“Bitter land”: the reason for Fikret and Ümit to hide that they know each other

What happened in “bitter earth”? In the Turkish soap opera, starring Hilal Altınbilek as Züleyha, it has been seen how Fikret (Furkan Palalı) and Ümit (Hande Soral) keep a common secret for a particular reason. The television series, which has this broadcast schedulehas entered a new stage after the deaths of Yılmaz (Uğur Güneş) and Hünkar (Vahide Perçin).

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One of the novelties after the demise of the akkaya was the arrival of Ümit to Çukurova. She is a doctor who has dazzled the people with her beauty and, above all, Demir (Murat Ünalmış)who helps her fix her broken down car.

The woman has not only been presented as the new illusion of who was Zuleyha’s husbandbut has also left out Mujgan of the address of Çukurova hospitala position that Yılmaz’s wife had a hard time reaching.

Also, when she has arrived at a high society party, Ümit was introduced to the guests already Sevda (Nazan Kesal), who seems to know her at some point. A past in which she would also be included Fikretwhom he supposedly does not know.

Furkan Palalı in the role of Fikret.  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Furkan Palalı in the role of Fikret. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


Fikret and Ümit they have pretended that they have just met in order to carry out their plan against Demir. The mysterious characters actually have a more intimate approach, as seen in the most recent Bitter Land episodewhen she went to the man’s office and they ended up secretly giving each other a passionate kiss.

This has implied that both have known each other for a long time and that the appearance of the doctor is no coincidence in the Turkish soap opera. And not only have they made it clear with the gesture of love, but they have even talked about how difficult it is to pretend that they are two complete strangers.

While Ümit has made his position on the strategy they are carrying out clear by saying that “I cheated on you”, referring to Demir, of course. The next episodes of the television series will show the real plan of Fikret and Ümit in Çukurova.

Hande Soral in the character of Ümit in "bitter earth".  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Hande Soral in the character of Ümit in “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.
  Hilal Altınbilek as Züleyha in the Turkish series.  (Photo: Tims & B Productions)
Hilal Altınbilek as Züleyha in the Turkish series. (Photo: Tims & B Productions)


Through four seasons, “bitter land” follows the story of Züleyha, from her relationship with Yılmaz to her struggle to raise her children.

In the first season, Züleyha and Yılmaz must flee after the latter kills a man to defend her from an attack, so they pose as brothers to settle in Adana, Çukurova, on the farm of Hünkar Yaman and his son Demir. , who falls in love with Züleyha. While, in the following installments, Züleyha will have to face several problems at the hands of her children, friends and loves of hers.

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