Diriliş Ertuğrul is a Turkish historical adventure television series that takes place in the 13th century and centers around the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire and focuses on the kayı tribe.
With the Mongol invasions, oppression and slaughters, Turkic tribes flee from Central Asia. The Kayi tribe is one of Oghuz Turkic people with four hundred large nomad tents settling in Anatolia. But they get through a difficult time due to famine. All these nomads want to migrate to a better place where they can start a new life. Suleyman Shah is the leader of the Kayi tribe and his two sons Gündoğdu and Ertuğrul are reliable to him.
Ertuğrul is a young brave man and the younger son of Suleyman Shah. He often goes hunting with his three close men. One of these days, they come across prisoners taken by the knights of the Knights Templar. Ertuğrul and his three men save the lives of a young girl named Halime and her family from the knights and kill them all. They bring them to their tribe without knowing their true identity. Halime and her family belong to a noble family of the Seljuk Empire and were to be executed if Ertuğrul did not save them. Due to the fear of being caught, they do not reveal their true identity. However, their arrival brings new difficulties to the Kayi tribe: the Seljuk Empire is threaten to have war if they do not let their guests go and the Knights Templar is seeking for revenge. For this reason some nomads start to blame Suleyman Shah for not being able to be a good leader. This suits up well for Kurdoğlu, swore brother of Suleyman Shah, who has a hidden agenda. Suleyman Shah takes action and sends Ertuğrul on a vital mission for finding new land. For this reason, Ertuğrul and his three men go to Aleppo in order to make an agreement with the Sultan. They set off a chain of events that ultimately will lead to the founding of the Ottoman Empire.
Here's a good video trailer of the show
So I have to ask, did Oghuz Turks at the time look more like modern Uzbeks, or had they already interbred with Anatolians to look like modern Turks?
Accurate enough most likely, obviously it's going to have dramatisation and a favour to wards the Turkish side but i'd say keeping that in mind it's impartial enough. It's got interesting stuff with the nomads and mongols and all that.
I'm guessing it depends which branch of Oghuz Turks you're talking about, the Turks had split apart into multiple tribes and clans along Anatolia really until the Ottomans blobbed it all together iirc
At Ertugrul's time? no, we hadn't even properly settled in Anatolia let alone mixing with Anatolians.
But your logic is flawed, Oghuz Turks have been living with Iranids since forever, we always looked different from Karluks and Kıpçaks.
Don't watch the show by the way, it is worse than Muhteşem Yüzyıl, and that is something.
No, not at all. First of all, the geography and history doesn't go hand to hand. The tribe isn't even at the correct land it should be stationed at.
Plus, there is a propaganda going on against Mongols that is on "Soviet propaganda on Nazis" level, for some reason.
This is also wrong. The 24 tribes of Oghuz Turks all came to Anatolia and all the tribes could be seen on any place of Anatolia. You are thinking of Turkic tribes in the European sense of tribes, which is wrong.
Rome was the shit. I still haven't forgiven HBO for cancelling it.
It's probably the only show that has a realistic portrayal of Roman battle tactics.
The worst part is that they keep bringing the actors into GoT for small shit roles. Apparently the guy that played Mark anthony said he would never do it because they replaced Rome with it.
You can watch Omar, a Saudi series about the first caliphs, on YouTube.
It's pretty much Muslim propaganda, and whitewashed as fuck, but it's still interesting for being about a crucial period that no one else covers in Western shows.
>No El Ministerio del Tiempo
I'm intrested in the Show OP, I'm currently living in turkey and I'd like to learn the language.. maybe you could tell me where I can find a torrent with the show (in HD if possible) so I can watch it when I have time! thanks
Was El ministerio del Tiempo actually historically accurate? I didn't watch it, but I've heard good reviews about the show
I don't know about torrent but there's this
Might I ask what you are doing in Turkey? It's not often that people move to Turkey really.
I'm in Istanbul, in Yeditepe university (which is a complete shit as uni)
that would be awesome, maybe you can recommend me some cool historical stuff to visit in the country; I have plenty of time for visiting the country