The Turkish Television Series Industry is growing every day with millions of fans, all around the world. Estimated that Turkish television series has been seen by more 500 million people. The history of Turkish series watched by foreigners start from 2002 bought by Japan.  Since that time around 150 Turkish television series have been sold to more than 100 countries.

Because of its fans people use to search about Turkish television series. I make a list of Turkish Television Series with the IMDB points and here “The Best Turkish Television Series Ever” list for you.

IMBD Best Turkish Series Ever

Leyla ile Mecnun (9,2)

One of the best I ever watched before. Leyla and Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun) is a Turkish television comedy series.

Two babies born on the same day in the same hospital are hospitalized side by side due to the low number of beds. The babies who were made cradle with the words of their families saying “they found each other as soon as they were born”, get their names from the legendary lovers Leylâ and Mecnun.

25 years have passed. One morning his family tells Mecnun about the situation and they go to want Leyla. Although Mecnun is uncomfortable with this situation at first, he falls in love as soon as he sees Leyla. Mecnun, who does not know what to do to impress him, sees the clumsy grandfather one night in a dream. Things get complicated when the Aksakallı grandfather emerges from his dreams and starts living with Mecnun. Mecnun loses Leyla in a traffic accident. Mecnun, who cannot accept this situation, does not speak to anyone for 1 year. He then learns that Leyla’s organs have been donated. He meets Sirin, who takes the heart of Mecnun Leyla, and Sedef, who takes her liver. On the one hand, there is the cultured and knowledgeable Sirin, and on the other, Sedef, who is a courier and like himself. Mecnun alternates between the two but cannot be happy with either. Sedef and Şirin leave the neighbourhood. After going to the deserts after Leyla’s, Mecnun falls in love with Leyla, daughter of Ömer, an old friend of his father.

It is a surreal, an absurdist comedy revolving around the poetic love story of Layla and Majnun. You can watch on Netflix and also on YouTube.

Masum (9,2)

The awarded Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer starring in that crime-drama series. The events around a Turkish family that seemed ordinary at the beginning will be carried to the screens by blending Police and Drama. Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer), a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their retirement peacefully in a remote farm in the city, and suddenly the family lives of their little son when they come home at night with horrible news.

I haven’t started yet but will watch soon because of Haluk Bilginer. Never seen his bad performance before.

7 Numara (8,9)

After 20 years people never forget this family comedy-drama series. A couple with no kids, four-city girls and three country boys, all under the same roof: arguing, fighting and sometimes understanding they are not that much different. I and my sister watched and laughed together. So I remember it with good memories.

Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (8,8)

Yes! I feel so happy after saw its name on the IMBD list. It’s one of my best. I watched it too late. If people talk about a tv-series so much I don’t want to watch it at that moment. Yes, maybe strange but it’s me. I did the same thing for Game of Thrones. The best thing for this strange reflex of mine you don’t need to wait for next week or seasons.

Behzat Ç. is a crime-and-detective television series based on the novels “Every Contact Leaves a Trace” and “Last Excavation” by Emrah Serbes. The series takes place in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara.

He is an expert on crimes. We can already say that the subject of the series is completely built around this definition. Additionally, in addition to the book, the characteristic features of Behzat are shared equally among the members of the Murder Bureau. Akbaba; is known for his ability to listen to the radio. He is also very good with the corpses. Besides, it became Akbaba because he found the nickname by sniffing corpses. Hayalet is the mysterious employee of the bureau due to its ability to find every breathing creature. And the youngest of the team is the beloved character Harun.

Sequence; Each of these four main characters is based on the murders that each department has to solve. As a matter of fact, during the series, Behzat can witness what he lived with Ç’s daughter; You can be a partner to Vulture’s mysterious past. Likewise, Behzat Ç.-Ercüment Çözer competition, which continued from the beginning to the end of the story, is one of the important issues that make the series so successful.

Behzat Ç. Another point that differentiates the series that comes to the screen with the name of an Ankara detective is its unique stories that it presents to its audience every season. The first season of Behzat Ç.’s death after the death of her daughter, the second season of cut finger murders, the murder of Prosecutor Esra and the adventures of Muzo and Barbaros are the basis of the third season. This situation removed Behzat Ç from monotony and the series never bored the audience.

It first aired on 19 September 2010, on Star TV and after 3rd season ended in 2013, 4th season has started in Summer 2019 by 9-episode webisodes in BluTV.

Kardeş Payı (8,8)

One of the best Turkish comedy series. The main characters are two brothers and their sister. The two brothers are plumbers, however, they are trying to invent an engine, working with boron or water. Boron has a long story for Turkey. Turkey has the most boron reserve in the world and people think that one day it will change everything all around the world and Turkey’s destiny. Let’s turn back the story. Their (the brothers’) goal is to make the world a better place. Kardeş Payı started airing on 13 February 2014 on Star TV in Turkey and ended on 30 April 2015 with its second season final.

46 Yok Olan (8,8)

Action, crime, drama series. A genetic professor (Murat Güney) wants to save his sister from a long-time coma by using a medicine he has just discovered. But this discovery unexpectedly changes his life. Erdal Beşikçioğlu starring on it who we know from Behzat Ç.

His sister incurable and 5 that comatose years sister Ezo (Ayça Eren) uses all his strength to improve Turkey’s best genetic engineers as shown (Erdal Besikcioglu) is dedicated to his brother all life ago View. Our character, which is lonely over time and left by many people around, discovers a drug that can hope for thousands of patients on this road and finds itself in a big plot. Nothing will be the same for the professor who pursues the truth that he believes, and this secret will change the lives of many people he does not know.

İkinci Bahar (8,8)

I can say it’s one of the best for Turkish comedy-drama series. My parents used to watch the news and boring politic programmes when we live together. Some of the things make me feel family that enjoying the time together. As watching something together. I remember İkinci Bahar with nice memories of my family. 

İkinci Bahar, was a television series between 1998-2001 by ATV. A scene is a market place in Samatya in Istanbul. Ali Haydar, a widower, is a kebap restaurant owner. Hanım, also a widow, is his female meze cook. Ali Haydar soon falls in love with Hanım. But the situation is complicated because his landlady Neriman wants to marry Ali Haydar. Another problem of Ali Haydar is Vakkas, the owner of a rival restaurant whose father was Ali Haydar’s tutor. Vakkas tries everything to ruin Ali Haydar with financial plots. You can see many things about Turkish daily life and family culture with it.

Süper Baba (8,8)

Again a Turkish family comedy-drama series. If you ask people over 30 ages on the street in Turkey nearly all remember this series. A family father struggles in maintaining lifelong relationships with three of his growing children after his wife walks out on him. The scene is in Istanbul and you can see how was İstanbul 30 years ago.

İşler Güçler (8,7)

Yes! Again one of my best in the IMBD list. İşler Güçler is a Turkish comedy series which aired first on 28 June 2012 on Star TV. Ahmet, Murat and Sadi are actors who dream of shooting a movie and present a documentary called ‘Meslek Hikayeleri’ to make money. The main actors are Ahmet, Murat and Sadi who are using their real names in the TV series, are dreaming to shoot a movie together. They can’t, however, provide the money needed for it and start working on smaller projects like ‘Meslek Hikayeleri’ (profession stories) to afford it. Ahmet, misses the days he played a leading role in a TV series. 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, has to deal with some financial and family problems. Getting his wage is important for him because he does not have a money source except the series in which he acts as a figurant. 

Tatlı Hayat (8,6)

I trust IMDB points about this. Its look like my best list. I watched Tatlı Hayat again and again. At that time my sister went to university and missing laugh together to everything. Tatlı Hayat covered this a little bit for me. And also my mother was watching and laughing with me. It was a Turkish remake of “The Jeffersons”. With Ihsan Yildirim’s cleaning business booming, he insisted his family leave the “plain folks” and move up to Etiler with the “fancy folks”.

Ihsan hopes that relocation and his newly acquired wealth will mean the end of his problems in general and his troubles with neighbours in specific. But life in a luxurious high rise holds some unexpected pitfalls for the Yildirim’s, including Basar’s struggle to convince his father that his marriage into a Turkish-Greek mixed family is cause for celebration, not disappointment. All events in Yildirim’s lives is accompanied by its share of problems, confusion and most of all humour. The Turkish awarded actor starring on it. You can watch it on YouTube also.

Ezel (8,5)

Turkish crime drama series. It is an adaptation of “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The series starring Tuncel Kurtiz, Cansu Dere and Kenan İmirzalıoğlu. In 1997 in Istanbul, Turkey, Ömer Uçar (Ismail Filiz) and his family lived a comfortable lower-middle-class life, until one day his life was changed forever. Ömer had two best friends that he had known for years, Ali and Cengiz. Ömer worked with Ali (Barış Falay) as a motor mechanic, and Cengiz (Yiğit Özşener) when Ömer met and fell in love with Eyşan (Cansu Dere). Ali and Cengiz soon become convinced by Serdar Tezcan (Salih Kalyon), who is also Eyşan’s father, to rob a casino. Serdar devises the whole scheme, and figures that it will require four people to pull off a successful robbery. Cengiz was up first in the plot to rob the casino, he was the mole and was working there to gain access. Ali comes into play next as the ruthless killer on the night of the robbery. The third accomplice is Eyşan (Cansu Dere), the skilled con-woman who manipulates men for their money as a career and this time her victim would be Ömer.

Famous actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ also act in that series with the character name of “Sekiz” (eight).

Fi (8,4)

A man loves a woman, and the world changes. But it is not love that has radically changed life, but that they dare to reach their love. In the brutality of his love for that person, he initiates such a great storm that he finally destroys everything he touches. And sometimes it is necessary to destroy everything before life can renew itself. Fi is the story of those who pursue passion, fly on fire at the expense of burning, and reach their own truth through pain.

The first of Azra Kohen’s best-selling book trilogy Fi, Chi, Pi, Fi entered the first life in digital media. The series, which has been very popular since its release and has a large fan base, is known for its psychological tension and immersion.

Avrupa Yakası (8,4)

Avrupa Yakası (European Side) is a Turkish sitcom. Maybe the best. Still watching it when eating dinner, after a stressful day at work. Its first episode was broadcast on ATV on 11 February 2004.

Aslı works as an editor at a fashion magazine called Avrupa Yakası. Her family owns a restaurant and Aslı’s brother, Volkan, works in this restaurant. The show based on funny moments between Aslı, Volkan, Aslı’s colleagues, Volkan’s friends and Aslı’s parents.

But the legend for me was Burhan in that sitcom. Burhan (Engin Günaydın) was known as the best comedian on the show because of his funny segments and good acting. He joined in later. The cast has been nominated for an award for Best Sitcom in Italy but did not win.

Suskunlar (8,3)

Real Turkish drama. I couldn’t watch it after some episodes. Too hard to watch it when crying too much. And gave up to watch it. Broadcast on Show TV in 2012. “Suskunlar” tagline is lyrics of Ahmet Kaya “How will you know why I have been in silence?”.

It was aired in over 30 countries and it is based on a true story of children who were sentenced in absentia to nine years in prison on the charge of stealing a baklava car in Gaziantep in 1997.”

Four young boys drive a baklava car without knowing how and accidentally hit and kill an old man. They are tried in their absence and sentenced to several years in prison. In prison, they endure hard treatment and abuse. As adults, they try to help kids that are still being abused by going to court. But the prison is playing dirty.

Çemberimde Gül Oya (8,3)

Remember this series with amazing music. I think it was the first Turkish drama I ever watched all the episodes. Let’s check the story. Yurdanur youth event with university students in the 1970s. Around a distant friend from the right and left factions Yurdanur, he loses his closest friends with a stray bullet during the events. only extending a helping hand in the great unrest Mehmet Eroglu belongs. Mehmet is a left-wing member of the organization Yurdanur young and later in the story of this young man will have his father’s wife and Feriha. fall in love with each other this an irresistible love of two young periods of political events fund. However, his father, Mr Dincer Yurdanur the right of the political spectrum and her mother will be an obstacle against Sema. Mehmet, where his family had fought their livelihood in their shops, you provide a small clothier, with a roommate, landlord lives in all the rooms of the mansion, Madame Niki’s mansion. This mansion is the directory that each room will offer distinct stories to the audience with colourful types that hosts the main venue.

Beş Kardeş

It has a short life on TV. But it is in my best list also. So I want to add it to this list as a bonus. Five brothers with contrasting personalities have one thing in common; each other. Living in the same house, despite their obvious differences, nothing can shake their family bonds. That is until one day, Sait, the older brother who has acted as a father figure since the boys were orphaned, decides it is time to focus on his own life. Though his wishes are for sensible, mature adult life, he soon finds himself in even more chaos, locked in a love triangle. With his concerns lying elsewhere, it doesn’t take long for his brothers to start developing their independence – with mixed results.

As I said at the beginning of this article Turkish Series watched by 150 countries.


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