Elif (TV series)

Elif is a Turkish TV series that aired weekly on Kanal 7. It tells the story of a 6-year-old girl separated from her mother.[1]

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Soap Opera
Created byGreen Yapım
StarringSelın Sezgın
Altuğ Seçkıner
İsabella Damla Güvenılır
Cemre Melıs Çınar
Hasan Ballıktaş
Zeynep Öğren
Emre Kıvılcım
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes940
Running time55 minutes
Production companiesGreen Yapım
(Turkish version)
(International version)
DistributorEccho Rights
Original networkKanal 7
Original release15 September 2014 (2014-09-15) –
7 June 2019 (2019-06-07)
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Season 1Edit

Elif, a pretty and kind 6-year-old girl, is in danger of being sold to pay the gambling debts of her stepfather, Veysel Şimşek. Her mother Melek escapes, but finds out that she is very sick. She leaves Elif in the protection of her best friend, Ayşe Doğan, a maid in a wealthy family's household. Ayşe tries to get permission from the Emiroğlu family to raise Elif in the mansion. However, she is holding a well-hidden secret: Elif is the biological child of Kenan, the beloved eldest son of the wealthy family. Kenan is unaware that Elif is his child from a past love his family forced him to leave. He is now married to Arzu Karapınar. They have a daughter, Tuğçe Emiroğlu, who is a very spoiled girl known for her bad temper. Elif is forced to live at the luxurious estate, away from her beloved mother, and unaware of her proximity to her biological father.

Season 2Edit

Kenan's wife, Arzu, feels threatened. She and her father, Necdet Karapınar, conspire to hide a secret from Kenan about her daughter Tuğçe that she is not the his biological child, Arzu would do anything to keep her position in the family safe, creating danger for Elif. However, as crimes committed by Necdet and Arzu are exposed, Melek and Kenan reunite. Melek tries to ensure that Kenan and Elif will not be separated again.

Season 3Edit

The Emiroğlu family faces financial difficulties. Kenan and Tuğçe die when Arzu sets the house on fire, though Melek and Elif survive. With the death of Kenan, Selim becomes the head of the family-owned business. Gonca marries Serdar, who seeks to bring the Emiroğlu family to ruin.

Arzu is released from treatment at the mental hospital and seeks revenge against the Emiroğlu family. Selim shoots her and is sent to jail. Arzu survives the nearly fatal incident, and continues to threaten the safety and well-being of the family. Together with her new husband, Umit they take over their mansion. Melek and Zeynep work to contribute to the family's finances. Arzu kills Gonca in order to fake her death, changes her name and disappears. Finally Selim gets diagnosed with cancer and together with Zeynep and Aliye they emigrate to America for his treatment.

Season 4Edit

Elif's life changes when her mother marries Yusuf. During their move to another city, Yusuf is killed in a car accident. Melek and Elif are separated again and Elif finds herself in a hospital. Six months later, Elif goes to Macide's house and attempts to start a new life, but faces pressure from Tarik, Macide's son-in-law. In pursuit of Macide's legacy, Tarik wants to get rid of Elif. However, Elif has a supporter, Reyhan, who escaped from her family to study in Istanbul. She commits to protecting Elif against the family members who want her gone. Meanwhile, Melek ends up homeless with lost memory, trying to find her daughter. When her temporary house gets destroyed, she goes to another house, where she's found by İnci, Tülay, and Veysel. Tarik also begins to attack Melek. Veysel is killed by Tarik and Melek finally finds her daughter working in Macide and Kerem's house. Meanwhile, Tulay and Inci are meeting with Elif and then are moving into another city. Tarik is arrested. Someone from Tarik's supporters tries to kill both Melek and Elif but they survive.

Season 5Edit

Macide's sister, Kiymet comes after 30 years to revenge her. In the past, her husband abandoned her pregnant and married Macide. Together with her son Mahir, they make evil plans against the Haktanir family. However, Mahir meets with Melek by chance, falls in love with her, and starts abandoning his evil goal. Meanwhile, Kiymet puts Melek in jail because she learns that she has an heir in the Haktanir family. Mahir sets her out of jail with the evidences pointing to Tarik's girlfriend Rana, who earlier plotted against both Hactanir and Melek instead of Kiymet. Melek reveals Kiymet's real face to Humeyra and Kerem and everything about her starts coming out. Meanwhile, Rana takes everything over from the Haktanir family. Finally, Mahir confesses to Kerem that he is Kiymet's son. Kiymet being unable to accept the defeat shoots Mahir, Kerem and Macide. She also tries to kill Rana, but she escapes. She reveals to Mahir that he is not the son of Macide's husband and manipulated him with this lie in order to achieve her revenge plan. Macide dies, Kerem is transferred to a hospital seriously injured and Mahir only suffers a light wound. Kiymet is arrested. Mahir, Melek, and Elif are finally together and happy.


  • Isabella Damla Güvenilir as Elif Emiroğlu (Daughter of Melek and Kenan)
  • Selin Sezgin as Melek Özer (Elif's mother)
  • Volkan Çolpan as Kenan Emiroğlu (Elif's father, in love with Melek)
  • Cemre Melis Çınar as Arzu Karapınar (Tuğce's mother, Kenan's former wife, the main villain for the first three seasons)
  • Zeynep Öğren as Tuğçe Emiroğlu (Illegitimate daughter of Arzu and Serdar)
  • Hasan Ballıktaş as Veysel Şimşek (Melek's former husband, father of Zeynep and Murat)
  • Emre Kıvılcım as Selim Emiroğlu (Kenan's younger brother, Zeynep's husband)
  • Gülçin Tunçok as Zeynep Emiroğlu (Older daughter of Veysel, Selim's wife)
  • Esin Benim as Ipek Emiroğlu (Aliye's daughter, younger sister of Kenan and Selim)
  • Aysun Güven as Aliye Emiroğlu (Householder of Emiroğlu family, Elif's grandma)
  • Batuhan Soncul as Murat Şimşek (Younger son of Veysel)
  • Aysegul Yalçiner as Kiraz (Maid of Emiroğlu family)
  • Ozanay Alpkan as Ayşe Doğan (Maid of Emiroğlu family, Melek's close friend)
  • İlker Gürsoy as Melih Özer (Brother of Melek, and in love with Ipek)
  • Dilara Yüzer as Gonca Tunç (Maid of Arzu, later marries Necdet and Serdar)
  • Kıvılcım Kaya as Efruz Baba (Foster father of Melih)
  • Kerem Akdeniz as Sadik (Kiraz's husband, assistant of Emiroğlu family)
  • Pelin Çalışkanoğlu as Pelin (Ipek's friend, Zeynep's competitor for Selim)
  • Sinem Akman as Feraye (Friend of Ipek and Pelin)
  • Gürhan Gülbahar as Necdet Karapınar (Arzu's father, later marries Gonca, the main villain of the second season)
  • Hakan Bozyiğit as Serdar Acar (Tuğçe's biological father)
  • Umut Ölçer as Erkut Şahin (Veysel's friend, later becomes Necdet's assistant)
  • Beril Eda Yeşil as Feride Çetin (Melek's close friend, in love with Murat)
  • Derya Şen as Tülay Şimşek (Veysel's wife)
  • Deniz İrem Morkoç as İnci Gürbüz (Elif's close friend)
  • Tuğba Duygu Erman as Asuman Şahin (Older sister of İnci, Erkut's wife)
  • Abdullah Şekeroğlu as Cemal Gürbüz (Father of Asuman and İnci)
  • Asuman Kostak as Rabia (Cemal's elderly neighbour who looks after İnci)
  • Umut Özkan as Yusuf (Bookstore owner who befriends Melek and Elif)
  • Esra Öztop as Aysel (Melek's co-worker at the sewing room)
  • Yildiz Asyali as Rana Kaya (In love with Tarik, later she betrays him and in the end of the fifth season takes over everything from the Haktanir family)
  • Murat Prosçiler as Tarik Karakas (Hümeyra's husband, The main villain of the fourth season)
  • Berna Keskin as Hümeyra Haktanir (Macide's daughter)
  • Seyda Bayram as Parla (Kerem's friend, obsessed in love with him)
  • Nevzat Can as Kerem Haktanir (Macide's son, first in love with Reyhan, then in love with Süreyya and then in love with Asli)
  • Melisa Döngel as Süreyya (In love with Kerem)
  • Özge Yildirim as Vildan (Maid of the Haktanir family)
  • Burcu Karakaya as Birce Demiray (Asli's co-worker)
  • Parla Şenol as Leman (Mother of Şafak)
  • Uğur Özbaği as Şafak (Leman's son, in love with Jülide)
  • Melis Gol as Jülide (Melek's close friend, in love with Şafak)
  • Çem Kiliç as Levent Bakir (Haktanir family worker, Humeyra's new boyfriend)
  • Nur Gürkan as Macide Haktanir (Kerem and Hümeyra's mother)
  • Ömer Faruk Çaliskan as Emirhan (Jülide's son)
  • Ozlem Savas as Kiymet Keskin (the main villain of the fifth season)
  • Fatih Ayhan as Mahir Keskin (Kiymet's son, at first evil, but later becomes good as he falls in love with Melek)


  1. ^ Elif, retrieved 18 April 2019

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