Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?

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Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?
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Created byVedat Türkali
Written byEce Yörenç
Melek Gençoğlu
Directed byHilal Saral
StarringBeren Saat
Engin Akyürek
Fırat Çelik
Musa Uzunlar
Murat Daltaban
Buğra Gülsoy
Engin Öztürk
Kaan Taşaner
Composer(s)Toygar Işıklı
Country of originTurkey
Original language(s)Turkish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes80
Running time90 min
Production company(s)Ay Yapım
Original networkKanal D
Original release16 September 2010 (2010-09-16) –
21 June 2012 (2012-06-21)
Related showsKya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (translated as What is it 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.[3]


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 businessman 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 the group. Erdoğan, Selim and Vural gang-rape her, with Kerim passed out with no recollection of the event. A traumatized Fatmagül is 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, who despises Kerim as she believes he took part in her rape. Things become complicated due to the machinations of the Yaşarans and their unscrupulous lawyer, Münir Telci, who wants to protect them, 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, Kerim confronts Fatmagül, telling her that he was not involved in her rape. However, even after she has already developed a soft spot 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 using several bribed witnesses. Vural then is accidentally killed by Mustafa after he begs Kerim to kill him. After the Yasarans forcefully protect Mustafa against Fatmagül, he abducts her, stating he loves her more than Kerim and that he regrets leaving her. Kerim eventually rescues Fatmagül and they both escape, and though Mustafa attempts to kill Kerim, he is instead forced to flee. He is later found by police lying unconscious in several bushes and taken into prison. At the wedding of Kerim and Fatmagül, Mustafa commits suicide by cop, meanwhile Selim and Erdoğan surreptitiously move to the island nation of Malta where they briefly hide from the authorities. However, they were forced to return to Istanbul after Erdoğan engages in a fight at a nightclub and is arrested.

Eventually, Fatmagül confronts them in court and they are charged for their part in her rape, essentially bringing down the Yaşaran empire. The series ends with Fatmagül and Kerim expecting their first child. In the final scene, they walk down the street holding hands, expressing that their love cannot be shaken despite the difficult challenges they face.


  • Beren Saat as Fatmagül Ilgaz (née Ketenci) – A village girl who was later raped by Erdoğan, Selim, and Vural. Was previously engaged to Mustafa. Later marries Kerim.
  • Engin Akyürek as Kerim Ilgaz – A blacksmith who falls in love with Fatmagül, but was later forced to take the blame for her rape. He marries Fatmagül to protect her. Later supports her in the fight against her rapists.
  • Fırat Çelik as Mustafa Nalçalı – Halide and Emin's son. He was previously engaged to Fatmagül, but after the rape, he leaves her. Swore vengeance on the rapists and Kerim. He accidentally kills Vural following a confrontation.
  • Kaan Taşaner as Erdoğan Yaşaran – Nephew of the wealthy businessman, Reşat Yaşaran. He also took part in Fatmagül's rape.
  • Engin Öztürk as Selim Yaşaran – Son of Reşat Yaşaran. Also took part in Fatmagül's rape.
  • Buğra Gülsoy as Vural Namlı – Kerim's friend. Also took part in Fatmagül's rape. After the rape, he is left with a scattered psyche, and later regrets his actions. He was accidentally killed by Mustafa.
  • Musa Uzunlar as Reşat Yaşaran – Selim's father, Erdoğan's uncle, and Rıfat's brother. He is a wealthy businessman who tries to cover his family's crimes, including the rape of Fatmagül. Suffers a stroke late in the series due to stress.
  • Murat Daltaban as Münir Telci – Selim's maternal uncle and is also the Yasaran's family lawyer.
  • Sevtap Özaltun as Asu(de) / Hacer Ovacık / Hacer Nalçalı – Previously worked as a prostitute. She later becomes Mustafa's wife and gives birth to their child.
  • Seda Guven as Meltem Alagöz / Yaşaran – Selim's ex-wife. After learning of her ex-husband's actions, she becomes an ally to Fatmagül.
  • Sumru Yavrucuk as Meryem Aksoy – Kerim's adoptive mother who raised him. Affectionally known as "Ebe Nine" ("Granny Ebe")
  • Salih Zeki Yorulmaz as Galip, Kerim's blacksmith teacher. Dies in a car accident.
  • Deniz Türkali as Perihan Yaşaran / Telci – Selim's mother, Reşat's wife, Münir's sister. Later turns on her husband after learning of his attempts to cover up crimes committed by Selim and Erdoğan Yaşaran.
  • Civan Canova as Kadir Pakalın – Fatmagül's lawyer. A lawyer and a father-figure to Kerim. Eventually falls in love and marries Meryem Aksoy.
  • Esra Dermancıoğlu as Mukaddes Ketenci – Rahmi's wife and Fatmagül's sister-in-law. Used to scheme against Fatmagül and the whole family.
  • Bülent Seyran as Rahmi Ketenci – Fatmagül's brother and Mukaddes' husband.
  • Veda Yurtsever İpek as Ender Alagöz – Meltem's mother.
  • Aziz Sarvan as Turaner Alagöz – Meltem's father. Commits suicide.
  • Mehmet Uslu as Rıfat Yaşaran – Erdoğan's father. Dies from a heart attack. His son blames Reşat Yaşaran for his death.
  • Servet Pandur as Leman Namlı – Vural's mother. After her son and her husband die, she commits suicide.
  • Zühtü Erkan as Şemsi Namlı – Vural's father. Killed in a car accident.
  • Sacide Taşaner as Halide Nalçalı – Mustafa's mother. Dies of illness.
  • Toygun Ateş as Emin Nalçalı – Mustafa's father. Dies of a heart attack.
  • Deniz Baytaş as Hilmiye Yaşaran – Erdoğan's mother.
  • Alper Saylik as Sami Khaner – A taxi driver and Asu's pimp, though later becomes her friend. He eventually falls in love with her.
  • Alper Kut as Ömer Akari – Kerim's lawyer and Kadir's friend.
  • Emre Yetim as Emre – Kerim's and Fatmagül's friend. In love with Deniz.
  • Gözde Kocaoğlu as Deniz Ilgaz – Kerim's half-Turkish, half-Australian sister born from his biological father.
  • Nilay Kaya as Gaye – Meltem's cousin, Erdoğan and Münir's love interest
  • Clare Frost as Kristen Norton – An Englishwoman and Kerim's ex-fiancée; still in love with Kerim. After Kerim marries Fatmagul, she leaves him.
  • Ata Yılmaz Önal as Murat Ketenci – Mukaddes' son; Rahmi's adaptive son
  • Ali Yigit as Salih Mercanli – Murat's biological father. Was previously in love with Mukaddes
  • Bengü Ergin as Dr. Nil Yörgen – Erdoğan's love interest. Later becomes an ally to Fatmagül.

Series overview[edit]

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 21:00 2011-2012 Kanal D


Iran and Afghanistan[edit]

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.[4]

The most popular Turkish show is Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?.[5] 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.

Balkans and Southeastern Europe[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7]


Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? was well received by Ethiopians due to the popularity of other Turkish dramas that had been previously shown in Ethiopia.[8] Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? was dubbed in Amharic with title "ቅጣት" or "kitat" and aired on Kana TV.


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.[9] The series averaged 16% TV ratings with the viewership above 25 million in Pakistani urban and rural market.[10] Aşk-ı Memnu, was the highest rated Turkish series which broke all records in 2012.[11][12][13]

Arab world[edit]

In 2013, the most popular Turkish shows worldwide were Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, Aşk-ı Memnu and Muhteşem Yüzyıl.[14][15] Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? has increased the popularity of Istanbul as a tourist destination among Arabs.[16] With Aşk-ı Memnu's popularity Beren Saat became the female sensation in Arab television which led to a generally higher viewership for Fatmagul.


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

International remake[edit]

In India the show has been remade by Indian TV channel Star Plus in Hindi under the title of Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?. This is the first official remake of the series. The show aired from 3 April 2017 during the noon slot.[18][19] The show features Pankhuri Awasthy as Amala (Fatmagul), Anant Joshi as Dev (Mustafa) and Rajveer Singh as Abeer (Kerim).[18] The original show titled Fatmagul first aired on Zindagi TV and became a rating success and thus the remake was commissioned.[20][19]


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