Turkey’s PM Erdogan Creticises TV series Harem Sultan

November 26, 2012   ·   0 Comments

The TV Series Harem Sultan symbolized Muslim Khalifat Suleiman the Magnificent as sex and women maniac.

Embaror Suleiman the Magnificent

Embaror Suleiman the Magnificent

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the popular TV series “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century, Harem El-Sultan)), which portrays the life and luxuries of “Magnificent” Suleiman, accusing the series of distorting historical facts.

He said he condemns the director of the TV series and the owner of the channels that broadcast the series.

Harim Sultan Series Poster

Harim Sultan Series Poster

The Turkish series “Harem Al-Sultan” is a breathtaking series, because it achieved the highest number of viewers, whether in Turkey or in Arab countries (after the dubbed and presented in more than one channel). And it was able to achieve unparalleled viewing ratios. Indeed, it is an outstanding series Turkish drama manufacture. It also has fifty-five episodes. It includes a magnitude of the exciting social and variations historical documented have had a direct impact in the dramatic plot pulls the viewer and make him live as Sultan Suleiman  who is the Magnificent in all its tales behind the scenes in the mysteries of the Ottoman palaces in that period, making it the largest series against the historical drama in the history of Turkish.
He noted that his government issued warnings to the series and he hopes that the judicial mechanism will rule appropriately regarding the series. He said there must be a response within the law to those who mock the values of the people.

The series about the famous Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, also known as Kanuni Sultan Süleyman (Suleiman the Lawmaker), continues to draw criticism for the way the series depicts the empire and the life of the sultan. The repeated scenes of the sultan with women in the harem and historical inaccuracies have resulted in many people calling on the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to ban the series.


In his real life Sultan Suleiman, upon succeeding his father, Suleiman began a series of military conquests, eventually suppressing a revolt led by the Ottoman-appointed governor of Damascus in 1521. Suleiman soon made preparations for the conquest of Belgrade from the Kingdom of Hungary—something his great-grandfather Mehmed II had failed to achieve. Its capture was vital in eliminating the Hungarians who, following the defeats of the Serbs, Bulgarians, Byzantines and Albanians, remained the only formidable force who could block further Ottoman gains in Europe. Suleiman encircled Belgrade and began a series of heavy bombardments from an island in the Danube. With a garrison of only 700 men, and receiving no aid from Hungary, Belgrade fell in August 1521.