TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Turkish(Türkçe)

Turkish (Türkçe (listen), Türk dili), also referred to as Istanbul Turkish (İstanbul Türkçesi) or Turkey Turkish (Türkiye Türkçesi), is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 70 to 80 million speakers, the national language of Turkey. Outside its native country, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Iraq, Syria, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state. To the west, the influence of Ottoman Turkish—the variety of the Turkish language that was used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empire—spread as the Ottoman Empire expanded. In 1928, as one of Atatürk's Reforms in the early years of the Republic of Turkey, the Ottoman Turkish alphabet was replaced with a Latin alphabet. The distinctive characteristics of the Turkish language are vowel harmony and extensive agglutination. The basic word order of Turkish is subject–object–verb. Turkish has no noun classes or grammatical gender. The language makes usage of honorifics and has a strong T–V distinction which distinguishes varying levels of politeness,... ()

Turkish is spoken in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria and 538 TV shows/series (between 1970 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Turkey (416). Popular genres for Turkish TV shows/series are Drama (290), Comedy (133) and Kids & Family (77). Sefirin Kizi (2019-), Love for Rent (2015-2017), Forbidden Fruit (2018-), You Knock on My Door (2020-) and Magnificent Century (2011-2014) are among the best known & most successful Turkish TV shows/series.

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Love for Rent(2015-2017)

2h per episode | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

A waitress named Defne Topal (Elçin Sangu) finds herself in a love game when she needs money to pay off her brother's debt. Defne looks after her grandmother, her young sister and her older brother, because her mother and father left her and her siblings. One day, a man named Ömer İplikçi (Barış Arduç) kisses her abruptly because he wants to save himself from a blind date which his aunt arranged for him. Unbeknownst to Defne and Ömer, Ömer's aunt Neriman (Nergis Kumbasar) saw the kiss. After that, Neriman comes with an offer to Defne to marry and then leave the man she rented her for. Neriman is ready to give 400.000 liras, but Defne only takes the money she needed (200.000 liras) and accepts the offer to save her brother from the people he is indebted to. She starts as an assistant near Ömer İplikçi, unaware of the fact that he is the man who kissed her until she sees him on her first work day.She has 6 months to marry and then leave him. Ömer İplikçi has a work obsession and is generally hard-to-please. But when Defne becomes his assistant, his life changes forever.

With Barış Arduç, Elçin Sangu, Nergis Kumbasar, Onur Büyüktopçu, Levent Ülgen, Salih Bademci, ...

Sefirin Kizi(2019-)

2h per episode | Drama
4.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Sancar has always & Nare has always yearned for love. When they meet and fall in love as children, they know they are meant to be; they just have to wait to be old enough to marry. On the night of their wedding, a startling revelation by Nare forever changes their lives and puts their love on hold until the night of another wedding many years later.

You Knock on My Door(2020-)

2h per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Connecting all her hopes in her life to her education, Eda comes face to face with Serkan Bolat, who unknowingly cuts her scholarship abroad and caused her to remain a high school graduate. Serkan Bolat offers to give Eda her scholarship back if she pretends to be engaged to him for two months. Eda first rejects the offer due to her hatred for him, but when circumstances change, she has no choice but to accept the offer. While pretending to be engaged, Serkan and Eda begin to have a passionate, challenging relationship that will make you forget all they know right, because love is hard. And that's why it's amazing!!

Forbidden Fruit(2018-)

2h per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Three things in life can not be hidden "love, smoke and lack of money". The social society and the events behind the business world are told.

With Onur Tuna

Magnificent Century(2011-2014)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
4.0/5 (with 149 votes)

At the age of 26, when his reign began, Sultan Süleyman sought to build an empire more powerful than Alexander the Great and to render the Ottomans invincible. Throughout his 46-year reign, his fame as the greatest warrior and ruler of his age spreads both to the East and West. With his companion Pargalı İbrahim, Süleyman achieves great victories, and makes his name known in the Muslim World. Süleyman called İbrahim his brother, friend and advisor. The television series shows Süleyman's consolidation of his power: Pargalı İbrahim being grand minister of state, reinforcing the rule of law throughout the empire, meeting foreign diplomats, and preparing for military campaigns, all set against the backdrop of the tension between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire.


2h per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 74 votes)

The story of mother Bahar, who carries the weight and love of two children in their hearts with enthusiasm in their hearts. Bahar, abandoned by her mother when she was eight years old, later lost her grandma and her father. When she thinks she is all alone, she meets Sarp, whom she delicately loves.

With Özge Özpirinçci, Ali Sami Sefil


2h per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Yaman, who lives in the suburb of Tozludere (Istanbul), is arrested and put in jail with his brother because his brother decided to steal a car at a petrol station. Until that day he tried to change his destiny by working hard to earn a good life. That evening he was unwillingly introduced to crime and his clean dossier was tainted. He meets a rich lawyer, Selim Serez.

Erkenci Kuş(2018-2019)

2h per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Sanem, a young girl with aspirations of becoming a writer, is forced by her parents to choose between an arranged marriage and finding a proper job. Rushing into a new job at an advertising company, she soon falls for her boss, Can.

Bitter Lands(2018-)

2h 40min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 15 votes)

The love story of Zuleyha, ​​who grew up without a father and works with Yilmaz as an auxiliary weaver in order to earn money for her brother, a gambler. The lives of these two young people blinded by the love of one ordinary night will turn into a dark nightmare. This nightmare will take them first from Istanbul and far away, and later to the estate of the Yaman family. In the first episode of the series, Yilmaz and Zuleyha set out to work on the Yaman estate. However, because of one of Zuleyha's lies - the lives of all of them will change radically.

Yaprak Dökümü(2006-2010)

1h 25min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Yaprak Dökümü is an award-winning Turkish television series based on the novel of the same name by Reşat Nuri Güntekin. The series premiered on 13 September 2005 on Kanal D, and endеd its fifth and final season on 29 December 2010, comprising 174 episodes overall. The show is set in Istanbul, Turkey, and it revolves around the fictional family Tekin, which their arrival in Istanbul tears their family apart, and transforms them in a way they can't imagine.


1h 40min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

€?Daydreamers” is the story of four red-hot teenagers that are eager to grow up. Deniz, Aslı, Efe and Mine live in a beach town that is full of colorful people in the summer but deserted in the winter. Deniz wants to detach himself from his happy and dependable family and find his own way. Aslı tries to act tough but is very sensitive inside. Efe tries to hide his pain with his breezy and jokey attitude. And the couch grass, rebellious Mine… Intimate friendships, first loves, pressure of exams, school and family problems that are hard to overcome… Everything we went through as teenagers are all part of this series.

Valley of the Wolves: Ambush(2007-2016)

1h 30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

A continuation series of Osman Sinav's The Wolves Of The Valley. This produce focuses on politics, National Security and Regional Middle East problems. The Wolves of The Valley: Ambush serie also attracts attention by two film; The Wolves of The Valley: Iraq and The Wolves of The Valley: Palestine.

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Resurrection: Ertugrul(2014-2019)

3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

Ertuğrul Bey and the Knights Templar in the 13th century Alba and step and step with the struggle against brutal Mongols depicts the process of establishing the Ottoman principality.

Directed by Metin Günay - With Engin Altan Düzyatan, Qayyum Ansari


2h per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Miran is seeking revenge for his parents death so he plans to marry daughter Reyyan from the family who were responsible for that. Unexpectedly he falls in love with Reyyan. Will this change the plan?

With Akın Akınözü, Ebru Şahin, Feride Çetin, İlay Erkök, Gülçin Santırcıoğlu, Duygu Yetiş, ...

The Protector(2018-2020)

| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 121 votes)

The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.

Magnificent Century: Kösem(2015-2017)

2h 10min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 84 votes)

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Ruthless City(2019-2020)

2h per episode | Drama

The life of a disabled guy changes dramatically after a family from a small town comes to Istanbul. How will Seher behave after she learns that her mother-in-law has agreed with Agah Karacay? What will Ceren do when she learns that she is supposed to get married to disabled Nedim instead of Cenk? Will Cemre manage to save Nedim’s life with her care and treatment? Will Seniz manage to keep her secrets? Will Ceren eventually fulfill her dreams of becoming rich? Will Cenk eventually find a true love? How will the life of Karacay family change after the arrival of Seher and her children? Will Nedim become healthy again?


3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

Turkey in the spring of 2014. A time when the enemies are growing on the border, the circle of danger inside is becoming narrower. The Republic of Turkey faces the greatest threats of recent history. BÖRÜ tells the story of heroic heroes who are touched by love. They are the last castle.

Stiletto Vendetta(2017-2019)

2h per episode | Drama, Mystery, Soap / Telenovela
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Three girls in high school made a prank on the fourth girl and caused her to be expelled from the high school with her teacher. After 20 years they got together in a high society environment.


2h 10min per episode | Kids & Family, Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

The Kara family's life is turned upside down because of a wrongful accusation that results in the imprisonment of Nazif Kara for a murder he didn't commit.

Endless Love(2015-2017)

2h per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 168 votes)

Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that lives in one of the inner neighborhoods of the town. His hand to mouth world has pinned all hopes on him. The motive of this world is not high aims, it’s to make a living and survive. It’s Kemal’s last year in mine engineering. His dreams are restricted with the truth and he doesn’t believe in miracles. Especially in miracles like love. Kemal is soon tested with his disbelief and Nihan hops into his monotonous life. After that day Kemal’s world turns upside down and he loses control.

Lale Devri(2010-2014)

1h 31min per episode | Drama
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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Miracle Doctor(2019-)

2h per episode | Drama
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Ali was born in a provincial town and was rejected by his father for adoption. Ali with savant syndrome, who grew up in orphanages, graduated from the faculty of medicine with a first degree.


2h 10min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.8/5 (with 2 votes)

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2h 10min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

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45min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

After the apparent death of his girlfriend, Mehmet Sadoglu is encouraged by his parents to marry Gümüs, a simple girl...


2h 30min per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The series will focus on the conflict between the two families and a great love that will flourish between this struggle.


2h per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.2/5 (with 18 votes)

Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a successful man, but inwardly driven by one thing - his determination to understand why the people he loved betrayed him, and take his revenge.

Kuzey Güney(2011-2013)

3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Brothers, Kuzey and Guney, are poles apart in character and perception. Despite their differences, the brothers fall in love with the same girl, Cemre.


1h 30min per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? is a Turkish television drama series produced by Ay Yapım and broadcast on Kanal D. The series is based on Vedat Türkali's novel, Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, which was made into a film in 1986. The series is written by duo Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The soundtrack was done by Toygar Işıklı.

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