Top 5 Turkish shows you should be watching in 2020

01:40 PM | 19 Aug, 2020
Top 5 Turkish shows you should be watching in 2020

In recent years, the Turkish television industry has proven to be the fastest going television series maker. It is now ranked second after the United States. Turkish television series, most commonly known as ‘Dizi,' has received a rapid increase in viewership from all around the world including; United States, Middle East, China, Russia, and Asia.

Due to its increasing fame, we can now easily find these incredible television series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other channels dubbed in English and Urdu. Not to forget how our very own Prime Minister ordered the famous Turkish television series ‘Ertugrul’ to be dubbed in the Urdu Language.

Let’s move on to our top 5 picks for you, and we guarantee you they are all worth your time.

1.  Ask-I memnu

Starting with our personal favorite show – Ask-I memnu, which means Forbidden Love. This particular series caught our most attention because of its captivating and heart-wrenching plot (you’ll know when you watch it).

It starts with Adnan, a wealthy businessman who lost his wife eleven years ago, who left behind two kids. He is also bringing up his nephew, Behlul, who lost his family to a car accident. Amidst responsibilities, he meets a beautiful young girl Bihter and gets married to her. Their marriage leads to a love triangle involving Behlul, and soon their secret love affair will make everyone pay the price. You will definitely have a great time watching this and make sure to keep a tissue box handy.

2.  Bay Yanlis

 If you’re in the mood to hit something comedy with romance, this series is your best bet! A storyline that’ll remind you of the novels you grew up reading. The storyline revolves around Ozgur, a wealthy young restaurant owner who doesn’t believe in love. He meets a girl named Ozge Gurel, who has been waiting for the perfect loving and caring partner all her life.

3.  Dirilis Ertugrul

 If you’re in Pakistan and still haven’t watched this famous TV show, you’re definitely late to the party. You can always catch up, though. This particular show goes back to the 13th century to the Ottoman Empire. It revolves around a Turkish warrior ‘Ertugrul’ who is also considered the Ottoman Empire's father. If you’re someone who has an interest in watching historical shows that portray cultures and empires, this is definitely the right show.

4.  The protector

Turkish dramas have started to hit the sci-fi genre, and they’re doing an excellent job at it. This Turkish series has gained significant viewership around the globe, which led to its first season being premiered on Netflix in 2018.

This show revolves around Hakan Demir, who acquires special powers that help him fight against dark forces. He sets on a journey to save Istanbul from a mortal enemy. This show will surely keep you hooked!

5.  Erkenci Kus

Just the storyline of this TV series is enough to lure you into watching it. It starts with Sanem, a young girl who is given two very tough choices by her parents; either to resort for an arranged marriage or find a proper job. She succeeds in landing a job at an advertising firm but ends up falling for her boss. This show is a beautifully directed romantic show with hints of comedy here and there. Even if you don’t understand the Turkish Language, watch this show. Although it’s dubbed in English too!

Omaima is a fashion and entertainment enthusiast, she is passionate about writing and loves to genuinely connect with her audience through her words.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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