Ruthless City (Zalim Istambul)

Cover of Turkish Series Ruthless City

Ruthless City is an intense and passionate Turkish TV drama. This is how you can describe this Turkish soap opera that has managed to capture much of the attention of viewers, who have seen in this series, everything a soap opera can offer: Romance, drama and good characters that come from the hand of excellent actors of Turkish television.

Therefore, this time we present to you everything you should know about the Turkish series Ruthless City known in its original language as “Zalim İstanbul”. Here we will show you what this soap opera is about, its cast and where you can watch it both on TV and online and 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 Ruthless City

The story of this Turkish soap opera centers on Agah Karacay, who is a successful businessman living a placid life surrounded by wealth. He resides in a sumptuous mansion with his beautiful wife, Seniz; his irresponsible son, Cenk; his indifferent daughter Damla; and his disabled nephew Nedim.

When Agah’s older brother died years earlier, Agah inherits a large fortune, but he also takes care of his 8-year-old nephew. At that time Nedim was a healthy and normal child, however, a tragedy would leave him disabled.

On the other side of the story is Seher, who lives with her mother-in-law Neriman and her three children: Cemre, Ceren and Civan, the latter being a nurse. After a fire and a quarrel between Ceren and Cemre, the family decides to move to Istanbul.

In this way, a series of interpersonal relationships develop between these two families: the Yilmaz and the Karaçay, which are united in the great mansion of Istanbul, where a love story between two different worlds begins.

Undoubtedly, a telenovela that is worth watching and that will not leave you indifferent.

Seasons and episodes

Ruthless City has 39 episodes distributed in 2 seasons, which premiered from April 1, 2019 to June 22, 2020. Each chapter has a duration ranging between 120 and 140 minutes and we can enjoy them in English.

In short, the episodes are divided as follows:

  • Season 1: 9 episodes.
  • Season 2: 30 episodes

Cast of the soap opera Zalim Istambul

The soap opera “Ruthless City”, also known in English as “Ruthless City”, was directed by Senol Sonmez, and written by Aysun Erdogan, Seda Cakir Avunduk and Ozlem Tasagal Yakici.

And its distinguished cast is composed as follows:

  • Fikret Kuşkan as Agah Karaçay.
  • Deniz Uğur as Seher Yilmaz
  • Mine Tugay as Seniz Karaçay
  • Berker Guven as Nedim Karaçay
  • Bahar Sahin as Ceren Yilmaz
  • Simay Barlas as Damla Karaçay

Where to watch online this series in English

The official broadcasting channel of the series Meryem is Kanal D International. In addition, you can watch the series and all the full episodes in English on various online platforms such as the one shown below. Of course, the quality of the series may be far from the best, after all, it is always better to opt for original products.

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