“Bitter land”: why the daughter of Demir and Züleyha is called Leyla

In the soap opera “Bitter land“Happiness has come to Demir’s family upon seeing the birth of their daughter as a result of their sentimental relationship with Züleyha, the protagonist of the Ottoman drama that has become one of the most successful in recent times. The small and robust girl goes by the name Leyla and is the most spoiled of the Yamans.

In Spain, the telenovela “Bitter land” (“Once Upon a Time Çukurova”, In its original language) was released on July 4, 2021 by Antenna 3. Since that date, the Turkish success has seen its popularity increase and from Monday to Friday its thousands of fans do not miss a single chapter of this interesting plot.

The successful production stars the actress Crescent Altinbilek who plays Züleyha and the actor Ugur Gunes, which gives life to the character of Yilmaz.

Yilmaz seeks a life with Züleyha in "Tierra Amarga" (Photo: Antena 3)
Yilmaz seeks a life with Züleyha in “Tierra Amarga” (Photo: Antena 3)

They will have to go through various situations that endanger their romantic relationship but they will do everything to defend their love after an unexpected event forces them to flee to Çukurova and avoid problems with the law.

There are also other actors who are part of the cast of “Bitter land”Who have won the applause of the public for their great performance as in the case of Murat Unalmis, who embodies Iron Yaman, in addition to Vahide Rivet In the role of Hunkar Yaman, among others.

Demir Yaman with his mother Hünkar and Züleyha in one of the scenes from Bitter Land.  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Demir Yaman with his mother Hünkar and Züleyha in one of the scenes from Bitter Land. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


With the arrival of the baby of Züleyha Y iron the Yaman family home has exploded with happiness. Another big surprise will be knowing the name of the girl whose mother, Züleyha, has decided to put Leyla Yaman.

This is not a bad idea for iron and her mother, Hunkar, who agree with the name that the little girl will bear. However, it will be Hünkar who asks the question of what is the reason for that name and why Züleyha chose it. At first, she thought that was the name of the young woman’s mother.

Response from Züleyha it is a single and blunt. “My teacher was called Leyla. My mother died when I was very little and she became a mother to me. I decided that if I ever had a daughter I would name her after her”, He expressed.

Demir and Züleyha's daughter will be called Leyla Yaman.  (Photo: Antena 3)
Demir and Züleyha’s daughter will be called Leyla Yaman. (Photo: Antena 3)

Züleyha He also explained that when a person is lonely and desperate in life, he always remembers those who helped him. “She was always a great help to me, she used to fix my hair in the schoolyard because I had no one to do it“, He said.

The teacher of Züleyha He died in a car accident, according to the new mother, lamenting that for the second time she lost her mother.


A nurse instructs iron what was Yilmaz who came with Züleyha to the hospital but this generates the annoyance of Yaman who, enraged, hits and complains to Yilmaz why he dares to wait for his wife in the hospital and even take her when she is nothing of his. But Fekeli explains that mujgan It is also in the delivery room and that is why the presence of Yilmaz.

mujgan She is the first to give birth but her life and that of her son are in danger. Faced with this, the doctors try to save them both. Opposite Müjgan is Züleyha whose delivery was uncomplicated. The young woman welcomes her daughter, while Müjgan struggles to save her little one’s life.

Demir and Hünkar excited to see Leyla in front of Yilmaz and Fekeli's gaze.  (Photo: Antena 3)
Demir and Hünkar excited to see Leyla in front of Yilmaz and Fekeli’s gaze. (Photo: Antena 3)


The cry of a baby alerts parents waiting outside the room. After the delivery, a nurse leaves the delivery room and hands Demir over to her daughter. Yaman welcomes her with great joy and bright eyes. Next to him is his mother Hünkar who cries with happiness.

All this happens in front of Yilmaz who is accompanied by Fekeli and who sadly see that Züleyha’s son is in Demir’s hands, while he waits for what happens with mujgan.


Bitter Land”Is the story of a legendary love, which begins in Istanbul in the 1970s and continues in the land of Çukurova. The couple in love Züleyha and Yılmaz decide to hide their identities and move from Istanbul due to the murder they Yilmaz He committed to protect his beloved from sexual assault.

Fate takes them to Çukurova, specifically the town of Adana, where they decide to stay and work on the farm of Hünkar Yaman and his son Demir, who will fall in love with the young woman without knowing that her heart belongs to Yilmaz. To maintain anonymity, the two lovers decide to pretend to be brothers before the local society.


  • Vahide Perçin como Hünkar Yaman
  • Murat Unalmis como Demir Yaman
  • Uğur Güneş como Yılmaz Akkaya
  • Hilal Altınbilek como Züleyha Altun/Yaman
  • Serpil Tamur como Haminne/Azize Koçoğlu
  • Kerem Alışık como Ali Rahmet Fekeli
  • Turgay Aydin como Sabahattin Arcan
  • Sibel Taşçıoğlu como Şermin Yaman/Arcan
  • Ancient Yaşar como Cengaver “Cengo” Grass
  • Ebru Aytemur como Nihal Çimen
  • Bulent Polat como Gaffur Taskin


Born in Izmir, TurkeyBut with Albanian descent, the 30-year-old actress moved very young to Istanbul, where she began her theater studies and decided to dedicate herself to art. Before his time on television, Crescent I participate in Beauty contests, remaining in the top 5, and also did some work such as model.

Since I was a girl, Altinbilek he knew he wanted to act. It was during college that he began his first roles in small productions; However, his debut was in deep waters”, in 2011. Two years later he would get a role in ” Black Rose ”, gaining more recognition in his native country.

Other productions in which he participated are Love of my life Y Children are entrusted to you. He currently embodies the role of Züleyha in ” Bitter Land ”, role with which he has gained great international fame. Proof of his enormous success is his account Instagram, where it gathers almost a million followers.


Fans of the artist were surprised to see the bond that her father has with Spain, and is that Ozdemir He was recognized wearing a shirt with the colors of the famous Madrid soccer team, Real Madrid. There is no doubt that the man is a great fanatic who will surely have seen his love team play in the front row.


Born June 5, 1960 in Istanbul, Turkey, Kerem Alışık was surrounded from a very young age by a large base of artists. Is only child of famous actors Sadri Alışık and Çolpan İlhan. He is also the nephew of the poet Attila İlhan. From there arose two of his greatest passions.

Alışık was especially close to his mother, who passed away in 2014, whom he also considered his teacher. In an interview with Roportaj Gazetesi after his passing, the actor recalled the most important advice his mother gave him: always be honest. “I grew up with the philosophy that no matter how hard you try, no matter how responsible you are, if you don’t have a conscience, neither your work nor your talent are useful. The philosophy of doing everything with the heart and with the soul was the most valuable gift he left me“, he pointed.

Another of his passions is soccer. When he was young, Kerem Alışık jugó en el equipo Dikilitaşspor, where a promising career was predicted, but due to an injury he had to withdraw from the fields. In the wake of this episode, Alışık decided to focus on his career as a movie actor.

Kerem Alışık de niño junto a sus padres los famosos actors Sadri Alışık y Çolpan İlhan (Photo: Kerem Alışık/Instagram)
Kerem Alışık de niño junto a sus padres los famosos actors Sadri Alışık y Çolpan İlhan (Photo: Kerem Alışık/Instagram)


Inadvertently, his acting career began at age 5, in the movie “My Husband’s Fiancee”, where his parents were protagonists. After the death of his father, he began his acting career with the support of his mother in the series “Storms”. A year later, he stepped onto the theater stages for the first time in the play “Fehim Pasha Mansion”.

Throughout his acting career, Kerem Alışık has worked on numerous projects for both film and television. In addition, in 2005 he founded the Centro Cultural Sadri Alışık, together with his mother, a center that offers acting training as an Academy and Conservatory to bring young and talented actors closer to culture and art.

He also founded with her the Teatro Sadri Alışık and both were in charge of the production and performance of many works. But, after the death of the woman who gave him life, Kerem changed the name of the theater and was renamed Teatro Colpan İlhan & Sadri Alışık.

Kerem Alışık in his role as Fekeli, the great enemy of the Yaman family in “Bitter Land” (Photo: Kerem Alışık / Instagram)
Kerem Alışık in his role as Fekeli, the great enemy of the Yaman family in “Bitter Land” (Photo: Kerem Alışık / Instagram)

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