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Tuvana Türkay

Tuvana TürkayTuvana Türkay was born on the 3rd of October, 1990 in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey.

After studying at Istanbul Sun College, she completed a degree in radio, television, and cinema at Beykent University.

Film and television star who first rose to fame after her 2009 debut on the show Ayrilik. She went on to become widely known for her roles in the films Eksik sayfalar and Bizans Oyunlari.

Her older sister, Katre Türkay, is also a model and an actress. She is of Crimean Turkic descent on her mother's side. Her father is a Bulgar Turk.

In the television series ‘Kara Para Aşk’ which is aired after the finale of ‘ Yer Gök Aşk’on ATV, she portrayed the character Bahar Çınar successfully and gave up her role with the finale of season story.

Next she portrayed the character of Sema Taşkın in the family-oriented comedy ‘Güvercin Uçuverdi’ which is a production of TAFF Pictures.

Türkay, who took part in this family comedy for the first time with a cast of gifted performers, she was well received by the film critics. In her next casting she portrayed the character of ‘Gizem’ in the comedy ‘En Güzeli’.

Tuvana TürkayShe took a rest from television film studios for a year but meanwhile she concentrated on motion pictures. In the film Somuncu Baba Aşkın Sırrı Tasavvuf, she was cast in a role diverse to her normal acting career with the character ‘Necmiye Hatun’ with whom Somuncu Baba found the earthly love.

In the film ‘Geym of Bizans’ which came out December 14th, 2016 and which is a common film style of Avşar and Tükenmezkalem film studios, she portrayed the character ‘Princess Maya’: Ayçörek Hatun.

Finally, she perfomed ‘Ara Ne Olursun’ whose lyrics and music belong to her from her album produced in 2015 - it caught on and has fared extremely well.

With the arranger Mustafa Ceceli, she covered Levent Yüksel’s song ‘Tuana’ and continues her music productions with DMC Music.

Türkay has said that she does not care about the high number of followers on her Instagram. Türkay, who has 2.6 million followers on social media, said, “I have a lot of followers. But if I call, one will not come. It is not the numbers that matter.”

Türkay, who also talked about her acting adventure and said, “No one has brought me a job by laying the red carpet in front of me. I have always crawled my way there with my own nails. Everyone values and tries to do a job. I can always see how much I want something.” Tuvana Türkay

Tuvana Türkay Television Series / Movies

2009 – Break Up 2 (Ayrilik 2) (as Kevok)
2010 – Naks-i Dil Sultan (as Naks-i Dil Sultan)
2010-2012 Love is in the Air (Yer Gok Ask) (as Bade Palali)
2013 – Lacking Pages (Eksik Sayfalar) (as Aysegul) (Movie)
2014 – Black Money and Love (Kara Para Ask) (as Bahar Cinar)
2015 – Byzantine Games (Bizans Oyunlari) (as Aycorek) (Movie)
2015 – The Most Beuatiful (En Guzeli) (as Gizem) (Movie)
2015 – The Pigeon Flew (Guvercin Ucuverdi) (as Sema Taskin) (Movie)
2016 – What Happened Happened (Olanlar Oldu) (as Asli) (Movie)
2016 – Killjoy (Oyunbozan) (as Ece)
2016 – You are Alive and I am Well (Sen Sag Ben Selamet) (as Doga) (Movie)
2016 – Baker Father: Mystery of Love (Somuncu Baba Askin Sirri) (as Necmiye) (Movie)
2017 – One Breath is Enough (Bir Nefes Yeter) (Movie)
2017 – Crazy Heart (Deli Gonul) (as Fatmanur Guzel)
2017 – 2018 For My Daughters (Kizlarim Icin) (as Kumru)
2019 – 2020 Forbidden Fruit (Yasak Elma) (as Ayse / Leyla)
2020 – Agir Romantik (as Asli Egeli) (Movie)
2021 – House of Lies (Kagit Ev) (as Azra Ince)

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An excerpt from a reader on Amazon.com who wrote the following about Tuvana Türkay's first book :

Ms Türkay and her wonderful first book, “We Both love Me” as a meditation upon her personal Jihad. Consider, if you might, the introductory poem:

“Even with all of what you know
We couldn’t fight their best.
And the vows that lead us to our hearts -
Came nothing.
You opened up to those who pushed us…
…To fabricate a cage that hid my damaged soul
You demonized your own…”

"The original Turkish is smooth, long to the point of languid, and highly alliterative. Lines are filled with tension as she boldly extends the meter. She clearly possesses a poet’s skill. Google translator, however has chopped it up; I’ve tried a bit to give a sense of the original sonority without loss of meaning. Others may do better, and I urge her to render the entirety into English in her own idiom."

Tuvana Türkay"So what of the other-ness of which she speaks? Who are the two aspects of The Self fighting?

I believe the point here is how the intellectual life creates both an internal and an external agon. First, you come to understand that the struggle within - or Tummelplatz - is to take the high road, and not to surrender to first impressions created by passion.

Then comes the struggle against other ideas within the realm of reason as such. Those who reason, of course, become demons by disturbing the passiveness of conformity. True love of self, of course, is precisely what surmounts this tension. By accepting one’s ability to reason, one becomes a Whole Self."

"And here, indeed, we find Rumi meeting Plato: “On the long road beyond the town, my brother we shall join as believer to atheist”. My congratulations, then, to Ms Turkay for having given such a poignant voice to this insight. May her struggles be long and rewarding, as Turkey seems to be in dire need of her voice."

Buy the book from Amazon here: Ikimiz Beni Seviyoruz Tuvana in Turkish.

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Year Production Role Notes
2013 Eksik Sayfalar Ayşegül Main role
2015 En Güzeli Gizem Main role
2015 Güvercin Uçuverdi Sema Taşkın Main role
2015 Bizans Oyunları (Game of Byzantine) Ayçörek Hatun Main role
2016 Somuncu Baba Aşkın Sırrı Necmiye Main role
2016 Sen Sağ Ben Selamet Main role
2017 Olanlar Oldu Aslı Main role
2017 Bir Nefes Yeter Nefes Main role
2020 Ağır Romantik Aslı Egeli Main role

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Year Production Role Notes
2009 Ayrılık Kevok Main role
2010 Nakş-ı Dil Sultan Nakşidil Sultan Main role
2010–2012 Yer Gök Aşk Bade Palalı Hancıoğlu Main role
2014 Kara Para Aşk Bahar Çınar Main role
2016 Oyunbozan Ece Main role
2017 Deli Gönül Fatmanur Main role
2017–2018 Kızlarım İçin Kumru Main role
2019–2020 Yasak Elma Leyla Supporting role
2021 Kağıt Ev Azra Main role



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