Following in the footsteps of the Cinderalla story Gümüş/ Noor, Aşk-ı Memnu is insanely popular outside of Turkey. The soap opera has its own Youtube channel, in case you miss an episode. There are versions with English subtitles and the series, also dubbed into Arabic, is aired all over the Middle East. Need a French version? How about Romanian? Got it.
No one can get enough and I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with the male lead of both of the shows, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ.
This is the episode where Behlul gets engaged to Nihal, with English subtitles. If you haven't read my post on Rules of Engagement, you might want to that too.
So...who else is following Kıvanç now? I call dibs on him for one of my characters (betas take a guess)!