5 Must watch Turkish shows, from Diriliş: Ertuğrul to Sen Çal Kapimi

The world of Turkish drama is vast and interesting as it covers all kinds of genres and stories with great acting and long episodes that are guaranteed to keep you busy for a while. 

Today, Al Bawaba’s got you covered with the top five shows coming all the way from Turkey including a series based on a true historical story and an intense romantic drama starring the beloved Hande Erçel and Kerem Bürsin, this list’s guaranteed to give you something interesting to watch this eid!

The list will be listed in a non-chronological order and will depend on your interests.

5 Must watch Turkish shows, from Diriliş: Ertuğrul to Sen Çal Kapimi

1) Diriliş: Ertuğrul [5 Seasons]


An epic tale about the legendary historical figure, Ertuğrul.

Based on the life of 1the 3th-century Oghuz Turk leader Ertuğrul who is the son of Osman Ghazi, the historical figure that is believed to be the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Join Ertuğrul on his journey to search for land to settle in with his tribe while also encountering dangerous foes and obstacles on his way including the Roman Empire and the Mongols.

This show had a massive budget behind it and it shows! It offers stunning cinematography, brilliant acting, and epic fight scenes which gave it a spot on this list!

2) Kulüp / The Club [2 Seasons]


You don’t often get a Turkish Drama based in the 1950s but Netlix’s Kulüp is here and it’s spectacular.

A show set in the nightlife of 1950 Istanbul that follows the story of a mother with a troubled past who works in a nightclub to make ends meet. Follow her journey in trying to reconnect and interact with the daughter she couldn’t raise.

It’s a story about artists, hosts, and rebellion with a brilliant and talented cast behind it which adds to its unique charm and setting.

3) Erkenci Kuş / Daydreamer [1 Season]


Starring Can Yaman and Demet Özdemir, Erkenci Kuş tells a romantic story about a writer who is forced to take an ordinary job by her parents, this leads to her ending up in an advertising agency where she falls in love with her boss.

The show is light and “feel-goody”, so it’s the perfect drama to watch if you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice slice of life about a cute and touching love story.

4) Cukur / The Pit [5 Seasons]


A mafia story about a family who resides in and rules a neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey called The Pit.

One of the best-finished Turkish series to watch right now! In our eyes, Cukur has everything, a brilliant cast, a perfect balance of drama, and an excellent soundtrack but the only thing holding it back like many Turkish Drama is that they are always unnecessarily long.

If you want a show about the Turkish Mafia that is filled with action, and badass characters in a gritty setting, then Cukur is your next show.

5) Sen Çal Kapimi / Love Is in the Air [2 Seasons]


Starring the beloved and stunning Hande Erçel and Kerem Bürsin, Sen Çal Kapimi follows the story of a student pursuing her dream of becoming an architect through a scholarship.  However, a man will cross her path and ruin her plans.

Follow the two brilliant actors on this romantic, lighthearted, and comedic journey as they pretend to be engaged.

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