Tolga Mendi

Tolga Mendi Actor

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Name: Tolga Mendi
Birthdate: March 23, 1993
Birthplace: Adana, Turkey
Height: 186 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Cukurova University Construction Engineering (Cukurova Universitesi Insaat Muhendisligi)
Spouse:
Biography: Tolga Mendi is interested in fitness, cinema and theatre. He took theatre lessons at Craft Theatre while he was going to university. Later on, he took private theatre lessons from Bahar Kerimoglu.

Notable Works
2015 – Bitter Love (Aci Ask) (as Haydar)
2016 – Heart of Ruzgar (Ruzgarin Kalbi)
2017 – New Bride (Yeni Gelin) (as Hazar Bozok)

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Cagdas Onur Ozturk

Cagdas Onur Ozturk Actor

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Name: Cagdas Onur Ozturk
Birthdate: August 16, 1979
Birthplace: Sivas, Turkey
Height: 181 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Ege University Landscape Architecture (Ege Universitesi Peyzaj Mimarligi); Anatolia University State Conservatory Theatre (Anadolu Universitesi Devlet Konservatuvari Tiyatro)
Spouse:
Biography: Cagdas Onur Ozturk took theatre lessons while he was going to primary, secondary and high school. He took part theatre club when he was going to Ege University. He started his tv career with his role in Turkish drama Veteran Soldier (Gazi) but he became popular with his role Baris in popular Turkish drama North South (Kuzey Guney).

Notable Works
2008 – Truth Line (Dogruluk Ekseni) (as Dogan)
2008 – Veteran Soldier (Gazi) (as Akin)
2009 – 2012 Sakarya Firat (as Hasan Turna)
2011 – 2013 North South (Kuzey Guney) (as Baris Hakmen)
2013 – Don’t End Like This (Boyle Bitmesin) (as Atilla)
2014 – Can’t Run From Love (Asktan Kacilmaz) (as Ali)
2014 – Dreams and Hopes (Dusler ve Umutlar) (as Caki)
2014 – Take Care of Yourself (Kendime Iyi Bak) (as Emre) (Movie)

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Can’t Run From Love (Asktan Kacilmaz)

Can’t Run From Love (Asktan Kacilmaz) Tv Series

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Original Title: Asktan Kacilmaz
English Title: Can’t Run From Love
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Episodes: 11
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2014 – November 18, 2014
Production Company: Erler Film
Director: Metin Balekoglu
Screen Writer: Mahinur Ergun

Synopsis
Yasemin (Pelin Akil) is a young prosecutor living in Istanbul with her family. She is so ambitious that she tries to do her best to change the world. She has been dating with Ali (Cagdas Onur Ozturk) who is a police superintendent of narcotic branch in Istanbul.

Yasemin and Ali work together in order to catch the gang leaders who engage in illegal drug travel. They have been working for a long time to catch the culprits and reach the leaders of this gang. However, no matter how hard they try, they cannot become successful.

Having a break from this tight schedule, Yasemin and Ali eventually get engaged and decide to get married soon. However, the day after their engagement, Yasemin finds out Ali’s affair with another woman. She cannot forgive her fiancée’s betrayal and decides to move away from Istanbul for a while. She immediately requests a transfer from her workplace to another city for a temporary duty so that she would be far away from Ali.

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Ceren Hindistan

Ceren Hindistan Actress

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Name: Ceren Hindistan
Birthdate: February 27, 1989
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 172 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Anadolu Otelcilik Ve Turizm Meslek Lisesi
Spouse: Umit Aslan
Children: Arya Rima Aslan
Biography:

Notable Works
2007 – Fedai (as Ceyda)
2007 – Senin Ugruna (as Serpil)
2008 – Baba Ocagi (as Ismet)
2009 – 2010 Sakarya Firat (as Nihan Tekintas)
2010 – Sakli Hayatlar (as Nergis) (Movie)
2011 – Muhtesem Yuzyil (as Ahsen)

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Lost City (Kayip Sehir)

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Original Title: Kayip Sehir
English Title: Lost City
Also Known As:
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 26
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2012 – March 25, 2013
Production Company: In D House
Director: Cevdet Mercan
Screen Writer: Yildirim Turker, Murat Uyurkulak, Seray Sahiner, Hakan Bicakci, Leyla Olca

Synopsis
Toptas family is an ordinary Turkish family living in Trabzon (the city in the northern Turkey – Black Sea region). The life of Toptas family changes dramatically when the head of the family dies.

Meryem (Nazan Kesal) is the mother of the 6 children who sacrifices her own life for the sake of her family. When Meryem loses her husband, she is left alone with five sons, a daughter and her 80 year-old father-in-law.

Ismail (Tugay Mercan) is the eldest son of the family who is 25 years old and lives in Istanbul for almost 2 years. He gets used to living in Istanbul by himself apart from his family.

Irfan (Ilker Kaleli) is the second eldest son of the family who is 23 years old. He is easy-going, careless and aims to be a successful soccer player. He has been playing soccer in a local team in Trabzon and dreams to be a part of a big soccer team.

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Nik Xhelilaj

Nik Xhelilaj - Actor

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Name: Nik Xhelilaj
Birthdate: March 5, 1983
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Height: 188 cm (6′ 2″)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Education: Academy of Fine Arts at University of Tirana (Tirana Guzel Sanatlar Fakultesi oyunculuk egitimi)
Spouse:
Languages: Albanian (mother tongue), English (good), Italian (good), Turkish (very good), German (basic)
Biography: Nik Xhelilaj was born in Albania. His full name is Kreshnik Xhelilaj. He came to Istanbul when he was 14 years old for his education at military high school. He started to go Kuleli Military High School but after 7 months, he left the school and returned to Tirana. He knows Albanian, Italian, Turkish and German. Nik Xhelilaj became popular in Turkey with his role Kadir in a famous Turkish tv series Lost City (Kayip Sehir).

Nik Xhelilaj Tv Series / Movies
2008 – The Sorrow of Mrs. Schneider (as Leke) (Movie)
2009 – Alive (as Koli) (Movie)
2010 – The Albanian (as Arben) (Movie)
2012 – Lost City (Kayip Sehir) (as Kadir)
2012 – Seven Lucky Gods (as Mehmet) (Movie)
2013 – Real Playing Game (as Young Boris) (Movie)
2013 – Crossroads (Uc Yol) (as Bunyamin) (Movie)
2014 – Each Love is a Farewell (Her Sevda Bir Veda)

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Moms and Mothers (Analar ve Anneler)

Moms and Mothers (Analar ve Anneler) Tv Series Poster

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Original Title: Analar ve Anneler
English Title: Moms and Mothers
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 9
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: October 22, 2015 – December 25, 2015
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Mehmet Ada Oztekin
Screen Writer: Berkun Oya

Synopsis
This Turkish drama takes place during 1970s and tells the story of two different women from different background.

Zeliha (Sinem Kobal) is a beautiful university student whose passionate relationship with the activist Murat (Hakan Kurtas) puts her in danger. She gets married to Murat without her father’s consent and starts to get involved in political fights between right-wing (ultra-nationalist groups) and left-wing opposition.

One day, there occurs a political fight at the university and one student from a right-wing is killed. Both Zeliha and her husband Murat are wanted by the police and for this reason; they start to hide in the house of Murat’s mother, Neriman (Binnur Kaya).

Neriman (Binnur Kaya) is a widow who works at the hospital as a nurse. She accuses Zeliha for letting her son be involved in political fights. When her son and her daughter-in-law come to her house for backing, she calls her brother Ayhan (Okan Yalabik) who is a police officer in Istanbul. Ayhan, in fact, secretly loves Zeliha and wants to separate her from his nephew. He has some physiological problems and kills her nephew Murat in the middle of the night while Murat is planning to escape to abroad. Nobody learns the fact that Ayhan has killed Murat.

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Ulas Tuna Astepe

Ulas Tuna Astepe Actor

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Name: Ulas Tuna Astepe
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Birthplace: Kocaeli (Izmit), Turkey
Height: 189 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Istanbul Male High School (Istanbul Erkek Lisesi), Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory Theatre (Mimar Sinan Devlet Konservatuari tiyatro bolumu)
Spouse:
Other: Ulas Tepe Astepe worked as a costume designer at Turkish movie Ottoman Republic (Osmanli Cumhuriyeti) and then took part in theatre and TV projects. He took part in various theatre plays such as Glass Leaves (Cam Yapraklar) and Flag (Bayrak). He made his debut with his role Orhan in popular Turkish drama Karadayi.

Notable Works
2012 – Karadayi (as Orhan)
2013 – Zayiat (as Mete) (Movie)
2015 – Moms and Mothers (Analar ve Anneler) (as Mustafa)
2015 – Fish Pond (Movie)
2017 – The Gulf (Korfez) (as Selim) (Movie)
2017 – Innocent (Masum)
2017 – Dream (Ruya) (as Alaz)
2018 – Lifeline (Sen Anlat Karadeniz – You Tell, The Black Sea) (as Tahir Kaleli)

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Metin Akdulger

Metin Akdulger Actor

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Name: Metin Akdulger
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Height: 185 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Koc University Foreign Affairs School (Koc Universitesi Uluslararasi Iliskiler Bolumu) (2006-2011).
Spouse:
Other: Metin Akdulger comes from Bursa, Istanbul. He took part in various theatre plays before starting his career on Tv. In 2010, he took part a theatre play named Seni Aptal Romeo. After graduation from university, he took ptivate theatre lessons from Cosku Cem Akkaya ve Merve Taskan. Metin Akdulger made her debut with his role Orkun at popular Turkish drama Tide (Medcezir).

Notable Works
2013 – Without Me (Bensiz) (as Necip) (Movie)
2013 – 2015 Tide (Medcezir) (as Orkun Civanoglu)
2015 – Moms and Mothers (Analar ve Anneler) (as Tahsin / Kerim Tinar)
2015 – The Bank of Broken Hearts (Kirik Kalpler Bankasi) (as Turan) (Movie)
2015 – Clair Obscur (Tereddut) (Movie)
2016 – 2017 Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil: Kosem) (as 4.Murat)

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Lodestar (Coban Yildizi) Tv Series

Lodestar (Coban Yildizi) Tv Series

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Original Title: Coban Yildizi
English Title: Lodestar
Also Known As: Venus
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 17
Broadcast Network: Fox TV
Broadcast Period: March 2, 2017 – June 22, 2017
Production Company: Most Production
Director: Gul Oguz
Screen Writer: Gulizar Irmak

Synopsis
Zuhre (Selin Sekerci) is a young and beautiful girl who lives in Nigde (the city in the middle of Turkey). She is forced to get married to an old man and brought to Cappadoccia for her forced wedding.

Zuhre objects to this marriage and does not want to get married despite her father’s promise. On her way towards Cappadoccia, she manages to run away from her father and meets Seyit (Sukru Ozyildiz).

Seyit is a young man who lives in Cappadoccia and works as a stone master. He is honest, brave and devoted to moral values. He lives together with her grandparents, mother and sister. He tries to do his best to support his family after his father has left them for another woman and moved to Istanbul.

Seyit helps Zuhre even though he cannot understand why this young woman is stranded in the middle of an express road. While he is giving her a ride to the nearest bus station, they meet Zuhre’s father. Seyit cannot do anything to protect Zuhre and lets her go with her father.

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