Turkey's popular, history-themed TV series "Diriliş Ertuğrul" ("Resurrection Ertuğrul"), which has been exported to 60 countries, bids farewell to the screens with its 50th episode.
Since its premiere on the state-run Turkish TV channel TRT 1 in 2014, "Diriliş Ertuğrul" has captured the attention of television audiences across Turkey and the region. The show is based on the history of the Oghuz Turks in the 13th century. It centers on the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the leader of the Ottoman Turks and later, the founder and namesake of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman Empire.
Ertuğrul was the leader of the Kayı clan of the Oghuz Turks. When he arrived in Anatolia from Merv (Turkmenistan) with his 400 horsemen to aid the Seljuks of Rum against the Byzantines, he set off a chain of events that would ultimately lead to the founding of the Ottoman Empire.
The series gives a glimpse of what the Ottoman Empire was like when it was first founded.
Last Updated: 28.6.2019 10:12:43