So far, we have published many Top Turkish series lists on this very website. You have all read them and shown great interest, for which we are grateful. However, this list will amaze you and we claim that it is the best and the most detailed list that has ever been written on Turkish TV series & dramas.
So, you all know pretty well that worldwide, Turkish TV series, dramas, and shows are particularly well-popular. From the US to Europe, from the Middle East to Asia, the Top Turkish series has a huge and dedicated fan base. Particularly in the last few years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of audiences for the Turkish series. And what’s more, this is valid for both in the east and the west.
So, in this long and elaborate article, as the DoYouKnowTurkey team, we are going to share with you the mega list containing the top Turkish series ever!
There we go…
75. Kuzey Guney (North – South)
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Kivanc Tatlitug’s character Kuzey is a tough individual. His personality is rebellious, and he has no fear of anything. Kuzey (which translates to “North” in English) is therefore secretly in love with his ideal partner. Nonetheless, he is unable to maintain his current level of employment. His brother Güney, who is portrayed by Bugra Gulsoy, has a conflicted personality. He has a good education and responsibilities from his career and other commitments. He is, nevertheless, an unreliable lover.
The series Kuzey Guney became a hit between 2011 and 2013 and lasted for 80 episodes. It is still a phenomenon among Turkish TV series fans and one of the most well-received Turkish TV dramas ever.
74. Med Cezir (Ebb and Tide)
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
The O.C., a well-known American TV show, served as the inspiration for Medcezir (Ebb and Tide), however, the plot and setting were changed slightly. Cagatay Ulusoy and Serenay Sarikaya were cast in the key parts of Yaman and Mira, respectively.
Yaman (acted by Cagatay Ulusoy), a resident of one of Istanbul’s suburbs, gets detained and imprisoned alongside his brother Kenan after the latter stole a vehicle from a gas station. Then, he meets the lawyer Selim. And he drives Yaman to his new house. Yaman, thus, is given the opportunity for a fresh start.
73. Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love)
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance
The story on which Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love) is based is original. Omer Demir is portrayed by actor Engin Akyurek. He is a youthful, aspirational officer of the law. Regarding Tuba Buyukustun, the Turkish actress portrays Elif Denizer, a young, wealthy girl…
Omer works as a policeman. However, he is in a lot of agony following the passing of his fiancé. The body of Sibel, Omar’s fiancée, was discovered in a car next to an elderly, wealthy businessman on top of a cliff. Omar, afterward, understands that there is more to her suspicious murder after the shock of her unexpected death. He also understands the charges that his love had cheated on him.
72. Icerde (Insider)
Leading Roles: Cagatay Ulusoy, Aras Bulut Iynemli, Cetin Tekindor
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Icerde (Insider) series’ plot is based on a fascinating reworking of the well-known film “The Departed.” According to the world-famous International Movie Database (IMDb), Icerde (Insider), one of the top Turkish series, received 8.1 out of 10 with the votes of more than 10K members. So, what is the story of this enchanting TV series?
So, the story of the series revolves around a tale of two brothers who have been pulled apart. Brothers Sarp (played by Cagatay Ulusoy) and Mert (Aras Bulut Iynemli), are now on opposing sides of the law. What’s worse, they are now fighting against one another without being aware of their fraternity.
71. Dirilis: Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul)
Leading Roles: Engin Altan Duzyatan, Hulya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun
Release Date: December 10, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
This series Dirilis: Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul) is about the legendary Turkish warrior Ertugrul. The fabulous Turkish warrior Ertugrul lived in the thirteenth century. Moreover, he was also Osman’s father (the founder of the Ottoman Empire).
Ertugrul (Engin Altan Duzyatan) is a driven individual who desires to establish justice and peace for his people. He is at war with the Byzantines on one side, the Crusaders on the other, and the viciously advancing Mongols who massacred many Turks on the third. Therefore, he is engaged in a psychological struggle between his love and destiny in this period.
70. Muhtesem Yuzyil: Kosem (Magnificent Century: Kosem)
Leading Roles: Hulya Avsar, Nurgul Yesilcay, Metin Akdulger, Hakan Sahin
Release Date: November 12, 2015
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Young Greek woman Anastasia adopts the name “Kosem” (Nurgul Yesilcay) while living in Ahmed I’s harem (leader, pioneer). Through her sons and grandson, she leads the Ottoman Empire in a world dominated by men. So, the historical Turkish drama sheds light on the 17th century of the Ottoman Empire.
69. No: 309
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Romance
A date error marks the start of Lale and Onur’s tale. Lale (Demet Özdemir) is a heartbroken young girl, who is left by her fiancé. Her mother wanted to set up a date with a young doctor called Onur (Furkan Palali) since he was distressed by Lale’s predicament.
Young businessman Onur Sarihan (Furkan Palali) works for his grandfather’s company. His grandfather passed away, and his last wishes were to give his grandson, who marries and has a child first, his money. Therefore, Onur’s mother has set up a date with a young girl.
68. Erkenci Kus (Early Bird, aka Daydreamer)
Leading Roles: Demet Ozdemir, Can Yaman, Oznur Serceler
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Erkenci Kus (Early Bird, aka Daydreamer) is one of the most popular Turkish romcoms ever in Turkish TV history. The series is also the one that made Can Yaman an international star. Moreover, Demet Ozdemir and Can Yaman became one of the most popular and iconic TV couples ever. The harmony between the two on Daydreamer was so lovely and real that they even became lovers in real life.
So, what is the story of the series? Well, young Sanem (Demet Ozdemir) wants to be a writer. However, she has to choose between an arranged marriage and getting a good profession from her parents or pursuing her dreams. She, nevertheless, jumps into a new position at an advertising agency and quickly develops feelings for her boss, Can (Can Yaman).
The series lasted for 51 episodes and became one of the most popular top Turkish series in the world. Thus, the series brought great recognition to Can Yaman and Demet Ozdemir.
67. Hakan: Muhafız (The Protector)
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The Protector (Hakan: Muhafız) has a significant place among many other Turkish TV series in that it is Netflix’s first original Turkish series. The story of the series revolves around a superhero. The protagonist, Cagatay Ulusoy (The Protector), is a young man. He learns his extraordinary abilities in the scenario based on made-up Ottoman-Turkish mythology.
Well, the terrible Immortal must be stopped in Istanbul’s dark and back streets at all costs. However, The Protector is not ready yet and must hide until his training is complete. The main cast members are Hazar Ergüçlü, Ayça Ayşin Turan, Mehmet Kurtuluş, and Okan Yalabık.
66. Kızım (My Daughter)
Leading Roles: Bugra Gulsoy, Leyla Lydia Tugutlu, Serhat Teoman, Beren Gokyildiz
Release Date: September 19, 2018
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Unlike her peers, eight-year-old Oyku (Beren Gokyildiz) is an outstanding young girl. She has excellent empathy and awareness of her surroundings. However, Oyku will need to track for her father, Demir (Bugra Gulsoy), after the aunt who has raised her from birth abandons her. Unfortunately, she was raised in an orphanage and is now a careless adult swindler. On the day she goes looking for him, he is jailed.
The court grants him bail on the understanding that he will look after his daughter. However, he doesn’t want to do so, therefore, he makes an effort to get rid of Oyku. The reason for that he is getting ready for a huge task with his partner in crime Ugur (Serhat Teoman). Their intended victim, Candan (Leyla Lydia Tugutlu), appears to lead a calm existence. Yet, this only hides her traumatic history.
65. Cukur (The Pit)
Leading Roles: Aras Bulut Iynemli, Erkan Kolcak Kostendil, Kubilay Aka, Ercan Kesal
Release Date: October 23, 2017
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
A noble mafia family by the name of Koçovali controls the deadly neighborhood known as “The Pit.” Their youngest son now has to return to his home, which he could never escape from, as the family is at risk of losing control of The Pit.
The series ran between 2017 and 2021 for 5 years, 4 seasons, and 132 episodes. The series became a phenomenon in its time and created its own culture. The Pit stood out from other mafia and action TV shows even at first glance. It’s quite different since it combines a variety of distinct flavors, including a local protest culture, enjoyment, and excitement, all in one.
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Genre: Drama, Romance
The impossible love tale of vengeance… The plight of a young guy named Miran Aslanbey (played by Akin Akinozu), whose parents died due to the fault of a man who became his mortal adversary, forms the basis of the story. To exact revenge for their demise, Miran Aslanbey chooses the traditional route: he seduces Reyyan Sadoglu (played by Ebru Sahin) to kill the girl and rob his enemy of the only thing he values most: his daughter. However, the unexpected happens and the two fall in love with each other… So, this gripping love story Hercai is nothing but a breathtaking vengeance tale…
63. Mucize Doktor (Miracle Doctor)
Release Date: September 12, 2019
Young Ali Vefa (The Miracle Doctor) is a young and genius doctor. He does, however, have autism syndrome and is a genius anyways. Due to his uniqueness, the young Ali experienced melancholy and otherization as he grew up. Life only grew harder for him after losing his only cherished older brother in an accident.
62. Eskiya Dunyaya Hukumdar Olmaz (Bandits)
Leading Roles: Oktay Kaynarca, Yunus Emre Yildirimer, Ozan Akbaba
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Eskiya Dunyaya Hukumdar Olmaz (Bandits) was a true phenomenon on television. The series continued for 5 years and 200 episodes which can be seen as a record for the rapidly improving TV series sector. The series had its dedicated fans that longed for Tuesdays for the whole 5 years. So, what made this series so special?
The show chronicles Hizir Cakirbeyli’s (played by Oktay Kaynarca) life. He stepped into the mafia world when he was a very young man. During the series, the audience witnesses the deep connections between the state and the mafia and their power displays. So, on one hand, Hizir Cakirbeyli, and his ruthless family try to take over the leadership in Istanbul, on the other hand, they are fighting against other power focuses that try to take over the state and corrupt it.
61. Sahsiyet (Persona)
Release Date: March 17, 2018
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Haluk Bilginer plays retired 65-year-old judicial clerk Agah Beyoglu. One day, Nevra Elmas and Agah’s roads intersect (played by Cansu Dere). Nevra is the only female police officer working in the homicide unit at the moment. Thus, the central issue of the TV show is as follows: Are Agah and Nevra approaching each other only by chance? In Beyoglu, Istanbul’s busiest and most popular neighborhood, Agah Beyoglu, a retired judge, lives alone. While his wife passed away many years ago, his daughter has been living abroad.
Well, no more no less, Sahsiyet (Persona) is still one of the best and the most quality Turkish series. The story, casting, generic,… With all, it is the flawless Turkish series ever.
60. Kurulus Osman (The Ottoman)
Leading Roles: Burak Ozcivit, Ozge Torer, Buse Arslan
Release Date: November 20, 2019
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, History, War
The history of Kurulus Osman, also known as The Ottoman, is an account of how the Ottoman Empire was established. As “Osman Bey,” the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Burak Ozcivit takes the role. Therefore, viewers will encounter the Ottoman Empire’s struggles for existence and its founding. The fundamental responsibility of Osman Bey, Erturul Ghazi’s son, is to transform the principality into a state. Osman Bey will face a lot of challenges in this battle, particularly the Byzantine Empire.
59. Her Yerde Sen (You Are Everywhere)
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Romance
The series’ two main characters are Demir Erendil (Furkan Andic) and Selin Sever (Aybuke Pusat). The entire series’ plot revolves around this couple. Demir and Selin thus claim to live in the same home. They are both stubborn, too. However, they are compelled to live together, almost as a trick of fact. As if that weren’t enough, when someone joins the organization that Demir works for and the other takes over as manager, the company will become inevitable.
58. Afili Ask (Stellar Love)
Release Date: June 12, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Attractive and a womanizer Kerem is the Yigiter Family’s son. He owns one of Istanbul’s oldest textile firms. With a start-up, he used his inventiveness to elevate his family’s business to the top of its industry. Given that they were soon to become outdated. Even though Kerem Yigiter succeeds, his father still doesn’t regard him as a legitimate man. Because Kerem enjoys life to the fullest by drinking, dining, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with women.
In Afili Ask (Stellar Love), on the other hand, Ayse Ozkayali is employed by Kerem. She is a lovely, intelligent, and kind young lady. Moreover, she is under the control of her two brothers, who make her existence dull and joyless. While the other one is unproductive, one of them is tyrannical. Her only chance of escaping this challenging life is to wed her boyfriend Berk. Her brothers, however, want her to wed Sabri, a wealthy neighbor. Ayşe informs Berk that they must get married immediately. Berk leaves after learning about it.
57. Atiye (The Gift)
Release Date: December 27, 2019 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Atiye (The Gift) is Netflix’s second Turkish original series. Atiye, the primary character played by Beren Saat, is a painter. She is a very free-spirit and fairly strong. Since she was a little child, she has consistently drawn the same symbol. Despite her curiosity, she refrained from probing the situation. In addition to all, she leads a lifestyle that many people only dream about. She has a wealthy and attractive lover, an annoying but entertaining sister, and a loving father, for starters. Atiye’s mother, nevertheless, is the lone sharp edge in this family, yet she managed to get along with it somehow.
56. Sefirin Kizi (The Ambassador’s Daughter)
Release Date: December 16, 2019
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
The story of Sancar (played by Engin Akyürek) and Nare (played by Neslihan Atagül Doulu) is thus told in The Ambassador’s Daughter. Sancar, on the other hand, is a laid-back man, while Nare is the daughter of an ambassador. They fell in love with one other one day, but sadly this is a desperate love!
55. Dolunay (Full Moon)
Leading Roles: Ozge Gurel, Can Yaman
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Can Yaman’s character, Ferit Aslan, is a highly prosperous businessman. On the other side, he is incredibly well-organized. He wants to organize both his personal and professional lives in the same way. Nazli (played by Ozge Gurel) is studying gastronomy and wants to get employment right away. Because she is in charge of paying the bills for the house she shares with her friend and sister. She has a difficult time maintaining a job because of her obstinate and belligerent disposition. As would be expected, this series brings together two entirely different couples.
Well, Dolunay (Full Moon) is one of the first Turkish romantic comedies that brought Can Yaman great fame in the world.
54. Inadina Ask (Love Out-of-Spite)
Leading Roles: Acelya Topaloglu, Can Yaman
Release Date: July 2, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Inadina Ask‘s main female character is Defne (Acelya Topaloglu). She appears in the series as a bright, young graduate. Computer engineer Defne is eager to begin her new position because it will be her first. Defne accidentally runs into Yalin (Can Yaman), the company’s owner, on her first day at work. And it was a funny coincidence that usual way. So, she initially assumed the man she encountered was a casual security guard, but in fact, she spoke with the business’s owner. She won’t understand his true position, though, for some time.
53. Hangimiz Sevmedik? (Which One of Us Didn’t Love?)
Leading Roles: Altan Erkekli, Can Yaman, Selen Soyder, Cengiz Bozkurt
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
The narrative of Hangimiz Sevmedik starts on September 12, 1980, when Turkey had a military coup and gained political control. Despite the political unrest of the moment, two young lovers agree to meet under the plane tree. These two are Adile (Gül Onat) and Münir (Altan Erkekli). Anyhow, the coup puts a stop to the memory and the nostalgia.
After 35 years apart, fate brings Münir and Adile’s paths together once more. They are both now alone. Adile’s husband and Münir’s wife passed gone. But despite all the opportunities provided by their children and siblings to reunite them, they reject all the initiatives. Since they are mule-like in their persistence. But fate spins its webs once more. The son of Adile, Tarik (Can Yaman), and the daughter of Munir, Itir (Selen Soyder), cross paths.
52. Gonul Isleri (Love Affairs)
Leading Roles: Sinem Kobal, Can Yaman, Timucin Esen, Selma Ergec
Release Date: October 12, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Just like the name suggests, the story of Gonul Isleri is all about “love affairs.” The story of three sisters’ struggles with love and heart is therefore the main topic—both with the hearts of those they love and with their own. But there is also the struggle with people’s hearts that they are completely unaware of.
After their mother abandoned them, the three sisters are now standing by themselves with their father. They also become alone with themselves at the same time, which compels them to fend for themselves in life. This also signals the beginning of their interconnected narrative of love and life.
51. Rise of Empires: Ottoman
Leading Roles: Cem Yigit Uzumoglu, Tommaso Basili, Birkan Sokullu, Selim Bayraktar, Tuba Buyukustun
Release Date: January 24, 2020 (on Netflix)
Genre: Documentary, History, Drama, War
The narrative of the Rise of Empires: Ottoman focuses mostly on the life of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. The ruler, often known as Mehmet the Conqueror, holds a prominent position in history. His important contributions to the world and Turkish history are both valid. Because of this, the account will also show how Mehmed II and the Byzantine Emperor crossed paths when discussing the conquest of Istanbul (Constantinapolis).
50. Kadin (Woman)
Leading Roles: Ozge Ozpirincci, Feyyaz Duman, Seray Kaya
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The drama series Kadin (Woman) is about a woman’s battle with life. Sadly, Bahar Esmeli (Ozge Ozpirincci) lost her husband in an unidentified maritime incident. Later, she had to take care of her two kids. Bahar has had an extremely difficult life and battles to survive each day. However, Bahar’s economic status deteriorated further and further every day.
One day, her pals convinced her to accept government assistance. However, she was unable to meet the requirements for the assistance. One day, her mother unexpectedly appears and attempts to help Bahar. Her mother, however, was the last person she wanted to ask for help. But after doing so, Bahar learns the shocking truth regarding her husband’s death and holds her mother accountable.
49. Zumruduanka (The Phoenix)
Leading Roles: Alp Navruz, Ceren Yilmaz, Hatice Aslan
Release Date: January 25, 2020
The immortal love of Zümrüt Kulolu (played by Ceren Ylmaz) and Serhat Demirkan (played by Alp Navruz) is the subject of the story of Zümrüdüanka (The Phoenix). The series’ two main characters are these two individuals.
Zümrüt (Ceren Yilmaz) resides in Nevşehir’s most impoverished area with her mother and two further sisters. The series is now being filmed in Nevşehir, one of Turkey’s most well-known tourist destinations. On the other side, Zümrüt, a salaried employee who is a member of the Demirkran family, is employed in a factory. The family is one of central Turkey’s most influential families, by the way.
48. Ask 101 (Love 101)
Leading Roles: Alina Boz, Kubilay Aka, Mert Yazicioglu
Release Date: April 24, 2020 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
The film Aşk 101 (Love 101), whose filming began on June 26, 2020, is unique among youth-themed productions. A band of young outcasts forms in the series’ central plot. They attempt to make their beloved teacher fall in love with the new basketball coach at the school in Turkey in the 1990s. She’ll have the motivation to stay in town with them as a result. They so encounter love during this process and attempt to make sense of both their friendship and their lives.
The series, by the way, is Netflix’s 3rd Turkish original production.
47. Alef (Aleph)
Release Date: April 10, 2020 (on Blu TV)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
The Turkish crime drama Aleph, which was filmed in Istanbul, opens with the discovery of a dead body on the Bosphorus. The story centers on the search for a serial killer by young, ambitious police detective Kemal (played by Kenan Imirzalioglu) and his seasoned, experienced partner Settar (played by Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan).
On the other hand, Yasar, who is portrayed by Melisa Sozen, works as a university lecturer. She joins the group as they comb through the history looking for hidden cults and symbols.
46. Sen Cal Kapimi (You Knock on My Door)
Release Date: July 8, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Romance
In the series, Hande Erçel, a stunning Turkish actress, plays Eda Yildiz. The young Eda ties all of her aspirations for the future to her education. On the other hand, Serkan Bolat (played by Kerem Bursin) forced Eda to remain a high school graduate by taking away her scholarship to study abroad. Thus, Eda and Serkan cross paths one day, and Eda shocks Serkan with his proposal! Eda accepts Serkan’s offer to return her scholarship in exchange for her pretending to be his fiancée for a period of two months.
45. Bay Yanlis (Mr. Wrong)
Leading Roles: Can Yaman, Ozge Gurel
Release Date: June 26, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Ozgur (Can Yaman) owns a very successful restaurant and leads a carefree but joyful life. In addition, he rejects the concept of love. On the other side, Ezgi (Ozge Gurel) is now fed up with unhealthy relationships and is determined to establish a healthy relationship. She has one and only one wish: to wed. Ezgi’s lack of success in relationship-related problems prompts zgür to start mentoring her in this area. He then offers her strategies for getting the man she wants.
Additionally, Ozgur and Ezgi turn out to live nearby. In this regard, it is very likely that the public will see the pair developing a romantic relationship in the upcoming episodes. So, Bay Yanlis (Mr. Wrong) is one of the most successful TV series in Can Yaman’s career.
44. Sadakatsiz (Unfaithful)
Leading Roles: Cansu Dere, Melis Sezen, Caner Cindoruk
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Genre: Drama, Thriller
With her husband and son, Asya (Cansu Dere) leads the ideal life as a successful doctor. But all changes when she notices blonde hair on her husband’s scarf and learns about his adulterous affair. This successful Turkish TV drama Sadakatsiz (Unfaithful) is a remake of the world-famous TV series Doctor Foster.
43. Kirmizi Oda (The Red Room)
Leading Roles: Binnur Kaya
Release Date: September 4, 2020
The show stands out from other productions since it tells some in-depth true-life stories. Kirmizi Oda — Red Room allowed us to observe the therapeutic interactions between patients and therapists in this way. In this regard, the series has already established itself as one of the most forceful TV productions of the upcoming 2020–21 season. Meanwhile, a significant aspect of the show is that it has a variety of brilliant actors and actresses in each episode. And they are all recognized experts in their fields.
The series is inspired by true events. The lives of the doctors and the patients who sought them out in the psychiatric clinic are the focus of the Red Room series’ narrative. As a result, the audience’s closed doors of the soul will be opened by the Kirmizi Oda — Red Room series’ exploration of the hurts, joys, happiness, and sorrow that lay at the heart of every life narrative.
Viewers would learn something about the patients’ present, past, and future while they were divulging secrets they had been keeping from everyone up until that point.
42. Bir Baskadir (Ethos)
Release Date: November 12, 2020 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Netflix’s Turkish original series Bir Baskadir (Ethos) is one of the best Turkish TV series so far. Ethos consists of 8 episodes, each of which is 45 minutes. So, you can watch the series anytime you wish on Netflix. Well, what about the story of the quality and successful series?
Meryem (Oyku Karayel) is the central character in the series narrative. The reason Meryem is seeing a therapist is that she has fainting spells. She sees Peri (Defne Kayalar), a therapist from a different socioeconomic background, who works as a daily cleaner.
Peri belongs to a class of modernist, secular republicans—in Turkey, the term “republican” refers to a democratic political philosophy. She struggles with her patient Meryem since she is a conservative woman with a head scarf due to her socioeconomic background. Meryem may be kind, friendly, and intelligent, but her headscarf puts a barrier between them.
Well, with every single detail, Ethos is one of the most striking and truthful Turkish TV dramas by far. You should definitely watch the series if you want to understand Turkish society better.
41. Masumlar Apartmani (The Innocents)
Leading Roles: Birkan Sokullu, Merve Dizdar, Ezgi Mola
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Sisters Safiye and Gülben have a lot of obsessions in their lives. And so, they are the main characters of Masumlar Apartmani (The Innocents) Han is a man who fights for the survival of his family, including his sisters and his ailing fathers. Han’s life continues to follow the same pattern. He divides his time between his family and his business. When he meets Inci, he transforms into someone wholly different. Han chooses to pursue his happiness for the first time in his life after falling in love with her. As a result, the family’s dynamics are altered by this circumstance.
40. Camdaki Kiz (Chrysalis)
Leading Roles: Burcu Biricik, Selma Ergec, Feyyaz Serifoglu
Release Date: April 8, 2021
The series is based on a true love story, to start. Nalan, portrayed by Burcu Biricik, is a stunning young woman who instantly wins the hearts of everyone who meets her. She was brought up as a hand baby and baby roses because she was the family’s only child. She thereby became an extremely fragile adult. Nalan, meanwhile, earned honors degrees from top universities. She is a very educated young woman who achieved great achievement via her schooling in addition to being a very attractive young girl.
Leading Roles: Burcu Biricik, Ugur Yucel, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak
Release Date: April 27, 2021 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
The average maid is 35-year-old Fatma. Shortly after his release from prison, her spouse Zafer vanishes. In the meantime, Fatma, who sets out to find him, kills someone unexpectedly. Fatma is forced to continue killing in order to survive after Zafer’s shadowy connections discover this crime.
38. Siyah Beyaz Ask (Black and White Love)
Release Date: October 16, 2017
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance
Ferhat (Ibrahim Celikkol) is a nasty, heartless, and emotionless man who shoots for his uncle and has a troubled past. Asli (Birce Akalay), on the other hand, is a young, idealistic doctor who wants to help others. You will fall in love with these two diametrically opposed people in an unforgettable way. A world of adventure awaits in contrast to the love of the opposing characters in black and white.
37. Yargı (Family Secrets)
Release Date: September 19, 2021
Based on her observations at the Courthouse, Sema Ergenekon created the legal disputes that are reflected in Yargı (Family Secrets) series. It will be detailed in the television series what transpired between prosecutor Ilgaz Kaya (Kaan Urgancioglu) and attorney Ceylin Erguvan (Pinar Deniz).
As a result, it will cause the audience to reconsider family values and the idea of justice. So, Yargı (Family Secrets, or Jurisdiction), a compelling drama about a lawyer and a prosecutor, will be shown on the big screen. Well, a murder case crosses their paths and will completely reinterpret the idea of domestic trust.
36. Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu (The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice)
Release Date: September 28, 2020
Genre: Drama, History, War
In Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu (“The Great Seljuks: Guardians of Justice”), the audience witnesses the rise of the Seljuks under Sultan Melikshah I (son of Alp Arslan) and his son Sultan Ahmed Sancar (grandson of Alp Arslan). So, we also watch their struggle and battle against Hasan e Sabah, leader of the Deadly Shia Assassins (Hash-Hasheen) who look to restore the Fatimid Empire. The Turkish Empire Seljuks also fight against the Byzantine Empire and fellow rival States who seek to weaken the Seljuks.
35. Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (What’s Fatmagul’s Fault?)
Release Date: September 16, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
The series centers on Fatmagul, who is portrayed by Beren Saat and played by Engin Akyurek as Kerim. So, in the series, a small-town girl is raped one night by three men who are high on drugs and booze. Additionally, present during this incident is Kerim, who is pals with Vural, Selim, and Erdogan. Kerim, unlike others, is experiencing regret because he was present when the incident occurred, despite the fact that he hasn’t participated in it.
34. Uc Kurus (The Bad Penny)
Leading Roles: Uraz Kaygilaroglu, Ekin Koc, Aslihan Malbora
Release Date: November 1, 2021
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
The first murder scene in the Uc Kurus (The Bad Penny) series is carried out by serial killer Irfan. So, Irfan tosses 3 pennies on his victim after he has been killed. The name of the series comes from this emblem. Then, we’ll see the action when the police team successfully apprehends Kartal. Kartal operates a casino beneath an inn in the meantime. Kartal and his family’s neighborhood will play a significant role in the series’ narrative. Therefore, the relationship between Kartal and Irfan will serve as the show’s primary theme.
33. Destan (Saga)
Leading Roles: Ahmet Olgun Sunear, Ebru Sahin, Edip Tepeli
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Genre: History, Action, War
The story of Destan (Saga), first titled Akkiz Epic but subsequently changed to Destan, centers on the romance between a young girl and khan’s son. Before the Turks embraced Islam, the television show takes place in the ninth century.
32. Kulup (The Club)
Release Date: November 5, 2021 (on Netflix)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
On Friday, November 5, the first of six episodes from Netflix’s new Turkish series “The Club” (Kulüp, as it is known in Turkish) debuted to the public. The 10 episodes make up the series’ plot, which is set in Istanbul in 1955. As a result, this year marked the platform’s sixth time in its whole history presenting the audience with unique material created in Turkey.
The 1950s-set series gets its name from a well-known nightclub of the era. So, the majority of the series is spent following Matilda’s (Gokce Bahadir) life. As for Matilda, she used to work at a particular club. After being released from prison, Matilda seeks to start over in a new life.
In addition, Matilda’s bond with her daughter is another key theme in the show. The drama genre is where the series’ target audience will be found. However, the series is classified as a comedy by the renowned movie database IMDb.
31. Mahkum (Prisoner)
Release Date: December 14, 2021
Genre: Crime, Drama
Frat Bulut (played by Onur Tuna) is an idealistic public prosecutor in the serial, which is still in production in Istanbul. However, when he awakens one morning, he is in jail. Nevertheless, he is accused of killing his wife and children even though he has no memory of anything. Thus, the premise of the series centers on Frat’s ability to demonstrate his innocence after running afoul of the plan against him.
30. Pera Palas’ta Gece Yarisi (Midnight at The Pera Palace)
Leading Roles: Hazal Kaya, Tansu Bicer, Selahattin Pasali
Release Date: March 3, 2022 (on Netflix)
Genre: History, Drama, Mystery
The eight-episode series Midnight at The Pera Palace is about the encounter of Esra (played by Hazal Kaya), a young journalist, with the legendary Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul. Esra, who was given the task of writing about the hotel, unintentionally learns that one of the ancient rooms has a door that opens to 1919. As a result, she embarks on a fantastic adventure through time and becomes involved in a plot against Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the man who founded modern Turkey.
29. Uysallar (Wild Abandon)
Leading Roles: Oner Erkan, Songul Oden, Haluk Bilginer
Release Date: March 30, 2022 (on Netflix)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Dark Comedy
A midlife crisis-induced fog causes an architect to start living a double life as a punk. On the other hand, his family members live their own stressful life. The primary focus of the Wild Abandon (Uysallar) series is this battle.
28. Hakim (The Judge)
Leading Roles: Erdal Besikcioglu Yurdaer Okur, Ebru Ozkan, Seda Akman
Release Date: April 4, 2022
The Hakim (The Judge) television series centers on a judge who fights to keep his child safe after his son is charged with a crime. He is likewise struggling with his son’s challenging circumstances. Ten episodes of “Your Honor,” the Hakim series adaption, were broadcast in the USA.
After learning of his son’s participation in crime, a sincere and idealistic judge works valiantly to keep him safe. Judge Omer Arif Derman is attempting to build a new life for himself and his son Ozan following the unexpected death of his wife. However, when Ozan accidentally kills someone, everything in this world is turned upside down.
27. Yakamoz S-245 (An Undersea Story)
Leading Roles: Kivanc Tatlitug, Ozge Ozpirincci, Jerry Hoffman, Ecem Uzun
Release Date: April 20, 2022 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Arman (Kivanc Tatlitug), a free-spirited marine researcher and dive instructor, is about to board a submarine, Yakamoz S-245, for a research mission. Arman and his scientist team must enter a military submarine when the sun begins killing everyone above in order to survive.
Tensions develop between the crews as they strive to understand what is going on above them as well as the military sub’s true goal. Particularly, there is friction between Arman and Umut, the second commander of the boat. As a result, Arman will strive not only to survive but also to have another opportunity with his true love. He will eventually discover that he is a legend, a leader, and a hero.
26. Kus Ucusu (As the Crow Flies)
Release Date: June 3, 2022 (on Netflix)
Two female journalists are the primary focus of As the Crow Flies. One who has a lot of experience and understands the value of working hard and another who wants to take the easy way up the success ladder.
Birce Akalay portrays Lale Kiran, a seasoned and idealistic journalist. Asli, on the other hand, is a driven young woman who desires to be “someone” and is portrayed by Miray Daner. They stand for two distinct females and two distinct generations, Gen X and Gen Y. So, in the series, we’ll see which approach to their conflict wins out.
25. Mezarlik (Graveyard)
Leading Roles: Birce Akalay, Olgun Toker, Sehsuvar Aktas
Release Date: June 17, 2022 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
First and foremost, the series’ themes that Graveyard raises are brilliant and audacious. In Turkey, violence against women has always been a very significant and pressing issue. So, in order to solve unsolved female homicides, a separate squad operates in the basement known as “Graveyard.” In order to do this, Chief Commissioner Onem Ozulku needs to combat the stereotypes of men that encourage male violence.
24. Kordugum (Intersection)
Leading Roles: Ibrahim Celikkol, Belcim Bilgin, Alican Yucesoy
Release Date: January 7, 2016
Former race driver and playboy turned successful businessman Ali Nejat Karasu. He is in charge of Karas Holdings, a company his father founded as he amassed wealth from the shipbuilding industry. His true love is automobiles, and he has ambitions to introduce a new model. When he and his friend Ayhan are on a business vacation in Italy, they meet Naz, a lovely physician who leaves an impression on them both and this is where the intersection begins.
23. Kardes Payi
Leading Roles: Ahmet Kural, Murat Cemcir, Seda Bakan
Release Date: February 13, 2014 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
The two brothers own a plumbing business and are working on an invention that would improve the world. Following 35 episodes, the series was canceled. Now Kardeş Payı (Sibling Share) is available on Netflix.
22. Phi (Fi)
Release Date: March 31, 2017 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Romance
A lovely dancer named Duru sparks the affection of a famous psychiatrist named Can Manay. He commits his life to his love going forward. Can is willing to spend anything to win her love. However, there are significant barriers in the way for the two of them. The series is a trilogy that consists of Fi and Çi. So, the series is adapted from Azra Kohen’s same name three novels.
21. Masum (Innocent)
Leading Roles: Haluk Bilginer, Ali Atay, Okan Yalabik, Tulin Ozen, Serkan Keskin
Release Date: January 27, 2017 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Former commissioner Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer) and his wife quietly spend their pensions on a farm outside the city. The family’s order is abruptly destroyed when the little kid delivers awful news. Masum (Innocent) should be on your list of must-watch movies. Once you begin viewing the series, it won’t take you long to become addicted to it. Consequently, the narrative and never-ending adventure will quickly draw you in.
20. Avlu (The Yard)
Leading Roles: Demet Evgar, Ceren Moray, Nursel Kose
Release Date: January 29, 2018 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Deniz Demir, the character Demet Evgar played, is married to Hakan, who vanished after the first episode. And so, they had a daughter whose name is Ecem. Well, Deniz Demir works as an architect, and what’s more, she is located too distant from any crime. Hakan, on the other hand, is a man with behavioral issues. Thus, one night, Hakan makes an attempt to shoot his wife and children.
Then, Ecem attempts to protect her mother and herself during the moment. Unfortunately, she accidentally kills her father. Deniz assumes full responsibility for safeguarding her daughter at the same time. Deniz enters the prison, a result, named The Yard of, this crime, where she discovers a new environment and makes an effort to get used to it.
19. 50 M2
Leading Roles: Engin Ozturk, Kursat Alniacik, Aybuke Pusat, Cengiz Bozkurt
Release Date: January 27, 2021 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Thriller
The 50 m2 is about “Gölge’s” (Shadow’s, played by Engin Ozturk) quest to discover the origin of his moniker. By the way, he is a shady hitman who is well-known in the seedy underworld. Shadow, who considers Servet to be his father, betrays him, and when he flees, he finds himself in a 50-square-meter tailor shop in a place he has never been.
The locals who saw Golge and sought refuge there till things subsided believe he is the son of the recently dead tailor shop owner. Secrets about Golge’s background and identity will come to light through this false new identity. Shadow, anyhow, will change into a new person and start to realize who he really is as he gets acquainted with the area and the locals.
18. The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri
Leading Roles: Cem Yilmaz, Zafer Algoz, Ezgi Mola, Uraz Kaygilaroglu, Nilperi Sahinkaya
Release Date: May 13, 2022 (on Netflix)
The Erşan Kuneri miniseries consists of eight episodes. Additionally, the series follows Erşan Kuneri, an erotic film producer, as he experiments with various film genres. The events of the series occur in the past. Even though it only has eight episodes, The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri cover the years 1975 to 1978.
17. 46 Yok Olan (46)
Release Date: May 27, 2016 (on Netflix)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Murat Güney (Erdal Beşikçiolu), a genetics professor, wants to pull his sister out of a protracted coma. He does this by using a recently discovered drug. However, this finding would unexpectedly alter his way of living. Erdal Beşikçiolu, an accomplished actor, excels in the starring role. The story of this scientist will therefore keep everyone’s attention fixed at the top of their screens.
16. Börü (Wolf)
Leading Roles: Serkan Cayoglu, Murat Arkin, Emir Benderlioglu
Release Date: December 28, 2018 (on Netflix)
Genre: Action, War, Thriller
The six-part Wolf (Turkish: “Börü”) miniseries from 2018 features Ahu Türkpençe, Serkan Ayolu, and Emir Benderliolu. The storyline, which starts in 2014 and spans several years of Turkish history, centers on the life of Turkey’s Police Special Operation Teams. On Star TV, it premiered on February 28th, 2018. It is now accessible on Netflix.
The series continues the miniseries’ sixth episode’s epic cliffhanger, which follows the heroic Police Special Operations and Special Forces members who risk all to stop a cult takeover of Turkey on the terrifying coup attempt night of July 15.
15. Zeytin Agaci (Another Self)
Leading Roles: Tuba Buyukustun, Seda Bakan, Boncuk Yilmaz, Murat Boz, Serkan Altunorak, Firat Tanis
Release Date: July 28, 2022 (on Netflix)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Zeytin Agaci (Another Self) is Netflix’s newest Turkish original TV show. Furthermore, it is now on the top of the Top 10 List on Netflix Turkey. For now, the series has one season and 8 episodes, each of which runs between 45-55 minutes.
Well, as for the story of the series, it revolves around three best female friends who have known each other since university. One day, they decide to set off on a journey to a seaside town in western Turkey where they face and discover their childhood traumas.
14. Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (Behzat Ç. An Ankara Detective Story)
Leading Roles: Erdal Besikcioglu, Inanc Konukcu, Ege Aydan, Canan Erguder
Release Date: September 19, 2010
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Centered on the discordant Ankara Police Force police unit commanded by a personally tormented and officially disgraced police chief. Even while the TV series often concentrates on weekly murders and other crimes, the undercurrent of the narrative eventually leads to a confrontation between Behzat and the corrupt department officials and bureaucrats.
Leading Roles: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Yigit Ozsener
Release Date: September 28, 2009
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Ezel 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 in all Turkish television history.
It is one of the most successful Turkish drama series ever that was sold to more than 70 countries in the world. Ezel is a tremendous story of revenge. Furthermore, the series received more than 30 international awards.
12. Poyraz Karayel
Leading Roles: Ilker Kaleli, Burcin Terzioglu, Musa Uzunlar
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
The man, who serves as the series’ protagonist, has lost everything he has ever known. Quite literally everything, including his life, his work, and his cherished wife. His son is currently all he has. His son is also his final chance of survival. Well, he is so attempting to rescue his one and only possessions while also carrying out his duty to expose Istanbul’s largest and most powerful mafia.
11. Kurtlar Vadisi (The Valley of the Wolves)
Leading Roles: Necati Sasmaz, Oktay Kaynarca, Ozgu Namal, Gurkan Uygun
Release Date: January 15, 2003
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Osman Sinav’s “The Valley of the Wolves” television series illustrates how the Turkish Mafia is connected to other worldwide organizations. The show had 97 episodes in total. Polat Alemdar and his Mafia gang make up the main cast. A KGT agent named Polat attempts to dismantle the whole Turkish Mafia (agency). Polat discovers painful realities about his past and his family as he delves deeper into the Mafia. The film “Valley of The Wolves” is still playing, with numerous character changes.
10. Baba (Father)
Leading Roles: Haluk Bilginer, Tolga Saritas, Ayda Aksel
Release Date: February 15, 2022
The story of Baba (Father) revolves around the life of Emin Saruhanli (Haluk Bilginer). His relationship with his brother Mehmet Ali has long been strained. And so the series is about how his life was abruptly altered by the plane tragedy. As the main message of the series, it says, “You can’t buy the core of anything with money, you can only buy the shell of things.
9. Emanet (Legacy)
Leading Roles: Halil Ibrahim Ceyhan, Sila Turkoglu, Berat Ruzgar Ozkan
Release Date: September 7, 2020
Genre: Drama, Action, Music, Romance
The main protagonist of Emanet (Legacy) Kevser was raised in a modest, underdeveloped area. Her father cuts all links with her once she marries the son of the affluent Kirimli family since he doesn’t support this union. However, Kevser eventually loses her husband. As a result, she and her 5-year-old son Yusuf find themselves abruptly stranded within the desolate Kirimli mansion. She currently has nowhere to go. She dies in an accident one day as a tragic turn of events.
8. Ask-i Memnu (The Forbidden Love)
Leading Roles: Kivanc Tatlitug, Beren Saat, Hazal Kaya, Selcuk Yontem
Release Date: September 4, 2008
Genre: Drama, Romance
Adnan (Selcuk Yontem), who lost his wife eleven years prior, focused entirely on his son Bülent and daughter Nihal. Adnan, who resides with a relative’s son Behlül (Kvanc Tatlitug) and his children’s nanny in one of Istanbul’s most prestigious homes along the Bosporus, meets Bihter (Beren Saat). She is also the daughter of a socialite couple and is very classy and lovely.
He falls in love with her because she makes everyone who encounters her speechless and envious. Bihter encounters passion while seeking tranquility, security, and happiness in Adnan’s mansion. Behlül and Bihter totally engulf one another and sink in their passion for one another. Every member of the family will soon be impacted by their hidden love affair. Aşk-ı Memnu (The Forbidden Love) is one of the most popular Turkish drama series ever in the world.
7. Kiralık Aşk (Rental Love, or aka Love for Rent)
Release Date: June 19, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Defne‘s brother becomes in debt and is taken hostage; as a result, Defne is compelled to accept an offer in exchange for the money. She needs to woo Omer, a well-off shoe designer, and business owner, into marrying her. Kiralik Ask is one of the most popular and phenomenon Turkish romantic comedies ever.
Leading Roles: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Benguzar Korel, Cetin Tekindor
Release Date: September 2012
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Between 2012 and 2015, Kenan Imirzalioglu and Bergüzar Korel’s TV show Karadayi aired. Therefore, the series was broadcast in Pakistan, Bahrain, Serbia, and Croatia. Additionally, it was a finalist for South Korean TV series honors. It doesn’t need to be said that seeing the two names appear together in a Turkish drama was a wonderful honor.
5. Binbir Gece (1001 Nights)
Leading Roles: Berguzar Korel, Halit Ergenc
Release Date: November 7, 2008
Young widow Sehrazat (played by Berguzar Korel) is compelled to write to her charming boss, pleading for assistance since she lacks the funds to care for her young son. Her son, by the way, is gravely ill. However, Sehrazat’s life is irrevocably changed by her boss’s proposal.
4. Kara Sevda (Endless Love)
Leading Roles: Burak Ozcivit, Neslihan Atagul, Kaan Urgancioglu
Release Date: October 14, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance
For the benefit of her family, a young girl is compelled to abandon her romantic life. However, they finally cross paths five years later and are clearly still in love. She is now married to a psychopath who has no boundaries, thus they are unable to be together. So, in the series, a love triangle full of intrigue and mystery exists.
3. Yesilcam: Bir Sinema Hayvani (Green Pine: Cinema of Turkey)
Leading Roles: Cagatay Ulusoy, Afra Saracoglu, Selin Sekerci
Release Date: April 22, 2021 (on Blu TV)
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
A producer at Yeşilçam Cinema, which began to experience its golden age in the shadow of Turkey in the 1960s, will tell his or her survival tale in the Yeşilçam television series. Cagatay Ulusoy, a Turkish actor, plays the producer and movie enthusiast Semih Ates in the television series. Semih Ateş lost everything.
In Yeşilçam, he continues to make an effort to emerge from the ashes. On the other hand, Afra Saraçolu will play the young and attractive Tülin Saygi. To become a true artist, her one and only goal is to knock on Yeşilçam’s door. Selin Sekerci, who is Yeşilçam’s preferred celebrity name, will take on the role of Mine Cansu.
2. Teskilat (Ankara)
Release Date: March 7, 2021
Genre: Drama, Action
Teskilat (Ankara), a Turkish action and drama series, tells the tale of seven patriotic individuals who went “underground” by performing a duty. This obligation requires them to sacrifice their own lives and disappear from both the public and their own family. To defend their nation is the motivation for this sacrifice.
1. Alev Alev (Flames of Fate)
Leading Roles: Demet Evgar, Hazar Erguclu, Dilan Cicek Deniz
Release Date: November 5, 2020
The story of Alev Alev (Flames of Fate) concentrates on the lives of three powerful women who are significantly different from one another. They all cross paths with entirely different stories, yet they eventually come together. On the other hand, the entire focus of the series is on the fires that altered everyone whose lives they touched.
Additionally, it tells the tale of flowers emerging from burning ashes. You might be able to make out the tale of discovering oneself, moving forward, seeking justice, and finding true love in the background.