Turkish TV Characters: The 11 Most Unforgettable Ones

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Gather folks! Since you all are here, we can make some nostalgia! We desire to share a list with you which contains some of most unforgettable Turkish TV characters. We say “Some of“, because the Turkish TV industry is huge! Therefore, sorry in advance if we forget to put your favourite’s name on the list!

So, check out the list and tell us which one is your favourite. In case your favourite one doesn’t take place on the list, then inform us to know what your favourite one is. What’s more, you can also check this article for more detailed information on Turkish television drama.

Enjoy!

11- Afet Güçverir (Hayat Bilgisi)

The master Turkish actress Perran Kutman acted as Afet Hoca.
The master Turkish actress Perran Kutman acted as Afet Hoca.

Afet Güçverir (aka Afet “Hoca”) is definitely one of the most unforgettable Turkish TV characters. The master Turkish actress Perran Kutman characterized the role and she was a teacher of literature in a high school in Istanbul. Afet Hoca was a very strict, disciplined teacher, but she could also do anything to protect her children as well.

The Name of the Series: Hayat Bilgisi

Genre: Comedy, Family

10- Süleyman Çakır (Kurtlar Vadisi – Valley of the Wolves)

Süleyman Çakır of Kurtlar Vadisi — Valley of the Wolves is another unforgettable Turkish TV characters.
Süleyman Çakır of Kurtlar Vadisi — Valley of the Wolves is another unforgettable Turkish TV characters.

Kurtlar Vadisi — Valley of the Wolves was a phenomenon Turkish TV series. The story of the series revolved around the mafia and state relationships. Moreover, the series was deeply investigating the deep-state fact in Turkey. So the main character Süleyman Çakır (Oktay Kaynarca) had quite a number of fans. Indeed, when the character died, the whole Turkey mourned for in the name of Çakır. So, he took his place as one of the most memorable Turkish TV characters.

The Name of the Series: Kurtlar Vadisi — Valley of the Wolves

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

9- Polat Alemdar (Kurtlar Vadisi – Valley of the Wolves)

Polat Alemdar (Necati Şaşmaz) was the right hand, best friend and the comrade of Süleyman Çakır.
Polat Alemdar (Necati Şaşmaz) was the right hand, best friend and the comrade of Süleyman Çakır.

Here is another phenomenon character of the phenomenon series. Polat Alemdar (Necati Şaşmaz) was the right hand, best friend and the comrade of Süleyman Çakır. After Çakır was murdered by his enemies, the story kept revolving around the story of Polat Alemdar.

The Name of the Series: Kurtlar Vadisi — Valley of the Wolves

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

8- Ramiz Karaeski – Ramiz Dayı (Ezel)

It can't be prepared a "most unforgettable Turkish TV characters" list without Tuncel Kurtiz acted as Ramiz Karaeski.
It can’t be prepared a “most unforgettable Turkish TV characters” list without Tuncel Kurtiz acted as Ramiz Karaeski.

Ezel was another classic of Turkish televisions. And one of the main characters of the series was Ramiz Dayı (Tuncel Kurtiz). The master Turkish actor Tuncel Kurtiz made a great job in this series. His messages and lessons for life will never be forgotten even tough year passes by! Therefore, he totally deserves to be named as one of the most deathless Turkish TV characters.

The Name of the Series: Ezel

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

7- Burhan Altıntop (Avrupa Yakası – The European Side)

Burhan Altıntop (Engin Günaydın) is the most hilarious, adorable, funniest and comic ones of Turkish televisions.
Burhan Altıntop (Engin Günaydın) is the most hilarious, adorable, funniest and comic ones of Turkish televisions.

Both the series and the character are indisputably the most hilarious, adorable, funniest and comic ones of Turkish televisions. So, Burhan Altıntop (Engin Günaydın) was also the most successful character as well as being the funniest. Although many years passed, we still miss him so much!

The Name of the Series: Avrupa Yakası – The European Side

Genre: Comedy

6- Hürrem Sultan (Muhteşem Yüzyıl – Magnificent Century)

The legendary Turkish TV character Hürrem Sultan: Meryem Uzerli.
The legendary Turkish TV character Hürrem Sultan: Meryem Uzerli.

Hürrem Sultan, the unforgettable and historical lover of Sultan Suleiman. Furthermore, their love on the screens became the most famous one in the world. So, the series Magnificent Century was the most famous and popular Turkish TV show all around the world. Meryem Uzerli played the Hürrem Sultan and so, she became the most popular Turkish actress not only in Turkey but in the world, as well.

The Name of the Series: Muhteşem Yüzyıl – Magnificent Century

Genre: Biography, History, Drama, Romance, War

5- Deli Yürek – Yusuf Miroğlu (Deli Yürek – Wild Heart)

Kenan İmirzalıoğlu (acted as Yusuf Miroğlu aka Deli Yürek - Wild Heart) is a memorable Turkish TV character.
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu (acted as Yusuf Miroğlu aka Deli Yürek – Wild Heart) is a memorable Turkish TV character.

This is the first and most attractive debut of the famous and handsome Turkish actor and former model Kenan İmirzalıoğlu. So, in this series, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu was the leading character and he acted as a fearless, good-hearted man. He was the best for his friends, but a scary dream for his enemies. On the other hand, Deli Yürek means “Wild Heart”, so it explains the basis of the series…

The Name of the Series: Deli Yürek – Wild Heart

Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

4- Behlül Haznedar (Aşkı Memnu – The Forbidden Love)

Behlül Haznedar (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ) is a phenomenon and unforgettable Turkish TV character.
Behlül Haznedar (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ) is a phenomenon and unforgettable Turkish TV character.

Here we come to the legend TV series of Turkish televisions. Aşkı Memnu – Forbidden Love has been one of the most popular TV series ever in Turkey. The series was also the beginning of the book-adopted TV series trend. And so, Behlül Haznedar (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ) has undoubtedly become the phenomenon TV character thanks to this series. The handsome Turkish actor gained international fame through this Turkish TV series. The “forbidden love” between Behlül and the wife of his uncle locked tens-of-millions of people to the screens for years.

The Name of the Series: Aşkı Memnu – The Forbidden Love

Genre: Drama, Romance

3- Bihter Yöreoğlu (Aşkı Memnu – The Forbidden Love)

Bihter Yöreoğlu (Beren Saat) left her mark to the Turkish television history.
Bihter Yöreoğlu (Beren Saat) left her mark to the Turkish television history.

Some hated her and some supported to the end! One way or another, Bihter Yöreoğlu (Beren Saat) left her mark to the Turkish television history. Moreover, Beren Saat became very popular after this Turkish TV drama. Furthermore, she became one of the most anticipated Turkish actresses both in Turkey and the world. The character she acted was brave, out-of-order and provocative, so was she!

The Name of the Series: Aşkı Memnu – The Forbidden Love

Genre: Drama, Romance

2- İsmail Abi (Leyla ile Mecnun – Leyla and Mecnun)

İsmail Abi (Serkan Keskin) unquestionably is the most unforgettable and unique TV character.
İsmail Abi (Serkan Keskin) unquestionably is the most unforgettable and unique TV character.

There is no word to describe his kindness, sweetness, innocence, and naivety… İsmail Abi (“abi” is the term which is the equivalent of “older brother” in English) has become the abi of millions. And he still is! İsmail Abi unquestionably is the most unforgettable and unique TV character. Thanks to the perfect acting talent of Serkan Keskin, the character İsmail Abi set a throne on the heart of millions!

The Name of the Series: Leyla ile Mecnun – Leyla and Mecnun

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Romance

1- Behzat Ç. (Behzat Ç.: An Ankara Detective)

The story of detective Behzat Ç. (Erdal Beşikçioğlu) and the series revolved around this police chief and his inharmonious police team.
The story of detective Behzat Ç. (Erdal Beşikçioğlu) and the series revolved around this police chief and his inharmonious police team.

Here we are with the number one of our list. And there is no fault with the capture. The name of the character and the series is the same. The story of detective Behzat and the series revolved around this police chief and his inharmonious police team in Ankara Police Force. The story leads to an eventual duel between Behzat Ç. (Erdal Beşikçioğlu) and the rotten department officials and bureaucrats.

The Name of the Series: Behzat Ç.: An Ankara Detective

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama

As long as the Turkish TV industry maintains its growth, we will keep sharing with you the latest Turkish dramas and series. So, stay tuned and share your comments with us!

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