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