Melis Tuzunguc

Melis Tuzunguc Turkish Actress

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Name: Melis Tuzunguc
Birthdate: October 4, 1994
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 164 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Bust / waist / hip measurements: 91 – 61 – 89
Shoe size: 36 (in European standards)
Education: Beykent University Acting School (2007-2011); Istanbul Bahcelievler Anatolian High School (2001-2005)
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Biography: Melis Tuzunguc spent her childhood in Izmit and moved to Istanbul to go to high school. She started her acting career with Yildiz Masali project while she was just 15 years old. Her first leading role was Turkish drama My Father is Failed The Class (Babam Sinifta Kaldi).

Notable Works
2011 – Yildiz Masali (as Ipek)
2012 – Harem (as Balkiz)
2013 – Don’t End Like That (Boyle Bitmesin)
2013 – My Father is Failed the Class (Babam Sinifta Kaldi) (as Yagmur)
2014 – Now, They Need to Think (Simdi Onlar Dusunsun) (as Reyhan)

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Life Song (Hayat Sarkisi)

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Original Title: Hayat Sarkisi
English Title: Life Song
Also Known As: Flames of Desire; Hülya
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Episodes: 57
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: February 9, 2016 – June 26, 2017
Production Company: Most Production
Director: Cem Karci
Screen Writer: original screen writer: Jung Ha Yun, screen adapter: Mahinur Ergun

Synopsis
Bayram (Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan) comes to his hometown in order to make a peace with his close friend Salih. They agree to engage their children Melek and Kerim when they grow up to the age of marriage.

Years later, Kerim (Birkan Sokullu) graduates and gets his master’s degree in environmental studies. Even though he wants to live in Germany and works as an instructor at the university, he cannot persuade his father. Kerim has nothing to do but to return to Istanbul because his father wants to keep his promise to his close friend. Eventually, Kerim decides to get engaged to Melek (Ecem Ozkaya) and goes to his hometown in order to ask for Melek’s hand in marriage.

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Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan

Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan Actor

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Name: Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan
Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 1,8 m
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory – Theatre (Hacettepe Universitesi Ankara Devlet Konservatuvari Tiyatro Bolumu) (1989)
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Spouse: Ayca Inci (m. 2007-2012)
Biography: Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan was born in Ankara in September 12, 1965. After graduation, he worked at Diyarbakir State Theatre during 1989-1993. He worked as art director and deputy director at State Theatres. Since 1996, he has taken part in various movies and tv series. He is the founder of Association of State Theatre Players (Devlet Tiyatrolari Sanatcilari Dernegi) (DETIS). Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan becam so popular with his role Iskender in popular Turkish drama Leyla and Mecnun (Leyla ile Mecnun).

Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan Tv Series / Movies
1985 – Nightingale in the Night Club (Gazino Bulbulu) (the movie)
1996 – Istanbul Beneath My Wings (Istanbul Kanatlarimin Altinda) (the movie)
2000 – Story of a Snake (Yilan Hikayesi)
2002 – Father (Baba) (as Hasmet)

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Tayanc Ayaydin

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Name: Tayanc Ayaydin
Birthdate: August 7, 1979
Height: cm

Notable Works
2004 The Time of the Heart (Kalbin Zamani) (as Cemil)
2006 Coming Home (Sila) (as Abay)
2007 Sunday-The Fairytale of a Trade (Pazar-Bir Ticaret Masali) (as Mihram) (the movie)
2008 Love Hurts (Ask Yakar) (as Selim)
2009 Love, Where Are You? (Ey Ask Nerdesin?) (as Serdar)
2009-2013 Sakarya-Firat (as Osman Kanat)

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Ecem Ozkaya Ustundag

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Name: Ecem Ozkaya
Birthdate: June 25, 1988
Height: cm

Notable Works
2007 Eagles Fly High (Kartallar Yuksek Ucar) (as Seval)
2008 Airport/Good Flight (Havalimani/Iyi Ucuslar) (as Idil)
2009 Farewell Rumalia (Elveda Rumeli) (as young Zarife)
2009 I Love You (Sizi Seviyorum) (as Eda) (the movie)
2010 Family All Together (Cumbur Cemaat Aile) (as Zeynep)
2011-2012 Uprightness (Iffet) (as Nil)
2012-2015 Rich Girl Poor Guy (Zengin Kiz Fakir Oglan) (as Biricik)
2016 Life Song (Hayat Sarkisi) (as Melek)

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Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem)

Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil Kosem) Tv Series Poster

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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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Oyku Karayel

Oyku Karayel Actress

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Name: Oyku Karayel
Birthdate: August 20, 1990
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 155 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Istanbul University State Conservatory Theatre (Istanbul Universitesi Devlet Konservatuari Tiyatro Bolumu); Cemberlitas Girls High School
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Biography: Oyku Karayel has a twin sister. She took acting lessons from Kenter Theatre and then, studied at Istanbul University State Conservatory Theatre. Oyku Karayel took part in various theatre plays such as Good Things Are on Our Side (Guzel Seyler Bizim Tarafta) at Theatre Krek and Murderer Joe (Katil Joe) at Moda Sahnesi.

Oyku Karayel Tv Series / Movies
2011 – 2013 (as Cemre Cayak)
2014 – 2015 (as Ipek)
2015 – Nausea (Bulanti) (as Asli) (the movie)

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Hulya Avsar

Hulya Avsar Actress

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Name: Hulya Avsar
Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Height: cm

Notable Works
1982 Rebirth (Intibah)
1984 Aysem (as Ayse) (the movie)
1985 Blue Blue (Mavi Mavi) (as Sibel) (the movie)
1987 The Wife of German (Alamancinin Karisi) (as Zeliha) (the movie)
1988 You Are in Love (Asiksin) (as Deniz) (the movie)

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Mehmet Kurtulus

Mehmet Kurtulus Actor

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Name: Mehmet Kurtulus
Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Birthplace: Usak, Turkey
Height: 186 cm
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education:
Talent Agency:
Spouse: Désirée Nosbusch (m. 2007 – present)
Biography: Mehmet Kurtulus is the son of a Turkish family who migrated to Germany for work. He grew up in Salzgitter, Germany. His brother Tekin Kurtulus is also an actor and took part in tv series Lenßen & Partner broadcasted in German Sat.1 tv channel. Mehmet Kurtulus started his acting career in 1989 at his school theatre in Fredenberg, Germany. After graduating in 1991, he continued theatre as an amateur. In 1993, he became a professional theatre player and started to work at Braunschweig State Theatre. In 1995, he acted in theatre play named Komödie am Winterhuder Fährhaus in Hamburg. During that time, he was recognized by popular actress Evelyn Hamann and started to take part in TV series named Episode. After he acted as a lead character in movie Kurz und Schmerzlos (Kısa ve Acısız), Mehmet Kurtulus became very popular.

Mehmet Kurtulus Tv Series / Movies
1998 – Short Sharp Shock (Kurz und Schmerzlos) (Kisa ve Acisiz) (the movie)
2000 – Im July (Ben Temmuz) (as Isa) (Movie)
2001 – The Tunnel (as Vittorio ‘Vic’ Castanza) (Movie)
2001 – Heart (Herz) (as Cem Ruya) (Movie)

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