FAQ About Turkish TV Series

Turkish TV Series
10 months ago | gizem

Are there any Turkish TV series based on historical events?

Yes, Turkish TV series frequently explore historical events and periods as a central theme. Historical dramas have been a popular genre in Turkish television, and many series are based on significant historical events, figures, and eras from Turkish history. These series often combine historical accuracy with compelling storytelling and are known for their elaborate set designs and period costumes.

Here are a few Turkish TV series based on historical events and figures:

  • "Muhteşem Yüzyıl" (Magnificent Century): This historical drama series is set in the 16th century and revolves around the life of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the most prominent rulers of the Ottoman Empire. It offers a glimpse into the political intrigues, cultural richness, and social dynamics of the era.
  • "Diriliş: Ertuğrul" (Resurrection: Ertugrul): This series is set in the 13th century and follows the life of Ertugrul Bey, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. It explores the struggles of the Kayi tribe and their role in the establishment of the empire.
  • "Kuruluş: Osman" (Establishment: Osman): A sequel to "Diriliş: Ertuğrul," this series continues the story with Osman Bey as the central character. It focuses on the early years of the Ottoman Empire.
  • "Payitaht: Abdülhamid" (The Capital: Abdülhamid): Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this historical drama chronicles the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II, one of the last Ottoman Sultans. It explores political and social challenges of the era.
  • "Vatanım Sensin" (You Are My Country): This series is set during World War I and the Turkish War of Independence. It follows the journey of a soldier and his family during a tumultuous period in Turkish history.
  • "Bir Zamanlar Osmanlı: Kıyam" (Once Upon a Time in the Ottoman Empire: Rebellion): A historical series set in the late Ottoman Empire, focusing on the events leading up to the 31 March Incident of 1909.
  • "Mehmed: Bir Cihan Fatihi" (Mehmed: The Conqueror of the World): This series explores the life and achievements of Sultan Mehmed II, known for conquering Constantinople in 1453 and ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • "Ferhat ile Şirin" (Ferhat and Şirin): A romantic historical drama based on a classic Turkish love story, set in medieval Anatolia.