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Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem
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Also known as The Magnificent Century: Kösem
Written by Yılmaz Şahin
Özen Yula
Nükhet Bıçakçı
Sevgi Yılmaz
Directed by Mkkkk. Çağatay Tosun
Mert Baykal
Yağız Alp Akaydın
Zeynep Günay Tan
Deniz Koloş
Starring See below
Composer(s) Aytekin Ataş
Country of origin Turkey
Original language(s) Turkish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 60
Producer(s) Timur Savci
Running time 120–155 minutes
Production company(s) Tims Productions
Original network Star TV (2015–2016)
FOX (2016–2017)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 12 November 2015 (2015-11-12) – 27 June 2017 (2017-06-27)
Preceded by Muhteşem Yüzyıl
External links
Production website

Muhtesem Yüzyıl: Kösem is a Turkish television sequel to the 2011 Turkish television period drama Muhteşem Yüzyıl. Written by Yılmaz Şahin, it recounts the life of Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan, a slave girl who became one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history after she was captured and sent to the harem of Sultan Ahmed I.[1] Actresses Nurgül Yeşilçay, Beren Saat and Anastasia Tsilimpiou played the titular role in three different ages of her life, while actors Ekin Koç, Boran Kuzum, Taner Ölmez, Metin Akdülger and Tugay Mercan were cast as different sultans of the Ottoman dynasty. Also in the starring cast were actresses Hülya Avşar, Tülin Özen, Leyla Feray, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Aslıhan Gürbüz and Hande Doğandemir, who played prominent roles of different sultanas in the series.

The first few episodes of the series were filmed in Chios, Greece.[2] An excerpt of the show was screened in Cannes, France, at the annual international television festival MIPCOM about a month before its official premiere on Star TV on November 12, 2015.[3][4] It was later transferred to FOX for its second season. Since its broadcast, Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem has been aired in several countries.[5][6]

Its final episode aired on 27 June 2017. The series' finale marked the end of the six-year Muhteşem Yüzyıl saga.[7]


Season 1[edit]

Ahmed is an Ottoman prince, son of Sultan Mehmed III and Handan Sultan. He laments for the loss of his elder brother Mahmud, who was executed on the order of Sultan Mehmed, after a seer predicted his ascension to the throne. His father, fearing a coup d'état to dethrone him, executed Mahmud. The intrigues of Safiye Sultan were also a possible reason for Mahmud's death, as Mahmud's intimacy for his mother Halime Sultan proved a threat to Safiye's status as Valide Sultan. Unforeseen, Sultan Mehmed III also dies, clearing the way for Ahmed to ascend to the Ottoman throne.

Meanwhile, in Tinos (modern day Greece) Anastasia (also referred as Nasya), is a 13-year old Greek girl who lives an idyllic life with her father Enzo, her mother, and her younger sister. Previously, she was painted with a lamb in her hands. This portrait is delivered to Safiye Sultan, who presents it as a gift to her grandson Sultan Ahmed I. Due to the impression made on him, Safiye Sultan orders the girl to be brought to Topkapi Palace. On the road to Istanbul, Anastasia spots Iskander, a young trainee in the Janissary cadet school, run by Zülfikar Ağa, who vows to Anastasia that he will return her to her family and her homeland. Once they arrive at Topkapi, Cennet Hatun begins lecturing Anastasia on palace etiquette and courtesy. But Anastasia swore she would return to her homeland at all costs. While wandering the palace, she discovers a mysterious passageway leading to a secret garden, and there she first sees Sultan Ahmed. Ahmed introduces himself with a different name, and soon Anastasia starts having feelings for Ahmed. The other harem concubines, envious of Anastasia's beauty, start telling false tales to Anastasia, making her believe the sultan eats young girls' hearts. Anyhow, Anastasia is later taken to the sultan, who is bitten in his fist by Anastasia. But as soon as she looks up and discovers who he is, she is no longer afraid anymore. Meanwhile, Halime Sultan flees along with her children, Dilruba and Mustafa, so as to save the latter from execution and eventually have him ascending to the throne. They are caught though and Mustafa is spared at the very last moment.

Believing Safiye Sultan is behind a conspiracy to replace him with his brother Mustafa as sultan, Ahmed decides to banish Safiye from the palace, and to deprive her off her wealth and authority.

Fahriye Sultan's relationship with Mehmed Giray is exposed to the audience, with Şahin Giray revealing his intentions of ending the Ottoman line and becoming the sole sultan. Safiye suggests a marriage between Dervish Pasha and Fahriye Sultan to Ahmed. After Mehmed Giray and Fahriye's relationship becomes known to the sultan, Mehmed is sentenced to death, but the sultan spares him after he hears Sahin Giray's plead. Not long after, Şahin instructs Fahriye to poison her nephews Ahmed and Mustafa. Fahriye agrees, doing it in order to preserve her affair with Mehmed. Handan blames Anastasia and has her tortured.

Bülbül Ağa finds out that Sultan Ahmed's malady isn't poison, but pox. Riots take place when the locals discover what is happening. Hope emerges at the face of Ahmed's concubine Rasha, who is found to be pregnant but Halime has the girl attacked by bandits while being sent to safety. Safiye, fearing the end of the three century old Ottoman dynasty, encourages the rest of the family to leave the palace with her. Anastasia, willing to stay with Ahmed, is reluctant. She stands in front of the rebels and admonishes them for abandoning their sultan in the times when he most needs them. They reply by calling her a witch then shoot her with a rifle. The bullet does not harm her, but lands on her Ta'wiz. Later, Anastasia visits a sorceress, who gives her a cure to Ahmed's pox. In return, Anastasia is told that she will walk a road filled with blood, she will see all the people she loves die before her eyes. Halime Sultan also applies sorcery to cure Mustafa's malady.

Everything turns normal, and Anastasia's name is changed to Kösem which means pioneer. She then converts to Islam. Safiye asks Kösem to convince Ahmed to let her remain in the palace, but Kösem refuses, saying that she should have stood by Sultan Ahmed when he needed them. This marks the beginning of Kösem and Safiye's animosity.

Handan Sultan orders her guards to execute Sehzade Mustafa. Kösem, who coincidentally happens to be with the Sehzade, prevents them from killing him. She doesn't, however, tell the Sultan about Handan's crime due to Handan's position as Kösem's ally against Safiye. At the same time, Ahmed leads the assault against the bandits and saves Rasha.

Enzo, Kösem's father is kidnapped and taken hostage by Safiye's guards. She uses this to blackmail Kösem into telling the Sultan about Handan's crime, and convincing him to keep her in Topkapi. Sultan Ahmed banishes his mother to the Old Palace (also known as "Eski Saray" or "Palace of Tears"). Safiye and Ahmed's relationship eventually starts recovering. Safiye, however, does not keep her promise and kills Enzo. Kösem is enraged and vows for revenge.

Cennet Hatun's love affair with one of the palace guards becomes known to the sultan, who orders her execution. While Cennet is in her prison cell, Kösem asks her about Safiye's secret, vowing to release her if she tells her what it is. Cennet is silent in the hope that Safiye will come and rescue her. All Cennet utters is that the secret is about Fahriye Sultan before Bülbül arrives, demanding her release by Safiye Sultan. As Kösem probes into Safiye's secret, she is aided by Halime Sultan who informs Kösem that the people who burnt Cennet's face were loyal to Safiye. Kösem takes advantage of this point to make Cennet tell her Safiye's secret and to change her allegiance. Rasha, renamed Mahfiruze, gives birth to a son named Osman. Fahriye Sultan and Dervish wed.

Kösem warns Safiye that she has only one day to pack all her belongings and leave for the Eski Saray, otherwise Kösem will inform the sultan about everything. Safiye agrees, asking only that she get the letter proving Fahriye's treason. The next morning, all the harem is alarmed at Safiye Sultan's departure. As she is on her carriage accompanied by Bülbül and Cennet, Cennet hands her the manuscript. Safiye is shocked that the manuscript is plain and contains no writing, meaning Kösem had tricked her and kept the real manuscript for herself. Cennet announces her allegiance to Kösem, and leaves the carriage feeling satisfied at taking her vengeance.

Kösem finds out that she is pregnant. Sultan Ahmed hands Kösem the crown of Hürrem Sultan, showing his love and respect for her. After this, Kösem blurts out Safiye's secret to Ahmed, which infuriates him. Dervish Pasha is blackmailed by his wife into helping her hide in a dargah, called Darul Aman (House of Protection), whose owner, Aziz Mahmud Hudayi, prohibits any forms of violence within its walls, including that commanded by the Sultan. Fahriye takes asylum in that house.

Sultan Ahmed asks his mother Handan Sultan to return to the palace, which pleases her very much. Months pass and Kösem bears a son named Mehmed. When Mehmed Giray visits Fahriye, she admits to him that she hates him. As a result, Mehmed begins working with Kösem Sultan to lure Fahriye out of the religious house, so the guards may take her to the Sultan's justice. They succeed in hatching this plan, and Fahriye is taken to the Sultan, who spares her for the sake of the royal family's reputation. He later exposes his true intentions when he assigns Dervish the task of punishing her. Whilst he and Fahriye are enjoying a meal and red wine, blood begins pouring down Fahriye's nose, indicating that the wine must have been poisoned. Fahriye dies in Dervish's arms. Safiye is left heartbroken, and vows to take down Sultan Ahmed from the throne.

Sultan Ahmed leaves for his military campaign against Safavid Persia. During this time, Safiye orders Ahmed's assassination and buys the loyalties of the pashas and the janissaries, who storm the palace at night, and kill many, including Mahfiruze Sultan; however Kösem escapes execution with the help of Zülfikar and Bülbül Ağa. Safiye meanwhile orders that Mustafa be brought to her and he is clothed and tidied in the morning, ready for the sword girding ceremony. But just before Mustafa is declared sultan, Ahmed arrives from campaign, having survived the murder attempt thanks to Dervish. He incarcerates Safiye in the Maiden's Tower, and strips her off all her power. Then, he decides as a ruler to execute his brother in order to secure his crown, but later spares Mustafa and instead has him put in confinement. Kösem, apart from being allowed to raise Osman herself, also takes Meleki, a poor, left-motherless-by-the-coup-events girl she has befriended, under her wing.

Hümaşah Sultan, Safiye Sultan's eldest daughter, arrives from Egypt. Not long after, Kösem is told by Mehmed Giray about the truth of Dervish and his role in the assassination of Sultan Mehmed III. Meanwhile, because of Halime Sultan the truth of Handan Sultan and Dervish Pasha's feelings for one another is exposed, making Handan vulnerable. The secret of Dervish Pasha's involvement in Sultan Mehmed III's death is revealed to Ahmed, who kills Dervish himself. Handan Sultan soon commits suicide, fearing that her secret has been told to her son. After Handan's death, Hümaşah Sultan is given the leadership of the harem. During this time, Sultan Ahmed prepares to build a mosque opposite Hagia Sophia.

Sultan Ahmed orders the release of Safiye from the Maiden's Tower, due to her aid in rescuing Kösem from the bandits. Hümaşah resigns from her role, due to Kösem Sultan's intrigues. Later, the former is informed by Bülbül that her long lost brother, the lost prince of the Ottoman dynasty, is Iskander. Safiye and Hümaşah conceal this truth for over eleven years, during which time Kösem consolidates her power and bears seven more children, Zülfikar and Hümaşah marry and Iskender assumes the post of Hasodabaşı (chamberlain of the Sultan). Ahmed, has also sired a son, Bayezid, on a third woman, Gülbahar. On the aspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr, Ahmed decides to release Mustafa, who unbeknownst to everyone has become mentally unstable over time. Sultan Ahmed Mosque has been completed, and Sultan Ahmed, along with his sons and brother Mustafa, says the Friday prayer at the mosque. That same time, Safiye plans to poison Sultan Ahmed in order to clear the path for her own prince through a concubine;she succeeds and Sultan Ahmed, already suffering from stomach problems, is eventually told he has less than a fortnight to live.Kösem meanwhile has the girl killed,only to find out that she was her sister.

In a moment of haste, Hümaşah informs Zülfikar about Iskender's secret, and he in return informs Kösem Sultan. Kösem, fearing for her children's fate after her spouse's death, convinces Ahmed to order Iskander's execution. Meanwhile, Halime Sultan and Menekse arrange the marriage of Dilruba Sultan to the grand vizier Halil Pasha, but she defies them and secretly marries Davud Pasha.

Sultan Ahmed learns that his disease is progressing, and asks that he be legally married to Kösem before his death. A few days after Dilruba's official wedding, Sultan Ahmed dies due to abdominal pain. Kösem Sultan then aids Şehzade Mustafa in gaining the crown, however Halime and Dilruba turn against her, banishing her to the Old Palace. In the meantime, Iskender, having been spared by Zülfikar reunites with his mother and they plot to seize power and exact revenge.

Realizing her mistake, Kösem plans a coup d'état to dethrone Sultan Mustafa and replace him with her stepson Şehzade Osman. Kösem uses Mustafa's weak mental state in order to justify her actions. Halime, seeing Kösem's sons as a threat to her authority, orders them executed, but with the unexpected help of Bülbül and Hümaşah,Kösem arrives just in time to save them, and then orders the janissaries to throw Mustafa in prison, and send Halime to the Old Palace. Osman ascends to the throne as Osman II, but he refuses to end Kösem's exile at the Old Palace, due to her role in Mustafa's ascension and three years later orders the execution of her eldest son Mehmed, who he believed, because of Safiye and his tutor's intrigues, the janissaries saw as a candidate for the throne.

Distraught, Kösem Sultan decides to dethrone Osman, while at the same time she repays Safiye by collaborating with Zülfikar to apparently kill Iskender. This event causes Safiye to commit suicide; dying, she admits her defeat to Kösem and gifts her with Hürrem Sultan's emerald ring.Eventually Osman's plans to replace the janissaries with a more loyal army proved to be the primary motive to his abashment, masterminded by Davud and during which Cennet and Zülfikar are killed, and subsequent incarceration and strangulation, thus enabling Mustafa's second reign to begin.

Hümaşah leaves the capital forever. Kösem, having reconciled with her stepson but failed to save him, is immensely anguished by his loss, and decides to annihilate all her rivals. Thus, she orders her allegiants to dispatch Davud, Dilruba and Halime, then imprison Mustafa again, viewing his psychologically disturbed condition not a threat to her rule. She then prepares to enthrone her eldest living son Murad to the Ottoman throne, thus inheriting the position of Valide Sultan, declaring herself the official regent to the crown, and gaining her prestige as the most formidable, influential, and powerful sultana in the Ottoman history.

Season 2[edit]

Kösem has been the all-powerful Valide Sultan and regent to her son Sultan Murad IV for nearly a decade, when the military unrest causes the latter to deprive her of her authority and the two clash. With the control of the state fully in his hands, Murad sets his plans of restoring the empire to the times of prosperity and conquest and checking corruption in motion. At the same time, the Hungarian princess Farya Bethlen seeks refuge at the Ottoman court and the instant attraction between her and the Sultan causes reactions. A strain is also put on Murad's relationship with his sister Gevherhan after the execution of her husband, as well as in hers with their mother, when she eventually opts for love instead of power games. Their half-brother and Crown Prince, Bayezid, though loyal himself to the sultan, is drawn in conflict too, due to the ambitions of his mother, Gülbahar, who has been long obscured by Kösem; all the while the other princes' and infidels' agendas remain unknown and anti-Ottoman sentiments and plans resurface in the West.

Series overview[edit]

Season Timeslot Season premiere Season finale No. of episodes Section range TV channel
1 20:00 12 November 2015 (2015-11-12) 9 June 2016 (2016-06-09) 30 1–30 Star TV
2 20:00
18 November 2016 (2016-11-18) 27 June 2017 (2017-06-27) 30 31–60 FOX


The Imperial Family[edit]

Actor name Character name Description Seasons Character status
Nurgül Yeşilçay Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan Haseki Sultan, favourite consort and later legal wife of Sultan Ahmed, mother of the majority of his children. Valide Sultan and regent to two sons and a grandson 2 Major
Beren Saat 1
Anastasia Tsilimpiou
Hülya Avşar Safiye Sultan Sultan Murad III's widow, Valide Sultan and mother of Sultan Mehmed III, Ahmed's grandmother 1 Major
Ekin Koç Sultan Ahmed I The 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, son of Sultan Mehmed III and Handan Sultan 1 Major
Tülin Özen Handan Sultan Valide Sultan and mother of Sultan Ahmed, Sultan Mehmed III's widow 1 Major
Aslıhan Gürbüz Halime Sultan Sultan Mehmed III's widow, mother of Şehzade Mahmud, Dilruba Sultan and Sultan Mustafa I, Valide Sultan 1 Major
Berk Cankat İskender/Şehzade Yahya The adopted son of an Austrian blacksmith and a trainee at the Janissary cadet school, Sultan Murad III and Safiye Sultan's son, Ahmed's uncle,in love with Kösem 1 Major
Vildan Atasever Hümaşah Sultan Safiye Sultan and Sultan Murad III's eldest daughter, Ahmed's aunt, Hasan Pasha's and later Zülfikar Pasha's wife/widow 1 Major
Gülcan Arslan Fahriye Sultan Safiye Sultan and Sultan Murad III's daughter, Ahmed's aunt, in love with Mehmed Giray, later Dervish Pasha's wife 1 Major
Melisa Ilayda Ozcanik Dilruba Sultan Only daughter of Sultan Mehmed III and Halime Sultan, sister of Sultan Ahmed and Sultan Mustafa, wife of Kara Davud Pasha 1 Supporting
Öykü Karayel Major
Cüneyt Uzunlar Sultan Mustafa I The 15th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, son of Sultan Mehmed III and Halime Sultan 2 Supporting
Boran Kuzum 1 Major
Alihan Türkdemir Supporting
Taner Ölmez Sultan Osman II The 16th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, son of Sultan Ahmed and Mahfiruze Sultan, adopted by Kösem 1 Major
2 Guest appearance
Burak Dakak Şehzade Mehmed Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's firstborn son 1 Major
Dilara Aksüyek Mahfiruze Sultan Sultan Ahmed's consort, mother of Sultan Osman II 1 Supporting
Beste Kökdemir Meleksima Sultan Favourite consort of Sultan Osman II and mother of Şehzade Ömer 1 Supporting
Bahar Selvi Akile Hanım Legal wife of Sultan Osman II, mother of Zeynep Sultan and Şehzade Mustafa 1 Supporting
Sude Zulal Güner Ayşe Sultan Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's firstborn daughter, Nasuh Pasha's widow 1 Supporting
Balim Gayebayrak Fatma Sultan Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's secondborn daughter 1 Supporting
Çağan Efe Ak Sultan Murad IV The 17th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's secondborn son 1 Supporting
Metin Akdülger 2 Major
Boran Bağcı Guest appearance
Farah Zeynep Abdullah Farya Sultan Sultan Murad IV's legal wife, mother of Şehzade Selim and Şehzade Süleyman, daughter of Transylvanian Prince Gabriel Bethlen and Catherine of Brandenburg 2 Major
Leyla Feray Ayşe Sultan Haseki Sultan and consort of Sultan Murad IV, mother of Şehzade Ahmed, Hanzade Sultan and Ismihan Kaya Sultan 2 Major
Ayça Kuru Gülbahar Sultan Sultan Ahmed's consort, mother of Şehzade Bayezid 1 Supporting
Sibel Taşçioğlu 2 Major
Berk Pamir Şehzade Bayezid Sultan Ahmed's son by Gülbahar Sultan 1 Supporting
Yiğit Uçan 2 Major
Eymen Kaan Şehzade Kasım Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's thirdborn son 1 Supporting
Doğaç Yıldız 2 Major
Çağla Naz Kargı Gevherhan Sultan Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's thirdborn daughter, Topal Recep Pasha's wife/widow, in love with Silahtar Mustafa 1 Supporting
Aslı Tandoğan 2 Major
Ece Çeşmioğlu Atike Sultan Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's fourthborn and youngest daughter, twin to Ibrahim, Silahtar Mustafa Pasha's wife/widow 2 Major
Rîdvan Aybars Düzey Sultan Ibrahim The 18th Sultan of Ottoman Empire, Sultan Ahmed and Kösem Sultan's fourthborn and youngest son, twin to Atike Sultan 2 Major
Tugay Mercan
Hande Doğandemir Turhan Sultan Haseki Sultan and consort of Sultan Ibrahim, mother of Sultan Mehmed IV and Beyhan Sultan. Valide Sultan and regent to her son after Kösem's death 2 Major
Müge Boz Hümaşah Sultan Haseki Sultan, favourite consort and legal wife of Sultan Ibrahim, mother of Șehzade Orhan 2 Supporting
Ece Guzel Dilaşub Sultan Haseki Sultan and consort of Sultan Ibrahim, mother of Șehzade Süleyman 2 Supporting
Firuze Gamze Aksu Muazzez Sultan Haseki Sultan and consort of Sultan Ibrahim, mother of Șehzade Ahmed 2 Supporting

Statesmen and palace officials[edit]

Actor name Character name Description Seasons Character Status
Mete Horozoğlu[8] Zülfikar Pasha Commander of the Istanbul Cadet Janissary Corps, later a vizier and Hümaşah Sultan's husband 1 Major
Mehmet Kurtuluş Derviş Mehmed Pasha Sultan Ahmed's mentor and first bodyguard, later becomes Fahriye Sultan's husband and Grand Vizier 1 Major
Mustafa Üstündağ Kara Davud Pasha Dilruba Sultan's husband, Grand Vizier during Mustafa I's reign 1 Major
Şahin Sekman Lala Ömer Efendi Sultan Osman II's tutor, later Cennet Hatun's husband 1 Major
Cihan Ünal Kuyucu Murad Pasha One of the viziers of Ahmed I, becomes the Grand Vizier after the execution of Derviş Mehmed Pasha 1 Supporting
Tolga Tuncer Nasuh Pasha Safiye and then Kösem's chief allegiant, later Ayşe Sultan's husband and Grand Vizier 1 Supporting
Şener Savaş Halil Pasha Two time Grand Vizier, in service of Kösem Sultan 1–2 Supporting
Engin Benli Sinan Pasha One of Sultan Murad IV's viziers, head of Istanbul's Jesuit order after Father Cornelius, in love with Gülbahar 2 Major
İsmail Demirci Kemankeş Mustafa Pasha Commander of the Janissary Corps and later Admiral of the Fleet and Grand Vizier, in love with Kösem 2 Major
Caner Cindoruk Silahtar Mustafa Pasha Sultan Murad IV's bodyguard and companion, in love with Gevherhan Sultan, later Atike Sultan's husband and second-in-command vizier after the execution of Abaza Mehmed Pasha 2 Major
Metin Belgin Ahizade Hüseyin Efendi Şeyhülislam efendi (supreme religious leader) 2 Major
Çağrı Şensoy Deli Hüseyin Pasha Former palace halberdier and an allegiant of Sultan Murad and later Kösem Sultan, Admiral of the fleet and third-in-command Vizier 2 Major
Eser Karibil Emirgüne/
Yusuf Pasha
A former Safavid Persian prince, Sultan Murad's confidant and companion after Silahtar Mustafa's death 2 Major
Emre Başer Köprülü Mehmed Pasha One of the viziers of Sultan Ibrahim and Sultan Mehmed, an allegiant of Turhan Sultan 2 Major
Ali Düşenkalkar Cinci Hüseyin Efendi Sultan Ibrahim's healer and confidant 2 Major
Şemsi İnkaya Zekeriyazade Yahya Efendi Ahizade's predecessor and successor-in-office and a confidant of Sultan Murad 2 Supporting
Ismail Filiz Abaza Mehmed Pasha Governor of Bosnia and later second-in-command Vizier, an allegiant of Kösem Sultan 2 Supporting
Asil Büyüközçelik Ladikli Bayram Pasha Second-in-command Vizier following Silahtar's death and later the Grand Vizier after Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha's demise, an allegiant of Kösem Sultan 2 Supporting
Cengiz Okuyucu Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha Grand Vizier after the execution of Topal Recep Pasha and an allegiant of Kösem Sultan 2 Supporting

Palace servants and concubines[edit]

Actor name Character name Description Seasons Character status
Hakan Şahin Hacı Mustafa Ağa Chief eunuch of the harem after Reyhan Ağa and Handan Sultan's servant who serves Kösem Sultan after Handan's death 1–2 Major
Esra Dermancıoğlu Cennet Hatun Safiye Sultan and then Kösem Sultan's servant, chief treasurer of the harem 1 Major
Nadir Sarıbacak Bülbül Ağa Safiye Sultan's servant 1 Major
Ebru Ünlü Eycan Hatun Kösem Sultan's servant 1 Supporting
Eylem Yıldız Menekşe Hatun Halime Sultan's servant, chief treasurer of the harem 1 Supporting
Sasha Perera Gölge Hatun Kösem Sultan's confidant and guardian 1 Supporting
Emre Erçil Reyhan Ağa Chief eunuch of the harem and an allegiant of Şahin Giray 1 Supporting
Nurinisa Yıldırım Dudu Hatun Chief treasurer of the harem, served Handan Sultan 1 Supporting
Gizem Emre Yasemin Hatun Sultan Ahmed's concubine and Safiye Sultan's allegiant, Kösem Sultan's sister 1 Supporting
İhsan Önal Süleyman Ağa Safiye Sultan's servant, serves in the palace during Osman's reign 1 Supporting
Burcu Gül Kazbek Melek Hatun/
Madame Marguerite
Farya's governess and servant, after her death Atike Sultan's servant and later chief treasurer of the harem 2 Major
Sezgi Sena Akay Sanavber Hatun Sultan Murad's concubine, a Safavid spy and an ally of Sinan Pasha 2 Supporting
İdil Yener Lalezar Hatun Kösem Sultan's servant, chief treasurer of the harem 2 Supporting
Ahsen Eroğlu Meleki Hatun Kösem Sultan's servant, chief treasurer of the harem 1 Supporting
Șeyma Burcu Gül 2 Supporting
Gümeç Alpay Aslan Şivekar Hatun Sultan Ibrahim's concubine 2 Supporting
Gizem Kala Zarife Hatun Sultan Ibrahim's concubine, mother of his eldest son Osman 2 Supporting
Fırat Topkorur Süleyman Ağa Turhan Sultan's servant 2 Supporting

Otherwise associated to the palace[edit]

Actor name Role name Description Seasons Character status
Erkan Kolçak Köstendil Şahin Giray Han A Crimean lord, Mehmed Giray's brother 1 Major
Kadir Doğulu Mehmed III Giray A Crimean lord, Şahin Giray's brother, later the Crimean Khan, in love with Fahriye Sultan 1 Major
Ahmet Varlı Pinhan Ağa Şehzade Mustafa's imaginary confidant 1 Supporting
Muhammed Uzuner Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi One of the most famous sufi ermiş (Muslim saint) of the Ottoman Empire 1 Supporting
Ozan Ağaç Cebecibaşı Mansur Ağa A Janissary leader and one of the key people in dethroning Osman II, an ally of Davud Pasha 1 Supporting
Cenk Suyabatmaz Kilindir Uğrusu One of the Janissaries who cooperates with Davud Pasha to dethrone Sultan Osman 1 Supporting
Ferit Kaya Kara Sait One of the people who lead the Celali rebels during Ahmed I's reign 1 Supporting
Alma Terzic Ester Hatun Kösem Sultan's economic agent (kira), in love with Silahtar 2 Supporting
Necip Memili Evliya Çelebi Chronicler and explorer of the time, close friends with Hezarfen, friend of Murad, Silahtar and Kemankeş 2 Supporting
Uşan Çakır Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi Polymath, inventor and aviator of the time, close friends with Evliya, friend of Murad, Silahtar and Kemankeş 2 Supporting
Serkan Keskin Nef'i Poet and satirist of the time 2 Supporting
Murat Atik Father Cornelius Catholic priest, head of Istanbul's Jesuit order and agent of the Pope 2 Supporting

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Local title Network Premiere date Timeslot
 Afghanistan Magnificent Century: Kosem 1TV October 17, 2016 20:00
 Albania Sulltanesha Kosem Tv klan October 17, 2017 21:00
 Algeria السّلطانة قسم
as-Sulṭānah Qusum
Echorouk TV
January 1, 2016
May 27, 2017
 Arab World حريم السلطان - السلطانة قُسم
Hareem-el Sultan: El Sultana Qosum
OSN January 1, 2016 20:00
 Argentina Kosem, La Sultana Telefe 2018 TBA
 Bangladesh Sultan Suleiman: Kosem Deepto TV February 17, 2018 19:30
 Bulgaria Великолепният век: Кьосем bTV June 27, 2017 (season 1)
April 23, 2018 (season 2)
 Chile Kosem, La Sultana Canal 13 January 3, 2017[9][10] 22:30
 Estonia Sajandi valitsejanna Kanal 2
Kanal 11
September 17, 2016 - December 30, 2017
January 6, 2018 - May 5, 2018
 Georgia დიდებული საუკუნე: ქოსემის რისხვა
Didebuli saukune: Kosemis riskhva
Rustavi 2 September 12, 2016 19:50
 Greece Κιοσέμ: Η Σουλτάνα" Victory TV (Internet Platform) February 3, 2016[11]
 Hungary A szultána TV2 September 13, 2016 22:00[12]
 India Kosem Sultan Zee Alwan 2017
 Indonesia Abad Kejayaan 2: Kosem SCTV January 1, 2016 20:00[13]
 Iran ماه‌پیکر
Maah Peikar
January 1, 2016
August 14, 2016
 Kazakhstan Ғаламат ғасыр. Көсем дәуірі 7 Channel October 17, 2016 21:50
 Kosovo Shekulli Madhёshtor: Kosem RTV21 April 11, 2016 20:00
 Latvia Lieliskais gadsimts. Kosema" LNT April 21, 2018 21:05[14]
 Lebanon Sultana Kosem Al Jadeed Sep 5, 2016 18:50 [15]
 Lithuania Didingasis amžius. Jos Didenybė Kiosem LNK September 4, 2016 14:25
 Mexico La Sultana Kosem Imagen Television February, 2018 21:00
 Moldova Kosem Canal 2 September 4, 2017 20:00
 Mongolia Косем Edutainment TV May 21, 2017 21:00
 Northern Cyprus Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem Star TV (season 1)
FOX (season 2)
November 12, 2015 20:00
 Pakistan کوسم سلطان

Kösem Sultan

Urdu 1 Season 1 - 31 October 2016 - 4 April 2017
Season 2 - 24th July 2017 - 9 April 2018
Mon-Fri 21:00 PST
Mon-Wed 22:30 PST
 Poland Wspaniałe stulecie: Sułtanka Kösem (season 1)
Wspaniałe stulecie: Sułtanka Kösem - Murad IV (season 2)
TVP1 April 25, 2016 18:40
 Romania Kosem Kanal D Romania January 23, 2017 20:00
 Russia Великолепный век. Империя Кёсем
Magnificent Century. Empire of Kosem
Domashniy January 7, 2017 19:00
 Tunisia Sultana Kosem Nessma TV September 12, 2016 18:50 [16]
 Ukraine Величне століття. Нова володарка 1+1 September 24, 2018 17:10 [17]
 United Arab Emirates حريم السلطان - السلطانة قُسم
Hareem-el Sultan: El Sultana Qosum
Dubai TV
January 1, 2016
September 4, 2016
 Uruguay Kosem La Sultana Monte Carlo TV March 10, 2017 21:30
 Uzbekistan Ko'sem Milliy TV 2017 21:00


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