Engin Altan Duzyatan is a Turkish actor who plays the starring role in the hit Turkish drama: ‘Dirilis Ertuğrul’ (‘Resurrection Ertuğrul’) which is about the legendary father of Osman the First, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The series centres around the migrations of the Kayi Tribe and their struggles against betrayal from within as well as battles against the Templars, the Mongols, Crusaders and the Byzantine Empire. It also gives a prominent role to the famous mystic Ibn al-Arabi. The series has captivated audiences not just in Turkey, but also huge numbers in the Middle East as well as Muslims in the West. Engin is also well-known for his charitable works in Africa where he has set up access to clean drinking water for over 100,000 people.
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