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The Yard 

Avlu (original title)
A woman entering a prison trying to establish her own justice. These women who are forced to give up their freedom are struggling in Karakuyu against their own order and their own laws.
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Series cast summary:
Demet Evgar ...  Deniz Demir 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Ceren Moray ...  Azra Kaya 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Nursel Köse ...  Kudret Öztürk 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Çagdas Onur Öztürk ...  Oktay Boran 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Ayça Damgaci ...  Hasret Sengül 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Kenan Ece ...  Murat Ünal 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Çigdem Benli Çigdem Benli ...  Meltem 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Ümmü Putgül ...  Dudu Aktas 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Saniye Samra Saniye Samra ...  Hacer 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Hüseyin Turunç ...  Hüseyin Aytekin 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Berna Eker Berna Eker ...  Berna Dogan 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Görkem Mertsöz Görkem Mertsöz ...  Erhan Duman 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Deniz Can Aktas Deniz Can Aktas ...  Alp Öztürk 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Vanessa Nicole Hill ...  Ilgaz / ... 44 episodes, 2018-2019
Onuryay Evrentan Onuryay Evrentan ...  Özlem Balaban 42 episodes, 2018-2019
Efsane Odag ...  Yonca 42 episodes, 2018-2019
Mihrimah Cankur Mihrimah Cankur ...  Öykü 40 episodes, 2018-2019
Deniz Barut ...  Melis Ersoy 34 episodes, 2018-2019
Nergis Öztürk Nergis Öztürk ...  Zerrin Sahin 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Selen Seyven ...  Heves 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Hülya Sen Hülya Sen ...  Naciye 32 episodes, 2018-2019
Muazzez Kirikci Muazzez Kirikci ...  Muazzez 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Ayberk Aladar Ayberk Aladar ...  Vecdi 30 episodes, 2018-2019
Mert Tanik Mert Tanik ...  Savci Tarik Ayaz 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Simel Keçecioglu Simel Keçecioglu ...  Derya Bozbayir 28 episodes, 2018-2019
Nurhak Mine Soz ...  Ipek 26 episodes, 2018-2019
Muhammet Çakir Muhammet Çakir ...  Hasan 23 episodes, 2018-2019
Kadir Satan Kadir Satan ...  Kadir 23 episodes, 2018-2019
Abigail Boucher Abigail Boucher ...  Azra Kaya 23 episodes, 2018
Meltem Savci Meltem Savci ...  Selin Balaban 21 episodes, 2018
Bülent Keser Bülent Keser ...  Zerrin's Father 20 episodes, 2018-2019


Deniz demir is married to hakan and has a daughter named ecem, one night hakan who has behavioral problems tries to shoot his wife and his daughter with a gun, trying to defend her and her mother,ecem shoots her father by mistake,at the same time deniz trying to protect her daughter takes the responsibility of this crime and enter the prison,there she finds an another atmosphere and tries to be familiar with it. Written by Reem Kasfy

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Deniz Demir: We are here because of you. It's actually because of me. Because I could not abandon you until today.
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Version of Wentworth (2013) See more »


Lyrics by Aylin Atalay
Music by Candan Erçetin
Performed by Candan Erçetin
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24 November 2019 | by kinkeaddevenSee all my reviews

I've seen some people state that this show is better than Wentworth. It isnt. It's just different - in mostly great ways. The acting is outstanding - especially considering the seemingly mediocre writing. The Australian original gives the supporting cast in depth roles in the series and this version uses them as fillers. I wish they would have given the supporting cast a more active role in the series to make it more fulfilling. Despite that, they've managed to captivate the essence of Wentworth. The woman who plays Deniz is one of the best actresses I've ever come across. Her daughter as well, but I think she went a little overboard sometimes.

It is evident, by watching this, that Turkish people are sexually oppressed. Especially when it comes to LGBTQ. In that aspect, they changed the roles of main characters who were gay in the original to straight. While that was disheartening, I was pleased that that kept the romantic endeavors of straight people to a minimum as well and focused on the main storyline.

Overall, the show has kept me captivated despite those complaints.

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29 March 2018 (Turkey) See more »

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Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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