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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 Dağtekin


Series Cast

  1. Adnan Maral

    Adnan Maral

    Metin Öztürk

    52 Episodes

  2. Josefine Preuß

    Josefine Preuß

    Helena „Lena“ Claudette Schneider

    52 Episodes

  3. Anna Stieblich

    Anna Stieblich

    Doris Schneider

    52 Episodes

  4. Emil Reinke

    Nils Schneider

    52 Episodes

  5. Pegah Ferydoni

    Pegah Ferydoni

    Yağmur Öztürk

    52 Episodes

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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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    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Scripted

Original Language German

Runtime 25m



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