Avrupa Yakası (European Side) is a Turkish sitcom, produced by Sinan Çetin and written by Gülse Birsel. The series was shot at Plato Film studios and its first episode was broadcast on ATV on 11 February 2004. Hakan Algül directed the first season of the series, which was a completely domestic production. The first season ended on 23 June 2004 with 19 episodes in total. Jale Atabey directed the 39 episodes of the second season which began to air on 8 September 2004 and ended on 15 June 2005. Engin Günaydın joined the main cast in the role of the managing director on the third season, which was first broadcast on 14 September 2005 and finished with the 93rd episode on 21 June 2006. Peker Açıkalın, Tolga Çevik, Hasibe Eren and Sarp Apak joined the main cast in season 4, which started on 13 September 2006 and ended with a finale featuring Serdar Ortaç on 27 June 2007. On 19 September 2007 the fifth season started, and it ended on 4 June 2008. During the broadcast of season 4, it was reported that the series would be concluded with 100 episodes, but it was later decided that it should continue. The series sixth season started on 24 September 2008. Scenarist Gülse Birsel later announced that the series would end in June 2009. It ended on Wednesday, 24 June 2009, with 190 episodes in total.