Filinta is an Ottoman detective fiction television series created for TRT1 by Yusuf Esenkal and Serdar Öğretici. Filmed in Seka Park Film studio, it is the largest television series set in Turkey. It[clarification needed] was located in İzmit (Turkey). It premiered on TRT1 in Turkey on December 23, 2014. It aired until 2016. As of 2017 it was one of the most expensive television series in Turkey.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source described Filinta as “a crude Ottoman Downton Abbey”. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine once visited the production set.