Heart of the City (Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek)

Cover of the Turkish Series Heart of the city

The series In the Heart of the City, also known in its original name as Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek, is a Turkish soap opera released in 2017 and produced by Ay Yapım.

If you still don’t know this series, we invite you to stay and read because here we will tell you everything you need to know about it; we will tell you what it is about, which actors participate in it, how many chapters it has and where you can watch them in English.

WATCH ALL FULL EPISODES: If you want to see all the complete episodes in English, we explain it at the end of the article.

Plot of the Turkish series In the Heart of the City

The story of the series revolves around Ali, who is a handsome sailor who has lived practically all his life aboard a cargo ship that is under the command of Rauf, a cook who rescued him after Ali witnessed the murder of his mother at the hand of his father.

This is how Ali secludes himself at sea, since, despite the fact that 20 years have passed since that fateful event, he is still terrified by what happened. That is why the boat is for him a refuge from a city that overwhelms him and memories that torment him.

However, Ali’s life will change completely when he is forced to leave the ship, when he will have to return to the city from which he fled for so long.

During his stay in the city of Istanbul, he meets Derin, a ballet dancer with whom he falls madly in love. From then on, Ali will try not to leave her side, so he will follow her to the depths of Istanbul.

However, nothing will be easy for Ali and Derin, since the girl is engaged to Yigil, a guy she doesn’t love. Yigil, for his part, seeing that Derin is in love with the young man, chases Ali through the streets of Istanbul to beat him up.

Seasons and episodes

The telenovela The Heart of the City premiered in 2017 and has a total of 20 episodes aired in a single season. Each chapter has a duration of around 120 minutes.


The directors of the series were Çağrı Vila Lostuvalı and Ender Mıhlar; meanwhile, the script was written by Ece Yörenç, Melek Gençoğlu and Deniz Madanoğlu.

As for the top cast, it is made up as follows:

  • Kerem Bürsin as Ali
  • Gürkan Uygun as Şahin
  • Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu as Derin
  • Osman Alkaş as Rauf
  • Burak Tamdoğan as Tekin
  • Seda Akman as Belgin

Where to watch the TV drama Heart of the City in English

The official broadcast channel for the series Heart of the City is ATV. However, you can also watch the series online on the various websites and platforms available on the internet. Take a look at the following link:

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