Aşk-ı Memnu (English: Forbidden Love) is a Turkish romantic drama television series produced by Ay Yapım Productions and originally broadcasting by Kanal D between 2008 and 2010. It has been adapted from Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil's novel Aşk-ı Memnu, but takes place in the modern day instead of the novel's late 19th-century setting.

Rich widower Adnan Ziyagil lives in a Konak (a type of mansion) on the shore of Istanbul's bosporus strait with his two children Nihal and Bülent, playboy Behlül, who is a distant relative, and the children’s nanny Deniz. When Adnan meets Bihter, a much younger woman, he suddenly falls in love with her. Bihter is also a socialite couple’s daughter and agrees to marry him thinking this as a form of revenge against her mother Firdevs who fancies Adnan. Despite opposition from Adnan's children and Firdevs, the marriage goes ahead. But then Bihter and Behlül start an affair which will have far reaching effects.
The series has also been broadcast in Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia Slovenia and Iran. It will also be broadcast in Greece.

International broadcasts
Bulgaria - as Забраненият плод on bTV (Bulgaria) - 20:00, 21:00 ч.
Croatia - as Strasti Orijenta on Doma TV
Pan-Arab States - as العشق الممنوع on Middle East Broadcasting Center
Romania - as Iubire ascunsă on Kanal D Romania.
Serbia - as Zabranjeno voće on Prva Srpska Televizija.
Slovenia - as Prepovedana ljubezen on PopTV.
Indonesia - as Forbidden Love on MNCTV
Malaysia - as Forbidden Love on RTM TV2
Singapore - as Forbidden Love on MediaCorp TV12 okto
Hong Kong - as 慧眼 on TVB Pearl
Republic of China - as 慧眼 on Public Television Service
Greece - on ANT1 (soon)
Morroco - as العشق الممنوع' on '2M TV'


Main characters
Name    Actor/actress    Starring seasons    Episode count    Description
Bihter Yöreoğlu    Beren Saat    1, 2    79    Daughter of Firdevs, Adnan's wife, in love with Behlül
Behlül Haznedar    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ    1, 2    79    Distant relative of Adnan, in love with Bihter
Firdevs Yöreoğlu    Nebahat Çehre    1, 2    79    Bihter & Peyker's mother
Adnan Ziyagil    Selçuk Yöntem    1, 2    79    Bihter's husband, Nihal & Bulent's father
Nihal Ziyagil    Hazal Kaya    1, 2    79    Adnan's daughter, in love with Behlül
Bülent Ziyagil    Batuhan Karacakaya    1, 2    79    Adnan's son
Deniz Decourton (Mademoiselle)    Zerrin Tekindor    1, 2    79    Nihal & Bulent's nanny, in love with Adnan
Peyker Yöreoğlu    Nur Aysan    1, 2    79    Daughter of Firdevs, Nihat's wife, Behlül's ex-girlfriend
Nihat Önal    İlker Kızmaz    1, 2    79    Peyker's husband

Supporting characters
Name    Actor/actress    Starring seasons    Recurring seasons    Episode count    Description
Katya Melinkov    Ufuk Kaplan    1, 2    —    79    Firdevs' servant
Hilmi Önal    Recep Aktuğ    1, 2    —    79    
Aynur Önal    Zerrin Nişancı    1, 2    —    79    
Beşir Elçi    Baran Akbulut    1, 2    —    79    Servant of Ziyagil family, in love with Nihal
Süleyman Efendi    Rana Cabbar    1, 2    —    75    Chef of Ziyagil family, Şayeste's husband, Cemile's father
Şayeste Efendi    Fatma Karanfil    1, 2    —    79    Servant of Ziyagil family, Süleyman's wife, Cemile's mother
Nesrin    Evren Duyal    1, 2    —    79    Servant of Ziyagil family
Cemile Efendi    Pelin Ermiş    1, 2    —    79    Servant of Ziyagil family, son of Süleyman & Şayeste
Elif    Eda Özerkan    1, 2    —    29    in love with Behlül
Sevil    Gülizar Irmak    1, 2    —    17    
Ahsen    Gülsen Tuncer    1, 2    —    79    
Pelin    Burcu Yasa    1, 2    1    5    
Melih Yöreoğlu    Münir Akça    1    1    2