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Written by Screenplay:
Pınar Bulut
Directed by M. Çağatay Tosun
Umur Turagay
Çağrı Vila Lostuvalı
Hatice Memiş
Starring Murat Yıldırım
Sarp Akkaya
Güven Murat Akpınar
Tugay Mercan
Aslı Enver
Narrated by Tugay Mercan
Theme music composer Aytekin Ataş
Country of origin Turkey
Original language(s) Turkish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28
Producer(s) Timur Savcı
Cinematography Yon Thomas
Running time 90 minutes (average)
Original channel Show TV
Original release 1 March 2012 – 2 December 2012

Suskunlar (English: Game of Silence[1] [original title]), is a Turkish television drama, broadcast on Show TV in 2012.[2]


Ecevit, Bilal, Ibrahim and Zeki...

They were just four little boys from the Kuyudibi district in Istanbul. They were bound to each other as brothers. One day, they made a childish mistake. It was an accident that came at a high cost, and their lives would never be the same again. They took an oath to never tell a single soul about what happened, they were going to keep this a secret until the end of their days. But, keeping this burden was not going to be an easy task... Twenty years passed since that unfortunate day, until when they all heard the news about Zeki. He was in prison for shooting a man. They all knew the man Zeki shot, and they all knew why he did it. They all knew they had to get back together.Zeki was murdered while he was in detention. They knew exactly who was behind Zeki's murder and why he was killed. This last tragedy was the last straw,it was now time to dig back into the past and take revenge for their shattered youth...


Main Cast[edit]



  • Furkan Didim as Ecevit (Şerif)
  • Emirhan Akbaba as Bilal (Sarı)
  • Berkcan Çakar as İbrahim (Iska)
  • Ulaşcan Kutlu as Zeki (Yanık)
  • Yağmur Esmer as Ahu
  • Barış Öner as İrfan (Takoz)
  • Mert Çolak as Özcan (Yarasa)
  • Efe Akercan as Gazanfer (Kasap)

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Network Premiere date Timeslot
 Turkey Show TV 1 March 2012 20:00
 North Cyprus Show TV 1 March 2012 20:00
 Afghanistan 1TV April, 2013
 Macedonia Kanal 5 9 April 2013 22:15
 Serbia B92 29 September 2013 19:00; 16:50
 Georgia Maestro 29 November 2013 19:00
 Pakistan 2014
 Montenegro TV Vijesti 10 March 2014 19:55
 Bosnia and Herzegovina OBN 22 September 2014 21:00
Arab League Arab World OSN 3 January 2015 23:00 UAE
22:00 KSA
21:00 EGY


Year Prize Category Recipient Status
2012 Uludağ Üniversitesi The Best Turkish Series Suskunlar Won
2012 Golden Butterfly Awards The Best Direction-Suskunlar Çağatay Tosun Won
2012 Sosyal Medya Ödülleri The Best Turkish Series Suskunlar Won
2013 Düzce University The Best Turkish Series Suskunlar Won
2013 Antalya Television Awards The Best Turkish Series Suskunlar Nominated
2013 Antalya Television Awards The Best Music for Series-Suskunlar Aytekin Gazi Ataş Nominated


  • Suskunlar has been referred to as a "social media phenomenon" many times by Turkish media, being the first series that was continuously a Trending Topic during of all its 28 broadcast episodes. It was also one of the 5 most searched Turkish series in 2012 according to google.[3]
  • Other than the music that was written especially for the series by Aytekin Ataş, they used and devoted many scenes to songs by Ahmet Kaya a Kurdish singer who was accused for his political views.

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