Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Traditional Women Roles in the Age of Emancipation

Cast of Muhteşem Yüzyıl. Image via Dubai TV.

Living in an Arab country, I think anyone would find it rather difficult to overlook the feverish debates sparked by Arabic-dubbed Turkish soap operas featured on Arab television screens. Three years ago, it was the spectacular drama series Noor that captivated the region’s (and MMW’s) attention. But this time in 2012, it is the dazzling Turkish Muhteşem Yüzyıl, known in Arabic as "Hareem Sultan" (The Women of Sultan), that dominates personal conversations and public discussions within commun … [Read more...]


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