebird with Murvet (Fahriye) in it. Kosem is not on our Netflix. Have a lovely day!

      • Whatever then the show should have not been called Seyit and Sura to begin with . I’m sorry but that’s sort of stupid… it’s not about Turkish or Russian winning . It’s about LOVE . The show begins by letting us know love will win. The show ends up contradicting its very core .

    • Guys from Australia: I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for your thoughts and critique.

    • Agreed! Sura was the star. It didn’t matter that you young innocent life was taken and then dumped. I am furious. I fell in love with my husband , first sight…but I was only 15 and he was 20 and home from Vietnam. Wasn’t allowed to date…eventually I came home and back to school in Miami and he went to Ohio…married another…I always loved him and him me., We did run into each other in our hometown a couple times over the years from 68-94. In 94 he had enough, retired early…headed to Florida. I was on my 2nd divorce by then and he came into town. Our love story continues today 22 yrs together. I am 64 and he is 69. It has not been easy with strong headed people but we have fun. I thought this is how this would end. Very very upset. Do they read these things./???

      • Good day! (Greetings from Down Under). So that is your love story with a happy ending :). It must be your destiny to be together in the end. Good for you… I am saying this from the bottom of my heart… I hope you both have a long joyful and healthy life together.
        I could really feel Sura’s pain (being heatbroken) and also for those people who are in similar situation. Although I never experienced it, I can only empathize. Love is a wonderful thing. It is nice to love someone and be loved by someone.
        I was a mail order bride. I am a Filipina married to an Australian. We met in May after 6 months of corresponding to each other, then got married in November the same year. It wasn’t love at first sight for both of us but we decided to have it a go. He was 27 and I was 25 (first time for both of us). We were at the right age to settle down and in the right frame of mind. He showed me kindness and I am very grateful and the rest was history….that was 34 years ago. Together, we created two wonderful boys (29 and 31 yrs. old) any parents can be proud of.
        I guess our love story shows “love speaks no barrier”. .. Have a lovely day!

  44. so sorry sent it 2 times

  45. I loved Farah (Sura) she was amazing. I loved Kivanc but Farah my star on this series.
    For me the story is unfinished. I’m not satisfied. I hated that he let her go The writer of the script should have paid more attention, too many questions. it’sTV, If I wanted to know the real story I would buy the book. I fast forward when Murvet and her mother appeared. I did watch when Seyit was getting married to Murvet, (Forgive me, but I did not like her, she witnessed their love but she still married and then asked if he will ever love her as he did Sura, ) I cried for Sura!!! I felt her pain. Poor Sura. They loved each other to death, so what happened? I think that he was scared of the love he had for her it was controlling him. He had to let her go. He was still in danger, if anything happened to her he would die. He died a slow death anyway in the book he killed himself, Living with a women he did not love, respected her as a wife and mother but did not love. What a waste of something so pure and exciting.Status, tradition and religion destroys true love. I’ve experienced it. I had to leave the country. I hated Seyits father? I keep watching my favorite episodes 1-16 for a happy something. NOT. After the 15th episodes nothing went right for them, I was always on edge. I wish the writer would have prolonged some of the happier scenes. I was so disappointed and tired of Tina, Petro, the aunt, the Contessa, the Captain, Murvet, enemies and manipulators. I’m surprised Sura didn’t go crazy. Kivanc and Farah had passion, chemistry, they made me smile, dream, cry. I would love to see them work together again. In a movie with a happy ending. There’s a song that Kivanc and Farah (I think its them)with the scenes of KURT SEYIT and SURA,”I will never forget you” in Turkish Wowwwwww. I know they also sing and have amazing voices I would love to see them sing together. Before this serie, I didn’t know who Farah and Kivanc were. Now I’m searching for other movies, series that they may be in. nothing beats Kurt Seit and Sura.“I proclaim my love for you till my last breath” Zeit to Sura They both went to their grave with broken hearts They are now united as one for eternity.This will have to be my happy ending for them.

  46. I loved Farah (Sura) she was amazing. I loved Kivanc but Farah is my star in this series.
    For me the story is unfinished. I’m not satisfied. I hated that he let her go The writer of the script should have paid more attention, too many questions. it’sTV, it’s what the audience would love to watch and anyone who wanted to know what the real story was about,make a dedication at the end of the episodes and/or buy the book on Amazon. Or whatever. I read on the internet after Russia and Crimea episodes, the ratings went down and kept going down because of Farah not keeping up with the performance of Tatlitug, so they brought in a famous Turkish actress to bring up the ratings for Murvet plus her mother. Bigggggg mistake. I fast forward when Murvet appeared. I did watch when Seyit was getting married to Murvet, I cried for Sura!!! I felt her pain. Poor Sura. They loved each other to death, so what happened? I think that he was scared of the love he had for her it was controlling him. He had to let her go. He was still in danger, if anything happened to her he would die. She reminded him of the past. What a waste of something so pure and exciding. I wonder if this really happened (have to get the book) Status, tradition and religion destroys true love. I’ve experienced it. The love of my life married one the father approved of because she came from wealth and I was a poor farmers daughter. I had to leave the country. I hated Seyits father I keep watching episode 1-13 hoping for a happy ending. NOT..They were my favorite episodes. After the 15th episodes nothing went right for them, I was so disappointed and tired of Tina, Petro, the aunt, the Contessa, the Captain. Tina practically pushed her sister on that boat. I’m surprised Sura didn’t go crazy. They both went to their grave with broken hearts, may they both rest in peace. They are now united as one, for eternity .
    Kivanc and Farah had passion, chemistry, they made me cry. I would love to seem them work together again. In a movie with a happy ending.
    Kivanc is guest star in Vikings series on the History Channel and Farah is staring in Kosem, Turkish soap. She is amazing hoping it comes to NETFLIX . Celil of Kurt Seyit & Sura is also in Kosem.There’s a song that Kivanc and Farah sing togetrher with the scenes of KURT SEYIT and SURA, Youtube “I will never forget you” in Turkish Wowwwwww. I would love to see Farah and Kivonc sing together.

  47. I loved Farah (Sura) she was amazing. I loved Kivanc but Farah is my star of this series.
    For me the story is unfinished. I’m not satisfied. I hated that he let her go The writer of the script should have paid more attention, too many questions. it’sTV, it’s what the audience would love to watch and anyone who wanted to know what the real story was about,make a dedication at the end of the episodes and/or buy the book on Amazon. Or whatever. I read on the internet after Russia and Crimea episodes, the ratings went down and kept going down because of Farah not keeping up with the performance of Tatlitug, so they brought in a famous Turkish actress to bring up the ratings for Murvet plus her mother. Bigggggg mistake. I fast forward when Murvet appeared. I did watch when Seyit was getting married to Murvet, I cried for Sura!!! I felt her pain. Poor Sura. They loved each other to death, so what happened? I think that he was scared of the love he had for her it was controlling him. He had to let her go. He was still in danger, if anything happened to her he would die. She reminded him of the past. What a waste of something so pure and exciding. I wonder if this really happened (have to get the book) Status, tradition and religion destroys true love. I’ve experienced it. The love of my life married one the father approved of because she came from wealth and I was a poor farmers daughter. I had to leave the country. I hated Seyits father, His counsel was more important than the happiness of his blood Seyit and the safety of his family He refused to accept their life was changing? I keep watching episode 1-13 hoping for a happy ending. NOT..They were my favorite episodes. After the 15th episodes nothing went right for them, I was so disappointed and tired of Tina, Petro, the aunt, the Contessa, the Captain. Tina practically pushed her sister on that boat. I’m surprised Sura didn’t go crazy. They both went to their grave with broken hearts, may they both rest in peace. They are now united as one, for eternity .
    Kivanc and Farah had passion, chemistry, they made me cry. I would love to seem them work together again. In a movie with a happy ending.
    Kivanc is guest star in Vikings series on the History Channel and Farah is staring in Kosem, Turkish soap. She is amazing hoping it comes to NETFLIX . Celil of Kurt Seyit & Sura is also in Kosem.There’s a song that Kivanc and Farah sing togetrher with the scenes of KURT SEYIT and SURA, Youtube “I will never forget you” in Turkish(also translation Wowwwwww. I would love to see Farah and Kivonc sing together.

  48. Stacey, your review was spot on! I absolutely hated the ending. So many unanswered questions. Although, Seyit stood up to his father about his relationship to Sura, he never bothered to tell her about what transpired. Maybe he didn’t want her to blame herself for the rift between the two. I felt the relationship at this point placed a heaviness on him, because he could not have both his family and the love of his life. How does one choose? He and Sura both were so stubborn. He was constantly walking out, when angered, instead of staying to fight it through. Which is why so much was left unsaid. I was glad and both petrified when Sura told him that if he walked out the door it was over. Which he told her, you’ve seen how I respond to threats. This I believe was the real turning point. I think Sura grew some backbone and I was glad for it! Seyit loved her, but he was a little self-absorbed and let his anger blind him. I could have personally strangled Tina, Petro and the Aunt. Tina, I couldn’t quite figure out. She loved her sister, but yet conspired with Petro. She never liked Seyit from day one. What broke my heart most, was the scene where Sura is on the landing in tears, while Seyit is getting married. He had already said I do, but the priest said it was not final until the prayers were said. He could have stopped it, but I guess it was his precious honor. It just made me pity Murvet. Why would you want to marry a man who clearly was still in love with another woman? The fact that he left the room and followed Sura outside would have been enough for me! The fact that Seyit was visibly mad that Petro & Sura were holding hands was laughable. Like, really? Maybe he went through it because of the mother. Whatever the case, it was not right! I would have rather he never married, if he wasn’t going to marry Sura. The ending could have been so much better. The final scene with Petro did not reveal if Seyit really knew the extent in to which Petro had connived and schemed to derail his relationship with Sura, as well as his life. The series was excellent, but I think the writers could have done better tying up the loose ends. I give it 5 stars!

    • Thanks for taking the time to read my novel of complaints. I’m still so upset by the ending, it just doesn’t feel true to the characters at all…apparently its based on a true story and they really didn’t end up together, but I would have much rather the show deviate from that ending.

  49. I can’t deal with the end!! Such an unfair final! Besides all of what all the ladies have said about it, I also think that the guy who wrotte the story really really doesn’t like Russian girls. Can somebody explain to me why any russian girl has a happy end? Honestly, looking this for a bigger perspective all of them find unhappiness. One died, Sura’s sister lost her husband and never finds somebody who loves her back, and finally my loved Sura, who gave everything for Seyit and he didn’t gave her the opportunity of being his wife. In this tv show the love didn’t win. I really would love to see a tv show about Sura.

    • The guy that directed the show is to blame . He shows the true colors of Turkish men . F the beautiful Sura we now have beautiful innocent looking Turkish girl. What a loser

  50. I just finished the series after watching every day for two weeks straight!!! I am angry and sad that the ending of the show was so incredibly awful!!!! I found Sura to be a lovely, sweet, kind, loving, and yes naive. I loved Seyit, up to the point they were in Russia and Crimea, after he came to Turkey, Sura was no longer a priority to him, and unlike what Senty wrote, I thought Sura also changed, she learned how to work, help the women in the kitchen, and even after she got shot, she still remained in Turkey and help with the laundry business. Seyit in the other hand, grew an ugly mustache, got an ugly haircut and completely changed his persona. He was never thankful for any sacrifices that she made for him, he never loved her nearly half as much as she loved him. She loved him purely and unconditionally, while he only loved her when he had time for her.
    I’m also pissed off that they show him to have his happy little family back, when Sura went to the unknown. I call total BS on the ending of this show, and Seyit was not as honorable as he thought he was. Per what I’ve read about the real Kurt Seyit and Sura, they supposedly wrote to each other very often, and Kurt Seyit committed suicide later in life. After his death, Sura came back to Turkey and visited his grave. Sura married and had one daughter and she too died in US.

    • yes I agree total BS . But …. it’s a man’s world and Sura and all the women lived in it . Totally tasteless and unforgivable

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