Details Original Title: Cemberimde Gul Oya English Title: The Rose and the Thorn Also Known As: Eklil El Ward (Arabic) Genre: History, Romance Episodes: 40 Broadcast Network: Kanal D Broadcast Period: September 3, 2004 – July 1, 2005 Production Company: Avsar Film Director: Cagan Irmak Screen Writer: Fikret Bekler, Kerim Ceylan, Sertac Ergin, Cagan Irmak, Nihan Kucukural
Synopsis Yurdanur (Ozge Ozberk) is far from the war between leftist and rightist but one day while going to the cinema she loses her closest friend in middle of the fight. In a street of scattering crowd and open fire, she meets a leftist guy, Mehmet (Mehmet Ali Nuroglu) who helps her. They fall completely into each other, although Mehmet is known as anarchist and Yurdanur is the daughter of the rightist Turkish deputy. Yurdanur’s parents Dincer (Kenan Bal) and Sema (Isil Yucesoy) don’t approve of their relationship. However, Yurdanur, girl of a rich family, finds it worth loving a different man than loving money like her father, Dincer.
In this story, you will explore the times of Turkey in the 1970s. You will also explore a profound and sincere love between anarchy, fight and power while crying and laughing simultaneously. Will Yurdanur and Mehmet stick to their love although they come from different ideological backgrounds? Will they remain safe when they face with the plain truths of the tough life in 1970s? Will following years solve every obstacle on their paths?
Cast Selda Alkor as old Yurdanur Ozge Ozberk as young Yurdanur Mehmet Ali Nuroglu as Mehmet Kenan Bal as Dincer Isil Yucesoy as Sema Tuba Buyukustun as Zarife