Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex in Turkish Tv Series

As long as foreign series followers know, there are LGBTI individuals in almost every series for a while – especially in the last 10 years – next to LGBTI themed series. They appear in very small roles (like detective TV shows), and they are one of the cornerstones of the story (Six Feet Under). But what has been done about this issue in our country so far? In which productions have LGBTI individuals been involved and how important was their place in the series’ story? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, I invite you to continue the article. But it is useful to say from the beginning: I did not list the TV series that host LGBTI individuals who have been fooled and put up in nonsense roles.

The Power of Love, aired on Show TV in 1993. The Power of Love, which we saw Türker Inanoglu in his producer chair, was about a beautiful woman with a normal life stepping into the world of photomodelism and modeling. You guess that entering the world also meant sitting on the wolves’ table. The gay character of the series, which featured Hülya Avşar, was played by Volkan Severcan. We also saw Engin Koç in the role of the lover of our character. In this double mortar, the scenes of Hülya Avşar and Merih Akalın were also present in the series. Actually, these scenes existed on Youtube before but I cannot share it here because it was removed later. Those who wonder can reach the credits from here.

Pavement Flower We see Türker İnanoğlu again in the producer seat of the series published on Atv in 1996. The Sidewalk Flower, which chose the back streets of Beyoğlu as a venue, generally revolved around 2 prostitutes and their salesmen. The gay character of the series was Memos, the seller. In Pavement Flower, it was possible to see scenes from trans individuals and gay bars frequently. Two prostitutes in the series played Sibel Can and Hande Ataizi. In the role of Memos, Volkan Severcan appeared before us. Also in the staff; It is also possible to see Hakan Ural, Salih Güney and Nil Burak. Those who wonder can reach the credits of the series from here, and the first part of it here.

All alone, the producer of the series, which was broadcast on ATV in 2001, is Türker İnanoğlu, as in the other two. With an ordinary, joyful girl named Funda entering the world of modeling and photomodeling, her changing life was the subject of the series. Funda, who entered this world, became a drug addict in time, and even prostituted when he came to his place. The fact that our character, who fell in prison in one part of the series, was with one of the female prisoners for the pill, was the gay part of All alone. Our players in the series we follow Rose Shadow in Heather role of Turkey in the vamp male mind first from the name Faruk Peker, model and actor who Tugba Özay and Hakan, who took part in the sidewalk my flower mentioned above was accompanied by the Urals.

Campusistan The youth series that started in Kanal D in 2003 was developing around a group of university students in Istanbul, mostly studying veterinary medicine. One of our young people, modern dance student Mahmut, was gay, and Istemihan Tuna played the character of Mahmut in the cast including names such as Kaan Urgancıoğlu, Tuğçe Kazaz and Burak Altay.
Those who wonder can reach the credits of the series from here and the first 4 episodes from here.

An Istanbul Tale was the producer of the series, which was broadcast on ATV in 2003, Erol Avcı. The rich Arhan family living in a mansion in Istanbul and the Kozan family, working with them for years, have a story that intersects with a love story and was among the most watched at the time it was broadcast. The name of the gay character in the series was Zekeriya. Zechariah was working in the holding of our rich family. When the series was released again in 2010, its censored parts were thrown directly. The names of an Istanbul Tale included Mehmet Aslantuğ, Ozan Güven, Ahu Türkpençe and Altan Erkekli. Emre Karayel, who is currently in the series 1 Woman 1 Man, gave life to the character of Zekeriya. Those who wonder, can reach the credits of the series here.

Perfect Couple The series that started in Kanal D in the summer of 2010 was the Turkish adaptation of the series called Los exitosos Pells. News servers Bora and Ayça behave as if they have relations with the cameras so that they do not affect the course of the program. But the thing is, Bora is gay. It even has a relationship with Yiğit, who owns the son of the channel. The gay kissing scene in the series was not broadcast due to the fact that it would react even though it was shot. Tülek was fired from the program host in TRT Kids due to her role in the series. You can find the credits of the series here and the promotional film from here.

On the Sword Day, there was Osman exam on the director’s chair of the series shown at Atv. On the day he was the daughter of Ali Kılıç in his 30s, Barış (Serdar Yeğin), the son of the Kızıltan family, was homosexual in the series, which tells him about his 3-month life and the events that followed him. The scene showing two men half naked in bed caused a reaction. Upon this, the Test took its place in the media with its homophobic explanations.

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