Bitter Sweet Life (Hayat Bazen Tatlidir)

Bitter Sweet Life (Hayat Bazen Tatlidir) Turkish Tv Series

Original Title: Hayat Bazen Tatlidir
English Title: Bitter Sweet Life
Also Known As:
Genre: School, Romance, Friendship
Episodes: 26
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: October 16, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Production Company: Surec Film
Director: Hamdi Alkan
Screen Writer: Gani Mujde

Hayat (Birce Akalay) is a literature teacher at a top private school. She is so idealist that she cannot refrain from defending her own rights in every occasion. Due to this attitude, she does not have an easy life and often faces with different difficulties.

Hayat lives together with her little sister Gozde (Simay Barlas) who goes to the same high school where Hayat teaches. After their parents’ death, Hayat becomes both a mother and a father for her sister and tries to do her best to protect her sister from dangers. Sometimes, she becomes so authoritarian and for this reason; she is exposed to criticism by her sister.

Hayat’s job at a private high school makes it financially possible for her sister Gozde to attend the school as a student. They have a modest life whereas all the students at that private school have a wealthy life. Thus, Gozde sometimes finds it hard to keep pace with her classmates’ lifestyle.
One day, Hayat gets an urgent phone call saying Gozde is in danger at a party.

Gozde arrives at the given address just in time to stop her unconscious sister from being raped by a fellow student Koray (Anil Tetik). Koray is Gozde’s boyfriend who is attending to the same high school and at the same time, is the brother of an ex mafia leader Cerrah (Kanbolat Gorkem Arslan).

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Ufuk Ozkan

Ufuk Ozkan - Turkish Actor

Name: Ufuk Ozkan
Birthdate: April 11, 1975
Birthplace: Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
Height: 182 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Samsun Municipality Conservatory Theatre; Istanbul University State Conservatory Theatre (2001)
Spouse: Nazan Gunes Ozkan (m. 2005)
Children: Eren Ozkan (the son)
Biography: Ufuk Ozkan was born in 11 April 1975 in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany. He knows English and Germany, Worked in Istanbul City Theatres; Founder of Theatre Kilcik; Made cabaret theater for 3 years at Theatre Kilcik; Worked in Asuman Dabak Theatre.

Ufuk Ozkan Tv Series / Movies
1995 – Cicek Taxi (Cicek Taksi) (as Cemil Yildiz)
2001 – Sweet Life (Tatli Hayat) (as Ergun Kuzgun)
2002 – Elementary Family (Cekirdek Aile)
2003 – Immortal Love (Olumsuz Ask)
2004 – All My Children (Butun Cocuklarim) (as Kiroglu)
2005 – Shattered Soul (Beyza’nin Kadinlari) (Movie)
2006 – Yes Sir: Checkmate (Emret Komutanim: Sah Mat) (as Terliksi Vedat) (Movie)
2006 – Female Dormitory (Kizlar Yurdu) (as Vedat Yemisci)
2007 – Ayda (as Nuri)
2007 – Beautiful Days (Guzel Gunler) (as Senol)
2008 – My Mom is an Angel (Benim Annem Bir Melek) (as Artiz)
2008 – Will You Dare to Love (Cesaretin Var mi Aska) (as Seref)
2009-2011 The Large Family (Genis Aile) (as Cevahir)

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Gamze Topuz

Gamze Topuz Turkish Actress

Name: Gamze Topuz
Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 170 cm
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Education: Bilgi University Tv Journalism, Turvak Theatre
Spouse: Umit Kantarcilar (m. 2014–2016)
Child: Elis Naz Kantarcilar
Other: She was a successful horseback rider, a song writer (songs are Dinamit and Yel Alsin)

Notable Works
2004 – My Best Friend (En Iyi Arkadasim) (as Banu)
2005 – Fift Dimension (Besinci Boyut) (as Selma)
2007 – Doctors (Doktorlar) (as Zeynep Ozturk)
2009 – SupuRRR (as Serap) (Movie)
2010 – Love and Punishment (Ask ve Ceza) (as Derya)
2010 – Made in Turkey (Turk Mali) (as Burcu)
2011 – Blue Butterflies (Mavi Kelebekler) (as Derya Latic)

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Winter Sun (Kis Gunesi) Tv Series

Winter Sun (Kis Gunesi) Tv Series

Original Title: Kis Gunesi
English Title: Winter Sun
Also Known As: Mentari di Musim Dingin; Aftabe Zemestani
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 18
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: February 23, 2016 – June 21, 2016
Production Company: Endemol Shine Turkiye
Director: Murat Onbul
Screen Writer: Ayca Mutlugil, Alev Toprakoglu, Erkan Ciplak, Hale Calap

Efe is only 7 years old when he sees his mother Leyla (Senay Gurler) with another man. He hides in his father’s car with a fear that his mother and his father would end their marriage. While everybody is looking for him, his father gets in the car and finds out Efe in anxiety.

Efe and his father find themselves in the middle of a big trap. In a car accident, Efe’s father is murdered and Efe becomes the only witness to the murder. The killers arrange for the little boy to meet the same fate as his father, but the hired assassin cannot go through with it and gives the child to his fisherman friend.

Efe loses his memory; he forgets his name and family. He is separated from his identical twin brother, Mete. His real family believes that both Efe and his father have died in the car accident. In fact, Efe starts to live together with his adopted father Ismail (Mehmet Esen), mother Fatma (Gamze Suner Atay) and sister Nadide. His new life becomes a lot different than his previous life.

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Senay Gurler

Senay Gurler - Actress

Name: Senay Gurler
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 158 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Education: 9 Eylul University Fine Arts School – Cinema Television Photography
Talent Agency:
Biography: Senay Gurler was born in 28 June 1966 in Izmir. Presenter at TRT while she was student; Took part in various theatre plays at Izmir Art Theatre

Senay Gurler Tv Series / Movies
1994 – Kaygisizlar (as Cazibe)
1997 – Crazy Bedis (Cilgin Bedis) (as Emel)
1998 – 1999 The Black Angel (Kara Melek) (as Nesrin)
1998 – Second Spring (Ikinci Bahar) (as Murat’s Mom)
2000 – Delikanli
2000 – Oh My, My Daughter Has Grown (Eyvah Kizim Buyudu) (as Filiz)
2001 – Jinns and Fairies (Cinlerle Periler) (as Umran)
2001 – Misfortune (Kor Talih)
2001 – Sweet Life (Tatli Hayat) (as Cavidan)
2002 – We Fall in Love With You (Biz Size Asik Alduk) (as Guzin)
2004 – 2009 European Side (Avrupa Yakasi) (as Fatos)

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Vanished 46 (46 Yok Olan) Tv Series

Vanished 46 (46 Yok Olan) Turkish Tv Series

Original Title: 46 Yok Olan
English Title: Vanished 46
Also Known As: 46 исчезнувших, 46 Napadid
Genre: Crime, Mistery
Episodes: 13
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 27, 2016 – June 24, 2016
Production Company: Nunova Film
Director: Serdar Akar
Screen Writer: Ercan Mehmet Erdem

Vanished 46 Synopsis
Murat (Erdal Besikcioglu) is a professor of molecular biology who is trying to find a cure for his comatose sister Ezo (Ayca Eren). He feels guilty for the death of his father and for his sister’s illness.

When Murat was a young man, he made a car accident and indirectly caused the death of his father. After this tragedy, his sister Ezo started to have a psychological problem and used sedatives. When Ezo increased the dosage of her pills without the permission of her doctor, she fell into a coma.

Murat wants to do everything that could save his sister from a 5-year long coma. He just discovers a medicine and tries a new potion on himself first without getting required permissions. But this discovery changes his life in an unexpected way.

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Melis Birkan Turkish Actress

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Name: Melis Birkan
Birthdate: November 30, 1981
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 174 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts –Ballet and Modern Dance School
Other: Took ballet courses during primary school and high school.

Notable Works
2005 – Womanizer (Capkin) (as Kiraz)
2006 – Americans are at Black Sea 2 (Amerikalilar Karadeniz’de 2) (as Cicek) (Movie)
2006 – At The Bar (Barda) (as Nil) (Movie)
2006 – 2007 Bridge (Kopru) (as Elmas)
2006 – So Glad I Have You (Iyi ki Varsin) (as Gizem)
2007 – The Messenger (Ulak) (as Emine – Ummu) (Movie)
2008 – Moonlight (Ayisigi) (as Zeynep)
2008 – Alone (Issiz Adam) (as Ada) (Movie)
2009 – You Name It (Adini Sen Koy) (as Aybilge) (Movie)
2009 – Can This Heart Forget You? (Bu Kalp Seni Unuturmu?) (as Cemile Gurcan)
2010 – Crazy Member of Palace (Deli Sarayli) (as Huma)

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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

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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Serhat Tutumluer

Serhat Tutumluer - Actor

Name: Serhat Tutumluer
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Birthplace: Eskisehir, Turkey
Height: 184 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Black
Education: Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory
Talent Agency:
Spouse: Senan Kara (m. 2007-present)
Biography: Serhat Tutumluer was born in 29 June 1972 in Eskisehir. Took part in various theatre plays in Ankara State Theatre such as “Sevda Turkusu”, “Budala”, “Giordano Bruno”, “Kucuk Nasreddin”. Started to work in Izmit City Theatre in 1997 and took part in various theatre plays there such as “Hamlet”, “Sokaga Cikma Yasagi”, “Hakimiyet-i Milliye Asevi”, “Nasreddin Hoca (kukla), “Kuvayi Milliye Destani” (kukla) and Uc Kurusluk Opera, Roberto Zucco, Lyistrata, Cimri, Don Juan, Ask Delisi, Bahar Noktasi, Oyunun Oyunu”.

Serhat Tutumluer Tv Series / Movies
1997 – River Flowing in Opposite Direction (Tersine Akan Nehir)
2003 – Glede (Caylak) (as Asim)
2004 – Dark Spells (Buyu) (as Tarik) (Movie)
2004 – People of Hurricane (Kasirga Insanlari) (as Alphan)
2004 – Sahra (as Mithat Demircan)
2005 – Waiting for Heaven (Cenneti Beklerken) (as Nakkas Eflatun) (Movie)
2006 – Men Do not Cry (Erkekler Aglamaz) (as Murat)
2006 – Slave Hearts (Esir Kalpler) (as Demir Uyguner)
2006 – 2007 Bride Ezo (Ezo Gelin) (as Kadim Avsar)

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Nur Fettahoglu

Nur Fettahoglu - Actress

Name: Nur Fettahoglu
Birthdate: November 12, 1980
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Height: 169 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Halic University – Fashion Design (Halic Universitesi Moda Tasarimi)
Talent Agency:
Spouse: Levent Veziroglu (m. 2013–2015), Murat Aysan (m. 2008–2011)
Biography: Nur Fettahoglu was born 12 November 1980 in Duisburg, Germany. She is originally from Rize, Turkey. Nur Fettahoglu studied fashion design at Halic University. After graduating from university, she worked at various banks. Nur Fettahoglu started her television career as stock exchange presenter. She started her acting career with Turkish series Benden Baba Olmaz (I Cannot Be a Father). Nur Fettahoglu took part in various tv projects but she became very popular with her role as Peyker in Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu). Nur Fettahoglu made her first marriage with broker Murat Aysan but got divorced in 2011. She made her second marriage with businessman Levent Veziroglu but got divorced in 2015.

Nur Fettahoglu Tv Series / Movies
2007 – I Can’t Be A Father (Benden Baba Olmaz) (as Tulay Cenk)
2007 – Heart Swing (Gonul Salincagi) (as Aylin Arisoy)
2008 – 2010 Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu) (as Peyker Yoreoglu Onal)
2011 – Valley of Wolves Palestine (Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin) (as Simone) (Movie)
2011 – Gise Memuru (Movie)
2011 – 2014 Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) (as Haseki Mahidevran Sultan)
2014 – 2015 Way of Life (Hayat Yolunda) (Dr. Safak Gunay)
2014 – Filinta (Filinta: Bir Osmanli Polisiyesi) (as Sureyya)
2015 – Filinta: Dawn of Thousand Years (Filinta: Bin Yilin Safaginda) (as Sureyya)
2017 – Phi (Fi) (as Billur)
2018 – Bozkir (as Dilara Eroglu)
2019 – Kardes Cocuklari (as Umay Karay)
2020 – The Choice (Babil) (as Eda)

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