Kuzey Güney (transl. North South) is a Turkish television drama series. The scenarists are Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The series stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ as Kuzey Tekinoğlu, a tough and rebellious son of an Istanbul baker, who comes back from prison four years after he confesses to a crime his brother, Güney, (Buğra Gülsoy) committed.
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||80|
|Executive producer||Kerem Çatay|
|Production locations||Istanbul, Turkey, Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Original network||Kanal D|
|Original release||September 7, 2011 –|
June 26, 2013
|Related shows||Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)|
The series was broadcast on channel Kanal D in Turkey and produced by Ay Yapım. It premiered on September 7, 2011.Kuzey Güney aired on Wednesday at 8 pm (EEST, UTC+03:00) on Kanal D and from episode 61 onwards at 10 pm (EEST). The final episode was aired on June 26, 2013, after 80 episodes and 2 seasons.
Kuzey (Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ) and Güney (Buğra Gülsoy) are brothers with vastly different personalities. While Kuzey is bold, fearless and spontaneous, while Güney is the opposite of Kuzey. The rivalry between the two brothers reaches a boiling point when Kuzey decides to reveal his feelings about a girl Cemre, who unbeknownst to him is in a relationship with Güney. Heartbroken and enraged to see this, he comes home rather late and gets beaten up by his dad, Sami who also beats his mother, Handan trying to intervene and stop him. Seeing this, Kuzey hits his father and goes to drink alcohol first time in his life to forget everything and to stop his hurt feelings, Güney came to took him to home, after watching Güney, Kuzey leave, while Güney stopped him by saying that he should not drive in drunken condition, in car they both fight and by accident Güney hit their neighbor's son after which Kuzey takes blame on him after he was blamed by his mother for destroying the life of her dearest son, in jail he was highly fed up by prisoner Ferhat, he also attack him by knife. After, 4 years of prison, he was released, Sami on the other hand feel bad for Kuzey, and starts connected more to Kuzey, and Güney feel jealous.
Kuzey now understand that he is the only one who loss everything in his family, he applied for military (his biggest dream) exam but was rejected after which he spend more time with his best friend Ali Guntan to which he calls 'kardeş (brother)', (who was later killed by Ferhat for taking his revenge Kuzey goes to Germany, where he meets Şeref), on the other hand Güney is engaged with Cemre, later on, Banu, the daughter of a rich business man fell in love with Güney, she has a mental issue. for the sake of money, he left Cemre and engaged with her, However he tries to take Cemre away from Kuzey, he always falsely claim that he left Cemre for his brother Kuzey, Cemre started developing love interest on Kuzey, but Kuzey ignores her for the sake of his brother, later on Banu finds out that Güney cheats her with business-women Melda Yalgin, and she kics out Güney and his mother from their mansion. later, one day Güney was drunken and doing cheap discussion regarding Kuzey and Cemre to his mother, in Kuzey's rent house, to which angry Kuzey beats Güney, then he goes to propose Cemre, second time.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||40||September 7, 2011||June 20, 2012|
|2||40||September 12, 2012||June 26, 2013|
Cast and charactersEdit
- Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Kuzey Tekinoğlu), a tough and rebellious son (who inherited the anger from his father), of an Istanbul baker Sami who feel his pain he had the noble and kind heart from inside, he later turned into a bold boxer.
- Buğra Gülsoy (Güney Tekinoğlu), Kuzey's brother and a calm young man, who later become rich businessman, his mother feel his pain.
- Öykü Karayel (Cemre Çayak Tekinoğlu), love interest of Kuzey and Güney, she was raised by her mother, she first chose Güney for her future, but later she fell in love with Kuzey.
- Bade İşçil (Banu Sinaner Tekinoğlu), Güney's wife, a daughter of rich and wealthy Business-man, she suicided in pregnancy through jumping from the hospital building in front of Güney.
- Rıza Kocaoğlu (Ali Güntan), closer friend and a companion to Kuzey, killed by Ferhat, he was like a younger brother of Kuzey.
- Zerrin Tekindor (Gülten Çayak), hairdresser, Cemre's mother.
- Mustafa Avkıran ('Sami' Tekinoğlu), father of Kuzey and Güney, connected more to Kuzey, a angry man who insides loves his son, Kuzey inherit the anger from his father.
- Semra Dinçer (Handan Tekinoğlu), Kuzey and Güney's mother, connected more to Güney, while openly ignorable and toxic to Kuzey, but later she started feeling about Kuzey as well.
- Faruk Akgören (Kazim), shop owner, Cemre's father and Gülten's first love interest.
- Hazar Ergüçlü (Simay Canaş), Kuzey's ex-wife.
- Çağdaş Onur Öztürk (Barış Hakmen), Banu's maternal half-brother, he started troubles for Kuzey and Cemre, he hates Güney from the first time he watch him.
- Hale Soygazi (Ebru Sinaner), Banu and Barış's mother and Burak's step mother.
- Turgay Kantürk (Ferhat), worst enemy of Kuzey, who killed Ali, later he was killed by Güney.
- Merve Boluğur (Zeynep), daughter of Huseyin the photographer, in love with Kuzey.
- Neslihan Yeldan (Aynur Tekinoğlu), second wife of Sami, lived with him along with her son Jehan.
- Serhat Teoman (Burak Çatalcalı), Banu's paternal half-brother.
- Göksen Ateş (Venüs Tezerel), Barış's girlfriend, also had an affair with Burak.
- Kaan Taşaner (Şeref), a police detective who looks after Kuzey, for caughting Ferhat.
- Gözde Çığacı (Demet), love interest of Ali, After Ali's death, Kuzey takes her responsibility, she later marries Şeref
- Ünal Silver (Atilla Sinaner), Banu's father, and a supporter of Güney.
This series was also telecast in Albania on Televizioni Klan and was being broadcast on Bosnian O Kanal. in Pakistan, it was broadcast on Urdu 1 with great TRPs in Urdu dubbed and was being broadcast on Iranian television channel GEM TV dubbed in Persian language under the same name. In Indian Zindagi TV it was dubbed in Hindi.
|2011||The best series of the year||Kuzey Güney||Galatasaray University|
|2011||The best TV series actor||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Galatasaray University|
|2011||The most-loved TV series actor||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Yildiz Technical University|
|2012||The best series theme music||Kuzey Güney / Toygar Işıklı||Istanbul Kültür University|
|2012||The best series of the year||Kuzey Güney||İzmir University of Economics|
|2012||The best TV series actor||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Golden Butterfly Awards|
|2012||The best TV series actor||Buğra Gülsoy||Darüşşafaka Association|
|2012||Altin Kelebek best actor||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Altin Kelebek|
|2012||The best series theme music||Kuzey Güney / Toygar Işıklı||Turkish Student Council|
|2012||The best drama series actor||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Golden Objective Awards|
|2012||Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama||Zerrin Tekindor||4th Antalya Tv Awards|
|2013||Best Series Awards||Kuzey Güney||Istanbul Kültür University|
|2013||En İyi Yardımcı Kadın Oyuncu||Zerrin Tekindor||TelevizyonDizisi.com En İyiler Ödülleri|
|2013||Iyi Dizi Müziği||Kuzey Güney /Toygar Işıklı||Türkiye Öğrenci Konseyi-Yarinin Liderleri|
|2013||Best Actor Award||Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ||Yeditepe University|
|2013||En İyi Senaryo( Kuzey Guney)||Ece Yorenc - Melek Gencoglu||Altin Kelebek|
- "Kuzey Güney / Kanal D" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- "Muhteşem Yüzyıl mı, Kuzey Güney mi? İşte reytingler!'" (in Turkish). 2001-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-03.