Get to know the real Ertugrul

Get to know the real Ertugrul

Which parts of Dirilis: Ertugrul were based on fact, and which parts were purely fictional?

Did Halime Sultan really die after the birth of Osman? Was Artuk Bey the greatest doctor of his time? What do the history books mention about Sadettin Kopek? Was Aslihan Hatun a real person?

We’ve put together some reliable sources so you can distinguish between real and reel and get to know the real heroes featured in Dirilis: Ertugrul.

Ammar ibn Aziz Ahmed is a must visit website for anyone seeking to learn more about Islamic history. The website tackles the historical veracity of Dirilis: Ertugrul in a 4 part series – Is Diriliş: Ertuğrul Historically Accurate?

Part 1 – The Kayi Tribe

Beginning with the Kayi link to Oghuz Khan, this article details what is known in history about prominent members of the nomad tribe – from the family members of Ertugrul to the legendary Turgut Alp and Bamsi Beyrek. Read the article here.

Part 2 – Kayi, Dodurga, Çavdar & Umuroğlu Tribe

This segment focuses on how closely the depictions of characters like Artuk Bey, Al Arabi, Banu Cicek and Tugtekin Bey follow the narratives recorded in history. We were intrigued to find out that Artuk Bey was more into military than he was into medicine, and that Banu Cicek’s love story had many more twists and turns than depicted on-screen. Read more here.

Part 3 – The Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate

This article provides insight into the Seljuk Empire and discusses in depth the portrayal of important Seljuk figures like Sultan Alaeddin and his family, Husamettin Karaca and of course, the infamous (even in history) Sadettin Kopek. See the full article here.

Part 4: The Ayyubids of Aleppo

The final segment in the series discusses the Ayyubids featured in season 1 of Diriliş: Ertuğrul. Beginning with a look into the roots of the Ayyubid Empire, it then goes on to compare the depiction of Al-Aziz and other Ayyubid figures with what is documented in history, in particular, their collaboration with the Crusaders. Learn more here.

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