Why Ertugrul Gazi (Resurrection Ertugrul) is so Popular around the World

Why Ertugrul Gazi is so Popular

Ertugrul Gazi (Dirilis Ertugrul) or Resurrection Ertugrul is a Turkish historical, action drama full of sword battles, Emotion, and Nationalism. The Ertugrul Gazi is based on legends of Ertugrul, The father of Osman, The Founder of the Ottoman Empire.

The show first released on 2014 by TRT and last aired on 2019. The show is also available to watch on Netflix with English Subtitles. The first season available in Urdu dubbed on Youtube by PTV.

The show tells the times and life of Oghuz Turks who fought, invaded the Byzantine, and the cruel Mongols in Anatolia ( now Turkey) of the 13th century to lay down the foundation of the Ottoman Empire.

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Why Ertugrul Gazi (Dirilis Ertugrul) is so Popular:

Ertugrul Gazi TV series has a very huge fan following around the world. The TV series broadcasted in around 150 countries. Recently its dubbed in Urdu and aired on PTV in Pakistan. TV drama the most-watched series right now and the numbers are kept on increasing. The Show is popular among Indian Viewers too, especially among Indiam Muslims.

So What Makes Ertugrul Gazi (Resurrection Ertugrul) so popular especially in Muslim countries?

The craze for the Dirilis Ertugrul, is increasing not just in the Middle East but also among Muslims of West and Southeast Asian Countries. It is because of the portrayal of a Muslim as Kind, Honest, Loyal, and Brave Heros rather than a cruel and violent terrorist. As we know in almost all the Western Movies Muslims portrayed as terrorists, barbaric, and immoral.

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The TV drama shows the bravery and kindness of Muslims and the actual teaching and values of Islam. The TV series emotionally and spiritually connected to all the Muslims especially in those countries where Muslims have the majority.

There are few more reasons for the popularity of the Dirilis Ertugrul than above-mentioned facts:

The Story and Characters:

The Dilrilis Ertugrul TV series focuses on the life, Family and friends of Ertugrul, The father of Osman I, The founder of the Ottoman Empire. According to lead actor Engin Altan Düzyatan (Ertugrul) they have only 7 pages of information about the Ertugrul. The director Metin Günay and Screen Writer Mehmet Bozdağ did a very good job to show the 13th century Anatolia.

The TV series set in many different places and many indoor and outdoor locations have used throughout the TV series to show the real Anatolia of 13th Century. Women showed playing an important role in both family and political affairs. The director knows how to keep the viewers on edge of their seats.

The characters are another major reason for the the Popularity of the TV show. The characters like Ertugrul, Turgut Alp, Bamsi Alp, Dogan Alp, Artuk Bey, Suleyman Shah, Hayme Hatun and Halime Sultan gave life to this show and actors who played these roles took it very seriously to deliver better performance.

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Important Message:

Resurrection Ertugrul gives very powerful messages to its viewers in each episode. We can see Sufis and scholars like Ibne Arabi guiding and giving the spiritual and life lessons to the Ertugrual and other charecters in throughout the series in their most difficult time.

The most notable message that we can see throughout the drama is “Never give up no matter whats the situation is”. Always fight to protect the lives of innocent, establish justice, and defeat tyrant.


This is another reason for the popularity of the Ertugrul Gazi. The Turks fight with their enemy from all sides and also deal with political and family issues at the same time. Fighting with outside and traitors withing make the series busy and intresting.

There is a big list of Villains and enemies in the Ertugrul Gazi, not just outside but also from traitors from within. In the first season, We have Titus and the Knight Templers who plot against the turks and Ertugrul with the help of traitor Kurtoglu.

In the second and third season, Noyan, Mongol commander, who is most dangerous and can do anything to defeat Ertugrul. Sa’d al-Din Köpek, who joins hands with the enemy of the state just to fullfill his greed and kill Ertugrul.

In the fourth season, Ertugrul deals with Sa’d al-Din Köpek and Byzantine Empire. Both unite against the Seljuk state and the Ertugrul. The fifth season is based on the Mongol Invasion and fights with the rebel commander Dragos.

How many seasons are there in Ertugrul Gazi:

Five seasons released by TRT so far and the fifth season is the finale season. 500 episodes are there in all the seasons of the Ertugrul Gazi.


The series has stunning story and finest characters that makes this series one of the most watched series right now around the world.

Ertugrul Gazi (Dirilis Ertugrul) is thoroughly entertaining, portrays the bravery, values, and victories of good over evil. The never giving up attitude of turks shown in the series.

I hope you like the Article on the popularity of Ertugrul Gazi or Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul) among not just Muslims but also Non-Muslims.