Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?
Created by Vedat Türkali
Written by Ece Yörenç
Melek Gençoğlu
Directed by Hilal Saral
Starring Beren Saat
Engin Akyürek
Fırat Çelik
Musa Uzunlar
Murat Daltaban
Buğra Gülsoy
Engin Özturk
Composer(s) Toygar Işıklı
Country of origin Turkey
Original language(s) Turkish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 197
Running time 90 min
Production company(s) Ay Yapım
Original network Kanal D
Original release Turkey
16 September 2010 – 21 June 2012

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (translated as What is Fatmagül's fault?) is a Turkish television drama series produced by Ay Yapım and broadcast on Kanal D. The series is based on Vedat Türkali's scenario,[1] Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, which was made into a film in 1986, Hülya Avşar as Fatmagül.[2] The series is written by the duo Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The soundtrack was composed and conducted by Toygar Işıklı.


Fatmagül Ketenci is a girl who lives in Ildır, a village on the Aegean coast belonging to the administrative district of Çeşme, in Izmir province. She lives with her brother Rahmi, who runs a dairy shop. She is engaged to marry a fisherman called Mustafa Nalçalı in a month's time and dreams of getting away from her nagging sister-in-law Mukaddes, who hates her. Kerim Ilgaz is a well-mannered blacksmith apprentice who lives with his aunt Meryem Aksoy, known affectionately as "Ebe Nine" ("Granny Ebe"), who is a healer of herbal medicine. The big event of the season is the engagement of the area's richest and most influential businessmen Reşat Yaşaran's son Selim to the politician Turaner Alagöz's daughter Meltem. Kerim meets up with his old friends Vural and cousins Erdoğan and Selim. After the engagement party, all four of them go on a drinking and drug binge to celebrate. Meanwhile, Fatmagül is off to see Mustafa depart on another fishing trip and accidentally comes across them. Erdoğan, Selim and Vural gang-rape her, with Kerim passed out with no recollection of the event. A traumatized Fatmagül is later discovered the next morning by Ebe Nine while she is picking herbs. Vural is left deeply disturbed by the event, having constant nightmares about Fatmagül, while Erdoğan and Selim continue on as if nothing happened, confident in their family's power to protect them. As the town go into an uproar over the rape incident, Kerim accepts the blame and agrees to marry a reluctant Fatmagül, as he mistakenly believes himself to be guilty and also in order to protect his friends. As a result, Fatmagül and Kerim's families sell their properties and move to İstanbul to start a new life.

Kerim quickly falls in love with Fatmagül, but she hates him because of the whole ordeal. Things become complicated due to the machinations of the Yaşarans and their unscrupulous lawyer, Münir Telci, who wants to protect themselves, as well as Mustafa, who seeks revenge as he believes that Kerim and Fatmagül had an affair from the beginning. As a result, both the Yaşarans and Mustafa start harassing Kerim, Fatmagül and their relatives. After a few months of marriage and several attempts to do so, Kerim confronts Fatmagül, telling her that he was not involved in her rape. However, even as she has already developed a soft corner for him, Fatmagül does not believe this, and asks Kerim to prove this to her. In order to do so and demonstrate his love, Kerim files her rape case and asks the police to arrest him, Vural and the Yaşarans, after which Fatmagül finally accepts his love. Mustafa appears once more and asks Fatmagül to forgive him, but she rejects him. Things take a turn when the Yaşarans start threatening Kerim and Fatmagül, trying to quickly finish the case and put it to rest, while also using the bitter Mustafa against them. During the trial, the Yaşarans falsify their testimonies, with Vural reluctantly doing the same. They also resort to use several bribed witnesses.

Things further complicate when, after learning the truth about the rape while hiding during a confrontation between Kerim and the traumatized Vural, Mustafa accidentally kills the latter, and the blame is put on Kerim, who is arrested for this. Mustafa takes this opportunity to try to win Fatmagül back, to no avail. The Yaşarans continue their threats while also trying to put all of the blame on the now deceased Vural, but Fatmagül's case gets worldwide spread through a local journalist who helps her gain support. When the case gets closer to its conclusion, Fatmagül has gained support both from women across the whole country as well as foreigners, and she gets much stronger while the Yaşarans power and credibility fall to a minimum.


Series overview

Season Number of episodes Episodes Season premiere Season finale Time of broadcasting (EET) TV season TV channel
Season 1 39 1-39 16 September 2010 16 June 2011 20:00 2010-2011 Kanal D
Season 2 41 40-80 (Final) 8 September 2011 21 June 2012 20:00 2011-2012 Kanal D

International broadcasts


Balkans and Southeastern Europe

In Kosovo, the most popular TV shows in December 2012 were Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (What is Fatmagül's Fault?), which ranked top of all programmes and Aşk ve Ceza (Love and Punishment), which came in third according to data by Index Kosova. In Serbia, research from January 2013 indicates that the top two Turkish shows in TV were Muhteşem Yüzyıl, which ranked fourth, and Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki (As Time Goes By), which came in seventh. According to Serbian sociologist Ratko Božović, all Balkan countries have seen dramatic changes in terms of family life, and the Turkish shows help them recall value systems that now seem lost.[4] Fatmagul was one of the most popular shows in Macedonia which irked the government to passed a bill to restrict broadcasts of Turkish series during the day and at prime time in order to reduce the Turkish impact on Macedonian society.[5]

Arab world

Turkish dramas are in demand in the Arab world.[6] They are prevalent on Egyptian television, and are popular among women in particular.[7] In 2013, the most popular Turkish shows worldwide were Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, Aşk-ı Memnu and Muhteşem Yüzyıl. Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? has increased the popularity of Istanbul as a tourist destination among Arabs.[8] With Aşk-ı Memnu's popularity Beren Saat became the Female sensation in Arab Television which led to a generally higher viewership for Fatmagul.


Turkish soap operas have become very popular in Afghanistan, ratings going higher than the traditional Indian Soap operas/Dramas that Afghans watched. TOLO, a TV station in Afghanistan. The most popular Turkish show is Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?.[9] Another series as Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki (As Time Goes By), Beni Affet (Forgive Me), Effet, Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love), and Adını Feriha Koydum are popular too.[10]


Turkish television drama is extremely popular in Iran, where they are dubbed into Persian. Among the most popular series are Fatmagul Aşk-ı Memnu and Ezel.[11]


Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? was the second most popular Turkish series in Pakistan which was ranked top in 2013 above Pakistani shows like Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Kankar and Aunn Zara.[12] Aşk-ı Memnu, was the highest rated Turkish series which broke all records in 2012.[13][14][15] The third best television series is Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century)[12][16]


Binbir Gece and,Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? remain the two most watched Turkish shows in Latin America.[17]


Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne(fatmagul) is extremely well received and appreciated by India audiences. The show is also helped to Zindagi (TV channel) to became the no. 1 Premium Entertainment Channel,garner impressive ratings. The viewership of the channel is increased due to this show.The reason behind its is talented actors,good looking faces,realistic and scenic locales besides good storyline. Adını Feriha Koydum and Liitle lord are also highest rated show in India.[18][19]


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  17. "Rating 2014: El año que privilegió a Mega". latercera. Retrieved September 15, 2015. ""Kara Para Aşk": Nueva turca de Mega baja su rating". Fotech. Retrieved September 16, 2015. "¿El principio del fin de las telenovelas turcas? Rotundo éxito del final de "Fatmagül" no se estaría dando en las otras producciones en pantalla". cambio. Retrieved September 16, 2015. "Fatmagül superó a 'Al fondo hay sitio' en el rating". Trome.pe. Retrieved September 16, 2015. "Las novelas turcas lideran el rating en Uruguay". republica.com.uy. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
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