The story about a girl who does the impossible to be with the person that she loves. Conversely, he has no feelings for her.
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Tayanç Ayaydin Tayanç Ayaydin ...  Hüseyin Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Ecem Özkaya Ecem Özkaya ...  Melek Çamoglu Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Seray Gözler Seray Gözler ...  Süheyla Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ...  Bayram Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Pelin Öztekin Pelin Öztekin ...  Zeynep Namikoglu / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Osman Alkas Osman Alkas ...  Müfit Namikoglu 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Deniz Sen Hamzaoglu Deniz Sen Hamzaoglu ...  Kaya 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Deniz Altan Deniz Altan ...  Bade Cevher 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Aydan Tas Aydan Tas ...  Nilay 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Birkan Sokullu Birkan Sokullu ...  Kerim Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Burcu Biricik ...  Hülya Çamoglu Cevher / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Recep Güneysu Recep Güneysu ...  Cem Darende / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Olgun Toker Olgun Toker ...  Mahir Duru / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Idil Kaya Idil Kaya ...  Ceren 57 episodes, 2016-2017
Pamir Pekin Pamir Pekin ...  Hazer Torunbas 56 episodes, 2016-2017
Almila Bagriacik ...  Filiz / ... 56 episodes, 2016-2017
Serap Önder Serap Önder ...  Aysel 56 episodes, 2016-2017
Pinar Hamzaoglu Pinar Hamzaoglu ...  Ceylan 56 episodes, 2016-2017
Gamze Demirbilek Gamze Demirbilek ...  Hatice Cevher 56 episodes, 2016-2017
Ayhan Kizilsu Ayhan Kizilsu ...  Atif 55 episodes, 2016-2017
Sibel Melek Arat Sibel Melek Arat ...  Hülya(kücüklük) 52 episodes, 2016-2017
Beste Kökdemir ...  Melisa Torunbas / ... 50 episodes, 2016-2017
Filiz Ahmet ...  Nurgül 49 episodes, 2016-2017
Taha Yusuf Tan Taha Yusuf Tan ...  Young Kerim 48 episodes, 2016-2017
Ahmet Saraçoglu Ahmet Saraçoglu ...  Salih Çamoglu 48 episodes, 2016-2017
Ezgi Tombul Ezgi Tombul ...  Mine 48 episodes, 2016-2017
Özlem Türay Özlem Türay ...  Emine Çamoglu 48 episodes, 2016-2017
Zeynep Köse Zeynep Köse ...  Burçin 47 episodes, 2016-2017
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Bayram comes to his hometown in order to make a peace with his close friend Salih. They agree to engage their children Melek and Kerim when they grow up to the age of marriage. Years later, Kerim graduates and gets his master's degree in environmental studies. Even though he wants to live in Germany and works as an instructor at the university, he cannot persuade his father. Kerim has nothing to do but to return to Istanbul because his father wants to keep his promise to his close friend. Eventually, Kerim decides to get engaged to Melek and goes to his hometown in order to ask for Melek's hand in marriage. Meanwhile Melek's younger sister Hulya activates her plans that no one has taken into account before. She is a passionate girl and desires to get married to Kerim since she was a kid. Soon after, Kerim and Hulya get married. Immediately after they get married, Kerim leaves Hulya behind and goes to Germany in order to continue his ordinary life there. Due to his father, he makes a ... Written by ahmetkozan

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Drama | Family | Romance



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Release Date:

9 February 2016 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Flames of Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Mudanya, Turkey See more »

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Remake of Flames of Desire (2010) See more »


Hayat Sarkisi
Music and Lyrics by Mithat Can Özer
Performed by Burcu Biricik
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The BEST Turkish Drama!
5 February 2017 | by thegoodturkSee all my reviews

This is quite possibly one of the best Turkish dramas I have ever watched. The actress who plays Hulya does an amazing job plus she is drop-dead gorgeous! She goes after what she wants and she usually gets it. Sometimes she is a little mischievous in how she gets things done with her best friend Mahir, but it's fun to watch. You have to admit that there is a Hulya in all of us. From the start of the show, we see that Hulya has had a crush on Kerim from a very young age, vowing to marry him. Hulya gets what she wants; so yes, she does marry him. It starts out a little rocky because it is an arranged marriage but once Kerim sees how strong-willed, compassionate, fun-loving and family- oriented she is, he can't help but fall in love with her.

This is a story about a flourishing love and a family who sticks by each other through thick and thin. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be sad, mad and happy in almost every episode. It's a roller-coaster of emotions with amazing scenes that have you cheering for us protagonist, saying "You go girl!"

Thank you to the actors, actresses, directors and all of the crew for this beautiful show that we look forward to every Tuesday!

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