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Turkish series will tell the story of the Seljuk Turkmen Empire

The state-run Turkish television channel TRT1 will begin airing a new historical series, "The Awakening: The Great Seljuks" (Turkish: Uyanış Büyük Selçuklu), on September 28.

The plot of the series unfolds against the backdrop of historical events in an era when the Seljuk Turkmens were at the zenith of glory and power. The series artistically portrays the personality of Melik Shah I (played by Bugra Gulsoy), son of Alp Arslan, who led the Seljuk Empire to its greatest prosperity. Melik Shah became famous not only as a political figure and reformer, but also as a patron of architects, scientists, philosophers and poets.

One of the central lines will be the struggle of the Seljuk Empire with the Hashashins (Assassins) led by Hasan ibn As-Sabbah.

The story does not avoid the struggle for power between the heirs of Melik Shah. His youngest son, the last ruler of the dynasty, Ahmad Sanjar, is played by Ekin Koch.

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