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Kuruluş: Osman
A black colour logo having transparent background.
Official logo
Also known as
  • The Ottoman
  • Osman Ghazi
  • Osman Bani
  • Establishment: Osman
  • Osmani
  • Diriliş: Osman (formerly)[1]
Based onOsman I
Written by
Directed byMetin Günay
  • Alpay Göltekin (Season 1)
  • Zeynep Alasya (Season 2)
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes61 (list of episodes)
ProducerMehmet Bozdağ
Production locationsRiva, Istanbul, Turkey
CinematographyÖmer Faruk Karacan
Running time
Production companyBozdağ Film
Original networkATV
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
First shown inTurkey
Original release20 November 2019 (2019-11-20) –
Preceded byDiriliş: Ertuğrul
External links

Kuruluş: Osman (transl. Establishment: Osman) is a Turkish historical drama television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ and starring Burak Özçivit in the titular role.[1][2] It focuses on the life of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is the sequel to Diriliş: Ertuğrul, which was centered around the life of Ertuğrul, father of Osman, who was played by Engin Altan Düzyatan.[3]


The TV show includes Osman Gazi's internal and external struggles and how he establishes[2] and controls the Ottoman Empire. It portrays his struggles against Byzantium and the Mongols of the Ilkhanate and how he was able to secure independence from the Sultanate of Rum to establish a sovereign state that would stand up to the Byzantine and Mongol Empires and would honour the Turks.

The character of Osman faces many enemies and traitors in his quest and the show illustrates how he was able to overcome these obstacles and fulfill his mission with the help of his loyal companions, family, and friends.


The series follows Diriliş: Ertuğrul which was situated around Osman's father, Ertuğrul, and how he faced enemies and traitors. It began in December 2014 and season 5 of the show concluded with Ertuğrul convincing Berke to start a war with Hulagu. This war was known as the Berke-Hulagu war and resulted in the division of the Mongol Empire into four khanates. In Kuruluş: Osman, Osman faces one of the khanates called the Ilkhanate.

Season 1

10 or 15 years[b] after the Berke-Hulagu war, Ertuğrul Gazi goes to Konya and he leaves his brother, Dündar Bey, in charge of his tribe. Dündar Bey is easily swain by others into doing their misdeeds, he falls into the trap of the devious Selçuk Sançak Bey, Alişar, and the merciless princess of Kulucahisar, Sofia, who seeks to kill all the Turks. Osman, Dündar's nephew, can see through Alişar and Sofia's plans and warns him about them, despite his refusal to listen. As they continue to build more tension against the Kayı, Geyhatu sends Komutan Balgay to cause more trouble and stop the Kayı, especially Osman, from rebelling against the Mongols. Dündar, who bows down to the Mongols becoming the Sançak Bey, can't see Alişar's anger over his position being given over to him and he believes him when Alişar blames Osman for his son's killing. Soon after, along with the threat from Kulucahisar, Dündar is shown the truth, Alişar is beheaded by Osman, and Osman has married his love, Bala. Following this, after many difficulties, Balgay is presumably killed by Osman while Kulucahisar is conquered by the Kayı with Sofia's death happening in the process.

Season 2

Aya Nikola is sent to become the new Tekfur of İnegöl followed by Ertuğrul's return in the tribe. Meanwhile, Yavlak Arslan, the new Uç Bey, seeks to create his own state and sees Osman as an obstacle, later on they unite against the new threat created by the new Han of the İlhanlı (transl.Ilkhanate), who allies with Nikola against the Turks of Anatolia. Bala also faces the arrival of Targun, Nikola's spy who allies with Osman to save her father, İnal Bey. Along with these problems, Osman is elected as the new Bey after his father's death, whilst he decides to marry a second wife according to his father's will. After Targun's death, Osman meets Malhun Hatun and initiates a major battle with the Byzantines, historically known as the Battle of Mount Armenia, as well as trying to find the traitor in the Kayı, as his jealous uncle Dündar helps the Byzantines stir traps for him. Following the arrival of Ömer Bey, father of Malhun Hatun, Geyhatu sends Kara Şaman Togay, son of Baycu Noyan, to eliminate both Osman's Kayı and Ömer's Bayındır.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
127November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)June 24, 2020 (2020-06-24)
235October 7, 2020 (2020-10-07)TBA

Cast and characters

These actors are credited in all episodes of the series:

  • Burak Özçivit as Osman Bey; Osman[4] (also referred to as "Kara Osman", transl. "Dark Osman") is the third and youngest son of Ertuğrul Gazi and Halime Sultan. He is also the younger brother of Gündüz Bey and Savcı Bey, and nephew of Selcan Hatun, who he treats as his own mother. He is the husband of Bala Hatun and Malhun Hatun, and aspires to follow in the footsteps of his father Ertuğrul and his grandfather Süleyman Şah. He is extremely attentive to his surroundings and good with a sword, just like his father. He disobeys his beys sometimes, traveling on the path he believes is successful. His weakness is his care for his close ones, making him prone to traps. He humiliates his enemies both on the battlefield and while negotiating, leaving them with a thirst for revenge. He is elected as the Bey of his tribe in season 2. He decides to marry a second wife as per his father's will, as well as changing the Kayı flag. Based on Osman I.
  • Özge Törer as Bala Hatun; Bala[5] is the daughter of Şeyh Edebali and Ulduz Hatun, who died because of a disease. She is also Osman Bey's wife and a beautiful painter while being best friends with Gonca Hatun. Bala is loyal to her father, the Ahi brotherhood and Selcan Hatun. She is extremely calm and patient but is prone to heartbreak. A Mongol stabbed her in season 1 and she therefore cannot produce a baby, and she is constantly teased due to this fact. In season 2, after her husband is elected Bey, she becomes the Hanım (Head Hatun) of the Kayı tribe, succeeding Selcan Hatun. She is upset when Osman decides to marry a second wife, but accepts her fate. Based on Rabia Bala Hatun.
  • Yiğit Uçan [es] as Boran Alp; Boran[6] is one of Osman Bey's main alps and his best friend. A close companion of Konur and later Göktuğ, Dumrul, Gence Bey and Cerkutay. He is in love with Gonca Hatun, and is engaged to her. He is a talented bard and singer. He uses a sword while being skilled in archery, and often also uses a bow and arrow in close combat.
  • Ragıp Savaş as Dündar Bey; Dündar[7] is the youngest son of Süleyman Şah and Hayme Hatun. The youngest brother of Sungurtekin Bey and Ertuğrul Gazi, and the youngest adoptive brother of Selcan Hatun. Husband of Hazal Hatun and widower of Zöhre Hatun. Father of Aygül, Batur and Bahadır, adoptive father of Saltuk Alp. Uncle of Gündüz, Savcı and Osman. Is easily swayed by others. He was made substitute Bey while Ertuğrul Gazi was on a mission in Konya. When the Mongols attacked, he preferred to bow down to them rather than fight, angering those who were close to Osman Bey. Tries to take over Gündüz's Beylik when he became the Bey instead of him and helps the Mongols against Osman Bey. Is manipulated by his wives. He became the Selçuk Sançak Bey, a Selçuk operative figure, for a while after he allied with the Mongols. He later accepts his mistakes and begs for forgiveness but was punished by Ertuğrul and sent out of the tribe for a while into Söğüt. He respects and is loyal to his older brother, Ertuğrul Gazi. Later in season two, when Ertuğrul goes on his death bead, he decides to betray his brother and nephews in order to seize the Kayı Beylik. He is angered when Osman becomes the Bey, collaborating with anyone against Osman. He is eventually executed by Osman for his treachery. Based on Dündar Bey.

These actors joined the main cast later in the series:

  • Burak Çelik as Göktug Alp[8] Göktug (formerly Kongar)[9] is one of Osman Bey's main alps. He is formerly Balgay's right-hand man and adoptive son, and Konur Alp's long lost younger brother. He becomes a "Mankurt" (brainwashed Mongol) after his tribe is raided after he is given to a slave trader. He reverts to Islam after he sees a letter from the Emperor confirming Balgay bought him from the slave market. He is recaptured by Balgay who again brainwashes him with the use of his shaman. After killing his brother, the devastated Göktug reverts to Islam once again. He becomes the Alpbaşı (transl. Chief Alp) of the Kayı tribe after Osman becomes the Bey. He returns from his fake exile as Osman's spy on Nikola and Targun. He later helps Bala escape and kill Targun and reunites with Osman. After Targun's death, he becomes the leader of the Cuman Turks. Not to be confused with Diriliş: Ertuğrul's Göktuğ.
  • Kanbolat Görkem Arslan as Savcı Bey;[10] Savcı is the second son of Ertuğrul Gazi and Halime Sultan, Gündüz Bey's younger brother and Osman Bey's older brother. Savcı is the husband of Lena Hatun and father of Bayhoca and a son named Ertuğrul. He goes to Crimea in season 1 but later returns in season 2. He is a scholarly, knowledgeable man and an 'alim, and has tense relations with Osman, while being mislead by his ambitious uncle Dündar, but he accepts Osman as the Bey and supports him unlike his uncle. He is wounded by Flatyos when trying to save Bayhoca, but he later recovers. After Bayhoca is killed by Flatyos and the latter is captured, Savcı and Lena kill Flatyos for revenge. Martyred by Epharistos Kalanoz. Based on Saru Batu Savcı Bey.
  • Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy as Malhun Hatun;[11][12] Malhun is the daughter of Ömer Bey, the wife of Osman Bey, and the Hanım of the Bayındır tribe, an Oğuz tribe settled in Ankara suffering persecution from Geyhatu. The tribe consists of 1000 people and seeks to settle in Bithynia on Osman's invitation, which was one of the reasons why Malhun came. Comes from a noble lineage of Beys formerly loyal to the Selçuk State and Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat. She is skilled in archery and combat, but has tense relations with Bala Hatun while being somewhat arrogant due to her father's power. Is sent by her father to examine the western borders of the state. She discovers Dündar's ring in Söğüt, and attempts to find the traitors in the Kayı tribe herself. Based on Malhun Hatun.


The series is written and produced by Mehmet Bozdağ and directed by Metin Günay. The theme music is by Alpay Göktekin (died 5 May 2020)[13] and Zeynep Alasya. It was filmed in Riva, Istanbul and broadcasting of season 1 began in November 2019 on ATV.[14]


The show has been well received in Turkey. In December 2019, Kuruluş: Osman attracted record viewership on ATV, in its fourth weekend of broadcast, the 4th episode of the series recorded a countrywide rating of 14.46.[15] Mehmet Bozdağ claims that the show has also been a great success in Albania, he said that the show is the "most watched TV show" in the country. In Albania, the show is called "Osmani".[16] The show has also been gaining popularity in Pakistan for being the sequel to Diriliş: Ertuğrul.[17] and is slated to air on Geo Entertainment.[18] In January 2021, the show, which was one of the most popular shows in Turkey, began broadcasting in the Middle East on Noor Play.[19]

Awards and nominations

See also


  1. ^ Ozan Bodur is also the writer for season 1 while Rafet Elçi also wrote most of the episodes of the second season.
  2. ^ The time gap between Diriliş: Ertuğrul and the start of Kuruluş: Osman is unclear; at one point early in season 1, it is indicated to be around 25 years since the Kayı tribe moved into Söğüt (and Osman was born), while at another, it is implied that Osman is 20-years-old.


  1. ^ a b "Kuruluş Osman'ın ilk tanıtım fragmanı yayınlandı!". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 9 October 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kuruluş Osman oyuncuları isimleri: Kuruluş Osman dizisinde kim kimdir?". (in Turkish). Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ "'Diriliş: Ertuğrul': Are we fans of aspirational history or quality television?". The Express Tribune. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Osman – atv". Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Bala Hatun – atv". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Boran – atv". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Dündar – atv". Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Kuruluş: Osman Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Story Line". Urdu News Live. 12 July 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Kongar – atv". Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Savcı – atv". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Kuruluş Osman'ın Malhun Hatun'u belli oldu! Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy kimdir?". (in Turkish). Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Kuruluş Osman kadrosuna bomba transfer (in Turkish)". (in Turkish). Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  13. ^ BAYRAK, İsmail. "Müzisyen Alpay Göltekin hayatını kaybetti". (in Turkish). Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Kurulus Osman (The Ottoman) Synopsis And Cast: Turkish Drama". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Establishment Osman (Kuruluş Osman) Stays Strong at No. 1!". 15 December 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  16. ^ "'Kurulus Osman' is the 'most watched' TV show in Albania says producer". Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Kurulus: Osman: Mehmet Bozdag shares trailer for upcoming episode". Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  18. ^ "'Kurulus: Osman' coming on Geo Entertainment soon; Latest promo leaves fans excited". Geo TV. 6 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Kuruluş Osman şimdi de Ortadoğu'da - atv". @atvcomtr (in Turkish). Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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