Balkan Ninnisi

Balkan Ninnisi (S01E01)

Summary

In the city of Skopje, which is divided into two by the Vardar River, Macedonians on one side of the river; Turks and Albanians live on the other side. Süleyman Usta and his family, the owner of the meatball shop, named after the Taş Bridge that unites the two sides, experience the excitement of the young Ertan's return from Istanbul to Skopje, in the historical mansion where they stay together. Ertan, one of the two sons of the house; He has graduated from university and is returning to his homeland. The whole family, especially his uncle Süleyman and mother Neriman, is waiting for Ertan as an architect. They dream of rebuilding the mosque, which was destroyed in the earthquake years ago, and whose grandfather Zubeyir was the imam of, thanks to Ertan's architecture. However, the part that Ertan reads and the method he will choose to build the mosque are completely different.

On the other hand, Jovanka, who studied political science in Vienna under the pressure of her mother Elena and returned to the city like Ertan; She will face a life that she does not want, every detail of which is planned against her will. Jovanka, whose desire is to deal with art, is at the beginning of the part where she will get rid of her mother Elena's authority and fight for her own life. Her closest supporters in this struggle will be his father Daniel and his sister Maria.

Ertan comes to the city and confesses to his family that he studied Radio, Cinema and Television instead of Architecture. Disappointed, the family quickly writes the script for Ertan's future. Süleyman, making his nephew a meatball maker; Neriman, on the other hand, wants to marry Ertan to a family-worthy Turkish girl, fearing that her eldest son married a Macedonian and left the mansion. But at the end of this effort, fate plays its game. Now, Neriman's biggest fear is that Ertan is having a secret love affair with a Macedonian, Jovanka.

On the one hand, Süleyman, who did not even step foot on the Macedonian side, and Neriman, who fears that his young son will leave with a Macedonian, on the other hand, Elena, who does not like the Turks at all; They will be the biggest obstacle to Ertan and Jovanka. But the hostility of these two families towards each other; It is not a simple matter of nationality, but the result of a deep wound from the past. Ertan and Jovanka will seek happiness in a tough struggle.

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