The Last Emperor (Payitaht: Abdulhamid) — a Turkish TV series about the life of Abdul Hamid II, the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire — has drawn a broad international audience, especially in the Middle East and the Balkans.

Serdar Ogretici, the show’s producer, spoke to Anadolu Agency as the series recently aired its 95th episode on state TV channel TRT1.

The Last Emperor came to life following another Ottoman history-related TV series Filinta. Ogretici said they decided to produce The Last Emperor after seeing the audience interest in the character Abdul Hamid II in Filinta.

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