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The Best Turkish Shows to Binge on Netflix Right Now

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Sep. 14 2020, Updated 6:50 p.m. ET

Want to expand your Netflix viewing horizons? We highly recommend checking out the selection of Turkish shows on the streaming platform. 

Similar to Spanish telenovelas, Turkish shows bring the drama, wanderlust, and of course, some serious eye candy. 

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So, what Turkish shows should you watch on Netflix? Here is a list of the best dramas set in Turkey to stream in 2020. 

'Intersection'

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If you are a Turkish show novice, we highly recommend starting with Intersection.

Turkish star Ibrahim Celikkol leads as Ali Nejat, a former playboy and racecar driver who discovers he is the father of a young boy and falls in love with Naz, who just happens to be married. 

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'Black Money Love'

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After Omar's fiancée and Elif's father are found dead in a car, these seemingly random strangers realize they have more in common than they thought and that there is more behind their love ones' murders. 

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'The Gift'

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A Netflix original, The Gift stars Beren Saat as Atiye, an abstract painter who crosses paths with Erhan, an archeologist who discovered a mysterious symbol that is strikingly similar to the art Atiye has been drawing for years. 

Warning: There is some serious sexual tension between Atiye and Erhan. 

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'Winter Sun'

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An oldie but a goodie! Winter Sun (Kis Gunesi)'s synopsis reads: "Years after ruthless businessmen kill his father and order the death of his twin brother, a modest fisherman adopts a new persona to exact revenge."

The show has exactly 50 episodes so get ready to binge for longer than usual. 

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'The Protector'

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Another Netflix original, The Protector tells the story of Hakan (Çagatay Ulusoy) a young man who discovers his ties to a secret ancient order and embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy.

If you like TV series like Cursed or Warrior Nun, you'll like this fantasy series based in Istanbul. 

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'Immortals'

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Love vampires? Then this Turkish series is for you. Immortals (Yasamayanlar) will take you to Istanbul from the 1800s to today, in the hunt to destroy the ultimate vampire, Dmitry.  

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The list of Turkish dramas are always changing on Netflix, so some other titles to keep an eye out for and add to your queue include Seyit & Sura, Black Heart, and anything starring actor Can Yaman. 

Do you have a favorite Turkish TV show? 

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