The best Turkish TV series of 2018

In terms of the level of drama and unpredictability of the plot, no other television projects can surpass the series produced in Turkey. 2018 is rich in bright Turkish novelties, and our selection includes the most remarkable of them.

Don’t let go of my hand (2018)

The protagonist of the series is the heir to a wealthy family. He owns a food factory. To learn how to manage a family business, Cenk goes to study in America. Azra is the daughter of a famous chef who is also a student at an American university.

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The paths of the heroes intersect at the Turkish airport. There is a confusion with suitcases, which turns into a romantic acquaintance. Young people feel mutual sympathy, but they understand that there are significant obstacles in the way of their love.

Original title:
Elimi birakma

Cast:
Alp Navruz, Alina Boz, Seray Gozler

Country:
Turkey

Early bird (2018)

Among the most interesting novelties of Turkish TV series that have already been released in Russian is the melodrama “Early Bird” (released in 2018). The plot is built around the beautiful Sanem. Since childhood, the girl used to wake up earlier than other family members, for which she received the nickname “early bird”.

The heroine decides to visit her sister Lala, an employee of a local women’s magazine. Unexpectedly, Sanem is invited for an interview. So the girl not only gets a new job, but also meets her first love.

Original Title :
Erkenci Kus

Cast:
Demet Ozdemir, Can Yaman, Oznur Serceler

Country:
Turkey

Sultan of my heart (2018)

The list of the best new Turkish TV series in Russian is unthinkable without the story of the Russian woman Anna, who accidentally met Sultan Mahmud II. So, Istanbul, XIX century. The Ottoman sultan meets the daughter of a Russian embassy official. Impressed by Anna’s intellect, he invites her to become the teacher of his children.

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At first, the girl refuses, but circumstances force her to succumb to Mahmud’s persuasion. She has to resist the intrigues, jealousy of the inhabitants of the harem, as well as suddenly flared feelings for the Sultan.

Cast:
Ali Ersan Duru, Alexandra Nikiforova, Emel Cholgechen

Country:
Russia, Turkey

Age limit:
16+

Stay with me (2018)

Despite the dissimilarity of the characters, the key characters of this Turkish series felt an incredible mutual attraction. Emir had a difficult childhood. Having experienced many hardships, he grew up as a closed guy. However, this did not prevent him from achieving success in business.

Zeynep is a very cheerful person. After the first meeting, the heroes realized that they could no longer be able to live without each other. Zeynep helps Emir reconsider his attitude to life. However, gradually the guy realizes that a real drama is hidden behind the spontaneity of his girlfriend.

Original title:
Yanimda Kal

Cast:
Chaglar Ertugrul, Meric Aral

Country:
Turkey

One Hope Is Enough (2018)

A new fascinating Turkish series about love with voice acting in Russian tells about the former military Yilmaz, who met the beautiful Elif. Strong feelings immediately flare up between young people. Soon they get married, but their happiness is overshadowed by the absence of children.

Walking along the seashore, Elif notices a newborn baby. The heroine convinces her husband that the baby was given to them by heaven. Meanwhile, the boy’s real mother is trying in every possible way to find him.

Original title:
Bir Umut Yeter

Cast:
Tolgahan Sayishman, Esra Bilgich, Hazal Subashi

Country:
Turkey

Angel Love (2018)

The newborn Yağmur was left at the door of a small nursing home. He grew up among the elderly, gradually becoming a courageous, friendly and responsible guy.

Rukiye, one of the residents of the nursing home, became attached to the young man. The woman decides to marry her youngest daughter Malek to him. Love is born between young people, but the insidious son-in-law of Rukiye (the husband of the eldest daughter) has already promised the girl to another.

Original Title :
Meleklerin Aski

Cast:
Oya Bashar, Gulper Ozdemir, Berkay Hardal

Country:
Turkey

Forbidden Fruit (2018)

One of the most interesting Turkish novelties in Russian is a melodrama series about Alikhan Tashdemir, who owns a successful airline. He is completely passionate about business, and does not believe in love at all.

One day, an entrepreneur hires a new secretary – Zeynep Yilmaz. A lot of misunderstandings arise between them, but gradually Alikhan is imbued with serious feelings for the girl.

Original title:
Altin Tepsi

Cast:
Talat Bulut, Shevval Sam, Eda Ece

Country:
Turkey

Enemy in my house (2018)

An exciting Turkish series about love, jealousy and envy. Yasemin is a successful young woman. She has a wonderful family, a well-organized home, many friends. Her happy marriage is a subject of delight for many people around her.

One day, Yasemin decides to use the services of a nanny. The position goes to the benevolent girl Ceren. The trusting mistress of the house does not even suspect that the assistant is plotting to destroy her family.

Original title:
Yuvamdaki Dusman

Cast:
Nebahat Chehre, Asli Tandoan, Pamir Beijing

Country:
Turkey

Once Upon a Time in Chukurova (2018)

Yılmaz, wanting to avoid punishment for the crime, runs away from his hometown. Zuleikha decides to escape with her lover. Posing as relatives, they get a job on the estate of a wealthy man.

Zuleikha charms the owner of the estate. Soon they get married, but the girl knows that her husband is seriously ill. The fugitive expects to return to her former lover again, becoming a rich heiress. However, it suddenly turns out that the disappointing diagnosis made to her husband was erroneous. In addition, Zuleikha begins to fall in love with her husband.

Original Title :
Bir Zamanlar Çukurova

Cast:
Vahide Gerdum, Hilal Altinbilek, Murat Yunalmysh

Country:
Turkey

You tell Karadeniz (2018)

A novelty among Turkish TV series is a melodrama in Russian, telling about the beautiful and unfortunate Nefes. When she was 16 years old, her parents gave her in marriage to the cruel Vedat Sayar.

Nefes tried to escape from the despot more than once, but he always found her. One day, a respected and wealthy guy Takhir turns out to be a guest of the Sayars. Seeing Nefes, he realizes that he fell in love for the first time.

Original Title :
Sen Anlat Karadeniz

Cast:
Ulash Tuna Astepe, Irem Helvacioglu, Sinan Tuzcu

Country:
Turkey

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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