Muhteşem Yüzyıl Kösem
(Magnificent Century Kösem) Episode 1 Summary
The weight of a great
empire is on Sultan Ahmed’s young shoulders when he ascends to the throne at
the age of fourteen after his father’s death. The young sultan is against
rebellions within the land, changing power relationships in the international
affairs, and conflicts and ambitions within the court.
Among these dark clouds
the only thing that sheds light on Sultan Ahmed’s life is a beautiful girl he
sees in a painting. Upon noticing how much Ahmed is affected by that girl
Safiye Sultan brings the girl to the centre of the world Ottoman Empire as a
gift to the crown.
Ahmed and Kösem embark a
journey where they will carry the huge empire surrounded by enemies in the East
and in the West on their shoulders and they will grow together with their love.
When Sultan Ahmed
succeeds to the throne there is only one other heir left and because of the
fratricide tradition in the Ottomans there are hardly any male children left
alive. Giray brothers are ready to seize that opportunity.
According to an old
tradition the heirs of the Crimean Khanate are kept in Istanbul before they
become the khan of Crimea according to the sultan’s will. Mehmet and Şahin Giray
brothers are determined to put an end to that tradition.
Th series will revolve
around the era known as “The Sultanate of Women” where the sultans and their
actions change the course of history. Queen Mother Safiye Sultan, Handan Sultan, Halime Sultan and Fahriye Sultan’s interventions,
contacts and relations will change the Court’s destiny forever.
Another prominent element
of the story is the Janissaries.The rebellious and brave heroes of the imperial
army will influence the events at the very heart of the Court with their
actions. Sultan Ahmed and Iskender’s companionship will become complicated with
The first episode of
Muhteşem Yüzyıl Kösem is on 12 November Thrusday at 20:00 on Star.