Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu)

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Original Title: Aski Memnu
English Title: Forbidden Love
Also Known As: Lubire Ascunsa (Romania), Al Ashq IL Mamnou (Arabic), Al 3eshk Al Mamno3 (Arabic), Strasti Orijenta (Hrvatski); Amor Prohibido (Spanish), Ishq E Memnu (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 79
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 4, 2008 – June 24, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoglu

Synopsis
Adnan (Selcuk Yontem) lives in one of the most important shore houses in Istanbul with his two children, a relative’s son Behlül (Kivanc Tatlitug), and his children’s half-french nanny. When Adnan meets Bihter (Beren Saat), he suddenly falls in love with her.

Bihter is also a socialite couple’s daughter. She wants to get revenge from her mother, Firdevs (Nebahat Cehre), because her father had died whilst catching her mother cheating on him. Therefore, she decides to marry Adnan, an older, rich and successful guy, because she thinks that by this way she can prevent her mother from marrying him. Although there is a huge age difference and although Firdevs and Adnan’s daughter Nihal (Hazal Kaya) don’t want this marriage, Bihter and Adnan eventually get married.

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From Lips to Hearth (Dudaktan Kalbe)

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Original Title: Dudaktan Kalbe
English Title: From Lips to Hearth
Also Known As: Dakato Qalb (Arabic), De pe buze la inima (Romania), Fjalë drejt zemres (Albania), Kismet (Greece), Melodija na sarceto (Bulgaria)
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 75
Broadcast Network: Show TV
Broadcast Period: September 3, 2007 – June 26, 2009
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Andac Haznedaroglu
Screen Writer: Melek Gencoglu, Ece Yorenc
Synopsis
Huseyin Kenan (Burak Hakki) is a famous violinist but still could not forget his childhood. He experienced a lot of pain: his father goes to prison because of robbery, after the suicide of his father he starts to live with his uncle, Sait (Koksal Engur), he always tries to overcome the emotional pain of the grudging charity of his uncle, thus he leaves his first love, Leyla (Fadik Sevin Atasoy) who later on marries Kenan’s cousin Cemil (Yigit Ozsener).

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Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi)

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Original Title: Kapalicarsi
English Title: Grand Bazaar
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 38
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 28, 2009 – October 5, 2010
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Murat Duzgunoglu
Screen Writer: Gaye Boralioglu, Nese Sen
 
Synopsis
Cemal (Nejat Isler), Mahmut (Olgun Simsek), and Arda (Mert Firat) are close friends who live in the same house and work as a salesman in the famous Turkish Grand Bazaar. They have a lower middle-class life and want to be rich. In order to earn much money, they have to achieve one thing: to find a little girl and train her to weave a carpet which will become a miracle. Therefore, they go to Hereke (a small town in Turkey) which is famous for the handmake carpets. In Hereke, Cemal meets Diyar (Asli Tandogan) and wants to hire her as a trainer. Diyar is a beautiful, naïve, and stubborn girl. Although she could not go to the college, she passionately manages to improve herself in weaving. At first, she does not accept the offer of Cemal. But when her father wants her to marry one of their fellow citizens Mustafa (Tolga Tekin), she accepts the offer and escapes to Istanbul leaving everything behind. Eventually, a profound love story begins in the Grand Bazaar. Diyar and Cemal draw closer but their story becomes more complicated when Mustafa follows Diyar to Istanbul. Mustafa still loves Diyar and wants to be with her again thus he tries every possible way to gain her hearth.

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Lady’s Farm (Hanimin Ciftligi)

Lady's Farm (Hanimin Ciftligi) Tv Series

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Original Title: Hanimin Ciftligi
English Title: Lady’s Farm
Also Known As:
Genre: History, Drama
Episodes: 70
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 4, 2009 – June 17, 2011
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Faruk Teber
Screen Writer: Hurer Ebeoglu, Elif Usman, Zulkuf Yucel

Synopsis
Poor girl named Gullu (Ozgu Namal) works in a factory of powerful and rich Muzaffer (Mehmet Aslantug) who owns vast estates in Adana (a city in southern Turkey). She is constantly abused by her father, Cemsir (Mehmet Cevik) and her brother. Gullu is in love with Kemal (Caner Cindoruk) who works at the same factory as a mechanic and they plan to get married. However, Gullu’s father wants her to marry the nephew of the factory owner, Ramazan (Necip Memili) who offers a lot of money in return. The story gets more complicated when Muzaffer spots Gullu and falls madly in love with her. Now, Gullu is in the middle of the road to prosperity, power, and to the lady’s farm.

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Little Women (Kucuk Kadinlar)

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Original Title: Kucuk Kadinlar
English Title: Little Women
Also Known As: Micutele domnisoare (Romania)
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 120
Broadcast Network: Kanal D, Star TV
Broadcast Period: June 10, 2008 – March 13, 2011
Production Company: D Production
Director: Hakan Arslan
Screen Writer: Deniz Akcay

Synopsis
Elif (Ekin Turkmen), Armagan (Hande Soral), Yeliz (Fulya Zenginer), Bilge (Elit Iscan) and Cansu (Selin Ilgar) are five sisters with different characters. The biggest sister Elif is 20 years old and goes to Law College.

Rebellious Armagan is 17 years old and goes to high school. Thoughless and fancyful Yeliz is 15, responsible and hardworking Bilge is 12, and sensitive Cansu is 6 years old. They live happily in a small house with their parents but soon the shattering revelation changes these people forever.

One day, they lose both their mother and their father. After losing their parents, they encounter the hardship of this world and experience the most difficult test of life. At first, they receive assistance from their neighbors but later they try to struggle to fend for themselves. They start to fight to avoid falling down while growing up together.

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Lost Years (Kaybolan Yillar)

Lost Years (Kaybolan Yillar) Tv Series

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Original Title: Kaybolan Yillar
English Title: Lost Years
Also Known As: Wa Tamdy Al Ayam (Arabic), Anii pierduti (Romania), Izgubeni godini (Bulgaria), Vitet e Humbura (Albania)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 49
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: April 14, 2006 – Marc 1, 2007
Production Company: Base Production
Director: Sergin Akyaz, Zeynep Gunay
Screen Writer: Sergin Akyaz
Synopsis
Esmer, Ali, and Ezel are best friends in orphanage. They are inseparable, they are family and they are every thing to each other. However, when a family wants to adopt Ezel as a replacement for their dead daughter, the life of these three friends changes forever. After 23 years, we see that Ali (Burak Hakki) is a police officier, Ezel (Yesim Buber) whose name is Aylin now is a wealthy young doctor, and Esmer (Saruhan Hunel) is a mob gangster. After all these years, a cruel man Esmer, an elegant tender girl Ezel/Aylin, and a kind guy Ali meet again but now they become enemies.

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Love and Punishment (Ask ve Ceza)

Love and Punishment (Ask ve Ceza) Turkish Tv Series

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Original Title: Ask ve Ceza
English Title: Love and Punishment
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 62
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: January 5, 2010 – June 27, 2011
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Kudret Sabanci
Screen Writer: Yildiz Tunc, Murat Lutfu, Mehmet Bilal, Ethem Yekta

Synopsis
Yasemin (Nurgul Yesilcay) is a 25-year old girl who works in an advertisement company. She plans to get married Mehmet (Caner Kurtaran) but one week before their wedding, she finds out that her fiancé is cheating on her with her best friend. After this betrayal, she loses her belief in love, marriage and innocence and immediately goes to Bodrum (a touristic place in western Turkey) where her mother lives.

In Bodrum, Yasemin goes to the night pub and out of pure coincidence she comes across Savas (Murat Yildirim) who turns her life upside down. They spend one night together but in the morning, Yasemin disappears without leaving any track but just a necklace. This one night stand which is the beginning of the hope for a greater love changes both the life of Yasemin and Savas.

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Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) Tv Series

Muhtesem Yuzyil - Magnificent century tv series

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Original Title: Muhtesem Yuzyil
English Title: Magnificent Century
Also Known As: Suleimán – El Gran sultán, Hareem al Sultan, حريم السلطان (Hareem Elsultan), حرم سلطان (Hurrem Sultan), Sulejmani i Madhërishëm, El Sultán, Σουλεϊμάν ο Μεγαλοπρεπής (Souleiman o Megaloprepis), Szulejmán, HaSultan, Hürrem Aur Sultan
Genre: History, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 139
Broadcast Network: Show TV & Star Tv
Broadcast Period: January 5, 2011 – June 11, 2014
Production Company: Tims Production
Director: Yagmur Taylan, Durul Taylan
Screen Writer: Meral Okay, Yilmaz Sahin

Synopsis
Suleyman (Halit Ergenc) is a young man who is very handsome and fond of study. He learns the death of his father while he is hunting with his close friend Ibrahim (Okan Yalabik). Upon the death of his father, Suleyman enters Istanbul and accedes to the throne as the tenth Ottoman Sultan. His life changes radically, he becomes the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. Also, he will be known in the West as Suleiman the Magnificent and in the East, as the Lawgiver for his complete reconstruction of the Ottoman legal system.

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Menekse and Halil (Menekse ile Halil)

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Original Title: Menekse ile Halil
English Title: Menekse and Halil
Also Known As: Mirna & Khalil (Arabic), Miran wa Khalil (Arabic), Menekse si Halil (Romania)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 36
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 7, 2007 – May 24, 2008
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Uluc Bayraktar
Screen Writer: Melek Gencoglu, Ece Yorenc

Synopsis
Menekse (Sedef Avci) and Halil (Kivanc Tatlitug) work at the same patisserie and love each other. Their love is so profound, strong and pure. Halil is a Bosnian young man who has a secret that he cannot tell even Menekse about. This secret has haunted him for most of his life and is a heavy burden on his shoulders.

Menekse, on the other hand, is a 20-year old Turkish girl who lives with her family. Menekse conceals their relationship from her family because her father is very conservative. Her father, Hasan (Mehmet Cevik), uses forces her to marry one of their fellow citizens, Mustafa (Hasan Kucukcetin) who offers a lot of money in return.

Menekse and Halil don’t give up their love, even if they are separated from each other. They escape to Istanbul leaving everything behind. However, their story becomes more complicated when Menekse’s husband Mustafa and her brother Kadir (Caner Candarlı) arrive in Istanbul too in order to find them.

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Moment of Farewell (Elveda Derken)

Elveda derken - Moment of farewell tv series

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Original Title: Elveda Derken
English Title: Moment of Farewell
Also Known As: A Farewell Moment (English), Lahzat Wadaa (Arabic), Înainte de sfarsit (Romania), Sylzi nad Bosfora (Bulgarian)
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 51
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: March 21, 2007 – June 18, 2008
Production Company: Yagmur Ajans
Director: Hilal Saral
Screen Writer: Ozgur Evren Hepturk
Synopsis
Lale (Ece Uslu) is a pediatrician and has a very happy family. She deeply loves her author husband Ege (Sinan Sumer) and her two little daughters. But her happy life changes when she is diagnosed a deadly terminal disease, a tumor in her brain. She thinks that the best thing is leaving her family behind before her illness relapses. Therefore, she secretly leaves, files for divorce and keeps away as a sick woman while she is under treatment from doctor Ates (Gokhan Tepe) who is her close friend. Ege doesn’t understand what is happening and thinks that Lale leaves him because she loves Ates. For this reason, he immediately marries Zeynep (Burcu Kara), the house teacher of his daughters.

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