Mehmet Bozdag: A gem of the Sakarya University

Turkey is renowned all over the world for its warm hospitality and so are the Turks. From Alexander the Great to the Seljuk Turks to the Great Ottoman Empire Turkey has hosted so many rich heritages in world history. The city of Istanbul is the epitome of nostalgia for the rich history of the world.

The film industry is one of the prosperous forms of introducing the historical culture in front of the world. Hollywood and Bollywood industries from America to India are famous for promoting their cultures through cinema. The pandemic has given new birth to this culture of cinema. We have been blessed with Over the Top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar to name a few.

Here comes the rise of Mehmet Bozdag who went ahead to introduce the history of the Ottoman Turks with a series ‘Resurrection Ertugrul’. Mr Bozdag is an alumnus of the Sakarya University’s History and Sociology departments. He completed his bachelors and masters degrees in these disciplines respectively. The early primary and secondary education of Bozdag has been completed in the Kaiseri province of Turkey.

Always keen on studying history Mr Bozdag started his career in the year 2009 as a screenplay writer with documentary serials like ‘Son Ruya’ and ‘Kardes Sehirler’. He then went ahead to produce a famous series on the 13th century Anatolian Sufi Poet Yunus Emre. However, the world acknowledged him with a super hit series Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul). It is written and produced by Bozdag.

The series started in 2014 and completed in 2019 with 150 episodes. The series has been watched by millions of people around the world in more than seventy countries.

There is no doubt Mr Bozdag writes his heart and is capable to capture the emotions of people. Currently, he is busy with his project Establishment Osman (Kurulus Osman) which is the sequel of the Resurrection Ertugrul. The series is broadcasted by ATV and has been successful in attracting a record viewership in Turkey. 

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Mohammad Rafay

I am currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Financial Econometrics from Sakarya University, Turkey. Apart from economics, I love penning down thoughts with an open mind.

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