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Turkish Dramas Premiering Fall 2023

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Turkish Dramas Premiering Fall 2023

As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop, the fall season brings with it a fresh wave of exciting new Turkish dramas, each vying for a place in our ever-growing dizi watchlist. From gripping mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the will-they-won't-they relationships that will have you frustrated yet hooked, this season promises an array of dizi options to suit your every mood. Here is your ultimate guide to the best shows premiering this Fall TV season.

Genre: Drama
Starring: İlhan Şen, Özge Yağız, Burak Berkay Akgül
Airs: Mondays on atv

The series follows the prominent Gülsoy family of Cappadocia as they reunite for the first time in years following the homecoming of Ateş, the family’s eldest son. Upon his return, Ateş discovers that his grandfather intends to maintain his dominance over him and even control the futures of him and his brothers, Yaman and Ozan. As events unfold, Yaman sets out to propose to his childhood sweetheart, Feraye. However, his plans are soon disrupted after an unexpected tragedy occurs, triggering a chain of dangerous events. To protect his loved ones, Ateş takes drastic measures, leading to new enemies and a rift between him and his brothers.

Genre: Period Drama
Starring: Salih Bademci, Hazal Subaşı, Ozan Dolunay
Airs: Wednesdays on Kanal D

Set in the 1980s, during a tense political climate, Mustafa, a struggling factory worker, faces dire financial circumstances in his quest to save his wife’s life, Canan, through a crucial operation. Rejected by his heartless boss, Mustafa flees to avoid arrest, leaving his daughter Cemre in an orphanage, later adopted by the wealthy Rona family. Mustafa later infiltrates the Ronas’ household to be near his daughter and an unexpected romance blossoms between them. As their bond deepens, they uncover the Rona family’s sinister intentions towards Cemre. Driven by vengeance, Mustafa aims to confront them, while Figen urges him to protect their love and Cemre from harm. The series portrays their perilous journey to reunite as a family, battling dangerous adversaries and navigating through treacherous paths.

Genre: Mystery
Starring: Hande Erçel, Burak Deniz
Airs: Mondays on FOX

“Bambaşka Biri” tells the powerful story of famous anchorman Kenan and ambitious prosecutor Leyla, who cross paths during a murder investigation and become entwined in a relationship filled with mystery, tension, and passion. As murky revelations emerge from the past, they are confronted with shocking truths that change them forever.

The serial killer case hits the headlines thanks to coverage by Kenan, who, like Leyla, goes in pursuit of the killer. As the investigation deepens, Leyla realizes that the case is inextricably linked with dark incidents long hidden in her family that will come back to haunt them all.

Leyla worries about a possible link between a dead businessman and her father, while she is yet to be confronted with a gut-wrenching dilemma that will leave her facing a tough choice between justice and her family. Meanwhile, Leyla and Kenan begin to fall in love and their romance unleashes jealousy in Kenan’s love rival Dogan.

As the dramatic and fast-paced drama evolves, dark secrets are revealed one by one to show grim ties between Leyla’s father and Kenan deep in the past, and a time of reckoning between them approaches. The only thing that is holding their world together is the profound love which has grown between Leyla and Kenan.   

Genre: Drama
Starring: Halit Özgür Sarı, Simay Barlas, Yurdaer Okur, Dolunay Soysert, Bertan Asllani
Airs: Tuesdays on FOX

The series follows the remarkable journey of Ali, who was abducted as a boy and ended up working for the gang that kidnapped him. After enduring years of hardship, Ali renames himself Yaman and escapes his captors to build a new, better life together with his three friends. One fateful day, while helping a spoiled rich kid, Ali unintentionally reunites with the wealthy family he was taken from and later discover that the kid he saved is actually his brother. Caught between the family he made and the family that was stolen from him, will he choose to be Yaman or Ali?

Genre: Crime, Drama
Starring: Deniz Can Aktaş, Miray Daner, Biran Damla Yılmaz, Esra Dermancıoğlu, Burak Sevinç, Asuman Dabak, Burak Sergen
Airs: Thursdays on FOX

Hudutsuz Sevda is the story of Halil İbrahim Karasu, who returns to the Black Sea village of his birth. Halil was forced to flee when he was just five years old, after his father was murdered by the local crime boss Rızvan Leto. Twenty years later, Halil came home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Yasemin. But when Yasemin is murdered by Rızvan’s son, his mission takes on a whole new direction: Halil becomes a one-man army with the sole purpose of destroying Rızvan Leto.

Halil gains some unexpected allies as he works his way though Rızvan’s criminal operations, including Rızvan’s daughter Zeynep. Zeynep wants to move on from the illegitimate life, and once she learned the truth about what her family did to Halil she had no choice but to help him. Zeynep’s schoolgirl crush on Halil is soon rekindled, and before long she falls madly in love with her father’s enemy – and there is nothing more dangerous than a Black Sea woman in love.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Ayça Bingöl, Ceren Moray, Cansu Tosun
Airs: Sundays on FOX

Kirli Sepeti is the story of one such group of resilient women whose lives are spent cleaning up the messes left by others. Our story begins when Meryem, one of these women, tragically falls to her death while working in a house, an event that goes unnoticed by the people she served. İlkgül, Meryem's friend, and Kahraman, a journalist, join forces to uncover the truth behind Meryem's untimely demise. As they seek justice for Meryem, they also begin to unravel the hidden complexities of the households Meryem and the other ladies serve, shining a light on the walls between "us" and "them" in society.

Meryem’s death is a wakeup call to her friends, each of whom faces their own private challenges. Songül has endured a demanding employer for years after a difficult divorce. For her children’s sake, Songül has endured a demanding employer for years after a difficult divorce. She is like an elder sister, finding jobs and giving advice to all the other ladies. Hayriye seems like a cheerful woman on the surface, taking on all the most challenging jobs and barging in to help everyone with their problems, but her impulsiveness masks a deep sensitivity to others which often brings her pain. Medine, on the other hand, is a moral, conservative woman who silently endures mistreatment to support her sister. But when Medine discovers wrongdoing at her employers’ home, she cannot expose it without destroying their family.

While they initially perceive Meryem's death as an unfortunate incident, the story takes a darker turn as they uncover unsettling secrets within the complex. As İlkgül and Kahraman work together to uncover the truth, they become entangled in a web of hidden realities. The houses these ladies clean may appear spotless, but behind closed doors are many secrets, hidden injustices and forbidden desires.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Starring: Serkan Çayoğlu, Ayça Ayşin Turan
Aired: Saturdays on FOX

Kerem is a successful businessman and the heir to a prestigious wine-making family. Whilst on a trip to his family’s vineyard in Montenegro he meets Sevda, a law student traveling through Montenegro as part of an Erasmus program. There is an immediate spark and after a dreamlike day spent together in Montenegro, they agree to meet in the same place exactly one year later.

But fate intervenes, and they are reunited unexpectedly, not in the vineyards of Montenegro, but in Istanbul. Whilst helping her mother at work as a maid in the home of a prestigious family, Sevda is shocked to discover that she is working for Kerem. Although Kerem is surprised to see Sevda coming from such humble origins, his feelings for her are undeniable. Unfortunately, Kerems family does not agree with his judgement, resulting in conflict as great as his love. However, this couple will do anything to overcome their struggles and class differences - anything to live their love without limits.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Hilal Altınbilek, Onur Tuna
Airs: Wednesdays on FOX

Şahane Hayatım follows the journey of Şebnem—an anti-heroine born from adversity—who claws her way to the top of society’s ladder. Şebnem was a scholarship kid attending an elite school, where she was bullied by rich students’ parents and even some of her teachers. Despite her brains, no one thought she would make it to their level. But with a dash of plastic surgery and unwavering ambition, Şebnem seizes the ultimate prize: a wealthy husband named Onur. Their union promises luxury, privilege, and the envy of all who bear witness. However, the illusion crumbles when the ghosts of Şebnem's past resurface, threatening her picture-perfect existence.

Amidst the glitz and glamour, Şebnem’s life takes a turn as her criminal history comes back to haunt her. Between protecting her family, preserving her status, and reconciling the darkness in her past, Şebnem’s life becomes a twisted dance. From her entanglement with the magnetic homicide captain, Mesut, to her rivalry with Onur's haunting ex, Melisa, and the relentless hatred of Aysel, Onur's mother, Şebnem finds herself fighting battles on multiple fronts.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Uraz Kaygılaroğlu, Cemre Baysel, Asude Kalebek
Airs: Thursdays on Star TV

Mete and Naz are the cherished children of rich and powerful families who have been promised to each other since childhood after an unfortunate incident. Their competitive natures lead to an on-off relationship marked by frequent fights.

As Mete returns from abroad, ready to marry Naz, he encounters İncila, Naz's devoted maid, and they share an unexpected connection that leads Mete to question all the decisions he has made in life. 

Secrets, rivalries, and hidden passions within their families fuel the chaos. Mete grapples with his feelings for two women, and love finds its way through relationships.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Birce Akalay, Mert Fırat
Airs: Thursdays on Kanal D

Bir Derdim Var tells the story of Dr. Nilüfer Toska, a dedicated psychiatrist with a special talent for helping troubled teens. For Dr. Nilüfer, there are no hopeless cases. Her unique understanding of the adolescent mind keeps her one step ahead of her colleagues. But Dr. Nilüfer’s genius carries a steep price. Despite her success, she is haunted by an awful secret that, if it ever came out, could ruin her career.

Dr. Nilüfer’s nemesis is Ömer, an uncompromising prosecutor who believes that the only way to help a juvenile delinquent is to strictly enforce the law. His own troubled adolescence taught Ömer that punishment is the only cure, and Dr. Nilüfer’s gentle approach exasperates him. One case after another puts them on opposite sides of the table, but their shared desire to help these kids – as well as their own troubled pasts – draws them together. Bir Derdim Var explores the balance between logic and emotions in a world where things are seldom black and white.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Aytaç Şaşmaz, Şifanur Gül, Ebru Cündübeyoğlu, Hayal Köseoğlu, Hilmi Cem İntepe
Airs: Sundays on ATV

Zeynep works as a teacher at a school owned by the Beyoğlu family, one of the country's richest families. Since her sister Berna is studying with a scholarship given by the family, Zeynep feels indebted to them and works as a volunteer at the Beyoğlu Foundation. The chain of events triggered by her preventing an assassination on Onur Beyoğlu, the heir to the Beyoğlu family at a foundation organization, will bring her closer to this charismatic man and lead her to the wedding table. Onur's marriage to Zeynep takes the Beyoğlu family by surprise since he had not shown interest in women after his wife's death. Onur, however, is impressed by the fact that Zeynep is different from everyone around her and her sincere behavior, but there are big secrets that Zeynep does not know about Onur and his family. Nothing is as it seems in this house, where everyone is bound to each other by the pain of the past. Zeynep and Onur will have to fight for their love in this house that turns into a golden cage.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Deniz Baysal, Devrim Özkan, Berk Hakman, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil 
Airs: Mondays on Show TV

The story begins when Fidan and Yasemin, two mothers with nothing in common, cross paths.

Yasemin is a young mother who lost her husband while she was pregnant, who takes care of her daughter Rengin by facing all the difficulties alone, who is in trouble with lack of money, and who is a bit crazy. Fidan is the opposite; she is a withdrawn, anxious person who is always trying to protect her daughter Zeynep from an unseen danger. When Yasemin loses her daughter one day at the mall they go to, she goes crazy. When Fidan finds Rengin by chance and delivers her to her mother, they meet for the first time. Although they don't know it yet, nothing will be the same for both women from now on.

Fidan's husband Rutkay, a dark man left behind by Fidan; the chief inspector Toprak, who is trying to expose Rutkay's dirty deeds; and Yasemin and Fidan, who try to survive by supporting each other, get closer to each other step by step with their intertwined stories. 

A crime that Yasemin and Fidan inadvertently become a part of leads them into a complex web of events. Despite being unlikely to cross paths under ordinary circumstances, these two women form a bond over the secret they share. They support each other in their struggle to navigate the challenges of being women and mothers and become a source of comfort for each other.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Özge Özpirinçci, Demet Akbağ, Metin Akdülger, Necip Memili
Airs: Wednesdays on Show TV

Sandık Kokusu tells the gripping story of Karsu (Özge Özpirinççi), a resilient mother of three stuck in an unhappy and abusive marriage. After the birth of her third child, she realized that she couldn't take care of all of her children alone. She sends her three-year-old son, Kuzey, to Istanbul to stay with her mother, Filiz, for a while. However, on the journey to Istanbul, Kuzey goes missing. After searching for three years, Karsu is reunited with her son, who now goes by Deniz. However, he doesn't recognize her. Karsu will have to fight to win her son back while dealing with her challenging family situation.