Whether you are a fan of Turkish TV series or just on the edge of the diving into the world of them, the list below is going to attract you. Here, you will explore our best Turkish TV series list according to IMDB. With a great number, Turkish series&dramas have been keeping shake the world television industry. We have already prepared many lists for Turkish series for each year, as you well know. But today, as DoYouKnowTurkey, we are going to share the most-rated Turkish drama series with you.
Note: While preparing the list below, we have benefited from IMDb‘s best Turkish series list. As for the platforms where you can watch the series… Since most of the series below are not on the TV anymore, we are also going to share the links by which you can watch them free! What’s more, Youtube is always an option!
12- Ben de Özledim (8,2)
We start our best Turkish TV series list with Ben De Özledim. The story of Ben de Özledim Turkish TV series revolves around effort for holding on to the life of Leyla and Mecnun team after the series has been cancelled. Ben de Özledim (I Missed You, Too) Turkish series is an absurd comedy with a very original story and script. And the players are the same players of its precessor Leyla and Mecnun.
So, the series was 2013 made 13-episode-long Turkish absurd comedy and it was stopped broadcasting by the channel.
11- Avrupa Yakası – The European Side (8,4)
The series is a well-made sitcom with the exclusive cast. The life and times of rather traditional Sutcuoglu family and their comedic struggles to adapt the high-profile contemporary life of Nisantasi. Meanwhile, Nisantaşi is one of the most wealthy and bourgeois neighbourhoods of Istanbul. So, the Sütçüoğlu family tries to adopt this life while trying to protect their own traditions. And this conflict offers us a very delightful and hilarious comedy to watch. As expected, during its 6 year-of-broadcasting life, the series accomplished the mission with great success.
10- Fi – Phi (7,9)
A man loves a woman, and the world changes. But what changes life radically is not the love but what they dare to reach their love. In the brutality of his love for that person, he starts such great storms that he finally destroys everything he touches. And sometime, everything must be destroyed before life can renew itself.
The series was screened by Nüket Bıçakçı from Azra Kohen’s best-selling “Fi-Çi-Pi” trilogy. Talented actors and actress, —such as Ozan Güven, Serenay Sarıkaya, Berrak Tüzünataç, Mehmet Günsür, and Büşra Develi acted. Those who pursue a passion, fly on fire at the expense of burning and pass through the pain. The story of those who stand upright against the continuing life.
9- Poyraz Karayel (8,5)
The man (the protagonist of the series) has lost everything he has ever had in this life. Literally everything, which includes his life, job and his beloved wife. The only thing he has now is his son. His son is also his last hope over life. So, while he is trying to accomplish his duty to uncover the biggest and the darkest mafia in Istanbul, he is also trying to save his one and only belongings.
8- Ezel – Aptildas (8,6)
The series is a 2009 made phenomenon Turkish series. Best friends of Ömer (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu) and the woman he loved betrayed him. And so, Ömer Uçar returns as Ezel to exact his vengeance. With its wonderful cast and extraordinary story, Ezel is undoubtedly one of the best TV series of all Turkish television history.
⇔ Where to Watch: ATV
7- İşler Güçler (8,7)
Ahmet, Murat and Sadi are actors who dream of shooting a movie and present a documentary called ‘Meslek Hikayeleri’ in order to make money. They are aiming to shoot a movie which would break some records after earning enough money. However, they had to try harder to shoot a better one when the episode they produced was not successful. Ahmet misses the days he played a leading role in a TV series. He thinks that he is not a well-known actor currently and is always complaining about this situation.
Murat is trying to do his best and also finds it difficult to work with his ex-girlfriend who left him several years ago. Sadi had given up working as a customs official before joining the cast of ‘Meslek Hikayeleri’. He has to deal with some financial and family problems. Getting his wage is really important to him. As he does not have a money source except the series in which he acts as a figurant. However, the crew and the producer of the documentary makes it more difficult.
6- 46 Yok Olan (8,8)
A genetic professor Murat Güney (Erdal Beşikçioğlu) wants to save his sister from a long-time coma. For doing so, he uses a medicine he has just discovered. But this discovery is going to change his life in an unexpected way.
The veteran actor Erdal Beşikçioğlu takes on the leading role very successfully. Therefore, the story of this scientist will lock everyone at the top of their screens.
⇔ Where to Watch: Netflix
5- Kardeş Payı (8,8)
Three siblings, —Metin, Ali and Feyyaz. The three names are male names in the Turkish language, but funnily the 3rd child is a girl! Her name is a male name, nevertheless, as the father of three is a dedicated Turkish Beşiktaş football team fan! And those 3 names are the legend players of the team!
So, the two brothers have a plumbing company and moreover, they are trying to invent something that would make the world a better place.
⇔ ⇔Where to Watch: Start TV
4- Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi – Behtaz Ç. An Ankara Policeman (8,8)
Derived from the Turkish writer Emrah Serbes’s novels “Behzat Ç: Her Temas Iz Birakir” (2006) and “Behzat Ç: Son Hafriyat” (2010), the series tell the story of Chief Inspector Behzat Ç, leading the Homicide and Vice divisions of the Ankara Police Force. He struggles with a failed marriage, a dark past, a rebellious daughter and corrupt bureaucrats and police officers. Behzat Ç. is, on the other hand, disregards procedure, political correctness and etiquette to pursue and arrest serial killers, hitmen and violent criminals. His underlings from the Homicide and Vice desk aid and assist him in this struggle: the hot-tempered, headstrong Harun, the streetwise Hayalet (the “Ghost“), the self-trained forensics expert Akbaba (the “Vulture“), the naive and green Cevdet, and Selim and Eda, who try to maintain a healthy relationship amongst the toil and trouble of dealing with murder every day.
So, Behzat’s brother, Şevket Ç, who administers a shopping mall, also occasionally throws in help. Each episode deals with a different murder, while the main plot thickens after the main villain, Ercüment Çözer, a sadistic serial killer holding many bureaucrats on his payroll, along with his tireless assistant Memduh Baskan (Head in slung), a shady ex-Gladio hitman are introduced. Almost all episodes take place in Ankara, Turkey.
3- Masum – Innocent (9,2)
Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer) is a retired commissioner. And his wife spends their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly, the sudden arrival of the terrible news from the little son destroys the order of the family.
Masum — Innocent must take place on your must-watch list. Once you start watching the series, you will easily become addictive of it. Therefore, the story and the unended adventure will easily catch you up!
2- Leyla ile Mecnun – Leyla and Mecnun (9,2)
The Turkish series is a Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul. So, the series is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun (Ali Atay). This 103-episode-long Turkish absurd comedy will make you laugh and ease your yearning for the sunny-windy days.
⇔ Where to Watch: Netflix
1- Şahsiyet – Persona (9,2)
Here is the top of our best Turkish TV series list. The series is a 12 episode-long Turkish internet series. According to some of the world’s most prestigious authorities, Şahsiyet — Persona is on the many world’s best TV shows. The story of the series revolves around an old man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. And when he learns this, he decides to punish criminals in his own way.
Besides, Haluk Bilginer, the main character of the series, won the Best Performance by an Actor award on Monday at the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York for his performance in the TV series Sahsiyet (Persona).
⇔ Where to Watch: PuhuTV