Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (TV Series 2010–2019)


Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (TV Series 2010–2019)

Centered around a personally troubled, officially discredited police chief and his inharmonious police team in Ankara Police Force. Even though the show usually focuses on murders and other crimes that happens on a weekly basis, the undertone of the story leads to an eventual duel between Behzat Ç. and the rotten department officials and bureaucrats.
IMDb   8.8 /10
TheMovieDb    8.0 /10
Creator Serdar Akar
Creator Dogan Ümit Karaca
Creator Ercan Mehmet Erdem
Release Date2010-09-19
Runtime1h 30mins
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
AwardsTop Rated TV #161 | 2 nominations.
CompanyAdam Film, Inter Medya
Behzat Ç. 105 episodes, 2010-2019
Hayalet 105 episodes, 2010-2019
Sevket 105 episodes, 2010-2019
Akbaba 105 episodes, 2010-2019
Sule 99 episodes, 2010-2019
Harun 96 episodes, 2010-2013
Eda 96 episodes, 2010-2013
Tahsin 94 episodes, 2010-2019
Cevdet 93 episodes, 2010-2013
Asli 84 episodes, 2010-2013
Savci Esra 78 episodes, 2010-2019
Selim 61 episodes, 2010-2012
Ceyda 57 episodes, 2010-2013
Ercüment Çözer 48 episodes, 2010-2019

Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi

Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (Behzat Ç. An Ankara Detective Story) is a Turkish crime-and-detective television series based on the novels Her Temas İz Bırakır (Every Contact Leaves a Trace) and Son Hafriyat (Last Excavation) by Emrah Serbes. The series takes place in Ankara. It first aired on 19 September 2010, on Star TV. The series is directed by Serdar Akar, who rose to fame by directing the film Gemide (On Board) in 1999.

After 3rd season ended in 2013, 4th season has started in Summer 2019 by 9-episode webisodes in BluTV.


Behzat Ç. is a rough, violent, and morally ambiguous police officer who is the head of the homicide department in Ankara. His team consists of five people: Harun, Hayalet (Ghost), Akbaba (Vulture), Cevdet, Selim and Eda. Behzat Ç and his team usually work together with the public prosecutor Esra, who later becomes his love interest. They chase criminals with perseverance and solve murders while sometimes (and usually unwillingly) getting involved in different cases.

Character background

Behzat Ç. graduated from the police academy in 1985. He does not care much about his superiors — not even the law in some cases. He only follows his inner conscience and instincts. This often brings him trouble. Even though he graduated from the police academy many years ago, suspensions and reprimands have kept him in the same position for years while his colleagues have reached the top of their careers.

After an unsuccessful marriage, he no longer trusts women. The only woman he seems to care about is his daughter Berna. During the first season, Berna is found dead, which looks like a case of suicide at first glance, but turns out to be a murder. Behzat Ç. and his team attempt to solve the secrets behind her murder. During the ordeal, he becomes close to his ex-wife, but she turns down the relationship. He gets in a relationship with a club singer named Gönül and then becomes interested in Esra. The main suspect in Berna's death is flamboyant mob boss and businessman, Ercüment Çözer, who is tracked down successfully by Behzat Ç., but flees abroad using his deep political connections.

At the end of the first season, Berna's killer is revealed to be Şule, a girl who has been living with Behzat Ç. for months and whom Behzat Ç. treats as a second daughter. Later in the episode, Şule also confesses to Behzat Ç. that she is his biological daughter. The final episode of the first season was considered by many critics as the best season finale of a Turkish TV series.

The second season begins a few months after the events of the first season. During the first episode of the second season, Behzat Ç. does not speak (which was a running theme for most of the second novel, Son Hafriyat). This season also involves a new main plot as well as numerous new and old subplots that introduce and explore new characters. The main plot of the second season is the search for the Parmak Kesen Katil (Finger-Cutter Killer), who started killing again after a hiatus of 15 years.

The series is currently planned to last three seasons and up to 100 episodes.

Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime Gömdüm

Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime Gömdüm (I Buried You in My Heart) is the theatrical movie of the TV series based on the second novel Son Hafriyat by Emrah Serbes, who also wrote the script for the film. Directed by Serdar Akar, it tells the story of a cop killer known as Red Kit (the Turkish name translation of the cartoon character Lucky Luke).

Main characters

Superintendent and Chief InspectorBehzat Ç.Erdal Beşikçioğlu
InspectorHarunFatih Artman
InspectorHayaletİnanç Konukçu
InspectorAkbabaBerkan Şal
Behzat's brotherŞevketEge Aydan
Behzat's daughterŞuleAyça Eren
ProstituteEylülSezin Akbaşoğulları
Sub-InspectorEdaSeda Bakan
Sub-InspectorCevdetBerke Üzrek
InspectorEmreEngin Öztürk
Harun's sisterAslıZeynep Koltuk
Deputy Chief of PoliceTahsinEray Eserol
Businessman and crime leaderErcüment ÇözerNejat İşler
Forensic scientistBarbarosSerdar Orçin
Barbaros' assistantMuzafferGökhan Yıkılkan


  • Silver, Key Art Awards 2012 Teaser