Bitter Lands (Bir Zamanlar Cukurova)

Bitter Lands (Bir Zamanlar Cukurova) Turkish Drama Poster

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Original Title: Bir Zamanlar Cukurova
English Title: Bitter Lands
Also Known As: Once Upon a Time in Cukurova
Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 13+
Broadcast Network: Atv
Broadcast Period: September 13, 2018 –
Production Company: Tims&B Production
Director: Murat Saracoglu, Faruk Teber
Screen Writer: , ,

Synopsis
The story begins in Istanbul in 1970s and continues in the fertile lands of Cukurova, Adana (a city in the south of Turkey).

Zuleyla (Hilal Altinbilek) is a young and beautiful girl who lives in Istanbul together with her step-brother Veli (Mustafa Acilan) and her sister-in-law. She works as a tailor in a well-known district in Istanbul and dreams to get married to her lover Yilmaz (Ugur Gunes).

Yilmaz is a hardworking guy who works as a car mechanic. After his family passed away long ago, he has been raised by his master. Yilmaz does not have a wealthy life but he can do anything to make his lover Zuleyha happy.

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Ugur Gunes

Ugur Gunes Turkish Actor

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Name: Ugur Gunes
Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 181 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Education: Ankara University – Theatre (Ankara Universitesi Dil Tarih Tiyatro Bolumu)
Talent Agency: Ates Management
Spouse:
Biography: Ugur Gunes was born in Ankara in 13 January 1987. He has one brother and one sister. Ugur Gunes spent his childhood in Ankara and started acting at Ankara Art Theatre with the suggestion of his friend. After graduating from Ankara University Language, History and Theatre School, he also took acting lessons. He made his debut on tv with Turkish drama Start Again (Yeniden Basla). Ugur Gunes became very popular with his role Tugtekin in popular Turkish drama Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul).

Ugur Gunes Tv Series / Movies
2011 – Start Again (Yeniden Basla)
2012 – 2013 Don’t Worry About Me (Benim Icin Uzulme)
2013 – Are We Ok? (Tamam miyiz?) (as Serhat) (Movie)
2013 – Seytan-i Racim (as Emrah) (Movie)
2014 – 2017 (as Tugtekin)

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Hilal Altinbilek

Hilal Altinbilek - Turkish Actress

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Name: Hilal Altinbilek
Birthdate: January 21, 1991
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 168 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Education: Mujdat Gezen Art Center Acting Studio (Mujdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi Oyunculuk Atolyesi)
Talent Agency: Socia Entertainment & Gcma
Spouse:
Biography: Hilal Altinbilek was born in İzmir in 21 January 1991. After primary school, she started her acting lessons. Hilal Altinbilek made her debut with her role in Turkish drama Deep Water (Derin Sular) but she gathered attention with her role in popular Turkish drama Black Rose (Karagul). She became the lead character in Cagan Irmak’s movie Children’s Safety to You (Cocuklar Sana Emanet) and acted together with Engin Akyurek. With her role in Bitter Lands (Bir Zamanlar Cukurova), Hilal Altinbilek became very popular.

Hilal Altinbilek Tv Series / Movies
2011 – Deep Water (Derin Sular) (as Irem)
2013 – 2015 (as Ozlem)
2016 – Love of My Life (Hayatimin Aski) (as Nil)
2018 – Children’s Safety to You (Cocuklar Sana Emanet) (Movie)
2018 – (as Zuleyha)

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Old Story (Eski Hikaye)

Old Story (Eski Hikaye) Turkish Drama Poster

Details
Original Title: Eski Hikaye
English Title: Old Story
Also Known As:
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 17
Broadcast Network: TRT 1
Broadcast Period: October 2, 2013 – February 6, 2014
Production Company: ARC Film
Director: Bahadir Ince
Screen Writer:

Synopsis
Mete is a little boy when his father is killed before his eyes. He neither sees the murderers nor understands the reason behind this murder. After his father’s death, he starts to live together with his grandmother and tries to have a normal life.

14 years later, Mete (Bugra Gulsoy) becomes a young man who has a modest life. He goes to university and works as a taxi driver to earn money. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot forget his memories about the past. He does not have a proper sleep at night and for this reason, he tries to occupy himself with various things all the time. He knows that he cannot have a normal life unless he finds the murderers of his father and gets his revenge.

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Tugce Kumral

Tugce Kumral - Turkish Actress

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Name: Tugce Kumral
Birthdate: March 19, 1983
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 167 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Dokuz Eylul University Conservatory (Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Oyunculuk bolumu)
Talent Agency: Icon Talent Management
Spouse:
Biography: Tugce Kumral was born in 19 March 1983 in Izmir. Since her childhood, Tugce Kumral has become an actress. She made her debut with her role in Turkish drama Heartstealer (Gonulcelen).

Tugce Kumral Tv Series / Movies
2003 – Heartstealer (Gonul Celen) (Movie)
2009 – Does This Heart Forget You? (Bu Kalp Seni Unutur Mu?) (as Elif Suvarioglu)
2011 – Despite Everything (Herseye Ragmen) (as Zeliha Dogan)
2013 – The Longest Year (En Uzun Yuzyil)

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Daydreamer (Erkenci Kus)

Daydreamer (Erkenci Kus) Turkish Drama Poster

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Original Title: Erkenci Kus
English Title: Daydreamer
Also Known As: Early Bird
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 19+
Broadcast Network: Star Tv
Broadcast Period: June 26, 2018 –
Production Company: Gold Film
Director: Cagri Bayrak
Screen Writer:

Synopsis
Sanem (Demet Ozdemir) is a natural and cheerful girl who works at a neighborhood grocery shop. Eeach morning she wakes up early and opens up the shop for her father. She is very pleased with her life. After working a few hours, she starts dreaming about her book and writes her thoughts down. Even though nobody believes, she knows that she would eventually finish her book.

One day, Sanem’s happy life turns upside down. Her mother threatens her to get married unless she finds an office job just like other young girls. If Sanem cannot find a decent job, her parents would give their permission to prospective groom Muzaffer (Cihan Ercan) who has been in love with Sanem for a long time and wants to get married to her.

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Birand Tunca

Birand Tunca - Turkish Actor

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Name: Birand Tunca
Birthdate: October 05, 1990
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 187 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Light Brown
Education: Mujdat Gezen Art Center Theatre (Mujdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi Konservatuari)
Talent Agency: Icon Talent Management
Spouse:
Biography: Birand Tunca was born in 1990 in Istanbul. He became wellknown in 2014 with his role Bison in popular Turkish drama Resurrection Ertugrul (Dirilis Ertugrul). After than, Birand Tunca started to take part in various tv dramas such as My Father and His Family (Babam ve Ailesi); Hayat (Ask Laftan Anlamaz).

Birand Tunca Tv Series / Movies
2008 –
2007 – Outside the Circle (Cemberin Disinda)
2008 – Eclipse (Ask Tutulmasi) (Movie)
2008 – Girls Team (Kiz Takimi)
2011 –

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Cihan Ercan

Cihan Ercan (Turkish Actor)

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Name: Cihan Ercan
Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 180 cm
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Education: Ankara University Faculty of Languages, History, and Geography – Theatre (Ankara Universitesi Dil Tarih Cografya Fakultesi Tiyatro Bolumu)
Talent Agency: Sogen Film Muzik Produksiyon
Spouse:
Biography: Cihan Ercan was born in 25 May 1984 in Ankara. He was a licensed player of handball and fencing. After Cihan Ercan started to be interested in acting, he gave up sports. He started his acting career with supporting roles in various tv series and movies like Crime File (Suc Dosyasi) and One Life is not Enough (Bir Omur Yetmez). He became very successful with his role in popular Turkish drama Leyla and Mecnun.

Cihan Ercan Tv Series / Movies
2007 – Crime File (Suc Dosyasi)
2009 – Neighbor Village’s Insane Person (Komsu Koyun Delisi)
2011 – One Life is not Enough (Bir Omur Yetmez)
2012 – (as Hidayet)

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Sevcan Yasar

Sevcan Yasar (Turkish Actress)

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Name: Sevcan Yasar
Birthdate: November 18, 1990
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 178 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Egean University Biology (Ege Universitesi Biyoloji Bolumu); Yeditepe University Theatre (Yeditepe Universitesi Tiyatro Bolumu)
Talent Agency: Abdullah Bulut Management
Spouse:
Biography: Sevcan Yasar became the first ranking at 23rd Miss Model of World which was organized in China in 2011. After graduating from Egean University, Sevcan Yasar moves into Istanbul and took acting lessons. She made her debut with her role in Turkish drama Boyle Bitmesin. Yet, Sevcan Yasar became very popular with her role in popular Turkish drama Bandits (Eskiya Dunyaya Hukumdar Olmaz).

Sevcan Yasar Tv Series / Movies
2012 – 2013 Don’t Let It End Like That (Boyle Bitmesin)
2012 –
2013 – (as Nehir)
2015 – 2017 (as Esra Gurbuz)
2017 – Bahtiyar Does Not Die (Bahtiyar Olmez) (as Nisan)
2018 – (as Aylin)
2018 – Two Good Kids (Iki Iyi Cocuk) (as Defne) (Movie)

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Firefly (Atesbocegi)

Firefly (Atesbocegi) Turkish Drama Poster

Details
Original Title: Atesbocegi
English Title: Firefly
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 17
Broadcast Network: Star Tv
Broadcast Period: June 29, 2017 – October 26, 2017
Production Company: Mia Yapim
Director: Baris Yos
Screen Writer:

Synopsis
Baris (Seckin Ozdemir) is a successful lawyer. He is 35 years old, single, and handsome. He thinks that he can understand each person’s personality at first sight because he has known many people thanks to his job. Baris feels that there is nothing in this life that can surprise him. However, his life changes dramatically when he accepts his last lawsuit.

Baris learns that his car has been involved in a car accident when it was borrowed by his nephew Hakan (Umur Yigit Vanli). Baris is blackmailed by his plaintiff with a video that shows that his car hits a little girl on the street and leaves the scene of accident without helping the injured girl. On the video, his car’s license plate is clearly seen but the driver who is driving the car is not seen. Baris and his family first suspect about Hakan but later on, understand that the accident was made when the car was stolen.

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