Turkish dramas are a great source of attraction for people across the world. We have a list of the top 13 Turkish school dramas that you can watch if you love youth-based dramas.
People are always curious about new dramas and movies and language is no more a barrier. There are many genres in Turkish dramas too but here we are talking about the 13 best Turkish dramas that are based on school life and youth. (Some of these Turkish school dramas are also available on youtube with English subtitles). (The list is random)
1: Adi Sevgi (Hidden Wings) (2022-):
Adi Sevgi is one of the Turkish School dramas that is heartbreaking at so many points. The story revolves around a girl Zeynep and her female teacher. Zeynep belongs to a low-income family but is very passionate about her studies. She wants to complete her studies and become successful. A man from a rich family attracts her beauty and becomes obsessed with her. The man forces her into marriage and when she constantly rejects him, he threatens her family.
Zeynep’s teacher Elif knows that something is wrong as Zeynep can never skip school and then how can she leave her studies. There starts a long battle between the man’s obsession whose focus is only on marriage with Zeynep and getting her, his evil family who support their son’s wrongdoings and also hide his mental illness and the teacher’s struggle to save Zeynep from this hell and bring her back to school. Emir is another influential man who helps Elif many times and they start admiring each other efforts. Zeynep’s class fellows also want to see her back in school and they try their best to protest against the influential family to leave Zeynep alone. (Watch here)
2: The Teacher (Ogretmen) (2020):
This Turkish drama is about a dedicated teacher Akif who is determined to expose the suicide of one of his hardworking students. The student commits suicide after facing bullying and harassment. Before this incident, Akif was a quiet person who only focuses on his work. However, after his student commits suicide, he decides to give moral lessons to his student to make them better humans. He keeps the students’ hostage in the classroom learn them a lesson. The genre of this Turkish school drama is a psychological mystery that is based on youth. It has 9 episodes.
3: Orphen Flowers (Kirgin Cicekler) (2015):
The story of this psychological drama revolves around a girl who is abused by her stepfather. Her mother does not believe her and sends her to an orphanage. Her life starts as an orphan but she tries her best to survive. School life is also not easy for her as she is poor and an orphan but she survives along with other orphan girls. This Turkish drama has three seasons and it has 113 episodes.
4: Gunesin Kizlasri (Sun’s Girl) (2015-2016):
This is one of the popular Turkish school dramas. This Turkish drama is also available in Urdu and is equally popular in Pakistan and India. The drama is about three sisters whose mother gets married a second time. Nazli and Selin are twins but they are opposite each other. Selin is a flirt who always looks for a boy while Nazli is not interested in it.
She has more concerns for her family and her mother. She is aggressive and possessive about her family and when their mother decides to marry a second time, Nazli creates havoc. The drama is about their acceptance of their mother’s new life which also brings change into their lives. Moreover, it is about their love relationships. This is one of the Turkish dramas based on youth emotions and relationships. The drama cast includes popular Turkish actress Hande Ercel. This is one of the school love story dramas that is dubbed in Urdu and available on youtube. (Watch here)
5: My Left Side (Sol Yenim) (2020-2021):
This Turkish School series is about a girl Serra who works a part-time job to support her mother and herself. Her family went through a tragedy in the past and her father left them. She becomes a hot topic in the university when she lands in an expensive car and everyone thinks she is from a wealthy family. She has to face lots of challenges at university, especially when the two most famous boys at university develop an interest in her. she fell in love with a rich guy and this causes a lot of problems for her.
Serra is a brilliant student and she believes in hard work. She continues her hard work through all conspiracies as she is a strong girl. This s one of those Turkish school dramas that ended abruptly because of low ratings in Turkey. However, the drama had much potential and attracted an international audience and this is one of the famous school love stories dramas for international audiences. (Watch here)
6: Bitter Sweet Life (Hayat Bazen Tatlidir) (2016-2017):
This Turkish School drama is based on love and friendship. The story starts with a private party where a boy Koray tries to take advantage of her girlfriend Gozde. Luckily, she is saved by her sister Hayat who is a teacher in their school. She is a hardworking person who has responsibilities for her family. Her younger sister is Gozde who does not want to listen to her but soon understands her.
She also studies in the same school and she takes great care of her but after Koray creates problems they are transferred to a new school. Gozday does not get over the breakup and wants her back in his life. While his behaviour is problematic for most people. Hayat and Gozde are transferred to a new school. There is another young couple Sevda and Burak in the school. At the first meeting, Burak looks at Gozde with interest and this makes Sevda extremely jealous. She is insecure and often asks her boyfriend to stay away from other girls.
Soon, Koray also takes admission to the same school and this creates more love triangles and problems. In short, the story is more about the relationship of young boys and girls at school, their competition with each other and their love lives. The genre of this Turkish drama is rom-com. (Watch here)
7: Waiting for the Sun (Guneshi Beklerkend) (2013-2014):
This is one of the popular Turkish school dramas. The story revolves around Zeynep who starts living in her mother’s friend’s house. She enrols in a private school with the help of her mother’s friend. She comes across Kerem who is a bully. Their relationship starts with hate and Kerem traps her in love. After a while, he betrays her. However, after that, he fell in love with her. The drama is also about Zeynep in search of her lost father. This drama has 54 episodes and if you are looking for a fierce female lead, this Turkish drama is for you. Unfortunately, it is not available on youtube with English subtitles.
8: Love 101 (Ask 101) (2020):
This is another rom-com Turkish drama based on school life. The story revolves around a group of spoiled school students who do everything wrong to make the administration angry. Their saviour is only one teacher who tries to protect them. However, she has to leave the town. The students try their best to make her fall in love with another teacher so that she will not leave. Their struggle and fight are also against the corruption of school administration as well as they are trying to find the meaning of their lives. The drama is about their realization of relationships and the importance of life. This is one of the Turkish school dramas that are also available on Netflix.
9: Duy Beni (Hear Me) (2022-):
Duy Beni is one of the most famous and latest Turkish school dramas. The drama focuses on class differences as well as school bullying. The story revolves around Ekim who wants to catch the culprit who caused the accident of her best friend Layla. The traces lead everyone to a school where only rich kids study and they consider themselves a superior race. Ekim gets admission to the school along with her two friends because the school wants to secure their reputation. School life becomes hell for Ekim and her friend as they face lots of bullying.
They are not only mocked and ridiculed for their class difference but also because one rich boy Kanat is attracted to Ekim. Kanat has a rich girlfriend who thinks she rules the world and she emotional blackmails Kanat. Kanat is not in love with her but he has to live with her because of her emotional blackmailing as soon Ekim enters the school he is attracted to her. There are lots of conspiracies and extreme bullying in the series and you can feel uncomfortable in the beginning. However, you can witness the passionate hate and love stories of Kanat and Ekim. You can watch the new episodes with subtitles on youtube.
10: 4N1K (First Love) (2018):
This high school Turkish drama is based on the life of five friends (four male and one female). Oguz, Ali, Sinan, Gokhan and Yaprak are best friends and have a group. No one can mess with them. Yaprak is the only girl in their group who acts like a boy until Baris enter her life. The twist is Ali who is among Yaprak’s best friends also loves her.
Yaprak does not have any idea about it and starts feeling for Baris. This is one of the Turkish high school comedy romance dramas and it is a must watch. It is a great blend of friendship, love and highly entertaining. The characters are beautifully written and you can enjoy every bit of it. (personal recommendation).
11: High School Patrol (Lise Devriyesi) (2017):
This is one of the interesting high school Turkish dramas where a policeman Yigit disguises himself as a student in order to catch a criminal. Isil is the daughter of a police commissioner and she also knows about this operation of Yigit and his superiors. The criminal’s son Firat has no idea about his father as his father hardly meets him. They all try to be close to Firat in order to track down his father. Yigit and Firat both fell in love with Isil. The drama is a blend of comedy, romance and friendship. It is available on youtube but without subtitles.
12: Hope is not Handcuffed (Umuda Kelepce Vurulmaz) (2016):
The drama is about a young high school student Firat who seeks justice against a rich student Onur who killed his younger brother in a car accident. The rich spoiled arrogant brat does not even repent or realize his heinous crime but instead always tries to harm Firat. There are always fights between them and Onur is unharmed. Ceren who is a witness to the younger brother’s killing is a good girl but is forced by school authorities not to take action against Onur. She cares for Firat and always tries to help him. It is available on Youtube without subtitles.
13: The Dusty Collar (TozluYaka) (2022):
This is one of the Turkish school dramas which is about a murder investigation. Ali and his friends take admitted to a high-profile school where one of their friends was studying on scholarship. The friend is dead and they believe it is a murder or someone is behind his death. It is not easy for them to study between high society kids and search for clues.
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