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 Asli Sütçüoglu / ... (126 episodes, 2004-2009)
Levent Üzümcü ...
 Cem Onaran / ... (126 episodes, 2004-2009)
Hale Caneroglu ...
 Yaprak (126 episodes, 2004-2009)
Senay Gürler ...
 Fatos (126 episodes, 2004-2009)
Yildirim Öcek ...
 Sadettin Yerebakan / ... (118 episodes, 2004-2009)
Veysel Diker ...
 Tacettin (117 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Tahsin Sütçüoglu / ... (116 episodes, 2004-2008)
Hümeyra ...
 Iffet Sütçüoglu / ... (111 episodes, 2004-2008)
Yavuz Seckin ...
 Sertaç (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Burhan Altintop / ... (79 episodes, 2006-2009)
Vural Çelik ...
 Gülenay / ... (76 episodes, 2004-2008)
Hasibe Eren ...
 Makbule Kiral (74 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tanriverdi (74 episodes, 2006-2009)
Celal Belgil ...
 Sabit Aksoy (70 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sensel Uykal ...
 Hediye Aksoy (70 episodes, 2006-2009)
Ececan Gümeci ...
 Nilay Aksoy (70 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Volkan / ... (67 episodes, 2004-2009)
Rutkay Aziz ...
 Bülent Onaran / ... (67 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Izzet (66 episodes, 2006-2009)
Suna Keskin ...
 Sedef Onaran (65 episodes, 2006-2009)
Bihter Özdemir ...
 Zeynep Hacer Aksoy (60 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Sacit Kiral (59 episodes, 2006-2008)
Evrim Akin ...
 Selin Yerebakan / ... (52 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bülent Polat ...
 Sehsuvar / ... (52 episodes, 2004-2006)
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Traditional ambitions in modern life
25 September 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

"Avrupa Yakasi" means "European Side", which refers to the common usage of west side of Istanbul, since the big metropolis is divided into two by the Istanbul Strait, while eastern part is called "Anatolian Side".

However in this funny sitcom by ATV, "Avrupa Yakasi" is the name of a Fashion & Style Magazine, which the main characters work for. The office of the magazine and almost all of the characters live in "Nisantasi", located in the European side of Istanbul. It is an important detail for this TV series, because "Nisantasi" is presented as the home town of "high society" in Istanbul.

Since the story is about the high society or the "White Turks", who are educated and successful in their career, but also funny and romantic, sometimes feels like the characters are taken from similar American productions like "Sex and the City", "Ally McBeal" etc.

Maybe for balancing these characters with Turkish reality or because of Istanbul, which is a melting pot, a city of great contrast, we have some completely contrary characters somehow found them in "Nisantasi". This opposition creates ridiculous atmosphere and many possibilities for funny rivalry between sides.

Since the story is usually established on the colorful life of high society that we can describe them as "European Side"; watchers also surprised and amused by the opposite characters that can be described as the "Anatolian Side", sometimes because of their naive and unexpected behaviors, and sometimes because of very smart but short term solutions that they found to problems.

"Avrupa Yakasi" is one of the most successful TV series of last year. Almost every character has created own fans. However "Gulse Birsel" who is the leading actress and also the writer of the script, and "Ata Demirer" who is a former comedian, made "Avrupa Yakasi" a phenomenon and created the major difference among other Turkish sitcoms.


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