Kurulus: Osman Series 02 Overview (2020-2021)


Introduction

Kuruluş: Osman, translated as Establishment: Osman, is a Turkish historical drama television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ and starring Burak Özçivit in the titular role.

It focuses on the life of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is also known as The Founder: Ottoman (Worldwide English title).

It follows on from Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014-2019).

Outline

Aya Nikola is sent to become the new Tekfur of İnegöl followed by Ertuğrul’s return in the tribe. Meanwhile, Yavlak Arslan, the new Uç Bey, seeks to create his own state and sees Osman as an obstacle, later on they unite against the new threat created by the new Han of the İlhanlı (transl. Ilkhanate), who allies with Nikola against the Turks of Anatolia. Bala also faces the arrival of Targun, Nikola’s spy who allies with Osman to save her father, İnal Bey. Along with these problems, Osman is elected as the new Bey after his father’s death, whilst he decides to marry a second wife according to his father’s will. After Targun’s death, Osman meets Malhun Hatun and initiates a major battle with the Byzantines, historically known as the Battle of Mount Armenia in which his nephew Bayhoca, gets martyred by Flatyos which results in Savci Bey and Lena killing Flatyos as well as Osman Bey trying to find the traitor in the Kayı, as his jealous uncle Dündar helps the Byzantines stir traps for him. Follwoing the arrival of Ömer Bey, father of Malhun Hatun, Geyhatu sends Kara Şaman Togay to eliminate both Osman’s Kayı and Ömer’s Bayındır.

Meanwhile, Malhun is sent by her father to İnegöl to ally with Nikola against Togay but she gets captured in the castle by Togay, who has already allied with Nikola. Osman also captures Nikola’s ally Tekfur Aris, seeking to ally with him, Togay then delivers an ultimatum to surrender the Tekfur in exchange for Malhun. Osman decides to use the captured tekfur as bait to trap Nikola. However, Togay kills Aris on the way which gives Nikola an excuse to keep Malhun in captivity. Nikola martyrs Zülfikar Derviş, Osman’s spy in İnegöl and also releases Malhun to gain the support of Ömer Bey, who seeks to sell him horses in order to infiltrate and conquer the İnegöl castle but the sale of horses angers Osman, who (not knowing their plan) orders them to be seized.

Meanwhile, Togay ambushes some of the Kayı on the way back from Boran Alp’s unfinished wedding with Gonca Hatun, which results in the martyrdom of Abdurrahman Gazi. Osman later attacks the incoming Kalanoz, who is the younger brother of Kalanoz and was sent after Flatyos’ capture and death, after learning of his arrival indirectly from the Mongols, killing many Byzantine soldiers and Osman also invites all Turkmen tribes to join the attack except the Bayındırlı, angering Ömer Bey. Şeyh Edebali later calls Osman and Ömer Bey to Söğüt to resolve their differences, leading to Ömer Bey handing over Dündar’s ring to Osman, exposing Dündar as a traitor.

Although Simon, Petrus and Hazal Hatun are exposed and captured first, Osman lures Dündar into a trap then captures him. Dündar then is taken to the tribe and sentenced to death by Osman. Just as he is about to be strangled to death by the alps, he requests to be shot by Osman instead, using the arrow that killed Bayhoca per Savcı’s wish and gets eventually executed, whilst Hazal is exiled to the Çobanoğlu tribe. Osman then initiates a major battle with the Byzantines, with the support of Malhun Hatun which is historically known as the Battle of Domanic in which Kalanoz martyrs Savci Bey and gets killed by Osman later on.

Kurulus: Osman Series

You can find a full index and overview of Kurulus: Osman here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 07 October 2020 to 23 June 2021.
  • Running Time:
    • ATV: 120-150 minutes (per episode).
    • Geo Entertainment: 27-90 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Country: Turkey.
  • Language: Turkish and English (subtitles).

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