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Imran Khan shares why the youth needs to watch Dirilis Ertugul

Imran Khan shares why the youth needs to watch Dirilis Ertugul

The dubbed version of the Turkish drama is airing on PTV as per the Prime Minister's request.
Updated 27 Apr, 2020

Turkish dramas have always been rather popular here but it was a personal recommendation from Imran Khan that put Diriliş Ertuğrul on the top of everyone's must-watch list.

In fact, it was the Prime Minister's request that led to the drama being dubbed in Urdu by PTV. About the show now airing, he shared his views on why people should give it a shot.

According to the PM, Diriliş Ertuğrul "shows the culture of Islam."

"Usually we copy things from Bollywood that have been copied from Hollywood."

He added that the drama "also has romance, has historical moments, but all while showing Islamic values... I want that our children and youth know what our culture is."

Diriliş Ertuğrul began airing in Urdu on PTV from the first of Ramazan.

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M. Emad Apr 26, 2020 10:20am
According to the PM, Diriliş Ertuğrul "shows the culture of Islam." --- Ertuğrul fled his country.
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NINO Apr 26, 2020 10:41am
If only, he speaks less and think more!
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Desi Apr 26, 2020 11:11am
I don't mind Turkish dramas, though I think Egyptian social problems are more reflective of our own.
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Chhannu Apr 26, 2020 11:24am
PM is highly obsessive on Turkey. Not good.
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Fastrack Apr 26, 2020 12:23pm
Ertugrul is easily the most beautifully crafted, brilliantly acted thriller on television. In a league of its own, once you start watching, you cannot stop till you have seen it all.
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Omair Apr 26, 2020 12:52pm
The PM has been watching this series due to the lockdown
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ukasha rajpoot Apr 26, 2020 12:52pm
Its biggest lesson is to create a secular state where justice prevails.
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Cris Dan Apr 26, 2020 12:53pm
IK needs to live in present and with future targets. Not in past.
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rich Apr 26, 2020 01:04pm
so now he is promoting dramas? great
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Cris Dan Apr 26, 2020 01:51pm
Ah -ha why not Iranian movies?
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hussain Apr 26, 2020 02:58pm
This is a historical drama set in the 1200's CE, it's not about current Turkish culture as some are suggesting, rather it refers to the struggles of a particular tribe that overcame adversity to set up the Ottoman Khilafate. I enjoyed watching the whole 5 series with subtitles in English. currently watching Kurulus Osman .
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AAA Apr 26, 2020 03:17pm
He lives in past and fantasies of history which is written by victors, there is hardly any truth in it.
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fareed Apr 26, 2020 04:06pm
Turks are the people who built their nation with moral and dignity. Example was shown when they defied military coup and stoodby leader.
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Bilal Khan Apr 26, 2020 04:10pm
The only thing the youth need to do is read more.
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Khan Apr 26, 2020 04:27pm
Our PM wants to be jack of all trades but master of none
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Texan Apr 26, 2020 04:54pm
He should be encouraging Pakistani drama industry to make such dramas and supporting the industry.
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rsultan Apr 26, 2020 07:12pm
Since when has Turkish Culture become our culture? Sure, Turks follow Islam like most of us do. But Islam is also practiced in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. And to lesser extent in Philippines, Thailand and other assorted South East Asian countries. China too has a sizeable numbers of Muslims. And many of these countries are closer to us in culture and heritage than the Turks, central asians or ME. And Bollywood has made several very good films that portray Islam well and in practical everyday life or in unique situations.
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nit Apr 26, 2020 07:24pm
trying to be someone you are not , what happened to Arab culture ?
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Kashif Apr 26, 2020 07:26pm
Very good step love u PM
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manzer Apr 26, 2020 07:38pm
An excellent drama but it is too long. I watched it in original Turkish with English subtitle. The person dubbing it in Urdu has to work hard to get the original feel.
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M. Emad Apr 26, 2020 08:36pm
Turkish cultre, society and history completely different from Pakistan.
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parveez shafi Apr 26, 2020 08:42pm
We have been watching it since last year. We have introduced to all our family and friends. Every one we know are watching it now. My grandchildren love it.
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Cris Dan Apr 26, 2020 08:54pm
@rsultan well said and true.
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Jamil Soomro, New York City Apr 26, 2020 09:29pm
@M. Emad Pakistan Culture is different.But Bangla Desh and West Bengal Culture is same.
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mehaboob basha Apr 26, 2020 10:00pm
Turkish culture is the same as western.
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A shah Apr 27, 2020 12:08am
Seems Imran Khan is too busy watching foreign films and YouTube
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TruthMatters Apr 27, 2020 12:47am
Nothing wrong with Turkish culture or learning about Islamic history. Best to avoid Bollywood as it’s neither Pakistani nor Islamic, and lately, it’s been nothing but overtly Islamophobic.
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Xaled Apr 27, 2020 01:42am
@rsultan 'Since when has Turkish Culture become our culture? ' Since the Mughal days
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Asad Apr 27, 2020 03:01am
It’s an excellent series. Everyone should watch it.
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Vishal lucknow Apr 27, 2020 03:13am
So he is promoting movies. I will suggest him to watch Avenger and other Marvel series.
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Zak Apr 27, 2020 04:18am
Superb suggestion by PMIK. Loving it.
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Zak Apr 27, 2020 04:27am
Turkish culture has seeped into all the nations of the South Asian subcontinent, including Hyderabad Deccan, Kerala, Bangladesh, Awadh, IOK, Delhi, Agra, Rajastan, Gujarat.
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Le Mans Apr 27, 2020 04:39am
Trying to butter up Turkey. But Turkey has never provided financial aid to Pakistan. So why all this drama ?
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Gurjar Apr 27, 2020 06:41am
Yes.. It's our Ramzaan not ramadan
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AZAM AKBAR Apr 27, 2020 06:46am
Good suggestion by the prime minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi.
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Raja Farhat abbas Apr 27, 2020 07:02am
@M. Emad ...You are a hateful Bengali and know nothing about Pakistan!!
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Raja Farhat abbas Apr 27, 2020 07:05am
Great drama thanks to PM Imran Khan for recommending it to our nation!
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shan Apr 27, 2020 07:14am
We shouldn't be watching TV we should be working hard.
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Dr.Quantum Apr 27, 2020 08:00am
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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rehan Apr 27, 2020 08:53am
He seems to have lots of time at hand !
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Nighat Apr 27, 2020 09:19am
I salute our great hero. Pm imran khan.i love most of them.
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only Apr 27, 2020 11:23am
he is trying everything in his power to cut pakistanis from their ancestry
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AlizaH Apr 27, 2020 11:54am
@rsultan it's about the historical spread of Islam, although not entirely based on facts it's still worth watching. it's not a movie either. i think what your PM is trying to say is it's a lot better than watching 'other' movies.
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Razia Apr 27, 2020 01:02pm
@Zak You okay mate?!
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Senbowale Banjoko-Hendricks Apr 27, 2020 03:48pm
@Fastrack You are absolutely right!✌
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Fazal Hanan Apr 27, 2020 04:23pm
I m visitor my visit already expire
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Racheal Ebangha Besong Apr 27, 2020 07:26pm
Is season 6 out?? I cant find on netflix..please
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Racheal esong Apr 27, 2020 07:26pm
Is season 6 out yet?
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Amin Apr 27, 2020 10:14pm
@Chhannu What us wrong in it.
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Amin Apr 27, 2020 10:17pm
@fareed Totally agreed.
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Laila Apr 27, 2020 11:13pm
@TruthMatters have you been to Turkey? Just because it's an Islamic nation doesn't mean its not western. They don't wear shalwar kameez, dubatta, they do have secularism, unmarried live in couples is not uncommon in cities, gays too, gender mixing their weddings are not gender segregated with couples and folk dancing, their dressing is western showing skin isnt frowned upon (as opposed to how we react when girls wear sleeveless or show skin in sari), there's no constant lectures about behayahi, immorality, holding hands/showing affection in public is allowed, you can buy alcohol, bikinis on beach are allowed. We Pakistanis are used to living in a bubble of our own country and despite the internet, we fail to burst that bubble or inform ourselves about other Muslim cultures which would shock the living daylights out of most Pakistanis especially those cursing and criticizing the now infamous aurat march. You should travel to Turkey and experience its culture first. It's different!
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jerry maycock Apr 28, 2020 12:52am
Seen it all on Netflix, one of the best historical dramas I have watched. Yes it is long winded and cliched but the basic messages are crystal clear. It is about deception and deceit by both Islamic and Christian tyrants, with Mongols thrown in for good measure. You ca learn an awful lot about fundamental Islam, not fundamentalist but basic , core Islam.
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Rafael Coutin Apr 28, 2020 01:16am
I love the Dirilis Ertugrul series, I saw all the 5 season! It is a good way to learn and understand Turkish history, and few others nation in central and western Asia. I learned so much about islamic values, the role of Ibn el Arabi is one of my favorites, in fact I become a follower of sufism after seen him in the series. This is also my second Turkish series (First was Wolf), I am becoming more a more interested in Turkish culture and history.
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Claudia Beatty Apr 28, 2020 02:18am
It was the best show I have watched on Netflix since I got it. Actually I have watched the series twice. I am a Christian, but their faith was presented in a way that never offended me. It was terrific!
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Tangeni Allan Apr 28, 2020 02:28am
Hi guys I am from Namibia, and I really enjoyed the series. I am recommending this series to everyone. For now I am waiting for season 6
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Mudasir Shafi Khan Apr 28, 2020 03:48am
My eyes gone .. So addicted for such a fabulous series.
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Mudasir Shafi Khan Apr 28, 2020 03:49am
My eyes r dead...watch it almost 12 hours a day
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Sofia torre Apr 28, 2020 04:29am
We watched it without knowledge. It is brilliant clean and hopeful can't wait for a sequel. Couple from Stockton-on-Tees England
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Wahine May 01, 2020 06:53am
I have watched this series on netflix twice, and I would watch it again. Absolutely loved it, learning the culture the good and bad.
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