Best Turkish Dramas of 2017

What are the best Turkish tv series of 2017?

There are well-made Turkish dramas that speak for itself through numbers and high tv ratings. These historical and modern dramas are the perfect candidates when you are searching for a drama to chill out with during the summer, or for viewing anytime.

Usually, popular Turkish dramas are shown in 2 seasons with around 60-70 episodes. If Turkish dramas get high television ratings, they usually continue the second season. We can divide the yearly drama season into two: 1)ordinary drama season and 2) summer drama season. The ordinary Turkish drama season is from October to June while the summer drama season is from June to October. The high budget Turkish dramas usually start in October and makes a seasone finale in June. Romantic comedy Turkish dramas, on the other hand, usually start in June and continue in the normal drama season if they get high television ratings. This content belongs to

We took a look at our favorites across multiple genres — action, politics, comedy, etc. — to compile this list of 10 excellent Turkish dramas. The list presented here is selected from the most popular dramas, based on ranking, viewership, and social media attention.

In reverse order of popularity, lets start!

  1. Mother (Anne)

Genre: Melodrama
Episodes: 33
Broadcast Period: October 25, 2016 – June 20, 2017
Story: Zeynep (Cansu Dere) becomes a temporary school teacher while she is waiting for the approval of her photography project. She meets little girl in her class and decides to saves her from domestic violence.

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  1. Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (Fazilet Hanım ve Kızları)

Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 50
Broadcast Period: March 25, 2017– June 4, 2018
Story: Fazilet Hanim (Nazan Kesal) lives together with her two daughters. The life of Fazilet Hanim and her daughters changes drastically when they come across the wealthy and prestigious family of Egemen. For more: Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (Fazilet Hanım ve Kızları) Tv Series

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  1. Wounded Love (Vatanım Sensin)

Genre: Historical, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 59
Broadcast Period: October 27, 2016 – June 6, 2018
Story: Cevdet (Halit Ergenc) is a successful commander of Ottoman Empire. He covers his true identity and fights on the side of Greek military. He is considered as a traitor by all the public and is left alone by his family. For more: Wounded Love (Vatanım Sensin) Tv Series

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  1. Our Story (Bizim Hikaye)

Genre: Romance, drama
Episodes: 37+
Broadcast Period: September 15, 2017 –
Story: Filiz (Hazal Kaya) is a young girl who takes care of her 5 siblings and works at low-skilled jobs in order to support her family. She meets with Baris (Burak Deniz) who tries to gain her trust. For more: Our Story (Bizim Hikaye) Tv Series

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  1. Woman (Kadın)

Genre: Melodrama
Episodes: 32+
Broadcast Period: October 24, 2017 –
Story: Bahar (Ozge Ozpirincci) is a single mother who tries to do her best to give a happy life for her two children. She decides to meet her mother again who left Bahar 20 years ago. For more: Woman (Kadın) Tv Series

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  1. Bitter Sweet (Dolunay)

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 26
Broadcast Period: July 4, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Story: Nazli (Ozge Gurel) starts to work as a private chef for a rich businessman Ferit (Can Yaman). The working relationship of Nazli and Ferit transforms to a love affair. For more: Bitter Sweet (Dolunay) Tv Series

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  1. Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin)

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 53+
Broadcast Period: March 3, 2017–
Story: Suheyla (Asli Enver) is a young and beautiful girl who has a modest life in Istanbul and lives together with her aunt. She meets a rich, charismatic and successful businessman Faruk (Ozcan Deniz) who lives in Bursa (a city located at the south of Istanbul). For more: Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series

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  1. Resurrection Ertugrul (Diriliş Ertuğrul)

Genre: Historical, Action, Drama
Episodes: 121+
Broadcast Period: December 10, 2014 –
Story: Ertugrul (Engin Altan Duzyatan) is a young and brave man who is the father of the Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Ertugrul and his war against Temple Knights and Mongols will lead the resurrection of Ottomon Empire. For more: Resurrection Ertugrul (Diriliş Ertuğrul) Tv Series

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  1. Stiletto Vendetta (Ufak Tefek Cinayetler)

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mistery, Romance
Episodes: 32+
Broadcast Period: October 24, 2017–
Story: Oya (Gokce Bahadir) is a successful gynecologist who still could not recover from the trauma in her high school days. She reunites with her three high school friends who caused her be expelled from the school. For more: Stiletto Vendetta (Ufak Tefek Cinayetler) Tv Series

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  1. Insider (İçerde)

Genre: Action, Romance
Episodes: 39
Broadcast Period: September 19, 2016 – June 19, 2017
Story: Sarp (Çağatay Ulusoy) has been living together with his mom and dreaming to become a successful police officer. He hides his true identity and starts to spy on mobster Celal. At the same time, he looks for his brother who was kidnapped years ago. For more: Insider (İçerde) Tv Series

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  1. The Pit (Çukur)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 33+
Broadcast Period: October 23, 2017–
Story: Koçovalı is a powerful crime family in Cukur neighborhood in Istanbul. Yamac Koçovalı (Aras Bulut Iynemli) reluctantly leaves his wife Sena (Dilan Cicek Deniz) behind and becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of Mafia relations, violence, and betrayal. For more: The Pit (Çukur) Tv Series

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  1. Phi (Fi)

Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 22 (Phi (Fi) is 12 episodes, Chi (Çi) is 10 episodes)
Broadcast Period: March 31, 2017– March 9, 2018
Story: Duru (Serenay Sarikaya) is a fourth year student at the Art School who has a happy life with her musician boyfriend, Deniz (Mehmet Gunsur). The life of this young couple changes dramatically after their new neighbor Can Manay (Ozan Guven) moves in and gets closer to them. For more: Phi (Fi) Tv Series

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What do you think about this list? Let us know in the comments below! Are you surprised by the results? Which dramas are your favorites? Include them in the comments below. Thanks.

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