Barbaroslar is Turkish historical fiction television series created by ES Film, starring Engin Altan Düzyatan and Ulaş Tuna Astepe in the lead roles. The series depicts the life of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, a “Kapudan Pasha” of the Ottoman Empire.
The TV show deals with Hayreddin Barbarossa and his brothers. It will tell the life of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who helped to sign the unforgettable empire of the Ottoman Empire. Hayrettin Pasha, known as “Kaptan-ı Derya”, ensured Ottoman supremacy in the Mediterranean. The biggest supporter of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who managed to dominate all the coasts, was his brother Oruç Reis.
There is a rise of the four brothers who came out of Lesbos, facing the dangers and becoming the conquerors of the seas. It will tell the adventure of Sipahi Yakup Ağa’s four sons, İshak, Oruç, Hızır and İlyas, to turn into Barbaros brothers.”
As per the Barbaroslar Turkish Series, there are three types of people. Kings, those who fear kings, and those who kings fear. Barbaroslar brothers are the third kind of people who the kings fear. It is the legendary story of Brothers who never leave each other.
Remembered as the lion of the Mediterranean, Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa demonstrated striking seamanship as the great officer of the Ottoman navy in the early 16th century.
Born on Lesvos Island in modern Greece in 1478, Hayreddin Pasa’s original name was Khizr or Khidr. He was honoured as ‘Barbarossa’ because of his red beard. Ottoman Sultan Selim I addressed him the honorary name ‘Hayreddin’, which means ‘best of the faith’.
As the youngest of four siblings, he started trading ventures between Lesvos, Thessaloniki and Euboea of modern Greece with a ship that he had created.
His brother was acknowledged as Baba Oruc (Oruc the father) because he served Muslim refugees retreating from the Christian crusaders in Andalus. He crossed them to North Africa with his navy.
Hayreddin Pasa was sharp and intense as a youngster, though he tended to challenge his peers. At a young age, he was recognised for his agitator rhetoric. He was brave but cautious. He was strong-willed but with an intrinsic fighting instinct.