Behind the Veil of Time: 4 Turkish Historical Series Resonating with the Spirit of Al Hashashin

Attention all history enthusiasts and adventure seekers! If you’ve been fascinated by the buzz around Al Hashashin—a thrilling tale of assassins, political plots, and mysterious secrets, get ready for a captivating journey into the world of Turkish historical dramas.

These TV shows go beyond mere entertainment; they transport us to ancient legends and cultural heritage.

Saladin: The Conqueror of Jerusalem (2023)

Picture the fierce warrior, Salahuddin El Ayyubi, leading armies, sword gleaming under the scorching sun. His quest? To reclaim Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Drama, battles, and a dash of destiny—it’s all here. The series premiered in 2023. Buckle up for a historical rollercoaster.

Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

Set in the 13th century, this series follows the journey of Ertuğrul Bey, the father of Osman I (founder of the Ottoman Empire). To carve out a homeland for his tribe, Ertuğrul faces Templars, Byzantines, and internal challenges as he strives to establish a homeland for his Turkmen tribe. The series aired from 2014 to 2019.

Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (2021–2022)

Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean is where salty sea breezes meet swashbuckling pirates. Picture Oruc Reis and Hizir Reis navigating treacherous waters, seeking fortune and honor. It’s a maritime adventure that’ll leave you craving salty air and a sturdy ship.

Alparslan: The Great Seljuks (2021–2023)

Last but not least, meet Alp Arslan, founder of the Seljuk Empire. You probably saw a glimpse of him in Al Hashashin, but this series tells you the story from the beginning. Battles, honor, and the fate of Anatolia hang in the balance.

So, grab your kahk, and immerse yourself in these mesmerizing worlds. Whether you’re a history buff or simply seeking adventure, these dramas await your eager eyes.

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