Who is who in the Turkish soap opera “The Sultan”

Who are they the protagonists of “The Sultan”? the successful turkish soap opera will join the small screen as one of the great novelties of 2022. The production, known as “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” in its original languagehas triumphed in more than 40 countries and remains in force despite having completed its history in 2014.

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The production was on the air, Turkeysince June 22, 2011. In its first broadcast, it had four seasons and a total of 139 chapters 135 or 140 minutes each.

Fiction is a historical drama based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the most important characters ottoman empire. At just 26 years old, according to historians, he came to take the reins as ruler and did so until 46 years later.

Besides being the best Leaderwas also a Warrior whose fame spread throughout the world. The Seriein this way, will count the tessituras of the great Sultan in power, when there is a conflict between his best friend İbrahim and Hürrema former slave who becomes the love of his life.

The protagonists of “El Sultán” posing in a promotional image (Photo: Tims Productions)


Halit Ergenç as Suleiman the Magnificent

Halit Ergenç is the protagonist of the Turkish soap opera with his role as Suleiman the magnificent. The Sultan will revolutionize the government of the Ottoman Empire, achieving an improvement in the life and power of their lands. In addition, he will break the rules to be with Hürrem, a woman who gave up being a slave to live in the heart of the historical ruler.

Halit Ergenç as the protagonist of "The Sultan" (Photo: Tims Productions)
Halit Ergenç as the protagonist of “The Sultan” (Photo: Tims Productions)

Meryem Uzerli as Hürrem

While Meryem Uzerli will play Hürren, a woman with a terrible past. The daughter of an Orthodox-Catholic priest in the Ukraine, she was kidnapped by the Mongols, who massacred her family. Later, she was sold to the Palace of the Sultan of Turkey, where Suleiman will fall in love with her at first sight because of her beauty. His influence on the leader will generate conflicts within the core of power.

Meryem Uzerli in the role of Hürrem in the historical series (Photo: Tim's Productions)
Meryem Uzerli in the role of Hürrem in the historical series (Photo: Tim’s Productions)

Okan Yalabık as Ibrahim Pasha

For its part, Okan Yalabık will play Ibrahim Pashabest friend, considerate brother, of Sultan Suleiman. The leader’s right hand was also a slave but he knew how to gain the trust of the powerful man. In this way, he achieves a privileged position within the palace and, therefore, earns a solid feud with Hürrem.

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Okan Yalabık in a scene from the Turkish soap opera (Photo: Tims Productions)
Okan Yalabık in a scene from the Turkish soap opera (Photo: Tims Productions)

Nur Fettahoğlu as the Mahidevran Sultan

The same way, Nur Fettahoğlu will play Mahidevran SultanSuleiman’s first wife and Mustafa’s mother, his firstborn. discovering that Hürrem has fallen in love with her husbandhe will look for a way to take revenge and put aside the woman who wants to steal his place in the palace.

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Nur Fettahoğlu in the character of Mahidevran Sultan (Photo: Tims Productions)
Nur Fettahoğlu in the character of Mahidevran Sultan (Photo: Tims Productions)

Selma Ergeç as Sultana Hatice

While, Selma Ergeç is the Sultana HaticeSuleiman’s sister who falls in love with Ibrahim, the adviser and confidant of the great Sultan. The woman will do everything possible to win over the ruler’s best friend, to the point of playing him romantic songs with her violin.

Selma Ergeç in a shot of "The Sultan" (Photo: Tims Productions)
Selma Ergeç in a shot of “The Sultan” (Photo: Tims Productions)


The Turkish telenovela “El Sultán” premieres on June 13 on the Nova signal. Everything seems to indicate that it could become the substitute for “Paramparça”, fiction that is in its last chapters and that has been very well received in Spain.

Weeks ago, the Atresmedia channel already launched promotions for the arrival of fiction starring renowned actors such as Halit Ergençy and Meryem Uzerli. Nova noted the soon “arrival of the phenomenon” television “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (in Turkish).

“Very soon we will know the story behind ‘El Sultán’”, it says on his page. And in the review it states that Suleiman’s rise to power is as rapid as his infatuation with Alexandra la Rossa. Very soon in Nova we will know the truth that is hidden behind the story of ‘El Sultán’”he adds.

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