How Yılmaz and Züleyha met and fell in love in “Bitter Land”

How did Züleyha and Yılmaz meet? Hilal Altınbilek’s character was in charge of telling how he first ran into the great love of his life, after the emotional farewell of the man played by Uğur Güneş. The series, which has this broadcast schedulehas revealed one of the details that were unknown about the protagonists of the “bitter earth”.

The ottoman drama began in 2018 recounting the escape of the protagonists of istanbul to Adana, where they change their names to avoid being found for the death of a criminal who tried to sexually assault Zuleyha.

But it was not known of the moments before the start of the novelwhen the two lovers met for the first time, an encounter that changed their lives forever.

After Yılmaz’s burialthe protagonist of the telenovela opened her heart to tell Sevda and Demir how was the day you met Yılmaz Akkaya and everything that generated that situation back then.

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The family that Züleyha and Yılmaz dreamed of in "Bitter Land".  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
The family that Züleyha and Yılmaz dreamed of in “Bitter Land”. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


After saying goodbye to the great love of his life, Züleyha recalled the first time she met Yılmaz. This is told after the burial of the Akkaya. She was very hurt but she understood that she must move forward for the sake of her children. Therefore, to channel her pain, she recounts her moving story to Demir (Murat Ünalmış) and Sevda (Nazan Kesal).

Yılmaz and Züleyha They met at the exit of a cinema and in a very difficult moment for the protagonist of “bitter earth”. She was suffering from a beating inflicted by his own brotherwhen Yılmaz stepped in to defend her.

It was at that moment that she realized that he would be the right man to imagine a future with children, a beautiful house and a happy family. They were close to knowing that dream, but death took Yılmaz. In the end, her memories and children will be the ones that comfort Züleyha.

Yılmaz and Züleyha at the beginning of the Turkish novel.  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Yılmaz and Züleyha at the beginning of the Turkish novel. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


Yılmaz died in Çukurova hospital bed after undergoing surgery for injuries caused by a car accident. Accompanied by Zuleyha, adanKerem Ali, Mujgan, Demir Y Fekelithe man fought for his life despite the seriousness of his health in “Tierra amarga”.

Before he passed away, he finished his extensive feud with DemirI know reconciled with Fekeli and Müjgan promised him that they would have a cordial relationship so that Kerem Ali would never see them fight again. The war between the families was finished to the point that Yılmaz and Demir they promised to take care of their children in case one of them was missing. Here you can learn more details about Yılmaz’s farewell.

Yılmaz in his last moments in the series "Bitter Land".  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Yılmaz in his last moments in the series “Bitter Land”. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


“Tierra Amarga” has four seasons released in Turkey, its country of origin. The first three have a total of 102 chapters.

  • First season: 35 chapters. It aired from September 13, 2018 to May 30, 2019.
  • Second season: 28 chapters. From September 19, 2019 to April 9, 2020.
  • Third season: 39 chapters: From September 17, 2020 to June 24, 2021.
  • Fourth season: it began broadcasting in Turkey on September 9, 2021.
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