Aşk-ı Memnu

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This article is about the novel. For the television series, see Aşk-ı Memnu (TV series).
The Forbidden Love
Author Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil
Original title Aşk-ı Memnu
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Aşk-ı Memnu (Turkish pronunciation: [aʃkˌɯ memˈnuː]) (Ottoman Turkish for The Forbidden Love) is a Turkish romance novel by Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil. It was serialized in 1899 and 1900 in Servet-i Fünun, a leading Turkish literary magazine of the time.


Aşk-ı Memnu was adapted by Halit Refiğ into a TV series in 1975, considered to be the first miniseries on Turkish television. Another TV series adaptation named Aşk-ı Memnu aired from 2008 to 2010. It takes place in the modern-day Istanbul instead of the novel's late 19th-century setting. The novel is again being adapted as a Spanish TV series based on the Turkish serial adaption. It will be produced by Telemundo.

The novel was made into a 3-act play by Tarık Ghunsa.