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Top 16 Short Turkish Dramas Limited to 16 Episodes

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Diana is a huge fan of Chinese, Korean, and Turkish culture, and she loves watching Turkish dramas.

Top 16 Short Turkish Dramas Limited to 16 Episodes

Top 16 Short Turkish Dramas Limited to 16 Episodes

Check out these top 16 short Turkish dramas if you are tired of long dramas with 2-hour-long episodes. Series on this list are fast-paced and are limited to not more than 16 episodes. Perfect for busy viewers!

16 Best Short Turkish Web Dramas:

  1. Innocent (Masum) (8 episodes)
  2. The Teacher (Ogretmen) (9 episodes)
  3. Crash (Carpisma) (24 episodes)
  4. Life of Secrets (Hayat Sirlari) (11 episodes)
  5. Love Storm (Zemheri) (10 episodes)
  6. Twist of Fate (Baht Oyunu) (17 episodes)
  7. The Deep (Dip) (8 episodes)
  8. Metter of Respect (Seref Meselesi) (26 episodes)
  9. Until Death (Olene Kadar) (13 episodes)
  10. Troublemaker (Bas Belasi) (13 episodes)
  11. Tale of a Distant Town (Uzak Sehrin Masali) (5 episodes)
  12. The Secret of Us (Ikimizin Sirri) (10 episodes)
  13. Promise of Honor (Seref Sözü) (4 episodes)
  14. The Saint (Aziz) (28 episodes)
  15. Dear Past (Sevgili Geçmiş) (8 episodes)
  16. The Guest (Misafir) (5 episodes)
The Guest (Misafir)

The Guest (Misafir)

16. The Guest (Misafir)

One of the shortest Turkish dramas, it centers on a young girl who has been raised in poverty. She has never seen her father, but her mother hasn’t given her enough love too. On top of that, countless problems don’t stop troubling her. As a result, she commits suicide by jumping from the bridge. Yet, her attempt is not successful. She chooses not to reveal her tragic past to others and pretends as if she has lost her memory. Moreover, her life takes a wholly new direction when she meets a young man.

“Misafir” is an adaptation of the Japanese drama “Oasis Love Story”. Although the story is one of the shortest ones, it is wrapped quite nicely.

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Original Release: 2021
Dear Past (Sevgili Geçmiş)

Dear Past (Sevgili Geçmiş)

15. Dear Past (Sevgili Geçmiş)

Here’s a short Turkish drama following the story of three sisters who grew up separately but finally come together. One day, they mysteriously happen to visit the wedding of one of them. After that accident, they end up living together.

"Sevgili Geçmiş" is neither short nor long. Its length is just enough to tell the story without a long row of plot twists. In general, it differs from traditional Turkish series and has more similarities with European cinematography.

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Original Release: 2019
The Saint (Aziz)

The Saint (Aziz)

14. The Saint (Aziz)

Here’s one of the top shortest historical Turkish dramas on the list! Set in 1934, when Antakya was under French occupation, it revolves around a young man from a wealthy family. He dreams to marry his childhood crush and live a happy life. Yet, his life turns upside down after he kills a French lieutenant while protecting a girl from assault. From now on, he has no option but to leave the country or otherwise, he will be killed by French soldiers. After two years, he finally comes back to his hometown. Upon his arrival, he discovers everyone believes he has died, his father committed suicide after getting into debt, and his childhood crush engaged with his nephew.

“Azuza” is not a typical modern TV melodrama, it teaches you a lot: national struggle, fight for freedom, pain, and passion. Moreover, you experience the real roller-coaster of emotions when watching it!

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 28
  • Original Release: 2021
Promise of Honor (Seref Sözü)

Promise of Honor (Seref Sözü)

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13. Promise of Honor (Seref Sözü)

This short Turkish drama follows the owner of an island and great fortune. One day, he receives a phone call after which his life turns upside down. He has to help a man who once saved his life. From this moment, the life of the whole island turns upside down.

You will definitely enjoy clever writing and plots in “Seref Sözü”. Plus, since it’s one of the shortest and most fast-paced Turkish dramas on the list, there will be never a dull moment!

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Original Release: 2020
The Secret of Us (Ikimizin Sirri)

The Secret of Us (Ikimizin Sirri)

12. The Secret of Us (Ikimizin Sirri)

This Turkish web drama revolves around a poor single mother and her seven-year-old daughter. Struggling to live a normal life, the female lead raises her daughter with games and fairytales, making her believe in the beauty of life. There comes a day when their attempts to live normally are shaken by a stranger.

“Ikimizin Sirri” is totally worth your time - it has a beautiful ending, and everything is wrapped up quite nicely. By the way, it’s the adaptation of the K-drama “Marriage Contract”. So, u might be excited to watch it if you have watched the Korean version.

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Original Release: 2021
Tale of a Distant Town (Uzak Sehrin Masali)

Tale of a Distant Town (Uzak Sehrin Masali)

11. Tale of a Distant Town (Uzak Sehrin Masali)

The story of this series starts with the earthquake in the mansion of Umay’s family. She suffered a lot because of her husband’s cruel behavior towards her and her kids. So, after the accident, she decides to take her children and leave home. While Umay is trying to put her life in order, a new obstacle appears - she ends up in the hands of a violent man.

“Uzak Sehrin Masali” is an intriguing and interesting TV drama, but it’s not cute and fluffy at all. Every time you watch an episode, you will see endless cruelty and struggle. Since it regards topics related to female and child abuse, it’s not an easy watch for everyone.

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Original Release: 2021
Troublemaker (Bas Belasi)

Troublemaker (Bas Belasi)

10. Troublemaker (Bas Belasi)

Here’s a short crime Turkish series about the love story of a female psychologist and a male police officer. The female lead here is a single mother whose husband disappeared after getting involved in a crime. One day, she starts working in the police, where the male lead is her boss. From this moment, they start solving cases together, but their opinions clash all the time.

«Bas Belasi» is quite different from the majority of Turkish dramas - it’s neither a crime series with challenging crimes nor a typical rom-com. Instead, there’s a mix of romance, suspense, and action. Every time, the leads work on solving a new crime.

  • Genre: action, comedy, crime
  • Episodes: 13
  • Original Release: 2021
Until Death (Olene Kadar)

Until Death (Olene Kadar)

9. Until Death (Olene Kadar)

The web drama is all about a doctor who finds himself framed for a crime he has never committed. He is supposed to spend all his life in jail because of his opponent who fell in love with the same woman as him. Since the protagonist was framed for murdering the father of his fiancée, the opponent successfully got rid of the man who knew his secret as well as won the affection of the woman. However, he is lucky to meet a beautiful female lawyer who finds key evidence that no one has paid attention to.

“Olene Kadar” will make you glued to the screen for sure: its intrigue, mystery, and suspense will make you want to watch more and more!

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 13
  • Original Release: 2017
Metter of Respect (Seref Meselesi)

Metter of Respect (Seref Meselesi)

8. Metter of Respect (Seref Meselesi)

Here’s a short Turkish romance drama about revenge. It centers on the family that moved to Istanbul. It happens so that the father of the protagonist commits suicide because of the Mafia. That’s when his son vows to avenge his death.

Adapted from the Italian series “L'onore e il Rispetto”, “Seref Meselesi” is top-quality series about the rivalry. So, if you are looking for a short Turkish crime drama about rivalry for dominance, you should check it out.

  • Genre: drama, romance
  • Episodes: 26
  • Original Release: 2014
The Deep (Dip)

The Deep (Dip)

7. The Deep (Dip)

The story follows a man who works for a police department and whose job is to discourage people from commuting suicide. While he is trying to find out the truth behind the life of his ex-wife, he crosses paths with a mysterious female scientist.

If you want to start watching something refreshing, don’t miss “Dip”. The actors of this series definitely did hard work in terms of the psychology of the distributed roles.

  • Genre: action, adventure, drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Original Release: 2018
Twist of Fate (Baht Oyunu)

Twist of Fate (Baht Oyunu)

6. Twist of Fate (Baht Oyunu)

I’m this drama, we are introduced to a girl who grew up in a society where women believe they should marry the first men they fall in love with. She ends up marrying a boy to help him immigrate. After a few days, she learns that her husband is in an affair with another girl from his work. With the aim to fight for her love, she starts working in the same company as her beloved man. However, she ends up truly falling in love with another one. What’s more, there’s a love triangle forming: the beloved woman of her husband is in love with the boss of the company.

“Baht Oyunu” does have a cliche boss-employee theme.
However, it’s such a funny and refreshing series to watch! First of all, it’s a true rom-com till the very end - it will make you laugh all the time. Second, it makes you think about serious topics (how and why we fall in love, etc.).

  • Genre: comedy, drama
  • Episodes: 17
  • Original Release: 2021
Love Storm (Zemheri)

Love Storm (Zemheri)

5. Love Storm (Zemheri)

The story introduces us to two young persons coming from a poor background. The female lead works part-time after school, while the male lead tries to protect his mother and brother from his father’s violence. One day, they coincidentally bump into each other at school. They fall for each other quite quickly and even plan to get married before their graduation. However, not always everything goes as planned. Just before the marriage, the male lead has to sacrifice his love for his mother. To Dave his mother, who has accidentally killed his father during a fight, he makes a deal with a rich businessman. He must marry the businessman’s sister who has psychological problems. In this case, the mother will be saved from going to jail. That’s the reason why the male lead suddenly disappears from the life of his beloved woman. However, after two years, they meet again.

«Zemheri» may not be the most unique and surprising Turkish drama in terms of plot, but the acting is really successful. The ending here is quite decent, everything is beautifully wrapped up. Moreover, you will definitely like this series if you love “enemies to lovers” types of stories!

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Original Release: 2020
Life of Secrets (Hayat Sirlari)

Life of Secrets (Hayat Sirlari)

4. Life of Secrets (Hayat Sirlari)

Here’s a short Turkish drama that centers on the heartwarming story of a family. We see how their happiness gets ruined after the secrets of its members get revealed one after another. So, the story focuses not only on the main couple but on the whole family at home and in their restaurant.

You will like how heartwarming the family bond is shown here. You will laugh so hard when watching the quarrels between family members! The secrets in “Hayat Sirlari” get revealed really quickly, which you will definitely like. However, the ending is a bit rushed.

  • Genre: drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Original Release: 2017
Crash (Carpisma)

Crash (Carpisma)

3. Crash (Carpisma)

If you are looking for a short action Turkish drama, check out this one. “Caprisma” revolves around the story of four drivers who get acquainted because of a big car accident.

If you are a fan of something suspenseful, don’t miss this series! It will surely take you on a breathtaking ride!

  • Genres: action, drama, thriller
  • Episodes: 24
  • Original Release: 2018
The Teacher (Ogretmen)

The Teacher (Ogretmen)

2. The Teacher (Ogretmen)

The protagonist of this series is a physics teacher who wants to teach his students a good lesson. However, his methods are quite different from those of other teachers. He takes the whole class as hostages and starts threatening them with a bomb. Students won’t be able to leave the class unless they tell him who among them caused the death of a student.

“Ogretmen” is not your typical 2-hour Lon Turkish soap opera or cute rom-com. It teaches people how important it is to be a good person, it has social relevance, as well as an engaging story with suspense and cliffhanger endings.

  • Genre: action, drama, thriller
  • Episodes: 9
  • Original Release: 2018
Innocent (Masum)

Innocent (Masum)

1. Innocent (Masum)

One of the top short Turkish dramas, it follows the chief of the Homicide Squad at the police department. Although he is divorced, he still tries to control the life of his ex-wife and his daughter. One day, he has no choice but to leave Istanbul for a secret mission in his hometown. Secretly, he tries to collect as much information as he can about a mysterious case. The case is all about the family of a retired police officer: his son and the wife of his other son made a car accident and died. However, the body of his son couldn’t be discovered anywhere.

“Masum” is a slow-burn mystery that has quite a compelling detective start. You will love it if you like the shows that require intense concentration from you.
Here, you will definitely need that in order to keep track of everything that is going on. It’s a character drama and covers a bunch of complex issues, so sometimes it can get quite confusing, but all of the pieces will come together eventually.

  • Genre: crime, drama, mystery
  • Episodes: 8
  • Original Release: 2017

More Recommendations:

  • Hand of a Girl (El Kizi) (13 episodes)
  • Waiting for You (Seni Cok Bekledim) (13 episodes)
  • Accidental Love (Kazara Ask) (13 episodes)
  • One Hope Is Enough (Bir Umut Yeter) (6 episodes)
  • Stay In My Heart (13 episodes)
  • Black Pearl (Siyah Inci) (20 episodes)
  • Love That Makes You Cry (Ask Aglatir) (16 episodes)
  • Night Queen (Gecenin Kraliçesi) (15 episodes)
  • Promise To You (Sana Söz) (7 episodes)
  • Don't Cry Mom (Ağlama Anne) (13 episodes)
  • Crazy Wind (Bir Deli Ruzgar) (6 episodes)
  • The Innocence (Masumiyet) (13 episodes)
  • Good Day, Bad Day (Iyi Gunde Kotu Gunde) (6 episodes)
  • Mr. Wrong (Bay Yanlis) (14 episodes)

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