Epic independence fight in 21st century. Turkish independence war against occupying forces (Greece, England, France, Italy) in her land.
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Series cast summary:
Asli Öyken ...
 Nesrin Hanim (2 episodes, 1994)
Ege Aydan ...
 Capt. Faruk Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd George, P.M. of England (2 episodes, 1994)
Aytaç Arman ...
 Gen. Enver Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Haluk Kurtoglu ...
 Gen. Papoulas (2 episodes, 1994)
Macit Koper ...
 Gen. Hadjianesti (2 episodes, 1994)
Alev Sezer ...
 Gen. Trikoupis (2 episodes, 1994)
Mehmet Aslantug ...
 Capt. Fazil Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Mehmet Ege ...
 Gen. Fahrettin Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Müsfik Kenter ...
 Gen. Harrington (2 episodes, 1994)
Timur Selçuk ...
 Gen. Refet Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Semih Sergen ...
 Gen. Yakup Sevki Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Askin Nur Yengi ...
 Fikriye Hanim (2 episodes, 1994)
Mehmet Ulay ...
 King Constantine of Greece (2 episodes, 1994)
Mehmet Çerezcioglu ...
 Gounaris, P.M. of Greece (2 episodes, 1994)
Engin Inal ...
 Dr. Adnan Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Don Henderson ...
 Lord Curzon (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Winston Churchill (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Mohammad Ali Jinnah (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Ms. Stevenson (2 episodes, 1994)
Yaman Okay ...
 Col. 'Deli' Halit Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Yavuzer Çetinkaya ...
 Ali Sükrü Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Yakup Kadri Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Avni Yalçin ...
 Gen. Selahattin Adil Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Gen. Sarigiannis (2 episodes, 1994)
Taner Barlas ...
 Gen. Spridonos (2 episodes, 1994)
Kutay Köktürk ...
 Col. Pallis (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Veli Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Macide Tanir ...
 Zübeyde Hanim (2 episodes, 1994)
Necdet Mahfi Ayral ...
 Old Man (2 episodes, 1994)
Mücap Ofluoglu ...
 Ziya Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Zihni Küçümen ...
 Sir Rumbold (2 episodes, 1994)
Erol Keskin ...
 Mr. Franklin Buillon (2 episodes, 1994)
Kenan Bal ...
 Col. Asim Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Füsun Demirel ...
 'Kara' Fatma Seher Hanim, Chief of Female Guerilla Group (2 episodes, 1994)
Altan Akisik ...
 Gen. Frangou (2 episodes, 1994)
Kenan Isik ...
 Gen. Kazim Karabekir Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Sümer Tilmaç ...
 Col. Kemalettin Sami Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Alp Öyken ...
 Father of Nesrin Hanim (2 episodes, 1994)
Levent Özdilek ...
 Lt.Col. Nazim Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Nedim Dogan ...
 Gen. Izzettin Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Fikret Kuskan ...
 Capt. 'Kemrelik' (2 episodes, 1994)
Can Kolukisa ...
 Yusuf Kemal Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Yilmaz Zafer ...
 Dr. Nazim Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Aslan Altin ...
 Gen. Marden (2 episodes, 1994)
Ali Taygun ...
 Ali Kemal Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Lieut. Refik Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Feyzi Tuna ...
 Sultan Vahdettin of Ottoman Empire (2 episodes, 1994)
Tunca Yönder ...
 P.M. Kalegerapoulos of Greece (2 episodes, 1994)
Nihat Ileri ...
 Foreign Commissioner Chicherin of Soviet Russia (2 episodes, 1994)
Mümtaz Sevinç ...
 Gen. Ali Fuat Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Levent Ülgen ...
 Lt.Col. Kenan Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Selcuk Uluergüven ...
 Mehmet Sükrü Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Sgt.Maj. Gazi (2 episodes, 1994)
Dinçer Sümer ...
 Col. Behiç Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Hikmet Karagöz ...
 'Deli' Dervish (2 episodes, 1994)
Nurettin Sen ...
 Hamdullah Suphi Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Cevdet Aricilar ...
 Col. Resat Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Mustafa Yavuz ...
 'Kara' Vasif (2 episodes, 1994)
Ferdi Merter ...
 P.M. Protopapadakis of Greece (2 episodes, 1994)
Yücel Erten ...
 Dr. Riza Nur Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Mustafa Alabora ...
 Hasan Saka (2 episodes, 1994)
Gazanfer Ündüz ...
 Adm. Rauf Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Halit Ergör ...
 Hüsrev Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Yasar Güner ...
 Sait Molla (2 episodes, 1994)
Turgay Tanülkü ...
 Lt.Col. Salih Bey (Aide-de-camp of M.Kemal Pasa) (2 episodes, 1994)
Güven Besimoglu ...
 Mr. Rattigan (2 episodes, 1994)
Erdal Küçükkömürcü ...
 Col. Plastiras (2 episodes, 1994)
Ahmet Sezerel ...
 Halil Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Koray Ergun ...
 Maj. Tevfik Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Yasar Cemil Akin ...
 Zamir Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Devrim Parscan ...
 Gen. Dusmanis (2 episodes, 1994)
Yaman Tarcan ...
 Lt.Col. Hayrullah Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Orhan Aydin ...
 Gen. Dimaras (2 episodes, 1994)
Yusuf Sezgin ...
 Gen. Kazim Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Ihsan Baysal ...
 Ambassador Aralov of Soviet Russia (2 episodes, 1994)
Aytaç Yörükaslan ...
 Abdullah Usta (2 episodes, 1994)
Altan Gördüm ...
 Lt.Col. Naci Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Capt. 'Topal Gazi' (2 episodes, 1994)
Metin Çekmez ...
 Sgt.Maj. Eyüp (2 episodes, 1994)
Kivilcim Kaya ...
 Gen. 'Sakalli' Nurettin Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Mehmet Güleryüz ...
 Hafiz Mehmet Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Cevat Capan ...
 Musa Kazim Hoca (2 episodes, 1994)
Ece Okay ...
 Guerilla-Woman (2 episodes, 1994)
Yüksel Arici ...
 Lt.Col. Stimber (2 episodes, 1994)
Sahin Ergüney ...
 Maj. Baki Bey (2 episodes, 1994)
Ayda Aksel ...
 Corp. Halide Edip Hanim (2 episodes, 1994)
Rutkay Aziz ...
 Marsl. Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Mahmut Cevher ...
 F.Marsl. Fevzi Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
Savas Dinçel ...
 Gen. Ismet Pasa (2 episodes, 1994)
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Epic independence fight in 21st century. Turkish independence war against occupying forces (Greece, England, France, Italy) in her land.

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Simon Ward reprises his role as Winston Churchill from Young Winston (1972). See more »

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Capt. Faruk Bey: Captain Faruk, Izmir, you summoned me sir.
Minister of Military Affairs: My son, you haven't saluted English military police officer Lt. Miller last night in Beyoglu is it true?
Capt. Faruk Bey: True sir.
Minister of Military Affairs: I guess you hadn't seen him, thats why you didn't salute him isn't it my son?
Capt. Faruk Bey: No sir. I had seen him. His rank was lower. According to the army traditions, he should have saluted me first.
Minister of Military Affairs: There is no tradition left my son. Those men are using every advantage of their victory. They sent a protest about the event this morning. It is not ...
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Independence story of a new-born nation from ashes of the destructed Ottoman Empire during WWI.
22 December 2004 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

The "Kurtulus" (Eng. "Liberation") is the greatest production in Turkish film industry. TRT (Turkish Radio Television Institution), state TV corporation, produced this mini series - or TV movie - with the greatest actors and actresses working in the Turkey's greatest theater companies. Despite Rutkay Aziz (as Mustafa Kemal Pasa), Savas Dincel (as Ismet Pasa), Ayda Aksel (as Halide Edip Hanim), T.P. McKenna (as Lloyd George) and Mahmut Cevher (as Fevzi Pasa) are the leading acting team, the remainder of the cast are doubtless "magnificient" for their realistic acts.

The story begins with the end of Inonu Battle II. England's use of Greece and its people as a war machine is showed from an objective perspective. Turkey's marvelous persistence not to be defeated, while the Greek army approached to Ankara for just 30 miles, is reflecting the character of a nation which starts the destruction of the Britain's Imperialist foreign policy. War scenes, soldiers' map talks and political games in Turkish interior and exterior politics are quite realistic and non-boring.

The cinematography, direction, objectiveness, costumes, art direction and great music compositions are the key elements other than the wonderful cast.

It is a pity that the whole film is in Turkish and is just watched by the Turkish audiences. I just want to make my Greek friends to watch this film. Because, the film itself is just compound of the naked truth of the era. The film emphasizes on the humanist officers in both Turkish & Greek armies. Especially, the conversation between Gen. Trikoupis and Mustafa Kemal Pasa is almost a friend talk in military traditions.

Lloyd George, P.M. of the Great Britain, summarizes the film in the end: "The centuries rarely produce a genius. It is our bad luck that the great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation." referring to Mustafa Kemal Pasa.

The film is great. The acts are great. The message of the film is great.

This is all great. 10/10


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