50 Best Turkish Series List, IMDb Ratings & Where to Watch

Are you obsessed with Turkish series? Well, why would one not be, Turkish TV drama series are taking on like a storm in international entertainment. They have successfully amassed a huge number of fanbase all across the world with their grasping storyline.

From Leyla and Mecnun comedy to Ask Laftan Anlamaz, these series come mixed with a dash of comedy and drama and will eventually make you fall in love with their stories. 

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Our list of 50 Best Turkish Series List will take you to the top of the world. Here, take a glimpse!

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1. Leyla and Mecnun (2011–2021)

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Leyla and Mecnun is among the best Turkish television comedy series ever made. The series is a Turkish adaptation of the famous Arabic love-story “Layla and Majnun” that showcases a fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.

Born on the same day in the same hospital, Mecnun and Leyla were put to the same bed due to lack of enough beds in the hospital. Seeing this absurd situation, their fathers decide to make both of them marry 25 years later.

  • IMDb: 9.1
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Television comedy
  • Where to watch: Netflix

2. Ethos (2020–)

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Ethos is a Turkish limited television series directed by Berkun Oya – the storyline of the series focuses on the spirit of a culture, the customs, the traditions, and the beliefs, and all these factors are displayed in a physical form through the characters.

The story revolves around systematic suppression, induced by these customs and traditions. Before understanding the actual scenario of the plot, you’ll be introduced to a personality who gets entangled in a cobweb.

  • IMDb: 8.6
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Where to watch: Netflix

3. Ezel (2009–2011)

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Ezel tells us the story of Omer who’s enjoying the most of his comfortable lower middle-class life. Upon meeting Eysan, he falls in love with her.

But is immediately blamed for robbery and murder after proposing to Eysan. And while all this is happening, his friends Ali, Cengiz and his love Eysan get away with millions of dollars ungratefully.

  • IMDb: 8.6
  • Genre: Crime; Drama; Psychological thriller
  • Where to watch: Sling TV

4. Vatanim Sensin (2016–2018)

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Azize lives with her three children and mother-in-law, struggling with difficulties to lead a happy life. She misses her husband during the war years, and that does nothing but add to her part of difficult situations. 

  • IMDb: 8.2
  • Genre: Period drama
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime

5. Be My Sunshine (2021–)

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Haziran, a thorough city girl from heart, is devoted to her career and the fast-paced lifestyle of Istanbul in the most convenient way.

However, it is then when her company sends her to a remote Aegean island to clear the way for a new resort, her life takes a whole new twist. There, she meets Poyraz who resides at the same place where Haziran’s company wants to build its resort.

  • IMDb: 8.1
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Where to watch: TV Time

6. Siyah Beyaz Ask (2017–2018)

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Siyah Beyaz Ask is a story about a successful woman doctor named Asli living in Istanbul, who gets into the middle of a kind-of-mafia situation.

And to live a peaceful life, she is forced to marry a mafia named Ferhat. The lives of both of these characters intersect out of pure coincidence.

  • IMDb: 8.1
  • Genre: Drama; Romance
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

7. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

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Dirilis: Ertugrul revolves around the story of a Ertugrul who is the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Around 400 large nomad tents are settled in Anatolia and have nowhere to go. In order to survive, they must migrate to another place where they can have a better life.

  • IMDb: 8.0
  • Genre: Drama, History, Action, War
  • Where to watch: Netflix

8. The Innocents (2020– )

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Looking like a young, handsome and charismatic businessman from the outside, Han is a good-looking, charismatic businessman from the outside and a not-so-happy person from inside.

Upon returning from the U.S., he devotes his life to his sisters and dad. However, his sisters suffer from physiological problems due to childhood traumas and family history.

  • IMDb: 8.0
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Family, Love Story, Psychological
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

9. Içerde (2016–2017) 

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Sarp is a young man who goes to the Police Academy and is eager to become the most successful student by graduating within one week. All this for his mother, whom he wishes to give a comfortable life.

His father was put into prison due to a murder and his younger brother was kidnapped when he was a little child and since then Sarp has been living together with his mother.

  • IMDb: 8.0
  • Genre: Action thriller; Police procedural
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

10. Ilk Ve Son (2021– ) 

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Ilk Ve Son revolves around the story of Deniz and Baris’s relationship spanning 10 years.

The main actors of the series are Salih Badamchi and Ozge Ozperingi, both of whom appeared in notable series.

It is undoubtedly one of the great Turkish summer action and romantic comedy series.

  • IMDb: 7.9
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

11. Kurulus: Osman (2019– )

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Kurulus: Osman is a continuation of the cult series Dirilis Ertugrul.

Dundar Bey in the absence of his brother, manages Kayi Oba, goes to visit Kulucahisar, Tekfur, Yorgopolos with the people of pasture and gentlemen.

His only mission is to make a trade and security agreement within the framework of the relations established by Ertugrul.

  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Genre: Historical, Fiction, Drama, Adventure
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

12. Fi (2017–2018)

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Fi tells us the story of a famous psychologist, television personality, and instructor at the university. Being a womanizer, he thinks that he can control everyone he meets.

He spends each night with different women but never falls in love. However, he falls in love with a young dancer called Duru and decides to dedicate his life for his love.

  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Genre: Romance, Psychological thriller, erotic thriller
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

13. Marasli (2021)

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Marasli tells us the story of a veteran of Turkish special forces ‘Celal Kün’. Upon his daughter Zelish death in a shot down, life of Celal or Jelal aka Marasli entirely changes.

After this incident, he tries to find the planners of this deadly event and decides to join his agency again.

  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Action, Suspense, Tragedy
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

14. Ask Laftan Anlamaz (2016–2017) 

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Hayat, a young girl lives in Istanbul with her two friends Asli (Ozcan Tekdemir) and Ipek (Merve Cagiran). She is happy there and wishes to live in Istanbul apart from her family.

In order to live there, she has to find a good job as soon as possible or she will end up living again with her family. 

  • IMDb: 7.7
  • Genre: Romance; Comedy
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

15. Love 101 (2020– )

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Sinan lives together with his grandfather in an old mansion along the Bosporus. His parents got divorced and started their own lives and since then sinan has been struggling to survive without the love of his parents.

Even though he is a clever student, he barely cares about his grades and instead spends most of his time drinking alcohol to forget his loneliness.

  • IMDb: 7.5
  • Genre: Period teen drama; Comedy-drama
  • Where to watch: Netflix

16. Forbidden Love (2008–2010)

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Adnan (Selcuk Yontem) lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with his two children, a relative’s son Behlul (Kivanc Tatlitug), and his children’s half-french nanny. When Adnan meets Bihter (Beren Saat), he suddenly falls in love with her.

  • IMDb: 7.4
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Soap Opera
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

17. The Valley of the Wolves (2003–2005)

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A Turkish agent (Necati Sasmaz) and his comrades (Gurkan Uygun, Kenan Coban) go after a corrupt CIA operative (Billy Zane) after a humiliating event in Turkey.

When interrupted by the Americans at a wedding party and fatalities result, the Turks declare war on the murderous villains.

  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Genre: Action, Politics, Drama, Thriller
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

18. Çarpisma (2018–2019)

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The lives of Kadir, Zeynep, Cemre and Kerem change completely after meeting a serious car accident. The only people that Kadir has in this life are his beloved wife and daughter.

He was raised in an orphanage and met his wife there. Besides his family, Kadir’s only passion is his job and Sariyer soccer team. 

  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Genre: Drama, Action
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

19. Fatma (2021– )

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Fatma is an astounding series that follows the story of a woman named Fatma, an ordinary cleaning lady.

The plots takes a major twist when Fatma commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer. He had just been released from jail.

  • IMDb: 7.5
  • Genre: Thriller, Crime
  • Where to watch: Netflix

20. You Knock on My Door (2020– )

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Eda (Hande Ercel), a young college student struggles a lot to survive on her own. Her parents passed away at a very young age.

She studies landscape architecture at a private university with full scholarship. However, her scholarship is withdrawn without any notification and is immediately dismissed from the university. 

  • IMDb: 7.5
  • Genre: Romance, Adventure, Fun
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

21. Çukur (2017–2021)

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Kocovali, a powerful crime family in the Cukur neighborhood in Istanbul and Idris Kocovali  who’s the head of the family can do anything in order to protect his family as well as the members of Cukur.

He is kind in nature and shows respect to those who respect him. However, the life of Kocovali family turns upside down with the arrival of Vartolu (Erkan Kolcak Kostengil) who wants to sell drugs.

  • IMDb: 7.4
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

22. Love Logic Revenge (2021– )

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Love Logic Revenge series extends the story from the logic marriage of waitress Esra and Engineer Ozan, to love.

Eventually, Esra realizes that love does not feed her from her mother and ends up sitting at the wedding table with Ozan, whom she has set her sights on for a rational marriage.

  • IMDb: 7.4
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

23. Endless Love (2015–2017)

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Kemal (Burak Ozcivit), a young guy, is a fourth year college student studying mine engineering. Kemal simultaneously works at boats to support his family.

Despite not belonging to a wealthy family, he is never seen complaining about the same. On the other hand, Nihan (Neslihan Atagul) is a young girl belonging to a rich family. She is a painter and spends most of her time drawing different portraits.

Kemal and Nihan eventually fall in love as the storyline proceeds. 

  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

24. Twist of Fate (2021– )

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Twist of Fate revolves around the story of Ada, a young girl who believes that if she is left abandoned by her first love, she will remain unhappy forever just like the women of her maternal side.

And when she believes that Rüzgar is her first love, Ada immediately proposes to him and they even organize a fake marriage to prevent his deportation.

  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

25. Black Money Love (2014–2015)

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Omer (Engin Akyurek), a young man who works at an organized crime branch in Van (the city in the Eastern part of Turkey) iis an idealist police officer. He specifically chose this occupation after his father was killed years ago.

The murder remains unsolved till date and that is why, he wants to do his best so that no other crime cases remain unsolved. He is so passionate towards his work that he even postpones his engagement to fulfill his recent assignment.

  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Genre: Action; Mystery; Romance; Drama
  • Where to watch: Netflix

26. Erkenci Kus (2018–2019)

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A young girl named Sanem aspires to become a writer. However, her parents force her to choose between an arranged marriage and finding a proper job. After getting a job at an advertising company, she soon falls for her boss.

  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

27. Hekimoglu (2019–2021)

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Dr. Hekimoglu (Timucin Esen), a charismatic and successful 40 year old doctor. Despite being a medical genius and head of the department of medical diagnosis, Dr. Hekimoglu is asocial, unconventional and misanthropic.

His nature lets him investigate diseases without one-to-one relationships with the patients where each case is solved as a detective together with his team.

  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Netflix

28. The Yard (2018– )

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Deniz (Demet Evgar) is exposed to domestic violence for a long time. Her husband Hakan (Teoman Kumbaracibasi) uses alcohol and blames his wife for preventing him from becoming a successful musician.

Deniz does not have happiness and peace at home despite living a wealthy life. The only reason she is enduring this violence is her daughter Ecem (Eslem Akar).

  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Genre: Comedy, Miniseries, mockumentary
  • Where to watch: Netflix

29. The Gift (2019–2021)

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The gift tells the story of Ozan’s father Serdar Yılmaz and Erhan’s ex girlfriend Hannah.

Both of them work for some mysterious mafia that needs Atiye. On the other hand, Atiye and Erhan continue to search for their daughter.

While on the mission of searching for her daughter, dark forces attempt to harness Aden’s cosmic powers to bring about destruction.

  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Genre: Mystery, Science fiction, Psychological thriller
  • Where to watch: Netflix

30. Cesur Ve Güzel (2016–2017)

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Cesur (Kivanc Tatlitug), a young man comes back to Korludag, to take revenge from Tahsin Korludag (Tamer Levent).

Tahsin Korludag killed his father and his grandparents and let her mother go into depression due to sorrow. Cesur has long waited to plot his revenge when the right time comes.

  • IMDb: 7.1
  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Thriller
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV 

31. A Miracle (2019–2021)

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Born in a provincial town, Ali was rejected by his father for adoption. Ali has savant syndrome, grows up in orphanages, and graduates from the faculty of medicine with first degree.

He starts working as a pediatric surgeon. However, doctor Fersan does not want someone who has savant syndrome in his team.

  • IMDb: 7.1
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

32. Love for Rent (2015–2017)

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Defne (Elcin Sangu), a young girl works as a waitress and supports her family. She has been living with her grandmother, brother, and little sister after her parents passed away.

Her life turns upside down when her brother is taken by the mafia for his debt. Defne has to find 200,000 TL in 24 hours to save his brother.

  • IMDb: 7.1
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

33. Medcezir (2013–2015)

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Yaman (Cagatay Ulusoy), a young guy who lives in a poor neighborhood in Istanbul with his mother, his brother and his step-father.

Actually, Yaman is a good guy who has a potential to be successful in school life if given a chance.

  • IMDb: 6.9
  • Genre: Comedy-drama, Teen drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

34. Ramo (2020–2021)

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Ramo (Murat Yildirim), a young and ambitious guy lives in Adana. He is the leader of his family and the neighborhood known as Pumpers who are known to do the illegal work on behalf of Cengiz – the boss of the underground world in Adana.

  • IMDb: 6.9
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

35. Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (2017–2018)

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Fazilet Hanim (Nazan Kesal)  after her husband’s death becomes the head of the family and lives together with her two daughters, Hazan and Ece.

She has been dreaming of becoming rich throughout her life. She raises her daughter in difficult situations but gives up her passion about a better life.

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

36. Hercai (2019–2021)

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Hercai is adapted from Sumeyye Ezel’s novel named Hercai. In the series, Miran Aslanbey (Akin Akinozu) is a successful, charismatic businessman who is cold in nature.

After his parents died, he was raised by his grandmother Azize (Ayda Aksel). Miran, on the other hand, has been raised with anger and vengeance towards the Sadoglu family responsible for the death of his parents.

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Action
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

37. Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (2015– )

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Hizir Cakirbeyli (Oktay Kaynarca), a powerful and rich man enters the underground world after his elder brother is killed. He fights against injustice and starts to produce weapons for the mafia leader.

He is known as a trustworthy man and never betrays his country and the people he works with. 

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

38. Zemheri (2020)

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Firuze (Ayca Aysin Turan), a young and beautiful girl, studies architecture at the university. 

She does not come from a wealthy family as her  mother Aliye (Zerrin Tekindor) works as a cleaning lady and her father Yasar (Mufit Kayacan) works as a construction worker. To support her family, she works part-time after school.

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

39. Dolunay (2017)

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Nazli (Ozge Gurel) studies gastronomy and is in need of searching for a job immediately in order to cover the expenses of the home she shares with her friend and sister. She has a stubborn and adamant personality. 

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Genre: Romantic comedy Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

40. The Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

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Suleyman (Halit Ergenc), a young man fond of study, learns about the death of his father while he is hunting with his close friend Ibrahim (Okan Yalabik).

Suleyman enters Istanbul and accedes to the throne as the tenth Ottoman Sultan upon the death of his father. Eventually, his life changes radically, and he becomes the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566.

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Genre: Romance, War, Drama, Adventure, Soap opera
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

41. Istanbullu Gelin (2017–2019)

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Faruk (Ozcan Deniz), a rich, charismatic and successful businessman lives in Bursa – a city located at the south of Istanbul. Being the eldest son of the wealthy Boran family, he is respected all over Bursa.

Esma, his mother has a dominant personality and controls the servants at the house along with  the lives of her 4 sons: Faruk, Fikret, Osman, Murat.

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

42. Yemin (2019– )

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Tarhun family is a wealthy and well-known family in Istanbul, where the head of the family, Hikmet Tarhun (Berkant Muftuler), is diagnosed with a terminal disease. This causes him to  worry about his family’s future.

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

43. Kardeslerim (2021– ) 

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Kadir, Omar, Asiye and Emel are four brothers, lose their mothers and fathers after a series of unfortunate events.

There’s not much interesting going on in their lives until the doors of the college owned by Akif Atakul. 

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

44. The Protector (2018–2020)

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Hakan Demir, an Istanbul shopkeeper after assassination of his adoptive father Neşet discovers that he is connected to an ancient secret order whose duty is to protect the city.

He must embrace his family’s legacy as The Protector. He must fulfill his duty by killing the Immortal and prevent the destruction of the city.

  • IMDb: 6.6
  • Genre: Action; fantasy, science fiction
  • Where to watch: Netflix

45. Kalp Yarasi (2021– )

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Kalp Yarasi tells us the story about a love story of Ferit and Ayşe. Both of them put their pure love in the middle of the endless conflict of the two deep-rooted families of Antakya. 

  • IMDb: 6.6
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

46. Don’t Let Go of My Hand (2018–2019)

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Azra studies cooking in America and  returns home to celebrate her father’s birthday.

The successor of the celeb group, Cenk comes to the news that he was kicked out of the school. The whole cenk family is left amazed. 

  • IMDb: 6.5
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

47. Muhtesem Yüzyil: Kösem (2015–2017)

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Ahmed is an Ottoman Prince who saw the coffins of his uncles (19 coffins) when his father acceded to the throne at a very young age.

He has feared death since his childhood. He even promised his brother that they would never kill each other if they ever became Ottoman Sultan. 

  • IMDb: 6.3
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

48. The Ambassador’s Daughter (2019–2021)

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The story revolves around Sancar Efeoglu (Engin Akyurek) who is the son of a sharecropper who works at the mayor’s olive groves.

He lives in Bodrum, a small Aegean town of Mugla, Turkey throughout his life and does not have a chance to take leave from his village. He lives in a small cottage inside olive groves with his family. 

  • IMDb: 5.9
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

49. Yasak Elma (2018– )

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Zeynep (Sevda Erginc) and Yildiz (Eda Ece) are two sisters who are living together in Istanbul. Their personalities are completely different from each other.

Zeynep adheres to her ethical values and works as a manager’s assistant whereas Yildiz dreams about having a wealthy life. 

  • IMDb: 5.7
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

50. Bir Zamanlar Çukurova (2018–)

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The story of Bir Zamanlar Çukurova begins in Istanbul in the 1970s and continues to take place in the fertile lands of Cukurova, Adana.

Zuleyla (Hilal Altinbilek), a young and beautiful girl lives in Istanbul together with her step-brother Veli (Mustafa Acilan) and her sister-in-law and works as a tailor in a well-known district in Istanbul.

She dreams to get married to her lover Yilmaz (Ugur Gunes).

  • IMDb: 5.5
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to watch: Turkish123 TV

FAQs

What is the best Turkish drama of all time?

All of the above-mentioned Turkish dramas are some of the best ones to watch. They feature great stories and are shot in amazing locations. 

Why are Turkish series so good?

Turkish series include family centered storyline, dramatic characters, co-existing modern experiences along with traditional ones and therefore offer an overall good watching experience. 

Does Netflix have Turkish series?

Yes, Netflix has a great catalog of Turkish series. The popular video streaming platform added a total of 16 brand new Turkish series and movies last year.

Conclusion

So now that you know about some of the best Turkish series, you can add them to your watchlist and binge-watch whenever you want to. With so many series to watch, which one are you going to begin with? Tell us in the comment section below.

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