Turkish dramas in Spain have been on the Spanish screens for almost four years now. They even compete with Latin America’s telenovelas. The number of Turkish TV dramas has already left behind 15 of them and it tends to increase even more.
The First Drama on Spanish Channels
Turkish TV series grew like an avalanche in a very short time in Spain. What’s more, they reached 15 in number, and attract great attention from the Spaniards. About two years ago in Spain, it all started with Fatmgül’ün Suçu Ne? (What is Fatmagül’s Fault?). The number of Turkish TV series from that moment on started to increase day by day with the interest it receives from the Spaniards.
The Most Famous Turkish Dramas in Spain
A Turk traveling to Spain can watch Medcezir (The Tide), Sıla, Ezel (Aptildas), Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (What’s Fatmagül’s Fault?), Kara Para Aşk (Black Money Love), Adını Feriha Koydum (I Named Her Feriha), Elif, Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love) and Anne (The Mother) on Spanish channels Nova. In Divinity channel, you can now also watch Kara Sevda, Ufak Tefek Cinayetler (Small Murders), Erkenci Kuş (Early Bird, or Daydreamer), Dolunay (Full Moon), Kuzey Güney (North-South) and Siyah Beyaz Aşk (Black and White Love).
Turkish Dramas Surpassed South American Dramas
The dominance of TV dramas and telenovelas once was in South American TV series, dramas, and telenovelas. However, for the last 4 years and more, Turkish TV dramas in Spain took over this supremacy. So, in another word, they became a phenomenon for good.
The Interest for Turkey is on Rising
The natural panoramas of Turkey, splendid pictures of the landscape, Bosphorus, and more, all enlarged the curiosity of Spanish people to visit and explore the country.
The Most Popular Turkish Artists in Spain and in The Latin World
As for the most popular Turkish actors and actresses in those countries, Can Yaman and Tuba Büyüküstün are the first ones to name.
The Most Popular Turkish Dramas in Turkey
Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne? (What’s Fatmagul’s Fault?)
Starring Beren Saat (as Fatmagul) and Engin Akyurek (as Kerim) in the lead roles, the series revolves around Fatmagul. She is a small-town girl who is raped one night by 3 guys under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Kerim who is friends with Erdogan, Selim, and Vural is also present during this incident. Even though Kerim has not taken any part in this, he is feeling remorse as he was present during the incident.
Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love)
Well, Kara Para Aşk is based on an original story. Engin Akyürek playing the character Ömer Demir who is a young and ambitious policeman and Tuba Büyüküstün is playing the character Elif Denizer who is a young and rich girl.
Ömer Demir is engaged to a young teacher and came to İstanbul to visit her fiance and arrange the wedding ceremony. After dropping her fiance at her family’s house he went to visit her police friends in the police station. After that midnight, they have a murder call and Ömer decided to go to the crime scene.
Medcezir (The Tide)
The TV series, Medcezir (The Tide) is actually based on the famous American TV series The O.C. with some modifications on the scenario and story. So, Çağatay Ulusoy and Serenay Sarıkaya got the leading roles as Ryan-Yaman and Marissa-Mira.
Çağatay Ulusoy portrays the Yaman character, the poor but handsome and smart guy whose family has monetary and criminal problems. Besides living in a ghetto, Yaman is different than his family in terms of being a hardworking and honest guy. He, on the other hand, tries to get into the university.
Ask-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love)
Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan (Selcuk Yontem) devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative’s son Behlül (Kıvanc Tatlitug), and his children’s nanny, meets Bihter (Beren Saat). She is also a socialite couple’s daughter and is very elegant and beautiful.
Everyone who meets her gets stunned and jealous of her, and he falls in love with her. While searching for peace, safety, and happiness in Adnan’s mansion, Bihter meets passion. Behlül and Bihter fall completely into each other and become drowned by their infatuation with each other. Their secret love affair will soon affect every member of the family.
Erkenci Kus (Early Bird or Daydreamer)
The story of Early Bird (Erkenci Kuş) is about a girl Sanem Aydın (played by Demet Ozdemir) working in her father’s small store. She opens the store in the early morning due to her father’s illness. Every morning she opens the store and works until her father’s arrival.
Then, she starts dreaming about her life and working on the book she’s trying to write. The ordinary life of Sanem changes when she meets with Can Divit (played by Can Yaman). Can, by the way, is a handsome businessman who runs an advertisement agency. Moreover, he is also interested in nature, photography, and sports and he has a real adventurous soul
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