Genre: Biography / History / Drama / Turkish
Directed By: Yağmur Taylan, Durul Taylan
Stars: Halit Ergenç, Meryem Uzerli, Nebahat Çehre, Nur Fettahoğlu, Selma Ergeç, Okan Yalabık
Runtime: 45 min
Release Date: 2012-08-15
The "Harime Soltan" of the Ottomans refers to the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and the series dramatizes the intrigues of his harem and court. At the age of twenty-six, when his rule began, Sultan Süleyman sought to build an empire in this world more powerful and more extensive than Alexander The Great of Macedon and to render the Ottomans invincible. Throughout his 46-year reign, Sultan Süleyman became known as the greatest warrior and ruler of the East and West. The young Süleyman ascended to the throne after receiving the news of his crowning at a hunting party in 1520. Unaware that he would be embarking on a reign that would later be considered the pinnacle of Ottoman rule, he left behind his consort Mahidevran and their son, little prince Mustafa, at his palace in Manisa, and, accompanied by his close friend and companion Pargalı İbrahim, took the road to Topkapı Palace in İstanbul.