Original Title: Menekse ile Halil
English Title: Menekse and Halil
Also Known As: Mirna & Khalil (Arabic), Miran wa Khalil (Arabic), Menekse si Halil (Romania)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 07, 2007 – May 24, 2008
Production Company: Ay Yapim
Director: Uluc Bayraktar
Screen Writer: Melek Gencoglu, Ece Yorenc
Menekse (Sedef Avci) and Halil (Kivanc Tatlitug) work at the same patisserie and love each other. Their love is so profound, strong and pure. Halil is a Bosnian young man who has a secret that he cannot tell even Menekse about. This secret has haunted him for most of his life and is a heavy burden on his shoulders.
Menekse, on the other hand, is a 20-year old Turkish girl who lives with her family. Menekse conceals their relationship from her family because her father is very conservative. Her father, Hasan (Mehmet Cevik), uses forces her to marry one of their fellow citizens, Mustafa (Hasan Kucukcetin) who offers a lot of money in return.
Menekse and Halil don’t give up their love, even if they are separated from each other. They escape to Istanbul leaving everything behind. However, their story becomes more complicated when Menekse’s husband Mustafa and her brother Kadir (Caner Candarli) arrive in Istanbul too in order to find them.