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Rise of Empires: Ottoman 

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Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
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Series cast summary:
Cem Yigit Uzümoglu ...  Fatih Sultan Mehmet / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Tommaso Basili ...  Emperor Constantine XI 6 episodes, 2020
Selim Bayraktar ...  Çandarli Halil Pasha 6 episodes, 2020
Birkan Sokullu ...  Giovanni Giustiniani Longo 6 episodes, 2020
Osman Sonant Osman Sonant ...  Loukas Notaras 6 episodes, 2020
Tuba Büyüküstün ...  Mara Brankovic 6 episodes, 2020
Ushan Çakir ...  Zaganos Pasha 6 episodes, 2020
Damla Sönmez ...  Ana 6 episodes, 2020
Ilayda Akdogan ...  Therma Sphrantzes 6 episodes, 2020
Tugrul Tulek Tugrul Tulek ...  George Sphrantzes 6 episodes, 2020
Luca Marroco ...  Gennadius Scholarius 6 episodes, 2020
Deniz Ince Deniz Ince ...  Giustiniani Entourage 1 6 episodes, 2020
Coskun Altunbay Coskun Altunbay ...  Giustiniani Entourage 2 6 episodes, 2020
Masallah Baris Masallah Baris ...  Giustiniani Entourage 3 / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Alen Papazyan Alen Papazyan ...  Giustiniani Entourage 4 / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Ryan Ol ...  Genovese Nobleman 6 episodes, 2020
Talha Efe Cenetoglu Talha Efe Cenetoglu ...  Giustiniani Entourage 3 / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Lars Brownworth ...  Self - Author, 'Lost to the West' 6 episodes, 2020
Roger Crowley ...  Self - Author, '1453' 6 episodes, 2020
Charles Dance ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2020
Halit Ergenç ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2020
Jason Goodwin ...  Self - Author, 'Lords of the Horizons' 6 episodes, 2020
Marios Philippedes ...  Self - Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst 6 episodes, 2020
Michael Talbot ...  Self - Senior Lecturer in Ottoman History, University of Greenwich 6 episodes, 2020
Resit Berker Enhos ...  Byzantine Nobleman 1 5 episodes, 2020
Tarik Emir Tekin Tarik Emir Tekin ...  Mehmed Entourage 1 5 episodes, 2020
Dogukan Gürhan Dogukan Gürhan ...  Mehmed Entourage 2 5 episodes, 2020
Ramazan Demir Ramazan Demir ...  Mehmed Entourage 3 5 episodes, 2020
Serkan Demir Serkan Demir ...  Mehmed Entourage 4 / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Alp Türker Ilkman Alp Türker Ilkman ...  Ottoman Emmisary and Mehmeds Guard / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Emrah Safa Gürkan ...  Self - Associate Professor of History, Istanbul 29 Mayis University 5 episodes, 2020
Celal Sengör ...  Self - Istanbul Technical University 5 episodes, 2020
Cem Baza ...  Hasan Pasha 4 episodes, 2020
Nail Kirmizigül Nail Kirmizigül ...  Hizir Çelebi 4 episodes, 2020
Cagatay Atasagun Cagatay Atasagun ...  Selim Pasha 4 episodes, 2020
Ilkay Oskay Ilkay Oskay ...  Byzantine Nobleman 3 / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Hakan Aydin Hakan Aydin ...  Byzantine Nobleman 4 / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Giovanni Lelli Giovanni Lelli ...  Byzantine Nobleman 4 episodes, 2020
Dogan Can Sarikaya Dogan Can Sarikaya ...  Young Mehmed 3 episodes, 2020
Eva Dedova ...  Catherine Brankovic 3 episodes, 2020
Alex Dave Alex Dave ...  Byzantine Nobleman 2 3 episodes, 2020
Gökhan Güngör Gökhan Güngör ...  Mehmed Entourage 4 / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Serhat Kurtay Serhat Kurtay ...  Çandarli Entourage / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Geoffrey Ballinger Geoffrey Ballinger ...  Priest / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Berk Memik Berk Memik ...  Mehmed Entourage 6 / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Salih Usta Salih Usta ...  Ottoman Advisor 3 episodes, 2020


Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

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George Sphrantzes was the Emperor Constantine XI's personal secretary and friend. According to his own account of the conquest of Constantinople, his daughter Thamar (named Therma in the series) was 12 years old when the city fell and was taken into captivity by the Turks, dying in the Sultan's harem in September 1455 of an infectious disease. Therefore, the series inaccurately portrays her as having escaped to the island of Chios. There is also no evidence that Thamar and Giovanni Giustiniani Longo, the leader of the Genoese mercenaries, were in a romantic relationship. See more »

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UNTRUTHFUL SUBJECTIVE documentary, with great visual effects.
25 January 2020 | by CaglatureraySee all my reviews

I gave it a 7rating due to high quality of visual effects. Moreover the actor playing the main character, Mehmed II, seems to be a great actor. Overall Production quality is good. On the other hand, the historical explanations, details are not really truthful. They made heroes out of Genoese and Venetians. ??!!! What about the story behind the conquest by Ottoman emperor? What was the emotional reason behind it ? Why are there no details about the christians' crusade wars? Where is the talk about revenge? Where is the talk about the importance of Istanbul ? Plus, Mehmed's mother is known, she is Hüma Hatun, she even has a grave! But this productions says: "mehmet's mother is unknown". That is very confusing! This whole production is mainly lacking the truth. I didn't find it objective at all. The history has been demonstrated as if it was a Spartans movie. What about the customs and traditions of Turkish people? This documentary is Really really brain washing !! Who the f. is Giustiani?? Why is he at the center of this documentary? For example why didn't we see more of Zaganos Pasha? Isn't he more important as the right hand of the conqueror?? Doesn't he deserve more scenes than Ana character? Why is the emotional struggle of Ottoman army NOT shown, why does this production heavily weigh in towards the emotional struggle of Byzantine fighters? This production is very biased. This is a documentary but unfortunately NOT OBJECTIVE and NOT TRUTHFUL. Where are the great Turkish historians who can tell us the story better? For example Professor Ilber Ortayli. He should have been involved in this production.

Another problem is with language. The narrator is great, he gives a lot of fresh air while watching, nice to ears. However the spoken English of all actors/actresses is horrible. I could barely understand what they were saying. I had to watch it with English subtitles. Since English subtitles is a must to be able understand, then why was the outspoken language between ottoman characters not in their own language? Why do our ears need to suffer? History is needs to be represented as it is. In the production they could have easily made: the narrator speaks in English, historians speak in English, Byzantine characters speak in English or Latin, Ottoman characters speak in Turkish. At least among each other. It was ridiculous. At one point Ana speaks Turkish when she is talking to Sultan Mehmed, Apparently her parents are Turkish so she does speak the language, but when Ana meets the wounded Ottoman soldier, she suddenly forgets Turkish and they speak in English. B.S.!! Net net, if season2 is in the making, it needs to be objective and truthful.

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24 January 2020 (Hungary) See more »

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Istanbul, Turkey

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