The Turkish drama series, ‘Delhi Ertuউrul has wreaked havoc in the digital world by finding a huge fan base all over the world, including the Kashmir Valley. We also witnessed how the series attracted the world and the tweets of countless internet memes and netizens woke up the characters, mainly Erturul and Halim.
But here is a valley event that will fascinate you. The show has gained so much popularity in Kashmir that Valley parents are now naming their newborn after the main character Erturul.
The boy was born at GB Pants Hospital in Jammu and Kashmir and was named “Ertugal” after the show’s main character, according to a picture on the children’s hospital’s OPD card circulating on social media.
Dilili Erturul “(Resurrection Erturul)” is based on the life of a 13th century Muslim Oghuz Turk leader who was the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The series depicts the prehistory of the Ottoman Empire.
Irtuarul is being seen in the midst of internet speed
Amidst the slow internet, curfew and Covid-19 lockdown, the valley attracts the attention of the popular Turkish show Erturul.
The International Business Times, India spoke to a family based in Kashmir’s Red Market who spoke of their growing love on the show. Faizan Mir, 24, said, “We heard about this latest show talking about Islamic history so my friends and I were able to download it with low internet speed. The show was so interesting that we passed each other’s pen drives.”
“The show is not being watched on Netflix due to the internet blackout. It’s a fight but I like how it illuminates the history of the Ottoman Empire. Very very interesting.”
Housewife Maimuna Akhter said, “Coronavirus lockdown and curfew are here and I don’t want my son to go out too often. The only way we stayed at home was because of Ertugrul. We enjoy seeing how we have been exposed in history. ”
According to the Turkish publication Daily Sabah, the TV series has been translated into more than 25 languages, including English, Urdu and Arabic.
The series addresses the Kai Bou (Kai Tribe) and their fights against the Knights Templar, the Mongols, the Byzantine Empire, and the Esfendarians.