Binbir Gece

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Binbir Gece
Binbir Gece cover.jpg
Also known as Thousand and One Nights
Genre Serial drama
Written by Yildiz Tunç
Mehmet Bilal
Murat Lütfü
Ethem Yekta
Directed by Kudret Sabanci
Starring Halit Ergenç
Bergüzar Korel
Tardu Flordun
Ceyda Düvenci
Ergün Demir
Metin Cekmez
Mert Firat
Composer(s) Kiraç
Country of origin Turkey
Original language(s) Turkish
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 90
Executive producer(s) Erol Avci
Location(s) Istanbul
Camera setup Tolga Çetin
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) TMC
Original channel Kanal D
External links
Official website
Production website

Binbir Gece (English: Thousand and one nights) is an essence of Love and journey of Sehrazat & Onur through 1001 Nights. It is a story of coerced woman Sehrazat, treated like a monarchy bond maid against the monetary help to save her son’s life. The series is very loosely based on One Thousand and One Nights's characters Shah Shehryar & Sheharzadey. It stars the biggest actor of Turkey Halit Ergenç as Onur, his wife Bergüzar Korel as Sehrazat (both got marry after finale of Binbir Gece), Tardu Flordun as Kerem and Ceyda Düvenci as Bennu.

Significance of the title[edit]

Thousand and One Nights ; 1 Night from 1001 Nights is that dark night which Sehrazat spent with Onur to receive $150.000 for the sake of her son, Kaan.


Sehrazat, a talented architect who works in a construction company owned by Onur Aksal and Kerem. She is the mother of a five-year-old boy who suffers from leukemia and needs an urgent and very expensive surgery. Only her boss Onur, who is secretly attracted to her, accepts to give her the money on condition that she spends one night with him.

Plot summary[edit]

Sehrazat Berguzar Korel is a talented architect who works in a construction company owned by Onur Halit Ergenc nd Kerem Tardu Flordun. She loses her husband and is devastated once more when she learns that her five-year old son suffers from leukemia and needs an urgent and very expensive surgery. She finds $50.000 by her effort but still needs another $150.000 to afford her son's very costly surgery, bone marrow transplantation. Although she knows that she is an unwanted bride, she desperately asks for her father-in-law but is rejected cruelly. As a last chance, Sehrazat tries to receive $150.000 in loan from her boss, Onur who is secretly attracted to her. Onur accepts to give her the money on the condition that she spends one night with him. This indecent offer, which turns the life of Sehrazat upside down, becomes the beginning of everything.

In this story, you will explore a love story which has a dark night in the past. Will Sehrazat forget about her dark night, the one night stand for money compensation? Will the secret between Sehrazat and Onur be revealed? Will the indecent offer shade true love forever?

Series overview[edit]

Season Time Slot Season Premiere Season Finale No. of Episodes Section Range Season's Years TV Channel
1 Tuesdays 20.00 October 7, 2006 (2006-October-07) June 19, 2007 (2007-June-19) 29 1 - 29 2006 - 07 Kanal D
2 Tuesdays 20.00 September 11, 2007 (2007-September-11) June 3, 2008 (2008-June-03) 37 30 - 66 2007 - 08 Kanal D
3 Tuesdays 20:00 September 16, 2008 (2008-September-16) May 12, 2009 (2009-May-12) 24 67- 90 2008 - 2009 Kanal D


The major award (often dubbed as the Turkish Oscars), the Altın Kelebek (Golden Butterfly awards), Binbir Gece won it in 3 different categories.

Awards Category Nominee(s) Result
34.Golden Butterfly Awards Best Drama Series Binbir Gece Won
Best Actor Halit Ergenc Won
Best Actress Bergüzar Korel Won


Actor/Actress Role Information
Halit Ergenç Onur Aksal Binyapi company's boss, Sehrazat's love interest, Kerem's associate and best friend, Feride's son, biological father of Nilüfer.
Bergüzar Korel Sehrazat Eviliyaoglu Onur's love interest, Bennu's colleague and best friend, Ahmed's widow and mother of Kaan, Burhan's and Nadide's former daughter-in-law.
Ceyda Düvenci Bennu Ataman Sehrazat's colleague and friend, Kerem's love interest, Melek's sister.
Tardu Flordun Kerem Inceoglu Binyapi company's boss, Onur's associate and best friend who also liked Sehrazat, Bennu's love interest,Seval's adoptive son, Burak's adoptive brother, Semih's biological son, Sezen's biological half brother.
Mehmet Polat Erdal Karayolcu Onur's and Kerem's enemy
Canan Ergüder Eda Akinay Sehrazat's colleague and hidden enemy, employee of the Binyapi company.
Efe Çinar Kaan Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's and Ahmed's son, Onur's stepson,paternal grandson of Burhan and Nadide on his father's side,paternal nephew of Ali Kemal and cousin of Buket, Burcu, Burcin and Umut.
Meral Çetinkaya Feride Aksal Onur's mother, Seval's best friend.
Aytaç Öztuna Seval Inceoglu Kerem's aunt and adoptive mother, Burak's mother, Feride's best friend.
Mert Firat Burak Inceoglu Kerem's brother, Seval's son.
Yeliz Akkaya Melek Ataman Bennu's sister, employee of the Binyapi company,Burak's and Zafer's love interest.
Sebnem Köstem Handan the lover of Onur's father.
Nihat Ileri Semih Özsener Kerem's biological father
Duygu Çetinkaya Sezen Özsener Kerem's newfound biological half sister and daughter of Semih, Burak's love interest.
Metin Çekmez Burhan Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's former father-in-law, father of Ahmed and Ali Kemal, Nadide's husband, grandfather of Kaan,Buket, Burcu, Burcin, and Umut.
Tomris Incer Nadide Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's former mother-in-law, mother of Ahmed and Ali Kemal, Burhan's wife, grandmother of Kaan, Buket,Burcu, Burcin, and Umut.
Ergün Demir Ali Kemal Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's former brother-in-law and Ahmed's brother, Burhan's and Nadide's son, father of Buket, Burcu, Burcin and Umut, Füsun's husband.
Yonca Cehver Yenel Füsun Eviliyaoglu Ali Kemal's wife, mother of Buket, Burcu and Burcin and Gani's sister.
Füsun Kostak Yansel Ali Kemal's lover, Umut's mother who dies from brain aneurism.
Bartu Küçükçaglayan Gani Füsun's brother, uncle of Buket, Burcu and Burcin.
Feyzan Çapa / Gizem Günes Buket Eviliayoglu Sehrazat's former niece-in-law, cousin of Kaan on their fathers' side, granddaughter of Burhan and Nadide, Ali Kemal's and Füsun's daughter, sister of Burcu and Burcin and half sister of Umut, Gani's niece.
Hazal Gürel Burcu Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's former niece-in-law, cousin of Kaan on their fathers' side, granddaughter of Burhan and Nadide, Ali Kemal's and Füsun's daughter, sister of Buket and Burcin and half sister of Umut, Gani's niece.
Nehir Nil Karakaya Burcin Eviliyaoglu Sehrazat's former niece-in-law, cousin of Kaan on their fathers' side, granddaughter of Burhan and Nadide, Ali Kemal's and Füsun's daughter, sister of Buket and Burcu and half sister of Umut, Gani's niece.
Metin Belgin Zafer Gündüzalp Onur's and Kerem's colleague at the Binyapi company, in love with Melek.
Merih Ermakastar Mert Kerem's and Onur's friend.
Ayla Algan Betül Onur's aunt, Feride's sister.
Melahat Abbasova Mihriban Sehrazat's best friend.
Suphi Tekniker Yalcin employee at the Binyapi company, Onur's and Kerem's colleague.
Zeynep Konan Zeynep Zafer's ex-employee, Aysen's and Sema's friend, in love with Kerem, hates Sehrazat and Bennu.
Nihan Durukan Aysen ex-employee of the Binyapi company, hates Sehrazat and Bennu.
Ayce Abana Beyza
Nuray Uslu Sevgi Yansel's best friend
Feridun Düzagaç Özcan Sehrazat and Eda's former college teacher, attracted to Sehrazat.
Ismail Düvenci Ismail employee of the Binyapi company.
Teoman Kumbaracibasi Yaman Onur's chofer, Yansel's husband.
Sennur Kaya Firdevs Onur's maid.
Ebru Aykaç Yasemin Onur's ex lover
Erdal Bilingen Hakan Sehrazat's friend.
Karina Gükrer Nimet Burhan's maid, Ayse's friend.
Nazli Ceren Argon Ayse Burhan's maid, Nimet's friend, in love with Gani.
Hazel Çamlidere Ahu Ali Kemal's second wife
Ayben Erman Neriman Ahu's mother, Burhan's relative.
Alptekin Serdengeçti Haldun Mihriban's love interest.
Dilara Kavadar Nilüfer Onur's newfound biological daughter.
Nilüfer Silsupur Sema
Ege Aydan Engin
Ezgi Asaroglu Duru

Critical appreciation[edit]

Binbir Gece was a Big Hit of the year in Chile. Its major success opened the gates of Turkish series to Latin American World. The Audience of Chile started naming their new-born, Onur & Sheherzadae . It is being played in United States, Argentina, Brazil, where it is leading the rating charts. It is also hit of the year in Pakistan in Turkish Dramas Category. Binbir Gece topples rating charts in Russia.

International broadcasters[edit]

Binbir Gece has been sold up to more than 68 countries.[citation needed]

Country Network
Arab League Arab World Al-Rai,MBC1,LBC,Nile Life & 2M TV
Chile Mega
Brazil Band
Argentina Canal 13
United States ABC
Pakistan Geo Kahani
India Zee Zindagi
Uruguay Canal 10
Peru Latina Television
Indonesia ANTV
Russia Domashniy
Paraguay Telefuturo
Azerbaijan Azad Azerbaijan TV
Montenegro TV Vijesti
Bosnia & Herzegovina Hayat TV
Czech Republic TV Nova and Nova Cinema
Estonia Kanal 2
Latvia LNT
Bulgaria Nova TV and Diema Family
Romania Kanal D Romania
Hungary TV2
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Aktau TV
Republic of Macedonia A1
Serbia Parva TV
Greece Macedonia TV and ANT1
Slovenia Pink SI
Kosovo Kohavision
Slovakia Markiza and TV Doma
Ukraine 1+1
Georgia Maestro TV
Lithuania LNK
Croatia RTL TV
Poland TVP

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