Faruk is the owner of a bus company and the leader of a powerful family in Bursa which is a metro-pol in Turkey. Faruk meets a violinist girl and falls in love with her. But the dominant mother of Faruk isn’t happy with her son’s relationship.
Bride of Istanbul is based on a real love story, a young beautiful singer Ülkü Üst and a young businessman Ali Sarpkan felt love and married in 1975. Ülkü Üst was the singer of the girl band Beyaz Kelebekler (White Butterflies) and married with Ali Sarpkan. But Ali Sarpkan’s family was a traditionalist family and they didn’t accept Ülkü at first, Ülkü tried everything to save her marriage even at the cost of losing her career as a singer.
The storyline of the series of this love story is modernized and included more complex relationships. Ülkü’s name is changed to Süreyya and is played by Aslı Enver and Ali’s name is changed to Faruk and played by Özcan Deniz.
The Bride of Istanbul is really loved by Turkish audience. Somehow the series attracted a wide range of people in different social classes. The second season scores better in ratings.