Why did Esra Bilgiç leave Diriliş: Ertuğrul?

Esra Bilgiç is a well-known Turkish actress whose role in the popular drama, Diriliş: Ertuğrul, abruptly came to an end because of the writers’ decision to add a plot twist.

Esra Bilgiç is a critically acclaimed Turkish actress who rose to fame through her breakout and debut role in Diriliş: Ertuğrul, which first aired in 2014.

The series was a detailed retelling of the story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman; the man that is credited for founding the Ottoman Empire.

Esra took on a fundamental role in the series as Halime Sultan, the wife of the titular character.

Her vital role in the storyline saw her form part of the series from 2014 until 2018, with her unexpectedly leaving the show in the season four finale.

Due to the fact that she had not formally addressed the reason for her departure, there has been much speculation about her sudden exit.

Many speculated that the actress had been fired, whilst others wondered if it was because she wanted to broaden her career and dabble in other roles and productions.

Neither the actress nor the production have formally addressed the rumours to date, and they have avoided addressing any questions on the matter.

However, according to local media, an insider revealed that her exit was purely based on the writers’ desire to add in a shocking plot twist for the fourth season finale.

There is reportedly no bad blood between the actress and the Diriliş: Ertuğrul cast and crew, as Esra has been completely understanding of the creative choices for the drama series.

After leaving Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Esra went on to star in a new series, Bir Umut Yeter, where she took on the role of Derya Arya.

Thereafter, she joined the popular television series, Ramos, where she stars as Sibel, the female lead in the series.