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Best Turkish Tv Series of 2012 – 2013 Season

This season Turkish tv will serve a rich  selection of tv series. The competition between this great production raises the quality of the series and there is no doubt that the watchers will enjoy this competition very much.

It is really hard to find which tv series are worth to watch, taking the tv ratings into consideration we have prepared  a top ten list for the best tv series of 2012 – 2013 season.

10 – Emir’in Yolu (Emir’s Way)

Çağatay Ulusoy in Emir'in Yolu which is a sequel of Adını Feriha Koydum
Çağatay Ulusoy in Emir’in Yolu which is a sequel of Adını Feriha Koydum

Genre: Drama
Cast: Çağatay Ulusoy, Metin Çekmez, Deniz Uğur, Yusuf Akgün, Zeynep Çamcı, Beril Kayar, Sedef Şahin
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Show Tv

Emir’in Yolu has a very dramatic tv series. Emir was fallen in love with a poor family’s girl and they were about to be happy ever after but suddenly Emir’s lover passed away. After losing her, Emir started a tragic journey to his future.


Deniz Çakır in İffet drama
Deniz Çakır in İffet drama

Genre: Drama
Cast: Deniz Çakır(İffet), İbrahim Çelikkol ( Cemil), Mahir Günşiray ( Ali İhsan), Mehmet Çevik( Ahmet), Esra İşgüzar(Nimet), Zuhal Olcay(Dilek)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Star Tv

İffet is based on the original movie İffet. It is the story of an ordinary neighbourhood girls life, which was small and happy with his young lover. However, they were poor and had not enough money to marry. By the way, her trusted lover had started to change and left her. The breaking point of the series was the rape scene by her lover, which changes everything in İffet’s life. The sad story goes on.

8- Dila Hanım

Erkan Petekkaya in Dila Hanım
Erkan Petekkaya in Dila Hanım
Genre: Drama
Cast: Erkan Petekkaya (Rıza Bey), Hatice Şendil (Dila Hanım), Engin Şenkan (Sayit Bey), Hülya Darcan (Melek), Necip Memili (Azer)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Star Tv

Dila hanım is a dramatic story of the country yard based on its original movie. Dila Hanım is a modern lady, his lover is a modern educated man too. However, his lovers family was a traditional family with power, land and money. After marriage, they went to their village, then suddenly his husband was shot by Rıza bey and he was killed. Dila Hanım was shocked, and she met with Rıza Bey but she didn’t know that he pulled the trigger which killed her husband. The desperate love story goes on.


7- Huzur Sokağı(Peace Street)

Huzur Sokağı was a tv about with social issues and the situation of women in a secular and Islamic neigbourhood
Huzur Sokağı was a tv about social issues and the situation of women in a secular and Islamic neighbourhood
Genre: Drama
Casts: Kutsi, Güven Hokna, Selin Demiratar,  Sinem Öztürk, Gökhan Mete, Nilgün Kasapbaşoğlu, Yeşim Salkım
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: ATV

Huzur Sokağı is the surprising series of this season. It is based on a novel and tells the story of the conservative Muslim life and the conflict between modern life. The hood of conservative Muslims and the girl of the city is a different story. The love, the traditions and the choice make this series interesting. However, there is a lot of criticism that the series shows modern life as the life of evil and sin.

6- Suskunlar (The Sleepers)

Suskunlar - Turkish Sleepers
Suskunlar – Turkish Sleepers
Genre: Drama
Cast: Ecevit (Murat Yıldırım), Ahu (Aslı Enver), Bilal (Sarp Akkaya), Gurur (Berk Hakman),
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Show TV

Suskunlar is based on the famous movie Sleepers. The story is as you knew, the abused children of the house of a correction grows and searches for revenge. Suskunlar had great success and hits the ratings. It is really a tough series.

5- Karadayı

Kenan İmirzalıoğlu's new series Karadayı
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu’s new series Karadayı
Genre: Drama
Cast: Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Bergüzar Korel, Çetin Tekindor, Rıza Kocaoğlu, Melike İpek Yalova
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: ATV

The story of the series based on a desperate love story and the search for justice. Kenan İmirzalıoğlu plays the character Mahir, whose father was accused of a murder of a public prosecutor. In fact, his father was an innocent man and he was selected as a victim of this murder. Mahir will try to save his father from a death sentence and gives everything to find the true murderer. On his way to find true justice, he met with Feride (Bergüzar Korel) and fell in love. His way was not an easy way, his life was in danger, his enemies were dangerous but he must fight with them with everything he has.

Here is our article about Karadayı: https://www.doyouknowturkey.com/karadayi-the-new-series-of-kenan-imirzalioglu/

4- Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki (The time passes)

Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki (The time passes) series was one of the most successful Turkish Drama pieces
Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki (The time passes) series was one of the most successful Turkish Drama pieces

Genre: Drama
Cast: Erkan Petekkaya (Ali), Ayça Bingöl (Cemile), Aras Bulut İynemli (Mete), Mete Horozoğlu (Soner), Wilma Elles (Caroline), Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy (Berrin), Farah Zeynep Abdullah (Aylin), Emir Berke Zincidi (Osman)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Kanal D

Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman Ki is set in the 1960s and revolves around the Akarsu family. Ali Akarsu is the patriarch of the family and he works as a seaman and the captain of a ship. He is married to Cemile and they have 4 children – Berrin, Aylin and Mete who are high school students and 5-year-old Osman. When Ali goes on one of his trips, he has an affair with Carolin which begins the disintegration of the Akarsu family.

3- Kurtlar Vadisi(The Valley of The Wolves)

Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu - Valley of the Wolves Ambush
Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu – Valley of the Wolves Ambush

Genre: Action
Cast: Necati Şaşmaz (Polat Alemdar), Gürkan Uygun (Memati), Kenan Çoban (Abdülhey), Erhan Ufak (Erhan)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: ATV 

Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu is one of the most popular Turkish series worldwide. It is the story of the man who stands against the deep governmental organization, global terror, global secret forces and Israel’s violence.

2- Kuzey Güney (North&South)

Kuzey Güney was a great series with the starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Nuğra Gülsoy
Kuzey Güney was a great series with the starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Nuğra Gülsoy

Genre: Drama/Romance
Cast: Kıvaçt Tatlıtğ (Kuzey), Buğra Gülsoy(Güney), Bade İşçil (Banu), Öykü Karayel(Cemre)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Kanal D

Kuzey Güney” is a new tv series project, it is based on the story of two brothers who have opposite characters and actually are in love with the same girl.

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is starring as Kuzey(means North) and Buğra Gülsoy acts as Güney(means South), and Bade İşçil and Öykü Karayel are also starring. Also, their story is a bit more complicated, an accident changes their life, although they live in the same house their way of life separates.

Here you may see our article about this series: https://www.doyouknowturkey.com/kivanc-tatlitugs-new-project-kuzey-guney/

1- Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificent Century)

Halit Ergenç in Magnificient Century
Muhteşem Yüzyıl – Magnificent Century

Genre: History/Romance
Cast: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman (Halit Ergenç), Meryem Uzerli (Hürrem Sultan), Okan Yalabık (İbrahim Paşa), Selma Ergeç (Hatice Sultan), Nur Fettahoğlu (Mahidevran Sultan), Mehmet Günsür (Şehzade Mustafa)
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: Star TV 

Muhteşem Yüzyıl is the killer series of the 2012 -2013 season. It is based on the life of the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman (Suleiman The Magnificent) and the love between his queen Hürrem Sultan. The series is really popular in Turkey. The wide cast and guest stars keep the series always exciting and also the storytelling makes people wait for the next episode. It is definitely a rating killer.

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  1. The best series are Kuzey Güney. Great scripe and cast. Kivanc’s role as the short-tempered, aggrissive Kuzey is by far his BEST performance EVER.

  2. Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificient Century) is definately the best series…. Love the whole cast…

  3. On wat channels could i see turkish tv series, i luv it but i couldn’t find any channel on NILESAT.

  4. This is wrong Oyle bir gecer zamanki took the best series since 2010 untill 2013 and I am sure abut it,Because i've seen all the turkish awards and all of them since 2010 untill 2013 went to oyle bir gecer zamanki and it's actors and actresess

  5. I’m trying to recall an older soap that I saw last year about a sea captain with a wife and three children who has an affair with a younger woman. The Captain’s youngest daughter marries an older rich man . The Captain walks into the Sea and dies.

  6. The series was “Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki” English “Time Goes By” or “As the Time Flies” or “As The Time Goes By”.

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