Dirilis: Ertugrul craze has taken Pakistan by storm. The TV series revolved around a Turkish warrior and the father of the Ottoman empire’s founder, Osman I, Ertugrul. Ertugrul laid the foundation of the Ottoman Empire as he has a vision of a vast Islamic empire. Ertugrul and his tribe, Kayi, are nomadic people. Throughout five seasons, the series shows the difficulties and encounters they face.
Dirilis: Ertugrul was, first, suggested by Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan. Then, the national television channel, PTV, aired it in the Urdu language. The series is also almost among the top 10 on Netflix in Pakistan.
Ertugrul, however, isn’t the first Turkish show that Pakistanis loved. Pakistanis have loved Feriha, Ishq e Mamnu, Mera Sultan, and many other Turkish shows. The thing that stood out Ertugrul is that previous dramas only had female viewership, while Ertugrul had both male and female viewership.
Here are five other Turkish shows to watch if you love Dirilis: Ertugrul.
1. Yunus Emre
Like Ertugrul, this is another series suggested by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Yunus Emre was a 13th-century Turkish poet and a Sufi. The biographical series revolves around his journey across the Ottoman empire to become a Sufi. Younus Emre is available on Netflix as well as on YouTube with both English and Urdu subtitles.
2. Kurulus: Osman
Kurulus: Osman is the sequel to Dirilis: Ertugrul. The series follows the story of Osman, who is Ertugrul’s third son and the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The series was released last year in November. It has only aired its first season for now. Some characters from Dirilis: Ertugrul also feature in Osman, including Ertugrul’s sister in law, Selcan, and his alp, Bamsi.
3. Payitaht: Abdulhamid
Payitaht: Abdulhamid revolves around the 34th emperor of the Ottoman empire. Sultan Abdul Hamid was also the last Ottoman emperor who had executive powers. It shows the efforts of Sultan Abdul Hamid II to protect his kingdom from the British threat and the inner conspirators. This series is also available on Youtube with English subtitles.
4. The Protector
The Protector is a Netflix Original Turkish series. It is a drama fantasy. The primary role is played by Cagatay Ulusoy, who also played Emir in Feriha (Adini Feriha Koydum). The series revolves around Hakan Demir, who must protect the city. He is the Protector who has to kill the Immortal.
5. Rise of Empires: Ottoman
Like the Protector, Rise of empires: Ottoman is also a Netflix Original Turkish series. It revolves around Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and his war on Constantinople, which was then the Byzantine capital. The series s available in the English language on Netflix.
What do you think are other great Turkish series? Let us know in the comments below.
Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.