Turkish dramas make our youth learn about Islamic history and ethics: PM Khan

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The aim to air Turkish dramas is to educate and provide good role models to the country’s people, especially the youth, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during an interview to a private news channel.

PM previously recommended Turkish series Diriliş: Ertuğrul and now in his recent tweet he recommended ‘Yunus Emre’ to the people of Pakistan especially the youth.

Observing that the misuse of technology, like mobile phones, has “devastated” society, he said: “You cannot ban things, but you can provide alternative entertainment to the public.” It is on the premier’s directions that the Turkish dramas were dubbed in Urdu and are being aired on the state-run Pakistan Television for the masses.

The two dramas — Diriliş: Ertuğrul and Yunus Emre — are widely famous in Pakistan.

The first Urdu-dubbed episode of Ertugrul was uploaded nearly seven months ago, and now its YouTube channel has more than 10 million subscribers.

Originally produced by the Turkish state-owned media company TRT in collaboration with a private company, the historic drama was later dubbed into various languages and was streamed online around the world.

Created by Mehmet Bozdağ, the popular TV series features Engin Altan Düzyatan in the lead role.

The series depicts the pre-history of the Ottoman Empire, chronicling the plight of the nomadic Kayi Oghuz Turkic tribe, led by Ertugrul, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

PM Imran had shared his views on the Turkish series and recommended that the Pakistani youth watch it.

During a media interaction, the prime minister said, “Pakistani youth can learn about Islamic history and ethics by watching the Turkish drama.”