Kiralik Ask | Turkish TV Series | Cast & Characters

A little intro

We have established the fact here that Turkish dramas are too long and take a lot of commitment and patience to watch. That does not diminish the entertainment quotient, though.

I started watching a romantic comedy İlişki Durumu: Karışık. I was watching the ones that aired in Pakistan with Urdu dubbing. There are only 33 episodes available on YouTube, which is roughly 17 Bolums of Turkish series. The episodes are not available with English subtitles, yet.

Thanks to auto-play, the next video, also a Turkish series played and caught my attention. I was so smitten by Omer that

I binge-watched around 25 episodes and did not even stop to take notes. Two years later, I suddenly remember to review the series. How time flies, huh?

Basic Details

TV Series: Kiralik Ask

English Title: Rental Love

Genre: Romantic Comedy


İplikçi family

Barış Arduç as Ömer İplikçi

The protagonist, the hero of our story. He runs a shoe company and is a prodigy. His designs are to die for, his abs are to die for because we see plenty of it in every episode. Haha!

Nergis Kumbasar as Neriman İplikçi

Omer’s aunt. Greedy, plotting, evil and yet provided comic relief at times. She wants Omer to get married, get the inheritance, so she could lead a good life. Mean woman!

Levent Ülgen as Necmi İplikçi

Omer’s uncle. He is not as bad as Neriman, but he doens’t do much to stop his wife, either.

Melisa Şenolsun as Sude İplikçi

Ferdi Merter as Hulusi İplikçi

Topal family

Elçin Sangu as Defne Topal

Our heroine, the good girl who is doing everything in her power to keep her family afloat. Literally everything. She even accepts an offer to marry Omer just so she gets enough money to repay her brother’s debts.

Hikmet Körmükçü as Türkan Topal

Defne’s grandmother

Melisa Giz Cengiz as Esra Topal

Defne’s younger sister

Osman Akça as Serdar Topal

Defne’s older brother. He is not in good company and is indebted to some goons. It is not a small amount. 200,000 liras. Now, the goons are after him and Defne has promised to repay the debt. Poor girl!

Sanem Yeles as Nihan Topal

Defne’s neighbour and friend. Later, Serdar’s girlfriend.

Kerem Fırtına as Iso/İsmail

Defne’s neighbour and good friend. He is a big help when Defne is dealing with her brother’s debt. He also liked Nihan initially, but later hooks up with Yasmeen.

The Designers

Salih Bademci as Sinan Karakaya

Omer’s partner, best friend, best buddy… A flirt by nature… He likes Yasemin but later develops feelings for Defne. Who wouldn’t? Everyone must fall in love with our heroine.

Sinem Öztürk as Yasemin Kayalar

Head designer at the company. She has a thing for Omer, and hates that Koray is after her. Later, when Koray pursues Defne, she changes her stance. She ends up with Ismail, though.

Onur Büyüktopçu as Koray Sargın

The effiminate photographer… He is very close to Neriman and often works for her.

Müjde Uzman – Seda Berensel

Seçkin Özdemir – Pamir Marden

Ayberk Atilla as Sadri Usta

Devrim Yalçın as Deniz Tranba (guest)

Elifcan Ongurlar as Fikret Gallo (guest)

Ismail Karagöz as Şükrü

Hande Ağaoğlu as Mine

Ragıp Gülen as Zübeyir Taşçalan

Selin Uzal as Derya

Simge Doğanlar as Ece

Bariş Murat Yagci as Eymen

Natiq M. Dhahir as abo Alhawashim


Happy watching!

Shabana Mukhtar