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.
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'
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
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