Tv Series

Love In Exile (Aska Surgun – Slave to Love)

Love In Exile - Slave to Love (Aska Surgun) Turkish Tv Series

Original Title: Aska Surgun
English Title: Slave to Love
Also Known As: Love In Exile
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 53
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: Marc 7, 2005 – June 5, 2006
Production Company: Sis Yapim
Director: Cemal San
Screen Writer: Deniz Sertbarut, Baris Pirhasan, Cüneyt Bolak

Azizoglu family migrates to the big city of Istanbul from the village of Eastern Turkey because of the blood feud with the Sahvar family. Thanks to this migration, Hazar Azizoglu (Mahsun Kirmizigul) has been raised as a Westerner and has lived his life according to Western tradition all his life. However, the life of Hazar changes radically when his brother is killed by Sahvar family.

The two families have decided to put an end to the feud and it is the Sahvar family’s turn to pay blood money to the Azizoglu family. According to tradition, it is decided that the price is to be the beautiful daughter of Sahvar family, Zilan (Beren Saat).

In order to end the blood feud between two families, Hazar accepts to get married Beren Saat whom he doesn’t know. This arranged marriage brings new hopes as time passes. Hazar (Mahsun Kirmizigul) and Zilan (Beren Saat) find an unexpected source of happiness in this marriage.

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The Big Lie (Buyuk Yalan)

The Big Lie (Buyuk Yalan) Tv Series

Details Original Title: Buyuk Yalan English Title: The Big Lie Also Known As: Genre: Drama, Family, Romance Episodes: 69 Broadcast Network: ATV Broadcast Period: 2004 – June 10, 2006 Production Company: Gold Film Director: Yuksel Aksu Screen Writer: Deniz Akcay Synopsis A wealthy and deep rooted Vardarlilar family owns vast estates in Mugla (the city in western Turkey). They have three daughters and the family patriarch Ethem (Halil Ergun) wants a boy who will take the place of himself and manage the family business in the future. For this reason, Ruksan (Hulya Darcan) is very nervous and thinks that if she gives birth to a girl again her husband Ethem will be upset and that the balances in the family will change. While her husband is out of town, Ruksan gives birth to another girl. The night before in the next village a poor woman has given birth to a boy. The midwife Hayriye says that the only solution to Ruksan’s problem is to exchange the babies. Ruksan feels that she has no coice, but to exchange the babies so, she accepts the proposal. They give a sizable amount of money to the poor family in return and asks them to move to another city.

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The Fall of Leaves (Yaprak Dokumu)

The Fall of Leaves - Leaf Cast Tv Series (Yaprak Dokumu) poster

Original Title: Yaprak Dokumu
English Title: The Fall of Leaves
Also Known As: Leaf Cast (English), Al Awrak Al Mutasaketa (Arabic), Poveste de Familie (Romania), Листопад (Bulgaria)
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 175
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2006 – December 29, 2010
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Mesude Eraslan
Screen Writer: Ece Yorenc, Melek Gencoğlu

The family patriarch Ali Riza (Halil Ergun) devotes his life to leave good values to his five children: Fikret (Bennu Yildirimlar), Sevket (Caner Kurtaran/Hasan Kucukcetin), Leyla (Gokce Bahadir), Necla (Fahriye Evcen) and the youngest daughter Ayse. Therefore, he tries to teach them on moral values, justice, honesty and trustworthy, but misses to prepare them for the real cruel life in Istanbul. When asked to ignore an injustice, he resigns from his position as District Governor and decides to settle in Istanbul where his daughter Necla is accepted to a university. Although his wife Hayriye (Guven Hokna) is nervous about leaving, Leyla, Necla and little Ayse are very excited. Upon their arrival, Ali Riza realizes that the city where he was born and raised has changed a lot. Soon, darkness invades his family after the involvement of main antagonist characters Ferhunde (Deniz Cakir) and Oguz (Tolga Karel).

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The Foreign Groom (Yabanci Damat)

Yabanci damat - The Foreign Groom Tv Series

Original Title: Yabanci Damat
English Title: The Foreign Groom
Also Known As: Niko and Nazli, Al Gharib (Arabic), Borders of Love (English), Brak s chuzhdenec (Bulgarian), Ginere de import (Romania), Ta synora tis agapis (Greece)
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 106
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: November 12, 2004 – Juna 15, 2007
Production Company: Erler Film
Director: Yagmur Taylan, Durul Taylan
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek, Guliz Kucur

Nazli (Nehir Erdogan) is the daughter of a conservative Turkish father Kahraman (Erdal Ozyagcilar), who is a famous baklava maker in Gaziantep (city in the Eastern Turkey). She doesn’t want to marry her childhood friend Kadir (Engin Akyurek) and runs away from home and goes to Bodrum where she comes across Niko (Ozgur Cevik).

Niko is a good-looking young man who is the son of a wealthy Grek ship owner. Nazli and Niko fall in love at first sight but there is a big problem in front of their ways: Turks and Greeks do not get along well generally. In spite of this problem, they decide to get married. Niko comes to Gaziantep and meets with Nazli’s family and the comedy starts.

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The Large Family (Genis Aile)

The Large Family (Genis Aile) Tv Series

Details Original Title: Genis Aile English Title: The Large Family Also Known As: Genre: Comedy Episodes: 100+ Broadcast Network: Kanal D, Star TV Broadcast Period: July 8, 2009 – Production Company: D Production Director: Omer Ugur Screen Writer: Cuneyt Inay, Kamuran Suner Synopsis Cevahir (Ufuk Ozkan) is a 28-year old man who returns from Germany. He wants to get married to his childhood love, Sukufe (Zuhal Topal). However, Sukufe is angry at him for his going to Germany and could not forgive him easily. For this reason, Cevahir tries almost every possible way to become together with her again. On the other hand, Bilal (Firat Tanis) also loves Sukufe and doesn’t want to loose her. Thus, Cevahir and Bilal do not get along well and squabble all the time.

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The Rose and the Thorn (Cemberimde Gul Oya)

Original Title: Cemberimde Gul Oya
English Title: The Rose and the Thorn
Also Known As: Eklil El Ward (Arabic)
Genre: History, Romance
Episodes: 40
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 3, 2004 – July 1, 2005
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Cagan Irmak
Screen Writer: Fikret Bekler, Kerim Ceylan, Sertac Ergin, Cagan Irmak, Nihan Kucukural

Yurdanur (Ozge Ozberk) is far from the war between leftist and rightist but one day while going to the cinema she loses her closest friend in middle of the fight. In a street of scattering crowd and open fire, she meets a leftist guy, Mehmet (Mehmet Ali Nuroglu) who helps her. They fall completely into each other, although Mehmet is known as anarchist and Yurdanur is the daughter of the rightist Turkish deputy. Yurdanur’s parents Dincer (Kenan Bal) and Sema (Isil Yucesoy) don’t approve of their relationship. However, Yurdanur, girl of a rich family, finds it worth loving a different man than loving money like her father, Dincer.

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The White Poppy (Beyaz Gelincik)

Cotton White - The White Poppy (Beyaz Gelincik) Tv Series

Original Title: Beyaz Gelincik
English Title: The White Poppy
Also Known As: Cotton White
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 74
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: September 19, 2005 – June 11, 2007
Production Company: TMC Film
Director: Guzide Balci
Screen Writer: Sulhi Dolek

Cotton White Synopsis
Adana (a city in southern Turkey), with its fertile lands, vast cotton fields and factories, gives hope to thousands of poor people who struggle to survive. There are richness and poverty together on these fertile lands. Aslanbas family is one of the richest families in Adana. The owner of vast estates and thousands of acres of cotton fields, the wealthy Aslanbas family lives in a large farm house. The family employs thousands of workers including field workers, servants at the farm house and personnel at the holding company.

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Time Flies (Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman Ki)

Original Title: Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman ki
English Title: Time Flies
Also Known As: As Time Goes By; Mar de Amores
Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 120
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 14, 2010 – June 18, 2013
Production Company: D Production
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan
Screen Writer: Coskun Irmak

Ali Akarsu (Erkan Petekkaya) is a sea captain who is constantly away from his home in Istanbul. He has four children: Berrin (Yildiz Cagri Atiksoy), Aylin (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), Mete (Aras Bulut Iynemli), and the youngest son Osman (Emir Berke Zincidi). What keeps these four children together is Cemile (Ayca Bingol), the long time partner and wife of Ali.

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Under the Linden Trees (Ihlamurlar Altinda)

Ihlamurlar altinda - Under the linden trees tv series

Original Title: Ihlamurlar Altinda
English Title: Under the Linden Trees
Also Known As: The Lost Years (English), La umbra teilor (Romania), Sanawat el Diya (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 80
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2005 – June 29, 2007
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Aydin Bulut
Screen Writer: Neslihan Eyuboglu, Nilgun Ones, Ayse Teker

Yilmaz (Bulent Inal) is a poor guy who is in love with a girl, Elif (Ozge Borak), from his neighborhood. Although they plan to get married, a number of events split their ways. Elif leaves Yilmaz for another man, Omer (Sinan Tuzcu), who is the heir to a large textile conglomerate and who also has feelings for Elif from the beginning. Even though Yilmaz separates from his first love, he still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. He promises to seek revenge on the man who steals his girl friend. Therefore, Yilmaz tries to woo Filiz (Tuba Buyukustun) who is the sister of Omer. Reluctantly, Filiz starts to fall for Yilmaz. By becoming Filiz’s boy friend, Yilmaz keeps concretely practicing his revenge upon her. Soon after he discovers that his ambition to practice revenge does not fill the emptiness that he has inside. He finds himself falling for Filiz as well and feels that his love toward her growing deeper and deeper in his heart.

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Unforgettable (Unutulmaz)

Unforgettable (Unutulmaz) Turkish Tv Series

Original Title: Unutulmaz
English Title: Unforgettable
Also Known As: Zaboravi ako mozes
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 90
Broadcast Network: ATV
Broadcast Period: July 1, 2009 – June 29, 2011
Production Company: Stil Medya
Director: Cem Tabak
Screen Writer: Haldun Ünsal, Ihsan Aydın

Harun (Serhan Yavas) is the son of a rich businessman and manages the family business with his father Feyyaz (Fikret Hakan). He has an affection for Melda (Sinem Oztufan) who works at their company.

Melda is a beautiful young girl who is very reasonable and idealist, for this reason, she is appreciated by Feyyaz. However, Harun starts to see another girl, Eda (Ozlem Yilmaz) whom he coincidentally acquaints with. After a few romantic weekends, he leaves Eda because his father, Feyyaz, wants him to marry Melda. Therefore, Harun decides to marry Melda whom his father approves.

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