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Suskunlar (Game of Silence)
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Screenplay by 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 network Show TV
Original release 1 March (2012-03-01) – 2 December 2012 (2012-12-02)
Related shows Game of Silence

Suskunlar (English: Game of Silence[1] [original title]), is a Turkish television drama, broadcast on Show TV in 2012."Suskunlar" tagline is lyrics of Ahmet Kaya "How will you know why i have been in silence?".

It was aired in over 30 countries[2]It's based on the true story of children (Ali Avcı, Metin Subaşı, Levent Hamurcu) who were sentenced in absentia to nine years in prison on the charge of stealing a baklava car in Gaziantep, 1997 ." [3][4] by Pınar bulut deren (the writer of "Ezel"). Each week, one episode was filmed in 6 days.


Four young boys drive a baklava car without knowing how and accidently hit and kill an old man. They are tried in their absence and sentenced to several years in prison. In the prison they go through very hard time and are abused. After growing up they try to help the kids that are still being abused by going to court. But the prison is playing dirty.


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
 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
 United Arab Emirates Dubaitv 7 March, 2016 21:00 UAE, 17:00 GMT


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

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