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Türkisch für Anfänger is a critically acclaimed German television comedy-drama series, which premiered on March 14, 2006 on Das Erste. It was created by Bora Dağtekin and produced by Hoffmann & Voges Ent.

The show focuses on the German-Turkish stepfamily Schneider-Öztürk, their everyday lives and particularly on the eldest daughter Lena, who narrates the show. During the show's run of 52 episodes, topics covered included both typical problems of teenagers and cross-cultural experiences.

Due to popular demand, the crew shot a third season consisting of 16 episodes, which were aired in Fall 2008.

The show was also successful on foreign markets and got sold to and broadcast in more than 70 countries.

  1. Bora Dagtekin


Series Cast

  1. Adnan Maral as Metin Öztürk

    Adnan Maral

    Metin Öztürk

    52 Episodes

  2. Josefine Preuss as Lena Schneider

    Josefine Preuss

    Lena Schneider

    52 Episodes

  3. Anna Stieblich as Doris Schneider

    Anna Stieblich

    Doris Schneider

    52 Episodes

  4. Emil Reinke as Nils Schneider

    Emil Reinke

    Nils Schneider

    52 Episodes

  5. Pegah Ferydoni as Yağmur Öztürk

    Pegah Ferydoni

    Yağmur Öztürk

    52 Episodes

  6. Arnel Taci as Costa Papavassilou

    Arnel Taci

    Costa Papavassilou

    52 Episodes

  7. Elyas M'Barek as Cem Öztürk

    Elyas M'Barek

    Cem Öztürk

    52 Episodes

  8. Carl Heinz Choynski as Hermann Schneider

    Carl Heinz Choynski

    Hermann Schneider

    52 Episodes

  9. Katharina Kaali

    Diana Schneider

    40 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3 - Türkisch für Anfänger

Season 3

2008 | 16 Episodes

Season 3 of Türkisch für Anfänger premiered on November 18, 2008.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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