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Turkish tv shows are getting better and better. We have prepared the Best Turkish Tv series of 2017 according to television ratings and social media ratings. As the new television season 2017 – 2018 has started in October, the new series will be considered in best Turkish Series of 2018 list.

Best Turkish Tv Series of 2017

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12- Hayat Şarkısı – Life Song

Hayat Şarkısı - Life Song tv show is a romantic drama
Hayat Şarkısı – Life Song tv show is a romantic drama

Genre: Romance, Drama, Romantic Comedy,
Cast: Burcu Biricik, Birkan Sokullu, Tayanç Ayaydın, Ecem Özkaya, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Status: Finished

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Hayat Şarkısı (Life Story) is a romantic drama about complex relationships of a family. Hülya 8played by Burcu Biricik) is the main character who is fighting to save her marriage. In order to get everything back, she even hired a private detective. Later on first season the series have included romantic comedy factors too.

11- Adı Efsane – His Name is Legend

Adı Efsane - His Name is Legend tv show
Adı Efsane – His Name is Legend tv show

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Genre: Youth, Romance
Cast: Erdal beşikçioğlu, Rojda Demirel, Gökçe Bahadır, Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Baran Bölükbaşı, Kaan Sevi
Status: Finished

Adı Efsane (His name is Legend) is the story of an ex-basketball player who becomes a basketball coach in a high school. After her wife’s dead Tarık (Erdal Beşikçiolğlu) became an alcoholic and ignore his two daughters. In order to get back in life, his friends force him to take the job as the high school basketball coach.

The series become a popular youth tv show, but then every age group loved it.

10- Fi (Fi – Çi – Pi) – Phi

Fi- Turkish internet series broadcasted at
Fi- Turkish internet series broadcasted at

Genre: Drama, Romance, Erotic thriller
Cast: Ozan Güven, Serenay Sarıkaya, Mehmet Günsur, Berrak Tüzünataç
Status: Continues
Broadcast: All episodes may be watched free at puhu.tvFi, is Turkey’s first major internet series. In recent years many internet series started but they didn’t have such actors and actresses like Fi.

Fi, is Turkey’s first major internet series. In recent years many internet series started but they didn’t have such actors and actresses like Fi.

Fi, is Turkey’s first major internet series. In recent years many internet series started but they didn’t have such actors and actresses like Fi.

Fi based on Azra Kohen’s books Fi, Çi and Pi trilogy. Can Manay (Played by Ozan Güven) is a  psychiatrist and a teacher who has a dirty background. Can Manay’s main obsession is women, he is in a search of the Golden Ratio in every aspect of life especially on women, so he has a deep obsession with having such women without any obstacle. Duru Durulay (Serenay Sarıkaya) is a beautiful dancer, having a good relationship with Deniz (Mehmet Günsur) but Can Manay’s obsession with Duru is a great problem. Can tries everything to seduce Duru.

The series is broadcasting online without any censorship on erotic scenes.

9- Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek – This City Will Follow You

Kerem Bursin in Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek- This City Will Follow You
Kerem Bursin in Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek- This City Will Follow You

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: ATV
Cast: Leyla Tuğutlu (Derin). Kerem Bürsin (Ali).  Gürkan Uygun (Şahin). Osman Alkaş (Rauf). Burak Tamdoğan (Tekin).  Nilperi Şahinkaya (Aslı). Ali Yörenç (Yiğit). Seda Akman (Belgin).
Seasons and Status: 1 Season – Ended

This City Will Follow You. Kerem Bursin played a ship worker named Ali Smith who has interest in martial arts and boxing and street fighting, so he takes boxing lessons and fitness training.

8- Kara Sevda – Endless Love / Black Love

Kara Sevda - Blind Love -Endless Love Turkish tv show
Kara Sevda – Blind Love -Endless Love Turkish tv show

Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Burak Özçivit, Neslihan Atagül, Kaan Urgancıgil, Zerrin Tekindor, Melisa Aslı Pamuk
Status: Finished

Kara Sevda (Blind Love, Endless Love) is not a regular poor guy rich girl drama. It also has a great thriller factor with a psycho figure.

7- Eşkiya Dünyaya Hükumdar Olmaz

Eşkıya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (Bandits cannot be rulers to the world) tv series
Eşkıya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (Bandits cannot be rulers to the world) tv series

Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Oktay Kaynarca, Deniz Çakır, Meryem Uzerli

Eşkıya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (Bandits cannot be rulers to the world) is a mafia tv series. It is the story Hızır çakırbeyli, who entered the underworld as a child and becomes a Godfather. Hızır Çakabeyli becomes a different Godfather, while gaining more power, he becomes more fair, more cahritible. Hızır’s main aim is to transform to a respected businessman but the mafia and deep state are not willing to levae him alone.

It is said that Hızır Çakabeyli’s story is the reflection of a real mafia boss Sedat Peker’s lifestory.

6- No: 309

Room No: 309 - Turkish Tv Series & Drama
Room No: 309 – Turkish Tv Series & Drama

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Cast: Furkan Palalı, Demet Özdemir
Status: Finished

The story of Lale of Onur begins with a misdate. Lale (Demet Özdemir) is a heartbroken young girl, who is left by his fiance. Her mother was sad about Lale’s situation and she wanted to arrange a date with a young doctor named Onur.
Onur Sarihan (Furkan Palalı) is a young businessman works in his grandfather’s company. His grandfather was passed away and his will is to leave his fortune to his grandson who gets married and have a baby first. So Onur’s mother has also arranged a date to a young girl.

Twist of fate, Lale sits Onur Sarıhan’s table assuming that he was the “Doctor Onur” and asks if he is Onur? Indeed, Onur replies and thinks that she was the girl that he was waiting for. After some talk and drinking alcohol, they had lost their control and after some dance… The date turned into a one night stand. However, the next morning, Onur and Lale didn’t remember anything from the last night and they thought that they didn’t have a sexual intercourse.

Three months later Lale figured that she was pregnant. She was shocked, and she started to search Onur, but he wasn!t the Doctor. So where is he? Suddenly Lale sees Onur on television and understands that Onur Sarihan is a young businessman. She quickly meets with Onur but no luck, Onur believes that she was a wealth hunter, and it was a set-up. Lale is a proud girl and she couldn’t handle such claims and decides to stands alone in this way. Then Onur realizes the truth and apologizes from Lale. Then their relationship starts.

5- Cesur ve Güzel – The Bold and Beautiful

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Tuba Büyüküstün in Cesur ve Güzel (The Bold and The Beautiful)
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Tuba Büyüküstün in Cesur ve Güzel (The Bold and The Beautiful)

Genre: Romance
Cast: Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Tuba Büyüküstün
Status: Finished

Cesur Alemdaroğlu (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ) is a young man for searching revenge of his father’s stolen life by Tahsin Korludağ. During Cesur’s trip to Korludağ’s town he saw a woman riding on a horse which is out of control and heading for a cliff, Cesur runs and saves the beautiful Sühan (Tuba Büyüküstün). Cesur soon realizes that Sühan is the daughter of Tahsin Korkludağ.

4- İstanbullu Gelin – Bride of İstanbul

Istanbullu Gelin - The Bride From Istanbul Turkish tv series
Istanbullu Gelin – The Bride From Istanbul Turkish tv series

Genre: Drama, Romance
Cast: Özcan Deniz, Aslı Enver
Status: Continues – Boradcast: Star Tv Fridays at 20:00 Istanbul Time

The series based on a real love story between a young man who has rural origins and raised in a strong tradition and a young artist who feels freedom in her heart and used to live in a modern lifestyle.

Özcan Deniz plays Faruk – the young and rich and a modern businessman, but his family is led by his mother who is a hard traditionalist and ultimate decision maker. Süreyya is played by Aslı Enver, is a modern artist who lost her parents and raised by her aunt. They fall in love in İstanbul and they got married without Faruk’s family’s approval. Faruk brings Sühelya to his 400-year-old mason and the situation becomes more than cultural conflict.

3- Vatanım Sensin – Wounded Love / You are my Motherland

Vatanım Sensin - Your are my Motherland - Turkish historical tv series
Vatanım Sensin – Your are my Motherland – Turkish historical tv series

Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Cast: Halit Ergenç, Bergüzar Korel
Status: Continues – Boradcast: KanalD

The series Greek Invasion of Turkey  1919…  Halit Ergenç plays as Cevdet a brilliant Ottoman Commander who loves his country with all of his heart. This patriotism resulted with a secret mission to a fake surrender and crossing to Greece army’s side, yes treason. Cevdet’s wife Azize is played by Bergüzar Korel (yes Halit Ergenç and Bergüzar Korel are married in real life) and Azize is also patriotic who doesn’t know Cevdet’s secret mission and once she knew about the treason she left Cevet and divorced.

Cevdet’s secret mission ruins his family but, he is now in the resistance and Greek Invasion must be stopped, and İzmir must be retaken. Cevdet also has to retake Azize’s trust and get her back. The story based on Turkish Independence War timeline.

2- Diriliş Ertuğrul – Ressurection Ertuğrul

Diriliş - Ertuğrul (Resurrection - Ertuğrul)
Diriliş – Ertuğrul (Resurrection – Ertuğrul)

Genre: History
Cast: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hande Subaşı, Didem Balçın, Serdar Gökhan, Kaan Taşaner, Hülya Darcan, Esma Bilgiç
Broadcast Network/Tv Channel: TRT1
Status: Continues

Diriliş – Ertuğrul (Resurrection – Ertuğrul) is a very assertive project to have the same success of Magnificent Century.

The story based on the Seljuk ruler Ertuğrul Gazi’s life in 13th century. Ertuğrul Gazi is the father of Osman Gazi who is the founder of Ottoman Empire…

The series has a very high budget and aims to reach the popularity of Magnificent Century. Engin Altan is playing as Ertuğrul Gazi and his performance is very good. Action, history, politics and love…

Historical tv series are on demand. “Diriliş: Ertuğrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul)” is not a new tv series, its third season is on air now. But the thing…

For more please see Diriliş: Ertuğrul… Another Legendary Historical TV Series


1- İçeride – Inside

Sarp and Umut are brothers but they don't know who they are
Sarp and Umut are brothers but they don’t know who they are

Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Çağatay Ulusoy, Aras Bulut İyinemli
Status: Finished

The subject of this series is very interesting and has a sophisticated complexity. The story based on an interesting adaptation of the famous movie “The Departed”, but to avoid spoilers, we must say that it is a bit different from the original movie.

Sarp Yılmaz, whose father takes the blame of a mafia leader and sentenced to jail in return for taking care of his family. But the things not got the plan of Sarp’s father, soon after his arresting, Sarp Yılmaz’s twin brother Umut Yılmaz (Aras Bulut İyinemli) is kidnapped, Sarp’s mother refused to get the help of the mafia leader Kebapçı Celal Karabaş (Çetin Tekindor). Sarp’s twin brother Umut was found by Kebabçı Celal Karabaş with the help of his daughter Melek (Bensu SORAL)

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  1. Don´t cheat me.
    Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek and Cesur Ve Güzel were the worst series of Ay Yapim last season.
    Cesur Ve Güzel was finished abruptly a cause of the low rating and it didn´t have a second season.
    EDHO was and is top 5 in the week. Kara Sevda was the second of the Wednesdays after Dirilis Ertugrul. So why are they below Cesur Ve Güzel in this list?


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