A Tale Of Istanbul | Subject - Cast - Trailers - Episodes - Video (Turkish TV Series)
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A Tale Of Istanbul | Subject – Cast – Trailers – Episodes – Video (Turkish TV Series)

A Tale Of Istanbul is a Turkish-made television series in the genre of love and drama, written by TMC Production, directed by Ömür Atay, and written by Sertaç Ergin, Neşe Şen, Gökhan Horzum, Gaye Boralıoğlu and Aydın Üredi.

A Tale Of Istanbul series starring Mehmet Aslantuğ, Ahu Türkpençe, Çetin Tekindor, Altan Erkekli, Arsen Gürzap, Vahide Perçin, İsmail Hacıoğlu and Ozan Güven was a production that made the audience very happy and enjoyable. The series, which lasted for 2 seasons, was broadcast as a total of 71 episodes. There was a high interest in the series abroad, too.

Channel: ATV
Producer: TMC Production
Genre: Drama-Love
Release Date: September 18, 2003 – June 18, 2005
Venue: Istanbul
Duration: 75 minutes
Music: Kıraç
Starring: Mehmet Aslantuğ, Ahu Türkpençe, Çetin Tekindor, Altan Erkekli, Arsen Gürzap, Vahide Perçin, İsmail Hacıoğlu, Ozan Güven
Cast: Yasemin Çonka, Tomris İncer, Ergun Üglü, Esra Ronabar, Funda Şirinkal, Emre Karayel, Süheyla Elbaş, Ozan Şahin, Hikmet Körmükçü, Julia Nitu, Kaan Çakır, Onuryay Evrentan, Şebnem Zorlu, Kutay Köktürk, İbrahim İris, Seda Akman, Metin Balay, Canan Hoşgör, Kemal Topal, Murat Muslu, İdil Fırat, Dilan Erçetin, Selda Özer, Erdem Akakçe, Burak Şentürk, Ahmet Özaslan, Dolunay Soysert, Nihat İleri, Ayşe Şule Bilgiç, Bahar Yanılmaz, Zerrin Tekindor, Erkan Horzum, Cemal Ustaoğlu, Önder Açıkbaş, Özhan Sargın, İhsan Ustaoğlu, Taner Ertürkler, Filiz Hopa.


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjxUpT-ivLak-julYMxgbg
Official website: https://www.atv.com.tr/webtv/bir-istanbul-masali/bolum


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The events that took place around the story of a young girl caught between the love of two brothers were told in the TV series A Tale Of Istanbul, shot in Istanbul. Locking the viewers on ATV screens between 2003 and 2005, the series managed to become one of the unforgettable Turkish TV series with its excellent city views, urban story and music.


Two houses, two worlds. One big love. A large mansion in a huge garden in Istanbul. Noble and wealthy owners of the mansion. On the other hand, in a corner of the immense garden, a small white house built for servants of the mansion. Two houses, two worlds. One big love. The young girl is the hero of an Istanbul fairy tale. The prince who decorates his dreams is also the little son of the rich house. One day he gets the love he dreams of. But nothing turns out as she imagined. He can’t realize that true love is right next to you. When he notices, the real tale begins.


Actor (Character)
Mehmet Aslantuğ (Selim Arhan)
Ozan Güven (Demir Arhan)
Ahu Türkpençe (Esma Kozan Arhan)
Cetin Tekindor (Ömer Arhan)
Arsen Gürzap (Behiye Arhan)
Altan Erkekli (Cemal Kozan)
Vahide Perçin (Suzan Kozan)
Yasemin Çonka (Çiçek Kozan)
İsmail Hacıoğlu (Ozan Kozan)
Tomris İncer (Nebile Arhan)
Ergun Üglü (Teoman Arhan)
Esra Ronabar (Binnur Arhan)
Funda Şirinkal (Nazlı Yenice)
Emre Karayel (Zekeriya)
Süheyla Elbaş (Tatyana)
Ozan Şahin (Murat)
Hikmet Körmükçü (Adviye)
Julia Nitu (Maria)
Kaan Çakır (Necati)
Onuryay Evrentan (Yasemin)
Sebnem Zorlu (Hande)
Kutay Köktürk
İbrahim İris – (Erkan Driver)
Seda Akman (Pelin)
Metin Balay (Bahattin Goyalı)
Canan Hoşgör (Ayşegül)
Kemal Topal (Musa)
Murat Muslu (Murat)
İdil Fırat (Aylin)
Dilan Erçetin (Ayse)
Selda Özer (Şahika)
Erdem Akakçe (Ayhan)
Burak Şentürk (Oğuz Bey)
Ahmet Özaslan (Teoman Arhan)
Dolunay Soysert (Derya)
Nihat İleri (Tuğrul Hoca)
Ayşe Şule Bilgiç (Zeynep)
Bahar Yanılmaz (İpek)
Zerrin Tekindor (Psychologist Deniz Hanım)
Erkan Horzum
Cemal Ustaoğlu
Önder Açıkbaş
Ozhan Sargın
İhsan Ustaoğlu
Taner Ertürkler
Filiz Hopa


The shooting of A Tale Of Istanbul was made in Istanbul. Finally, the mansion, which was screened as the home of Nihan and her family in the TV series Endless Love, was used as the mansion of the Arhan family in the series A Tale Of Istanbul. The building belonging to Vehbi Koç was located in İstinye, Yeniköy. In addition to the main building of the mansion, which was enchanted by the Bosphorus view, its large garden and outbuilding were also the main spaces of the series. The tree in the garden was on the mind of the audience by climbing over Esma and watching the İstanbul Bosphorus.

The school scenes of Esma, played by Ahu Türkpençe in the series, were filmed in the building on the Bosphorus in Galatasaray University. Esma, who was first a student and then an assistant at the university, was studying at Galatasaray University, which was established in one of the Feriye Palaces on the Bosphorus. The filming took place at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Communication, and Esma’s room, who was an assistant, was actually used as the faculty dean’s room. In the series, Esma’s school friends played the roles of Galatasaray University Communication Community students.

ARC Holding headquarters was one of the first venues that appeared in the eyes of the audience when an Istanbul Tale series was mentioned. The historical texture of the building was also penetrating the atmosphere of the series during the shooting in the historical Ottoman Bank building in Beyoğlu Galata, which is used as Salt today.

The Italian city of Rome hosted the overseas scenes where Selim and Esma got married. For the couple’s romantic riverside vacation, Şile – Ağva was chosen as the venue, and Acqua Verde, one of the famous hotels of the region, became the venue of the series. In the finale of the series, Kozanlar settled in a coastal town. Taking place in the town scenes shot on Cunda Island of Ayvalık, Kiraz Pension was actually the “House of Zehra Aunt” operated by Zehra Başbuğ.


The music of A Tale Of Istanbul bears Kıraç’s signature. The generic music of the series was also included in the memory of the audience and managed to be among the unforgettable series music.

An Istanbul Tale Generic Music


A Tale Of Istanbul met with the audience on ATV screens on September 18, 2003. The series, which is very popular with its strong cast, story and music, lasted for 2 seasons. The series said goodbye to the screens with its 71st episode, which aired on June 15, 2005.

You can watch all the episodes of A Tale Of Istanbul on the official Youtube page.


The music of A Tale Of Istanbul made by the famous musician Kıraç has also been remembered. During the years the series was published, an album consisting of their music was also prepared. The impressive clips from the scenes of the series were shared on the youtube channel. You can find these video clips below:

Selim & Esma Clip


Aşk Masalı

Aşk Masalı

Sen Giderken


The behind-the-scenes footage of A Tale Of Istanbul and interviews with the actors were also broadcast on the YouTube channel. In the behind-the-scenes images, a harmonious collaboration between the actors and the technical team is not overlooked.

Interview with the Actors of A Tale Of Istanbul

A Tale Of Istanbul Photo Gallery


You can watch some of the unforgettable scenes of A Tale Of Istanbul below. All the special scenes of the series can be watched from the “Videos” section on the Youtube official page.

Do you know how much I love you?

Behiye Reverses Esma

Selim Learned That Esma Will Go To Her Own Home

Esma Has Nightmares

Gift of Selim and Demir to Esma

Selim Eats with Kozans

Selim and Esma Reunited


After the interest shown in the sequence of A Tale of Istanbul in Turkey it was very well received in many countries abroad. The series is produced by Calinos firm among others, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Middle East, Uzbekistan, Greece, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Iran, Middle East countries, Romania, Qatar, Albania. Has been marketed to countries including Croatia, Bruney, Bosnia, Ukraine, Israel, Singapore and Malaysia.


At the Beyaz İnci TV Awards, which was held for the first time in 2005, when A Tale Of Istanbul was broadcast, he also made a name for himself by winning awards in the categories of “Best TV Series”, “Best Actor”, “Best Supporting Actor” and “Best Music”.

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