“Bitter Land”: How And At What Time To See The Premiere Of The Turkish Soap Opera “Bir Zamanlar Çukurova”

Bitter land”(“ Bir Zamanlar Çukurova ”in its original language) series produced by Tims & B Productions for ATV in 2018 premieres this Sunday, July 4 in Spain. After the success of “Mujer” (“Kadın”) and “Mi hija” (“Kızım”), Antena 3 decided to bet on another turkish production.

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Considered one of the best international blockbusters Over the last decade, “Tierra Amarga” has not only been a success in its home country, Turkey, but has also been successful in more than 30 countries, including Canada, Hungary, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay.

“Bitter Land” is a story of love and struggle against adversity by the two protagonists: Züleyha and Yilmaz, a young couple who have a placid life in Istanbul until an attempted sexual abuse and a crime destroy their life forever.

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The Turkish soap opera “Tierra Amarga” premieres this Sunday, July 4, in Spain at 10:10 pm just before a new chapter of “My daughter”. Then it will be broadcast from Monday through Friday at 5:30 pm through Antena 3.

The objective of broadcasting the first episode of “Tierra Amarga” in primetime is to give it greater exposure and notoriety in a time slot where the public is already used to seeing this type of production.

It is a 2018 Turkish television series produced by Tims & B Productions, whose plot has international fame. (Photo: ATV Turkey)


“Tierra Amarga” is the story of a legendary love, which begins in Istanbul in the 1970s and continues in the fertile land of Çukurova. The loving couple Züleyha and Yılmaz decide to hide their identities and move from Istanbul due to the murder that Yilmaz 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.


The public will be able to find Vahide Rivet, very popular actress in Turkey and who has been part of the cast of “Mother” and “Feriha’s Secret.” In addition, they will be Hilal Altinbilek, the actress whom they describe as a Turkish Angelina Jolie, Murat Unalmis Y Ugur Gunes.

(Photo: ATV)
(Photo: ATV)


“Tierra Amarga” is composed of three seasons. The first installment aired between September 13, 2018 and May 30, 2019; the second, which has 28 chapters, aired from September 19, 2019 to April 9, 2020; and the third, premiered on September 17, 2020 and ended on June 24, 2021.

Total, “Bitter Land” has 102 episodes, which have an approximate duration of 140 minutes, therefore, it is probable that in Spain the Turkish soap opera has more than 200 episodes.