Turkish drama ‘Yunus Emre’ to air on state-run television

ISLAMABAD: After the resounding success on ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’, another Turkish drama serial is set to be aired on state-run television in Pakistan.

PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan announced that like Ertugrul, another Turkish show ‘Yunus Emre’ will now be aired on the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) channel.

Taking to Twitter he shared, “On the directions of PM ImranKhan, yet another hit by Mehmet Bozdağ, Yunus Emre (Aşkin Yolculuğu) is to be telecast on PTV.”

He went on to add, “Yunus Emre (the Dervish) was an Islamic poet, a mystic and a poor villager. Story of a great Sufi wholly dedicated to Allah and search for unity.”

In the continuing tweet, Faisal shared, “It is a journey of transformation. Yunus Emre was well versed in mystical philosophy, especially that of the 13th-century poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi. Serial is a great example of a meticulous attention to detail work.”

Earlier in March, Faisal Javed had shared that another Turkish show has been recommended by the Prime Minister Imran Khan for the youth to watch.

“Yunus Emre was well versed in mystical philosophy, esp that of the 13th-century poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi. Serial is a great example of meticulous attention to detail work,” he added.

Originally titled “Yunus Emre: The journey of love” is a Turkish biographical and historical television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ, starring Gökhan Atalay in the namesake leading role.

It premiered in Turkey on June 18, 2015 and centers around the life of Yunus Emre, the 13th century Sufi poet, who greatly influenced the culture in Anatolia.