Follows a Turkish agent working under the assumed identity of Polat Alemdar attempting to infiltrate the Turkish mafia.




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Series cast summary:
Necati Sasmaz ...  Polat Alemdar 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Özgü Namal ...  Elif Eylül - (2003- / ... 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Gürkan Uygun ...  Memati (2003- / ... 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Erdem Ergüney Erdem Ergüney ...  Deli Hikmet 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Hande Kazanova Hande Kazanova ...  Canan Çavan 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Ipek Tenolcay Ipek Tenolcay ...  Nesrin Çakir (2003- / ... 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Emin Olcay Emin Olcay ...  Ömer Candan (2003- / ... 97 episodes, 2003-2005
Osman Wöber Osman Wöber ...  Tuncay Kantarci 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Istemi Betil Istemi Betil ...  Laz Ziya 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Adnan Biricik Adnan Biricik ...  Nizamettin Güvenç 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Kerem Firtina Kerem Firtina ...  Eren Eylül 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Fatos Ayaydin Fatos Ayaydin ...  Selvi Çakir 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Sertan Karaagaç Sertan Karaagaç ...  Pusat Çakir 96 episodes, 2003-2005
Atilla Olgaç Atilla Olgaç ...  Kiliç 95 episodes, 2003-2005
Abidin Yerebakan Abidin Yerebakan ...  Abidin Seferoglu 89 episodes, 2003-2005
Altan Akisik Altan Akisik ...  Dogu Bey 87 episodes, 2003-2005
Ismail Incekara Ismail Incekara ...  Iplikçi Nedim 87 episodes, 2003-2005
Nisan Sirinyan Nisan Sirinyan ...  Samuel Vanunu 86 episodes, 2003-2005
Nevzat Yakisirboy Nevzat Yakisirboy ...  Nevzat 84 episodes, 2003-2005
Hayat Olcay Hayat Olcay ...  Ayse Eylül 82 episodes, 2003-2005
Serpil Tamur Serpil Tamur ...  Nazife Candan 82 episodes, 2003-2005
Zafer Ergin ...  Mehmet Karahanli 74 episodes, 2003-2005
Kenan Çoban ...  Abdülhey 67 episodes, 2003-2005
Erhan Ufak Erhan Ufak ...  Güllü Erhan 66 episodes, 2003-2005
Cengiz Daner Cengiz Daner ...  Esat Yörük 66 episodes, 2003-2005
Adnan Özbek Adnan Özbek ...  Adnan 65 episodes, 2003-2005
Nihat Nikerel Nihat Nikerel ...  Seyfo 62 episodes, 2003-2004
Baykal Saran Baykal Saran ...  Hüsrev Aga 60 episodes, 2003-2004
Tarik Ünlüoglu ...  Testere Necmi 56 episodes, 2003-2004
Selçuk Yöntem ...  Aslan Bey / ... 55 episodes, 2003-2004
Umut Tabak Umut Tabak ...  Necati Sasmaz 55 episodes, 2004-2005
Müge Ulusoy ...  Meral Yilmaz 53 episodes, 2003-2004
Sefa Zengin Sefa Zengin ...  Erdal Kömürcü 50 episodes, 2003-2004
Begüm Kütük ...  Safiye Karahanli (2004- 49 episodes, 2004-2005
Oktay Kaynarca ...  Süleyman Çakir (2003-2004) 46 episodes, 2003-2004
Mehmet Kosar Mehmet Kosar ...  Yakup 46 episodes, 2003-2004
Devrim Parscan Devrim Parscan ...  Orhan 45 episodes, 2003-2004
Erdogan Poyraz Erdogan Poyraz ...  Erdogan 41 episodes, 2003-2005
Yasar Karakulak Yasar Karakulak ...  Yahya Reis 40 episodes, 2004-2005


The Valley of The Wolves series is produced by Osman Sinav which explains Turkish mafia related with external international powers. The series lasted 97 episodes. The header character is Polat Alemdar and his mafia crew. Polat is an agent who tries to destroy whole Turkish Mafia assigned by KGT (agency). Also , as long as Polat digs the deep-side of the mafia he learns bitter truths about his past and his family. Today Valley of The Wolves still goes on with many character substitutions and with different names. Written by ahmetkozan

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Official Sites:

Official site | Pana Film [Turkey]





Release Date:

15 January 2003 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolina vukova See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Production Co:

Sinegraf, Pana Film See more »
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(97 Episodes)


Color (Technicolor)| Color
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By68 The legendary quotes " Sonunu dusunen kahraman olamaz " belongs to this classic tv serie See more »


On the tombstone on the Cakir family, Süleyman Cakir's year of birth is written as 1964, his sister Derya's as 1974, and his mother's as 1951. According to this, his mother gave birth to him at the age of 13. Also, in a flashback scene of the Cakir siblings selling steamed rice and chickpeas on the street, Süleyman and Derya Cakir are both little kids. Having an age difference of 10 years, one must be at least a teenager when the other is a little kid. See more »


Süleyman Çakir: What a great Istanbul!
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Spin-off Valley of the Wolves: Ambush (2007) See more »

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White Wolves and the Black Wolves
28 August 2005 | by rigel206See all my reviews

Kurtlar Vadisi, somewhat accurately translated as "The Valley of the Wolves" is simply the biggest hit in the Turkish TV Series Industry for the last two years.

It's plot is long and complex but I will try to summarize it. It tells about the control and organization of the Mafia, held by one supreme Council (Konsey), The council is led by a very professional and seemingly clean businessman Mehmet "The Baron" Karahanlı. The council's main objective is to promote the Turkish mafia and other dirty work including everything from drugs to politics over other countries' mafia and to practice quiet control over the republic's government.

On the other hand, also a fictional and complex organization, the KGT(Kamu Güvenliği Teşkilatı - Public Security Organization) exists to protect the republic's rights and to provide security from the other forces (In this case the council) acting in various fields. Ali Candan, who is an agent for the KGT, who had been acting undercover in Kosovo is called back to Istanbul and assigned to his new mission... Operation Valley of The Wolves. He is supposed to undergo some operations to change his face and he is provided with his new identity Polat "Can Polat" Alemdar. He commences his mob career and slowly rises to the top using his agent techniques and brains. He enters the council and he at last becomes the baron himself.

Kurtlar Vadisi has some of everything: Passion, patriotism, ambition, love and treachery. It even has some "manhood" culture for the average Turkish man... It tells the truth about some relations regarding some of the governors(of course names are never disclosed and everything is claimed to be TOTALLY fictional. ) to secret organizations and mafia. The Masonic Lodge, The Great Middle East Project, Bloomsberg, Sun Valley, Illuminati, MOSSAD, CIA, are some of the real world organizations that are mentioned. Other organizations are also referred to.

ALthough some find it untruthful, too surreal, and too "manly" to watch, Kurtlar Vadisi is exciting with outstanding plot line, cutting-edge gunfights, referral to real-world organizations and current events, with funny quotes and characters used in place. All of these and the spectacular soundtrack prepared by none other than Gökhan Kırdar(the music is comprised of Turkish folk music used in mixture with Kırdar's instrumental and deep style) make Kurtlar Vadisi the latest phenomenon of Turkish TV Series history.

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