Artuk Bey (character)

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Artuk Bey
Diriliş: Ertuğrul character
First appearance"Bir Karış Toprak Vermeyiz" (2015)
Last appearance"Diriliş" (2019)
Based onArtuk Bey
Adapted byMehmet Bozdağ
Portrayed byAyberk Pekcan
  • Bey
  • Kaleder
  • Kayı tribe
  • Dodurga tribe
  • Aksakals[nb 1]
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Artuk Bey is a fictional character in the Turkish TV series Diriliş: Ertuğrul where he is portrayed as the main protagonist, Ertuğrul Bey's right hand man. The character is portrayed by Ayberk Pekcan and is based on the Seljuk commander Artuk Bey.[1][2]




Season 2–3[edit]

Artuk Bey makes his first appearance in the second season and is shown as a doctor and physician of the Dodurga tribe.

Season 4–5[edit]


Artuk Bey was one of the Beys of the Dodurga tribe and the tribe's doctor. After migrating with Ertuğrul, there were times where he became the substitute Bey, even running for the tribe Bey elections after it was thought that Ertuğrul was dead. He was also the Kayı doctor after the migration along with being the Kaleder of Karacahisar.

Historical basis[edit]

Artuk Bey is based on the 11th century Seljuk commander with the same name.[2] In Resurrection Ertugrul, Artuk Bey is presented as a member of the Dodurga tribe of Oghuz Turks, however, historically he was a member of the Döğer tribe.[1] Like many other characters in the second season, he is just another historical personality being paid homage to.[1]


Artuk's character is admired by many for his alliance with the protagonist and how he, as a doctor, saved many of their favourite characters' lives.[3] As Diriliş: Ertuğrul was well-received in Pakistan, Ayberk Pekcan, along with Nurettin Sönmez, who plays the role of Bamsı Beyrek, arrived in the country to meet fans in 2020 on a three-day visit.[4] They came with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and a 20-member delegation.[5][6] On their visit, they met Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi's sister Dr. Fazeela Abbasi[7] and Nurettin Sönmez was "humbled" by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's appreciation for Diriliş: Ertuğrul while also expressing his desire to work with Pakistani actors. On the occasion, Ayberk Pekcan said, “...Pakistan and Turkey are brotherly countries, people of both countries are also brothers and Pakistan is our second homeland...”[8] Before leaving, they also visited the Pak-Turk Maarif Chak Shahzad Campus, in Islamabad[9][10] and their visit to Pakistan was "thanked" by Pakistani politician Faisal Javed Khan.[11] Pekcan is also staying in touch with the Kuruluş: Osman cast, the sequel to Diriliş: Ertuğrul, sharing an image with them on Instagram.[12][13] In 2016, Pekcan also won the Golden Palm Awards in the category Supporting TV Series Actor of the Year for his role as Artuk Bey.[14]


  1. also known as the "White Beards".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ibn Aziz Ahmed, Ammār. "Who was Artuk Bey?". Retrieved June 30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Real History of Ertugrul". Islamic History Project. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  3. "Meet the actor who played Artuk Bey in 'Dirilis: Ertugrul'". Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  4. "Resurrection Ertugrul stars Nurettin aka Bamsı, Artuk Bey arrive in Pakistan". The Nation. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  5. "'Ertugrul' actors Nurettin aka Bamsı and Ayberk Pekcan aka Artuk Bey arrive in Pakistan". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  6. "Turkish FM along with 'Ertugrul' stars arrive in Pakistan". ARY NEWS. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  7. "Ertugrul's Nurettin Sönmez, Ayberk Pekcan hang out with Hamza Ali Abbasi's sister". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  8. "Nurettin Sonmez humbled by Imran Khan's appreciation for 'Dirilis: Ertugrul'". Daily Times. 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  9. "Nurettin Sönmez aka Bamsı Beyrek, Ayberk Pekcan aka Artuk Bey arrive in Pakistan". Oyeyeah. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  10. "İSLAMABAD - Çavuşoğlu, Pak-Türk Maarif Okulunda öğretmen ve öğrencilere hitap etti". (in Türkçe). 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  11. "Senator Faisal thanks Ertugrul Ghazi's 'Bamsi' Alp and 'Artuk Bey' for visiting Pakistan". Dunya News. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  12. "Dirilis: Ertugrul: Artuk Bey shares picture with 'Kurulus:Osman' star". Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  13. Mazher (2021-02-15). "Dirilis: Ertugrul: Artuk Bey shares image with 'Kurulus:Osman' star". NEWSZWEB. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  14. "ALTIN PALMİYE ÖDÜLLERİ İÇİN GERİ SAYIM BAŞLADI". Milliyet. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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