Turkish series, Resurrection Ertuğrul

Two actors, awarded for their role in the Turkish series Resurrection Ertuğrul

Both actors were recognised for their role in the famous Turkish series during the prestigious Pakistan International Screen Awards.

Two Turkish actors have been awarded for their role in the Turkish series Resurrection Ertuğrul (Diriliş Ertuğrul, in Turkish) in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA), in a ceremony held on November 5 in Dubai which was attended by more than 150 actors and representatives of the world of cinema and television from several countries.

The two award-winning actors were Celal Al, who plays the role of Commander Abdurrahman Ghazi in the famous Turkish series, and Emre Üçtepe, who plays the young Osman, the future founder of the Ottoman Empire, in the series. Both received the Global Influence Award, which rewards actors with the greatest international projection.

In statements made to Turkish media, Celal Al affirmed that he felt honoured and grateful for having received an award from his “Pakistani brothers”, an award that in this case recognises his international projection. The actor recalled that Turkish series are successful in Pakistan as in many other countries, and encouraged Pakistani fans of the series to visit Turkey.

Ertuğrul Resurrection, often considered as a kind of Turkish “Game of Thrones”, is set in the 13th century and deals with the history of the Oğuz Turks, a confederation of Turkic peoples who emigrated to Anatolia, and their leader, Ertuğrul, who would ultimately be the father of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman dynasty. As it happened in other countries, the series became one of the most watched in Pakistan.