Are you a lover of Turkish series or soap operas? Next, we leave you 63 titles so that you can enjoy in your free time.
The Turkish soap operas became popular since 2014. The genre is dramatic; however, it has come to be welcomed in the Middle East and in different parts of the world. Since 2014, these series have gained a lot of popularity and the protagonists have conquered the hearts of many followers. Here is a list of 63 novels that you can enjoy from your home.
The Turkish soap operas have generated great success Netflix incorporated some titles in its catalog, so you do not have to wait for the next day to find out what will happen in the next episode, you can do a marathon of telenovelas such as El Sultan, Ezel, Winter Sun.
One of the the most popular series is Fatmagul, followed by Binbir Gece. Both Turkish dramas have repeatedly defeated national productions long-loved by local audiences.
That is why we present you a list of the best Turkish soap operas of all time. If you want to see them free online you can check another note that we shared previously.
Fatmagül is a young orphan who lives in a humble town and dreams of a better life with her great love Mustafá, who is building the house where they will live when they get married. However, fate brings him a surprise that will change his life.
- One thousand and one nights
This Turkish soap opera focuses on Sherezade Evliyaoğlu, an architect working in Binyapi, a major Turkish construction company owned by Onur Aksal and Kerem Inceoglu. Sherezade is a widow and has a 5-year-old son named Kaan with leukemia. The boy needs a bone marrow transplant that costs 100 million Turkish liras and to pay for the intervention, Sherezade goes to his boss Onur, who is willing to give him the money he needs in exchange for spending a night together.
Mother tells the story of Zeynep, a young substitute teacher who, upon learning that one of her six-year-old students, Melek, is being abused by her parents, makes the impulsive decision to take her away and start a new life with her. girl.
This is how Zeynep becomes his surrogate mother, and along his journey with little Melek they will have various adventures.
- Kara for aşk
Two soulmates meet in the strangest of circumstances when Omer’s fiancee and Elif’s father are killed in the same car.
- Sila is a young woman who was sold by her father to a wealthy married couple in Istanbul. Years later, her real father appears and through lies he manages to take her to Mardin, her birthplace. There she will be forced to marry an agha, Boran, to save the life of her older brother. Sulla will become a prisoner in a world where things are not governed by law, but by tradition.
- Kara sevda
Kemal and Nihan live an impossible love for the difference of classes, but they manage to always be together, until the day when Kemal has to move to another city, unaware that she will be forced to marry Emir Kozcuoglu.
Omer Ucar is a man in love who is betrayed by his two best friends and the love of his life. He is blamed for a robbery and a murder that he did not commit and falls in jail, where he leaves with a thirst for revenge.
- The sultan
Of the Ottoman Empire, when it was directed by Suleiman, ‘The Great Sultan’, during the 16th century; his intimate life and his great love for Alexandra La Rossa.
- Love forbidden
Aşk-ı Memnu is a 2008 Turkish television series, which tells the story of young Bihter and Belhul, a man of play and womanizer. They both fall in love, although Bihter is engaged to Belhul’s uncle, a relationship the young woman accepted only to get revenge on her greedy mother.
- The secret of feriha
Feriha lives with her family in the basement of a luxurious building in Etiler, in Istanbul. The young woman obtains a scholarship to study at a private university and quickly becomes the center of attention, for which she decides to lie about her life.
Melek falls in love with Kenan, the favorite son of the family she worked for. But Kenan’s mother rejects her and sends her away despite being pregnant. Their daughter, Elif, is born while her father is marrying another woman.
- Love and punishment
After discovering her fiancé’s infidelity, Yasemin’s rugged revenge journey destroys a promise and changes her future. Aşk ve Ceza is a Turkish series from 2010.
Gümüş tells the life of a humble girl who works as a fashion designer, who leaps into high society when her rich uncle asks her to marry Mehmet Şadoğlu, her grandson, with whom Gümüş has been in love since childhood. Mehmet is handsome and wealthy, but he is devastated by the apparent death of Nihan (Hilal Uysun), his beloved girlfriend who was also pregnant.
- Kuzey güney
Kuzey Güney tells the story of two brothers who fall in love with the same woman. One of them, Kuzey, goes to prison for a crime he did not commit. When he is released, he comes into conflict with Guney.
- I will love you forever
Vatanım Sensin or You are my homeland is set in the First Balkan War (1912-1913) and the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) and shows how a family separated during the war, seeks by all means to reunite again.
Ali Nejat is a wealthy businessman who is not interested in finding love and starting a family. On the other hand, Naz and Umut have been married for more than ten years. She is a young pediatrician, and he is an ambitious car designer. They fell in love when they were forced to marry because Naz got pregnant. Unfortunately the baby was stillborn and Naz made the tough decision not to have children. At first, Naz supports Umut in his plans, but in time he will see that his ambition is taking his life. The marriage will start to break up after Ali Nejat enters their lives.
Çalıkuşu is a 2013 Turkish TV series, which centers on Feride, an orphan girl, encountering something very unexpected when she spends a vacation with her aunt and ends up falling in love with her cousin, Kamran.
- Black pink
The happy life of the Turkish Ebru changes forever when her husband disappears in his hometown. Now, Ebru travels there to discover the lies that her husband was hiding from him, as well as a complex web of passions and family dramas.
- Dangerous secrets
A mysterious kidnapping will cause relationships within a family to collapse, causing the revelation of dark secrets of each of its members. Kayıp or Secrets is a 2013 Turkish television series, produced by D Productions and broadcast by Kanal D.
- Storm of passions
Set in 1967 in Turkey, Storm of Passions tells the story of Ali, who is married to Cemile and they have four children. He is a boat captain and spends long periods sailing, but everything changes when she discovers that her husband is unfaithful to her with a Dutch woman.
- Once upon a time Anatolia
This film of Turkish origin was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and was widely acclaimed by critics. This film tells the story of how a murderer tries to guide a group of policemen to the place where he buried the body of his victim. During the journey, in the heart of the Turkish region of Anatolia, a series of clues will be discovered that will reveal the truth.
- Far ( Uzak )
This film, released in 2002, tells the story of a tormented photographer from Istanbul who lives the low hours of his life. Due to family obligations, he is forced to take in a distant cousin who has come to the Turkish capital looking for a job that allows him to improve his life. This film has won 17 awards and 2 nominations, including the Grand Prize and the Award for Male Performance., shared by the two main actors of the film at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
- Stay with me
If you like Turkish soap operas, you cannot miss this film. This beautiful film tells the love story of a Turkish couple and how far they can go to make the person you love happy. A guaranteed tear story that will move you to the depths of your heart.
- Mustang, one of the best Turkish movies
Mustang is one of the most awarded and recognized Turkish movies by international film critics. This film tells the story of five girls who, with their youthful rebellion, fight against the values and customs of traditional Turkish culture. A moving story that will not leave you indifferent. Not to be missed!
- Ayla, the daughter of war movie
This moving film is a delight and should not be missed. Based on a true event, it tells the story of a Turkish army soldier who fights in the Korean War and who finds a helpless girl in the middle of combat. The soldier, risking his own life, decides to take in to protect her and both create an inseparable bond between them.
- When we leave
Winner of numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Sivas was directed by Kaan. Müjdeci in 2014. The film tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy who finds and befriends an injured dog that had been left to die in a ditch.
- Versus Windows
Without a doubt, one of the best movies directed by the Italian-Turkish director, Ferzan Özpetek, Facing Windows follows the story of two different characters who beautifully intersect. Giovanna is in an unhappy marriage and soon befriends an old man with a secret, while in front of her apartment, another much younger man begins to make his mark on her life.
- Head On
One of the Turkish and German directors, Fatih Akin’s best known movies, Head On unfold violently without losing the beauty of the lost love between its two main characters. The story is about the young and suicidal Sibel who marries a 40-year-old addict, Cahit, to escape her conservative family.
This is a Turkish romantic comedy that tells the story of how a young man tries to protect his girlfriend from the intrigues and evils of his sister who wants at all costs to break the couple’s commitment. Görümce translates sister-in-law.
- The Protector
Another Turkish series with Netflix original production. The Protector tells the story of a young woman in modern-day Istanbul who learns she has ties to an ancient secret order and sets out on a mission to save her city from an immortal enemy who haunts them.
- The Yard
A Turkish series, also a Netflix original, that tells the story of a mother who falls into prison after having a violent domestic incident and who will do everything to leave prison with the intention of reuniting with her daughter.
- Dirty money and love
A Turkish series on Netflix that tells the story of a policeman’s girlfriend and a jewelry designer’s father are found dead. It remains for the bereaved to face the dangerous consequences of a botched robbery.
- Paper lives
This is the story of Mehmet, a man who despite being ill tries to face life as well as possible, one day he meets a homeless boy and will try by all means to help him and take care of him. This is a Netflix original production.
- Miracle in cell 7
This is the film that made half the world cry during 2020. A man with an intellectual disability is unjustly imprisoned for the death of a girl, and must prove his innocence in order to be with his daughter again. If you haven’t seen it, make it a Turkish production.
- The Gift
This Turkish series is based on the novel ‘The World Awakening’ by Turkish writer Sengul Boybas. The production tells the story of ‘Atiye’, a prestigious painter from Istanbul who embarks on a personal journey to meet a symbol that an archaeologist found and that she coincidentally paints in her paintings.
Without knowing it, the woman mysteriously connects with a millenary art.
This Netflix original Turkish series tells the story of a unit of special forces executing all kinds of missions across Turkey.
This production is included in the genres of action, politics and war, and takes place in a real historical event that occurred in 2014 when Turkey and Syria began a diplomatic and military confrontation.
The phenomenon of the year in and the most successful Turkish series in our country. Every week we bring you the most complete weekly previews and we tell you how many chapters are left for the end of the Turkish series and the schedule and broadcast dates of Mujer en Antena 3.
It tells the story of Bahar, a woman who was abandoned by her mother when she was 8 years old. Many years later, in a moment of great loneliness, she meets Sarp, with whom she falls madly in love. After a few years of happiness together, Bahar is left a widow and has only two things left that make her cling to life: her children, Nisan and Doruk.
- My daughter and I
Öykü is an eight-year-old girl who lives with a friend of her mother, that is, her aunt, who, having a rare disease called Niemann-Pick disease, does not want to take care of her anymore. He abandons her and leaves her father’s address so that she can go live with him; Demir, an irresponsible and criminal who has just been arrested, and does not know that he has a daughter, will have to learn to be a father without wanting it with Candan.
39. Winter Dream (2014)
And the number one spot on this list of the best Turkish movies is for “Winter Dreams.” A film of more than three hours that was multiple nominated, finally obtaining the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.The story of this film centers on Aydin, who is a retired actor who has dedicated himself to running a small hotel with the help of his young wife, with whom he has an unpleasant relationship; and her young sister, who is depressed over her recent divorce. As the snow grows, they will have to take refuge in the hotel, the center of their afflictions.The film was specifically nominated for the César Awards, the Palme d’Or, the FIPRESCI Award, three nominations for the European Film Awards, and one for the Los Angeles Critics Association.
- The bride of Earth (1968)
And we reached the podium of this list of the best Turkish movies with this first-rate drama film, which when viewed, may remind us of some movies by the teacher Kurosawa.The story centers on Seyyit Han, who is a violent character and has many enemies. He falls in love with Keje, however, the girl’s brother forbids him to marry, and makes it a condition that he first kill all his enemies. Seyyit Han accepts and the years pass, until one day they receive the news that he died.
It is based on the hit Japanese drama Mother and has been one of the latest hits in. In Mother, Zeynep is a young substitute teacher who, upon learning that one of her seven-year-old students, Melek, is being abused by her family and is abandoned, decides to take her away and start a new life with her. her, becoming his new mother.
- Erkenzi Kus
Also known as Dreaming Bird, it is a Turkish soap opera that focuses on the love story between a young dreamer, Sanem, and the son of the owner of a prestigious advertising agency, Can. This love relationship begins in that agency where she goes to work, although her dream is to be a writer. At first, the fun and restless Sanem decides to work in her family’s store because she cannot find a stable job. The young woman must get a job immediately, as her parents have given her the choice between a steady job or an arranged wedding. Her sister Leyla works in an acclaimed advertising agency, so she decides to try by all means to work there. In this agency she falls in love with Can, one of the two sons of the owner who is thinking of retiring.
It only has 38 episodes.
Melek was a maid who fell in love with Kenan, the eldest son of the Emiroğlu family she worked for. Kenan also fell in love with her, but Kenan’s mother did not accept her son’s relationship and sent the young pregnant Melek away. The young maid believed that Kenan had abandoned her and he never knew of the pregnancy.
Their daughter, Elif, is born while her father marries another woman, Arzu. Melek begins a relationship with Veysel, a vile man, a violent gambler who intends to sell little Elif to pay off his gambling debts. The young mother decides to save her daughter and hands her over to the care of Ayşe, one of the servants of the Emiroğlu mansion.
- Feriha’s secret
Feriha Yılmaz lives with her family as tenants in the basement of a luxurious building in Etiler, an upper-class neighborhood. Due to his dedication to studies, he receives a scholarship to study at a university of young millionaires. As soon as he becomes the center of attention, even from Emir Sarrafoglu, a millionaire boy who dates many girls who are actresses and models, Feriha lies and pretends to be a millionaire. Feriha and Emir fall in love with the passage of time and some circumstances, but as that love grows, Feriha becomes more and more trapped in his lies.
Hercai is based on a novel written by Sümeyye Koç. Reyyan is the granddaughter of the Şadoğlu family, one of the strongest families in Midyat. Although his father Hazar and his uncle Cihan are important figures in the great family, the true leader is his grandfather, Nasuh. Nasuh has been mistreating Reyyan, he was always more considerate of his cousin Yaren. The reason for this is that Reyyan is not his biological granddaughter. Unaware of this fact, Reyyan goes to ride a horse and when Miran’s car approaches, the horse freaks out and Reyyan falls. Miran falls in love with Reyyan and would like to marry her. This news allows Yaren to take revenge on Reyyan as she takes Yaren’s lover away.
Medcezir it is a free adaptation of the American television series The OC, released in 2013. The series tells the story of Yaman, a young man who lives with his mother, brother and stepfather in Tozludere, a humble neighborhood in Istanbul. Yaman never gets into trouble and is a hardworking and fighting kid. However, one day he is involved in the theft of a car at a gas station by the fault of his brother Kenan and ends up being arrested and imprisoned.
- Kara Sevda
Also known as ‘Eternal Love’, it is broadcast in through Divinity. It focuses on the impossible love between two young men, Kemal and Nihan. Kemal is the son of a middle class family and a Mining Engineering student. His life is constant and boring until Nihan, a young upper class girl, enters his life in the last year of his degree. The two young men begin a very intense relationship, the difference in classes makes their love impossible. Despite being a complicated love, they manage to be together until one day Kemal has to move from the city for work reasons.
- I rent you my love
I rent you my love follows Defne Topal, a waitress who needs money to pay a debt of her brother. In addition, he takes care of his grandmother, his little sister and his older brother, after his father passed away and his mother left with another man. The waitress will be immersed in the mission of marrying Ömer, in order to pay the debt.
The protagonist begins as Ömer’s assistant and discovers that he is a work freak that is very difficult to please, but little by little they fall in love. The truth will intrude between what seems like a perfect relationship.
- Love is in the air
The series, titled Sen Çal Kapimi in his home country,tells of the romance between Eda, a young florist who dreamed of graduating and completing her training in Italy, and Serkan, the heir to the Bolat holding company and responsible for truncating their projects. Hande Erçel, Miss Turkey 2012, whom we saw in Hayat: Love without words ; and Kerem Bürsin, lead the cast of this story that will touch your heart.
Cennet is a woman who was abandoned by her parents at birth, leaving her care in the care of her grandmother. Cennet has never had many people in her life, with the exception of her grandmother and her best friend. An accident separates the friendship that seemed unbreakable. Years later, Cennet is a graduate student of architecture and the best student of her career. His partner Melisa’s mother, Arzu Soyer, is a successful businesswoman and offers Cennet a good job at the company.
- The miracle (2015)
This movie was written and directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül, and is based on real events. This film went under the table, but we assure you that it is worth seeing.The plot leads us to Mahir, who is a Turkish teacher who is sent to a village where there are no schools. The teacher accepts with only one condition: That women can also attend his classes.
- Arabian Nights
Binbir Gece, One Thousand and One Nights, is a Turkish series that revolves around Sehrazat Evliyaoglu, a talented architect who works at Binyapı, a construction company of Onus Aksal and Kerem Inceoglu. She is the mother of a five-year-old boy who suffers from leukemia and needs urgent surgery that is quite expensive. Sehrazat is desperately trying to find a way to borrow the money he needs to be able to operate on his son who is in grave danger of death. Only her boss Onur, who is secretly attracted to her, agrees to give her the money on one condition: that she spend a night with him.
The series was nominated for the International Emmy Awards for best soap opera in 2018. Tahsin Korludağ is the patriarch of an influential and wealthy family, which makes him a man feared and respected by everyone in his town. He is the father of two children; Korhan, her son who is her great disappointment, and Sühan, her intelligent and beloved daughter. Korhan’s wife, Cahide, has been unsuccessful in getting pregnant. She tries to kill Sühan, because she is afraid that she will get pregnant first and that child will become the Korludağ heir. However, his plans are derailed when a strange man named Cesur saves Sühan’s life, and he quickly becomes close to the family. But what nobody knows is that revenge runs through Cesur’s veins and his sudden appearance is no accident.
- Forbidden love
It is a modern adaptation of the homonymous novel by Turkish writer Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, published in 1899. Forbidden Love follows Adnan a wealthy widower who attracts the attention of Firdevs Yöreoğlu, a man who has two daughters. Adnan falls in love with Bihter, Firdevs’ youngest daughter.
Despite the initial opposition from Firdevs, Adnan and Bihter marry and the young woman moves into her new husband’s house and tries to win over his children, something that is not easy because everyone is against her. The only one with whom she is congenial is with Behlül, her husband’s handsome nephew with whom she soon develops a strange friendship. And as if this were not enough, Firdevs also moves to control what happens in that marriage.
‘Mrs. Fazilet and her daughters’ is the successful Turkish soap opera that could be seen on Nova and ATRESplayer and that this was its end.
Fazilet’s only dream was to get rich, but at her age she still hasn’t made it. After the death of her husband, she has experienced great difficulties with her two daughters. His greatest support is his youngest daughter, Ece. His other daughter, Hazan, who has suffered greatly in the absence of her father, has a bad relationship with her mother and hates her love of beauty. One day Fazilet will meet the rich and respected Egemen family, where he will see an opportunity to realize his long-awaited dream.
- The arid summer (1964)
Now we go back to the decade of the 60s to present this Turkish movie directed by Metin Erksan, and far from being a simple drama, it is consolidated as an emotional rural film that has a bit of everything: Drama, love, greed and revenge.
The premise of the film is simple: A sibling couple controls the water reservoir of an agricultural village. One of the brothers wants to share it with the others, and the other does not. The arrival of a woman will make the situation worse.
- The children of Diyarbakir (2009)
This is a relatively new film that portrays childhood and poverty as only good movies can. The film was written and directed by Miraz Bezar.
The story centers on Gülistan and Firat, children who watch their parents die at the hands of the security forces. Having already lost most of their relatives during the war, Gülistan and Firat will have to cope in order to survive.
- Jîn (2013)
A film directed by and written by Reha Erdem, whose plot centers on a teenager who comes to be a kind of Little Red Riding Hood.
The story revolves around JIn, who is a 17-year-old girl who decides to travel in complete solitude through the forest to explore new horizons… To live as she has always wanted.
- Hope (1970)
Film written and directed by Yilmaz Güney and Serif Gören, who brought another hyper-realistic portrait of poverty to the big screen.
The plot centers on Cabbar, who works as a driver with his old horse-drawn cart. His job barely provides him the money to feed his wife and children. Drowning in debt, Cabbar dreams of winning the lottery, while a friend of his is convinced that there is treasure buried somewhere.
- The wild Pear Tree (2018)
One of the last great works of Turkish cinema. The wild pear tree won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Seville Festival. The film was directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
The story places us next to the protagonist, who is a writer who returns to his hometown in Turkey, however, there he will feel overwhelmed by the debts and problems that his father has.
- The road (1982)
Also known by its original name “Yol”, it is a film directed by Yilmaz Güney, and also written by him and Serif Gören. The movie won La Palme d’Or in 1982, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for “Best Foreign Language Film.”
The plot revolves around three inmates who receive permission to visit their families for a week. However, they will soon discover that life outside of prison can be as dire as the confinement itself.