Original Title: Ihlamurlar Altinda
English Title: Under the Linden Trees
Also Known As: The Lost Years (English), La umbra teilor (Romania), Sanawat el Diya (Arabic)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 16, 2005 – June 29, 2007
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Aydin Bulut
Screen Writer: Neslihan Eyuboglu, Nilgun Ones, Ayse Teker
Yilmaz (Bulent Inal) is a poor guy who is in love with a girl, Elif (Ozge Borak), from his neighborhood. Although they plan to get married, a number of events split their ways. Elif leaves Yilmaz for another man, Omer (Sinan Tuzcu), who is the heir to a large textile conglomerate and who also has feelings for Elif from the beginning. Even though Yilmaz separates from his first love, he still carries the wound that he suffered from their relationship. He promises to seek revenge on the man who steals his girl friend. Therefore, Yilmaz tries to woo Filiz (Tuba Buyukustun) who is the sister of Omer. Reluctantly, Filiz starts to fall for Yilmaz. By becoming Filiz’s boy friend, Yilmaz keeps concretely practicing his revenge upon her. Soon after he discovers that his ambition to practice revenge does not fill the emptiness that he has inside. He finds himself falling for Filiz as well and feels that his love toward her growing deeper and deeper in his heart.
In this story, you will explore a difficult love triangle which is full of obstacles. Will Yilmaz go back to her first love or stay with Filiz? Will Filiz eventually believe in the love and honesty of Yilmaz? Will Elif forget Yilmaz and continue her new life?