Absurdity of life under occupation is stranger than fiction

A review of the book
”Sharon and My Mother in-Law: Ramallah Diaries by Suad Amiry
Suad Amiry Diary and emails 1981-2004
It’s an art to write amidst conflict zones in a very humorous way making fun of all situations that might be funny to the reader as the absurdity of the picture comes into the mind but it is of course not funny especially for those who have lived throughout these days in constant agony of the situation that is yet ignored by many westernised countries who suppose that such matters will be cleared on their own without any intervention. I hope this book so humorously written as it could be, has reached many readers thinking more thoroughly on the Israel /Palestinian crisis that is hanging on since many years without any solution in regard to any side, this novel  should be taken as once hilarious on one side but also informative and truthful events in the eye of the beholder on the other.
It was light and well written, to be read again instead of hidden behind inside the far corner of the library stacked behind, portraying the absurdity of what life itself can be, under occupation which is without doubt stranger than fiction.

Hiking up to the Devils Mountain, graffiti paradise

Are you ready for a hike to the Dragons Mountain or are you the person waiting for the sequel premiere of how to train your dragon. Let me tell you I am both.
It was a great Excursion on a Saturday, though the weather could have been better.
It is no joke that the mountain is literally known as Devil’s Mountain and Devil’s Lake, though Dragons Mountain is common likewise. It is pretty much the largest hill in Berlin, a miniature manmade mountain from a pile of rubble from WWII ” trummerbergs ”.
Standing on top of the Teufelsberg you can see the entire panoramic landscape.

In the early 60s Americans had their radars and NSA station there.

Now after the reunion a big magnate thought to build large lofts and double maisonette but his project failed.
It is now a privately owned space where you can see how nature recovered by itself without the need of a human need. Other forms include artistic Street art of international artists which lay their piece of artwork onto the ruins.

The place has transformed into a graffiti paradise where artists let their artwork speak for itself.

Without doubt never have I seen so much beautifully designed graffiti art, as it is now on display in the ruins of the old NSA radar station.
















My impressions on Berlins Green Week vs Fruit Logistica 2014

The Green Week exhibition is a great way of having a family day out and get educated on the way with educational and scientific research topics or a kid friendly education package, it shouldn’t be missed when you are coming to Berlin in the beginning of February or living in Berlin. The Green Week exhibition is held every year in Berlin. Regional and nationalwide stands for fresh and processed foods as well as animal shows and international country stands are exhibited.

In contrast is the Fruit Logistica more business and company oriented. Who attends pays a greater fee, 20 Euros for a day. Students half the price. It’s a great way though to get to know the latest technical innovations involving processes of testing quality parameters of fruits or processing vegetables. Furthermore it is a good place to get into contact with prospective clients and discuss a deal over lunch break. There are many technical advances that is worth a visit just to see what has been established so far. I found it very interesting and worthwhile and would do it again next year if the chance presents itself.

Berlin – Green Week


Russian Presentation


Spaghetti with organic coloration: root beet, curcuma


Queen bee and beekeeper


Carved vegetables


Rosa pomelo

Fruit Logistica 2014 #Berlin







An abrupt end to Gold film series production Benim Hala Umudum Var – I still have hope

Recent news of an abrupt end to the Turkish TV romance drama Benim Hala Umudum Var also known as I still have hope lead me to write an article. As the Gold film production has announced the series will have its end at episode 33 and will not be continued thereafter due to a high decrease in TV viewership, other reasons may took a part as well for this final decision.

It would interest me why the production company has come to this decision. There are some reasons that come to my mind. One of them to mention is that the Turkish broadcasting channels have changed. The first launch was in July 2013 and the Turkish channel Star TV was broadcasting it, a few weeks later also the Saudi channel MBC for the middle east took the broadcasting rights and aired the series dubbed in Arabic. In its beginning the series was a huge success and was one of the top 10 series rated in the end of November 2013.

The child in me still likes the idea of fairy tales and happy endings, even though happiness has its curves and obstacles along the way, that are not always joyful, but it is on oneself to make the best out of each situation i guess but aside from my drifting away, who would actually not like to watch one remake of a Cinderella  story with a Turkish twist of romance and drama. I loved the series from the beginning, so much that I even turned on the live channel to watch each weeks episode with Arabic subtitle.

This years Christmas holidays brought a drastic change, the Turkish broadcasting channel Star TV canceled the show and FOX TV took over the airing with episode 26. The channel has changed but not the timing, at the beginning. Since not all Turkish households have access to Fox TV viewership decreased, afterwards the date of airing as well as the airing time changed, what was once on Monday on 22:30 was changed to Thursdays on 20;30. Viewership also decreased in the Arab world due to conflicting series showing at the same time, at this point it was a decrease due to favoritism towards another show airing I would assume that this was also the case for Turkish viewers.

Another reason might be that the story of the manuscript did not suit with some of the actors so they left the show in a rather shocking and sad way. It could also be that viewers were opposing the story of a triangle love story and put pressure or threats on the production company to change its story script.

Another plausible reason is that continuation of the series is not bringing any profit to the production company, taking all these reasons into consideration may account to the case of discontinuing the series long before its true finale end. At this point the claim that the series will have a second season does not have any point anymore.

With all this in mind I would wish that the series wouldn’t end just yet at episode 33, and still have a hope that even if there is no change towards the final  decision of the Gold film production company towards writing new episodes and prolonging the series, I hope that the series will have an ending that is emotionally powerful in whatever way it may be!

For more information about the series Benim Hala Umudum Var – I still have hope look at the video trailer or see the description for more.

Turkish Star TV: Benim Hala Umudum Var - I still have hope



Vegan red lentil breadspread – Hommos

In no arabic country did I ever hear from Red Lentil Hommos but while preparing a soup it cooked too long and was too thick to dilute again. We tried it as a breadspread dip without adding tahini paste. Surprisingly it did turn out very well. Its somewhat yellow color can be made by sprinkling a little curcuma and mixing all together (optional) With parsley and pomgrenade pieces decorated it looked like chickpea dip aka Hommos. Now it will be from now on our own vegan red lentil Hommos.

1 teacup red lentils
2 cups water
1/2 tsp  Cumin powder
1/4 tsp curcuma
1/2 Lemon as  juice

Boil red lentils add cumin and curcuma, and cook until water dried out. When it’s still corny, use a hand mixer to smooth add the other ingredients. Decorate as you please. Best served with olive oil to dip.

You are free to try it with tahini and tell me how it turns out.

Episode Summary Guide Hareem Al Sultan Season 3 Episode 68 (Muhtesem Yuzyil) and ongoing summaries


Muhtesem Yuzyil Season 3 Episode 68 or Episode 5.

Find links to Summaries for Episodes 69 – 78 further down in English. There are translation guide for episodes 79 onwards of season 3 and also for the 4th and final season of Muhtesem Yuzyil Season 3 Episode 79 ++ translation

Hareem Al Sultan Episode 68

Sultana Khadija is totally enraged and asks how this is happening and why Nigar has come to this place. Hurrem comes forward and says that she brought her cause when she found that she was in a bad condition she sought to help her out. From this day on she will be my servant and she has something good with me after all the time we had together. Firuze standing on the upper floor asks who this woman is, she receives the answer that this woman is Nigar a former servant and held position of the treasury master.
Sultana Khadija tells Hurrem that this woman must leave the premises!! But Hurrem says and why should she leave? Mahidevran says that Hurrem knows the reason all to well, and it was her Mahidevran who kicked her out. Hurrem replies that this woman has received her punishment and it ended. She asks Sunbul Agha if the notebooks have been updated and Nigar is standing again in the place of a servant, he confirms. Gul says that the blame of Nigar is too big and she cannot stay in the palace. But then Hurrem interrupts and says that she is responsible for maintaining the organization in the harem. Furthermore everyone knows that Fatima wanted me dead and tried to kill me, yet she is still on the palace grounds. Mahidevran asks Sultana Khadija if she has anything to say.
Sultana Khadija shouts that everyone should leave cause she wants to talk to Hurrem alone.

Sultana Khadija: When will you stop this Hurrem? Is it not enough what you have let me live through?
Hurrem: I don’t have any problem with you Sultana. You have began that war.
Sultana Khadija : know this, in front of you you face a great ancestry. If you fight me.. You fight against a great ancestry.
Hurrem : That was not my intention. I just showed you the true face of your dear husband. But instead you took out all your anger on me and forgave your husband for his actions.
Sultana Khadija: What is happening between me and Ibrahim is of no one’s concern, and especially not yours.
Hurrem: You are right, it’s not my business.
Sultana Khadija : So this is why you brought Nigar to this place?The scene is changing.
Mahidevran accuses Nigar how she can behave as nothing has happened and returns after she has been thrown out of the castle, she shuts Sunbul down without letting him say anything.
Hurrem says that it wasn’t Nigars fault, it was the fault of Ibrahim pasha and since no one gave him bad credit so Nigar as well is innocent.
Khadija: so it is you who is deciding upon this?
Hurrem:no it isn’t me, we will wait until the Sultan returns and he will decide what is necessary.
Khadija : do you believe that I will allow Nigar to reside here.
Hurrem : Aren’t you able to look at her so this is why you tried to kill her, or maybe everytime you see this woman, you see the treachery of your husband. You are afraid, that he will return to her as he was happy with her.

I dare you to raise your hand upon me. I am not a slave in front of you that you can beat. These days were in the past,I am not a slave, the situation has changed long ago. Don’t forget this.
Sunbul :Go go fast.
Mahidevran :Sultana are you fine.
Afife :Will you allow Nigar to stay in the palace?
Khadija :I don’t want anyone to follow me.

In Tebriz.

One of the posts asks Iskandar Shalabi to come out cause Ibrahim Pasha requests his presence and it cannot wait.
Iskandar : Ibrahim Pasha (angry). What is happening. Why did you hang my guards.
Ibrahim :Are you not aware of what your men did?
Iskandar :No I don’t know.
Ibrahim :they tried to steal the army treasury.
Iskandar :My guards wouldn’t do that.
Ibrahim : Do not think for one moment to defend those treacherous bastards, there is a witness. Helmi Pasha has caught them, while they were trying to steal the treasury. And they have taken the punishment they deserve.
Iskandar Shalabi as I know you are the advisor to Sultan Silliman and responsible for the treasury, isn’t it you who need to protect it. Is this the way how you take care of the treasury of Sultan Suleiman. Or are you a participating companion to those cheaters.
Iskandar :impossible, I have nothing to do with it. How can you accuse me of stealing and being a low of respect.
Ibrahim : I didn’t expect this from you, but it is clear that a decrease of your responsibility actions will cause the Sultan grief.
Iskandar :so you want to explain this story to him.
Ibrahim : I know very well what you are trying to do, you are trying to reduce from my standing and let the Sultan look down to me. Nobody is going between me and the Sultan. Do you understand.
Look at them, take it as a lesson because in the end you will find yourself hanging at their location.
Helmi Pasha : I regret the loss of your men, they were strong.
Iskandar : you cheated on me and took the place next to Ibrahim.
Helmi Pasha: I quit the job when I heard that Ibrahim asked Sultan of his presence, and soon he will arrive you should be prepared.
Iskandar : I will not accept any advices from a cheater like you. Tell me how this happened.
Helmi Pasha: A guard informed me that there were men who were trying to steal the treasury and I wasn’t aware these were your men, because they wore the Persian clothes.
Iskandar : I pray to God that this is what happened.
Helmi :this fight has to end. The Persian army is preparing to conquer us.
Iskandar : let the one who calls himself captain deal with this problem. One day his days are counted and he will find his end.

Mustapha is talking to Captain Khedr and is happy of the victories they achieved against Spain and Venice and the Mediterranean Sea. He is glad to see him well and as a trusted person someone can rely on.
Captain Khedr : it is great honor serving you and I am pleased to tell you that the people and the army love you, and wherever I go they ask of you and remember your name with a good deed.
Mustapha: Allah has given us a task to protect those people and as we act upon their safety we deserve their love of appreciation.
I have heard you prepared a battleship to open Tunis.
Captain Khedr : we are preparing and will establish a new Islamic Republic over there.

Hurrem: it is as if I have expected, Sultana Khadija forgave Ibrahim and they will return together when he returns to the capital. They will continue their life as nothing has happened and it was only you and the newborn who suffered.
Nigar : why did you bring me here? Is it to anger Sultana Khadija, to keep me in front of her.
Hurrem: we need to settle this together. I did you wrong I know but I was forced. You know my problems with Ibrahim Pasha, I didn’t do as they did and left you to die. You are living now, this is important. I will get revenge just trust in me.
Nigar : it is impossible for me to trust you another time.

Mustapha says it is time that the world is opened to see the glory of the Islamic empire. That the flag of the osman empire is held up high in all countries, and I will put this idea to the Sultan and I am sure that Ibrahim will agree with me. He sends Captain Khedr off to conquer Tunis and open a new osmanic empire.

Afife asks Kawthar to see Sultana Hurrem. Kawthar says she will give notice.
Hurrem: everyone will feel as you do, don’t stress yourself with time you will forget.
Nigar : my pain cannot be forgotten.
Hurrem : Nigar you have to take your revenge.

They are interrupted by Kawthar who announces the presence of Afife and Aghas to take Nigar out.
Hurrem asks Nigar to leave and allows Afife to enter.
Afife asks Hurrem to hand over Nigar or she must use other ways to force her to give out Nigar. Hurrem can barely stay calm.
Mahidevran and Khadija went to Mustapha to tell him about Nigars presence, so he will decide upon Nigars fate. Khadija tells him that she asked Afife to bring Nigar but instead Hurrem is waiting outside the door. Mahidevran becomes nervous and wants him to send her away, but he calms her down and says: ‘we will see what she has to contribute maybe we can solve this problem swiftly. Hurrem greets all.
Nigar is taken to a quiet room she should reside there until the situation quiets down.
Nigar : What has become of you Sunbul Agha now serving as a trustee to Hurrem Sultan.
Sunbul: Who shall I serve if not the mother of 4 emirs to the Ottoman empire. Don’t you know the situation here. Durra khanum has passed away and Wiqam has gone, and nobody knows where your standing grounds are. I am forced to do this. What about you, why did you come? When you fled from the palace, why did you return after all the pain and distress that you went through. I was really heart broken.
Nigar: nobody can flee from his destiny.
Sunbul: Listen carefully, if you want to flee I will do the impossible to help you out and this is a promise. Nobody will find you in the place I know of. A young woman like you will get remarried and build a new family.
Nigar: Sunbul I accept my fate and I don’t have dreams any longer.

Mustapha : it’s not possible for Nigar to remain in the palace. I will not allow it.
Hurrem : I am not going against your orders but first I want to know what is she blamed for. I have asked Afife but she didn’t reply.
Khadija : there is no need to explain for you anything, Hurrem!
Hurrem :since you are not able to say it out loud I will do so. Ferial has sinned. This is her guilt, let us take her to the court and they will fulfill the law upon her and along the way also Ibrahim Pasha.
Khadija : are you crazy, what law do you speak of, this is the prime minister of the Ottoman empire.
Mustapha : Sultana Khadija is right there is no place for you to intervene in this problem.
Hurrem :So this is how you want to treat this crime?
Mahidevran : Don’t put yourself into this since it is none of your business.
Hurrem: I will write to the sheikh he will surely find a solution to this.
Khadija : you cannot do this!!
Hurrem : no one can forbid me, I will write about the sin that Ibrahim Pasha is involved with and I will let everyone know about it.
Khadija : are you threatening us, Hurrem??
Hurrem : I prefer to say that I want to find a solution with you, in the end the decision is yours. Either all Istanbul will know about this topic or we wait upon the return of the Sultan.

Afife: Take care of your actions Kawthar because your reputation has become worse.
Kawthar :Really, if that would be true I would have been punished long ago.
Afife : Do you believe that your wrongdoings does not reach me? I know that you threaten the other girls because only in this way can you control them. I advice you to stay respectful. Listen, I will not allow you to play your games around me.
Kawthar : stay away from me, I am the right hand of Sultana Hurrem and who touches me will get burned.
Hurrem : Kawthar!! Go on and give your excuse to Afife.
Unwillingly Kawthar does what she is told.
Hurrem : if I hear another time that you talked in an unrespectful manner to Afife, I will be the one to punish you. Do you understand?? Then, go.

Mahidevran : don’t give in, Nigar has to be punished!
Khadija : didn’t you hear what Hurrem is threatening with.
Mahidevran : so we just do as she wishes.
Mustapha : you have to calm down mother, this concerns the country and it is a private matter to Khadija. Nobody should know about Nigar, it would be very bad especially towards Ibrahim Pasha.
Mahidevran : so what are we going to do?

Hurrem :doesn’t the harem has its laws, there is no way they can take her from me as she is my servant when there is no reason.
Afife : I believe when they want to they will find a reason.
Hurrem : Nigar is standing under my protection now and I will not allow that her fate becomes as the fate of Nadia.

Khadija : Hurrem!! Nigar will remain in the castle until Sultan Suleimans return and he will decide. I will allow her stay until the Sultan returns.
Hurrem : this is the right decision, Sultana.
Khadija : and when the Sultan returns Nigar will leave the palace, and you will leave the palace as well. I will show you the punishment that comes with threatening someone from a dynasty. Afife!! Make sure that Nigar does not cross my ways and I will not see a glimpse of her.

Captain Khedr : Saleh, can you tell me of the whereabouts of Julia Gonzaga.
Saleh :We have found her to reside in one of the neighboring castles but when we approached, she fled in the last instant.
Khedr : It is important to find her as Ibrahims requests it, choose one of your man for this mission and he has any news then to return and inform us.
Saleh : we believe that Julia Gonzaga is with the pope of Rome.
Khedr : Rome isn’t yet our goal. First we will conquer Tunis, maybe she is there. Prepare your plans for Tunis.

”The soul is a shield, Ibrahim. It is a cloth you wear before it becomes you. The place that you own maybe the only one that you will ever reach in your whole life. You cannot rise higher than that. And due to this leave everything as it is, think of your destiny that is now taking its course step by step without you realizing it. Concentrate only on the near future in front of your eyes and don’t get interrupted by anything, no objects, not the world, nor the sea or anything.

Bergam Agha requested an audience with Hurrem so she is accompanied with her servants and Firuze.
He says that he received a letter from Rustem Agha which states that Ibrahim has ordered everyone to call him Sultan instead of Pasha. And initiated new orders. Sultan Suleiman was very angry and even sloan the head of the messenger who brought these news.
Hurrem : Do you know that biggest enemy to the pasha which will be his downfall, himself.

Ibrahim greets Sultan Suleiman on his arrival and welcomes him.
Suleiman : These frightening eyes belong to whom. And to whom is the trembling voice. Who is behind this shield hiding. It is impossible for you to become Sultan just by wearing this shield.

Hurrem is pleased with Firuze but on the way they are interrupted by Mahidevran who finds it amusing that Hurrem befriends Firuze. She angers Hurrem when saying that anything might happen during war and Allah forbid that something happens to the Sultan than it will Mustapha who will rise to the thrown, Mahidevran will become the Mother’s Sultan and it is the end of Hurrem and her children.

Suleiman is angry at Ibrahims actions. He had clear orders to prepare the way to Bagdad and not Tabriz. It was a lucky strike to have conquered Tabriz, thanks to a new ally who supported the Ottoman army with 10000 soldiers. Suleiman asks him How would you stand before me when you didn’t succeed and above all ignored my orders.
Ibrahims says that it was once his words that spoke the way to victory is through shortest route. Thanks to Allah victory was ours and conquering Bagdad can be at any time.

Suleiman : Be thankful that you opened Tabriz.
He turns to Mustache Pasha and asks him about the whereabouts of Tahmasp.

Iskanadr Shalabi proposes to go to Bagdad quickly. Winter is approaching. In the spring it will be possible to regain Tabriz.
Ibrahim says it’s impossible to leave now. The soldiers are tired and it is difficult to transfer the heavy weapons on the desert road.
Iskandar Shalabi wants to take all the needed preparations under his responsibilities. Suleiman approves and decides to move towards Bagdad.
Suleiman: It makes no sense to put a new empire in Tabriz within the Persian land, cause even if I install you or my own son. You will become my enemy. He orders everyone except Iskandr out.
Ibrahim asks Rustem Agha about Ahmed. Rustem said he died by a horse accident so himself was appointed this position.
Iskandr gives the proof to his claims about Ibrahim to the Sultan for calling himself Sultan and bearing his own stamp. Ibrahim said he was doing so to bring calm back to the army. But he doesn’t believe in that. Suleiman accuses him that the one he is complaining about is the prime minister and whatever was his reason he should also take his share of responsibility and dismisses him.

Sunbul Agha brings a letter to Hurrem saying it’s from the Sultan. She dismisses everyone to read the letter by herself. As it turns out, the letter wasn’t intended for her. It was for Firuze. Khadija was sending the letter on purpose to Hurrem. She wanted her to feel the same pain that she felt like a dagger in her heart, and this feeling Hurrem deserved to go through.
Hurrem goes to see Khadija and Khadija turn for revenge had came towards the same words that Hurrem was once hurtful. And she returned it to Hurrem. Saying the Sultan has found a new love, one who is much younger and more beautiful and there is no one who can do anything about that.

Ibrahim requests an audience with the Sultan but his entrance just then is refused. Iskandr informs Ibrahim they are ready to depart for Bagdad and await further orders.
Suleiman send a letter to tahmasp and requests his presence as a leader in war not hiding in his throne like a woman.
Suleiman send for Ibrahim in the night and tells him that Khadija has forgiven him and will not divorce him cause she thinks of her children but he Suleiman how shall he forgive that Ibrahim was using the name of the Sultan without his knowledge. He will leave him this last chance to rid of his greed and solve this problem on his own else he would pay with his own life.
Ibrahim tells Nasukh Effendi that Khadija will not divorce him. He is happy but also sad because he has broken Suleimans heart.

Kawthar is threatening Fatmeh to tell her about the girl who is spending the night with the Sultan. But Afife catches her and punishes her. Hurrem warns her to do anything without her permission or else she won’t stay in the palace.

Ibrahim sends Iskandr to Suleiman and accuses him of his failures to reach Bagdad strong and healthy as already half of the soldiers have died and every day there is new death. Suleiman says it is upon all advisors to decide his fate.

Kawthar in search for Firuze sees her sneaking to Khadija and learns the truths about Firuze. She hides but Khadija suspects her presence and throws her in the dungeon. Nigar visits her promising she will tell the news to tell the news to Hurrem but instead she is planning something different. Hurrem tells her we need to get rid of Khadija, and Kawthar be the one to kill her.

Ibrahim tells Helmi Pasha to be present in the Diwan meeting where the fate of Iskandr will be decided and he orders him to vote against Iskandr.
Iskandr knows that his end might have come and takes a promise from Rustem to stand instead of him and do anything in his powers to get rid of Ibrahim Pasha.

Nigar tells kawthar to kill Sultana Khadija and let it appear as suicide.

The Diwan decided against Iskandr and accuse him of treachery. He is sentenced to death by hanging. Ibrahim sees Rustem emotional and tells him let it be a lesson to you that no one can come between me and the Sultan or his fate becomes like Iskandr.
Suleiman has a nightmare with Iskandr telling him that he was put to death as an innocent men and this guilt will stay upon his shoulders his whole life because he let them kill an innocent men and deep in his heart he knows it’s the truth. He wakes up and swear that Ibrahim fate will be just like the fate of Iskandr. Rustem hears his words.

Kawthar exits the prison to kill Sultana Khadija…

Further summaries
Season 3 Episode 69


Episode 71

Episode 72

Episode 73

Episode 74

Episode 75

Episode 76

Episode 77

Episode 78

Review: Sacrifice by Jessica Fortunato


Book Review

Sin collector Trilogy: Book 2 Sacrifice by Jessica Fortunato

Finally the christmas holidays gave me some extra time to read and review novels again. I was looking forward to reading the sequel to Sin Collector by Jessica Fortunato three months ago, stored but not forgotten in my Aldiko reader shelf, but was always off due to other businesses. One great way to end this year is with a book review to this story.

The best moments in reading are, when you come across something.. a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things..that you’d thought special – particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met. And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours to a world of magic. – the history boys

As book 1, I was evenly mesmerized by the second book where you get to know more about other sin collector friends of Olexander former mentor and now in a deep relationship with Liliana. A common enemy the castus and one woman Ariadne who always seems to be one step ahead of all others. Lilianas now growing family, her mortality phase, new telekinetic powers, secrets about a family history, marriage party and an unforeseeable prophecy to come true, would this mean the end of the world as we know of?? Such questions might revolve within your mind, while the story unfolds its mystery and packed action in front of you during Lilianas fight for her beloved family that is worth fighting for. In my point of view this was a five star book written by a five star novelist. I am eager for the third book and patiently await its arrival.


My pictures of the European World premiere in Berlin: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Never say never…Do what comes in your mind and don’t think of any consequences…Just have fun!! This what I had yesterday.

I love movies …I loved the Trilogy of The Lord of the Rings and I was as evenly amazed by the movie of the Hobbit. Advertisements around the city made me aware that a premiere of the movie would take place but I didn’t give it much thought until Sunday night, when I lay awake scrolling through the events that might take my attention and will provide me with a reason to go out of my room to have some fun.

This was such an event. The European world premiere of The Hobbit: the desolation of smaug with red carpet coverage and lifestreaming worldwide at 6pm CET on Monday 9th December 2013 at the Potsdamerplatz, Sony Centre in Berlin.

I am not the kind of fan who would stand up queuing from the early morning, I am a fan of movies who would have liked to make a new experience and see the actors who made this movie one of a kind. I went there at 4:30 pm and arrived at 5pm 1 hour before the event started and just enough time to find myself a good spot.

I have thought there will be a lot more people present. As it seemed the rain cooled most of the mood off as well as being the 1st working day of the week in Germany where someone after an 8 h long shift would rather have a cozy warm house or a bed in mind than going to an event standing in the cold, in the back rows just trying to get a good look or shot of the actors and other participants.Yet for my opinion, it was full enough.

The cinema Imaxx was closed for other movies. The only movie that was shown in the night was The Hobbit.

I wished that the weather were better and it were not raining. I wished I had found myself a better spot instead of the third line that I was standing at, trying to get one good shot of the many that I took, one which is not totally blurry and you can actually see the person which I wanted to take a picture in the first place. I was proposing too many wishes for that night that didn’t come out as expected. The Important matter is that this winter I was glad I was there in such an event.This is the first of such events that I ever participated inside and it was an overall great experience.

Here are the (not so blurry) pictures I took at the event.


Watch online episodes with English subtitle or in Spanish dubbed Magnificent Century aka Hareem Al Sultan aka Muhtesem Yuzyil,

Dear all fans from Magnificent Century aka Hareem Al Sultan aka Muhtesem Yuzyil

I have been asked several times for English subtitled videos of this awesome series.

I was even adding myself some summary posts about the third season Episode 64-67, but after I found this
translated version of the third season which I am really glad that I did.
Onward from Episode 79, I don’t think there is a need for me to continue after episode 78, I am still doing my best to add up new summaries. The above mentioned blog has put up a tremendous blog posts with added text based summary of every conversation of the actors on a blog for most important episode highlights of Hareem Al Sultan 3rd Season, and I really appreciate all their hard work.

The old blog post showed how you can find your way through, but it was in arabic, there is no need for this anymore….

Accordingly I have updated this blogpost to show now a direct way to every episode of Magnificent century aka Muhtesem Yuzyil aka Hareem Al Sultan instead.

Hareem Al Sultan Season 1+ 2, Muhtesem Yuzyil, Magnificent century season 1+2

Find english subtitled of full length turkish episodes of Season 1 + 2 from a turkish student who made it to his job to provide well translated english episodes to this famous series. No need to fight with arabic lettering anymore, here are all in one place. If you care to sponsor or donate to him follow this link www.gofundme.com/mcEng

Recently the Vimeo channel with translated episodes of the series has been removed.

It is possible to watch the series from episode 61 on youtube. For the episodes of season Season 1 +2. 

For the person who uploaded subtitles to the series. His channel was blocked due to copyright infringement. There are no episodes anymore published online. You can contact him via Magnificent Century -Muhtesem Yuzyil

. If you have trouble viewing the episodes on youtube, I will try to find a different website as soon as possible to make the episodes available for everyone.


One of the site visitors gave me an update that in Mexico this series first season is being shown in Spanish dubbed Television. From Monday to Friday you could watch it on Mundofox as well if you understand Spanish.

Following TV channels are broadcasting the series in several languages after its successful ending.

Chile: Canal 13: http://www.13.cl/espectaculos/television/el-sultan-la-nueva-teleserie-nocturna-de-canal-13


Episode Summary Guide Hareem Al Sultan Season 3 Episode 67 (Muhtesem Yuzyil)


Muhtesem Yuzyil Season 3 Episode 67 or Episode 4.

Hareem Al Sultan Episode 67

Hurrem asks the girls name. It is Nadia. She is one of the girls that they found on their way to the old castle and have been brought to Topkapi. Hurrem tells Sunbul that she brought the snake herself to the palace, she is sure that the Sultan wanted to punish her and isn’t involved with any women. Gulsha asks what shall be done, Hurrem just looks at Nadia.
Firuze is with Suleiman on the balcony, telling each other poetry of life and love. Hurrem thinks but decides they should do the necessary, Sunbul advises to wait until the Sultan leaves for the battle. Hurrem wants it to be a lesson for the others and leaves.
Afife enters the room of Mirimah while she is asleep, she asks the guarding woman why she is alone and where the others are. She tells that Firuze has gone since a while ago and Nadia has been taken by other servants on the demand of Afife to see her. Afife surprised can only suspect the worst. She leaves the room with hurry ordering the girl not to leave Mirimah Sultana alone.
Gulsha asks Sunbul what shall be done, but he just says that she should know the answer herself. She wants to take the judgement in her own hands but Sunbul forbids it, he tells her just to stay guard in this place afterwards they will take her to the guards and they know what to do next.
Firuze is taking her dinner with Suleiman. It’s visible that Suleiman is totally infatuated with her by asking if she still thinks it was her destiny to be in that place after she saw him in her dreams. She tells him that many dangers lied ahead and she didn’t die as if her heart was showing her the way that lead to him. Suleiman wants to know all about what she has endured. Firuze smiles.
Hurrem takes Jihangir from Asmaa, Asmaa cannot calm the emir down, he is under great pain and cries.
Hurrem is angry and orders Asmaa to let a doctor come faster.
Firuze says that she went with her family to participate in a wedding in a far away place. And while they were on the sea a heavy storm came up and it caused the ship to sink. She held herself on one of the wooden planks and didn’t know what would happen to her. She saw that her family died and she prayed to Allah, so Captain Khedr came in response to her prayers and rescued her from the sea.
Suleiman assumes that she was one of the presented girls that came to the palace but she denies it. Firuze says she was not one of the chosen one to go to the palace. They took her to the slave market. There a tradesman bought her. On the road another man came and talked with the tradesman and he bought her, this man was called Sunbul Agha. This is how she came to the palace, so what else could this be called if not destiny.
Sunbul is carrying the unconscious Nadia with Gulsha in tow. They are in a dead end. At one side they see Kiraz Agha talking with someone, not noticing Sunbul and Gulsha, on the other way they see Afife advancing. Sunbul sees no other solution than to call them to help and warns Gulsha of saying a word. Kiraz Agha who heard Sunbul shouting runs towards him and asks what has happened. Afife reached them as well and wants to know what they did to the girl. Of course Sunbul pretends his innocence that he found her that way and was taking her to the nursing home. Afife is glad that Nadia is still alive, the girl opens her eyes but is still afraid. Upon Afife questioning her who is responsdible for that, Nadia doesn’t answer, though her eyes are directed towards Sunbul.
Jihangir has calmed down after the tincture and Asmaa takes him to sleep. Gulsha informs Hurrem that they failed to take Nadia out of the palace cause Afife intercepted all their moves and placed many guards around the courtyard. Hurrem is angry and sends Gulsha out, she doesn’t wish to see her.
Afife reports to Khadija that they have rescued the poor girl in the last minute else she would have been dead.
Mahidevran says it was them who send the girl to Hurrem, Afife full of fear asking if they are responsible of sending this girl to her death sentence. Mahidevran says it’s true, they will sacrifice anyone just to protect Firuze. Afife not believing what she hears says that Nadia like Firuze are in the court of the Sultan and that she is the one responsible for their protection.
Khadija smiles back at A fife saying that the girl is still alive. Afife is worried and excuses herself that she doesn’t want to be a part in this game. Khadija says no one died. It is enough that Hurrem learned to know that Nadia has spent a night with the Sultan, and everyone will know that she is the one. Moreover there is no need that it is made public that it was actually Firuze who spent the night with the Sultan, that should be unknown. Until the Sultan comes back from battle this shall be the only truth to protect Firuze from Hurrems wrath. Mahidevran congratulates Khadija to her splendid idea, she knows Hurrem well and believes that she will take the first opportunity to harm that poor girl after the Sultan leaves to war. Khadija says that we need to take all necessary precautions just so that Firuze will stay alive until the Sultan returns.
Suleiman wakes up on the sound of the harp, it is Firuze who plays. She apologizes for breaking his sleep but he replies that he would want to wake up everyday in this way. That would be also her wish as well. To sleep at his shoulder in the moonlight and wake up with the first sun rays. Suleiman asks her how she learned to play this way, she tells him that her mother taught her. Suleiman says to her that her mother is then a very well educated woman that she taught Firuze poetry and music playing that way. Firuze says No. She tells that her father was working on a farm and her mother in a church and had learned to play music from the preacher there. Her mother played continuously in their home, this is how she learned to play. Poetry reading is for Firuze just the way to look upon love.
Khadija comes to Hurrem cause of Jihangir, she heard that he got ill. Hurrem informs her that he didn’t sleep all night long and only in the morning did the pain reduce. Khadija calls him my darling and wants to go to him but Hurrem asks her to please come another time so not disturb his sleep now. Additionally mocking her of her new job which is protecting the slave girl. Khadija tells her “So you know of the girl.” Hurrem says there is nothing staying hidden from her in this palace. Khadija threatens Hurrem to keep away from the girl, anything that happens to her she will be accounted for it. Hurrem assures that it won’t be her to take revenge on a girl like her. Khadija smiling back to Hurrem says that it is a sad situation that the Sultan leaves her for a girl like this one. Hurrem knowing where this might go, says if she implies that the girl is better than Nigar Kafa. Hurrem remains by her belief that the Sultan did this to punish her. “Is this how you soothe your mind towards it” Khadija asks. Khadija says to Hurrem, not to forget about the blue handkerchief the girl received. Hurrem passing it off by saying it’s just a handkerchief there is no meaning attached to it. Khadija coming closer to Hurrem and says “believe me that this day will come soon.” Khadija leaves the room.
The Sultan is talking to Afife he has arranged that she has everything needed, because she is and will be responsible for the organization in the harem especially in the time where he will be on the battlefield. She assures him not to be worried and tells him that Jihangir got ill again last night. Scene changes, Mirimah looks in the mirror. Upon Firuze arriving she asks her if she looks beautiful. Firuze answers she looks beautiful all the time. Firuze asks to make a few changes to the outfit, Mirimah asking her where she was yesterday when she asked for her. Firuze tells her she went to bath but as she returned she found Sultana Mirimah asleep and went back to her place. Mirimah says her place will be next to her and she will be sleeping in the adjacent room from this day on. Firuze finished with the rearrangement of the dress, Mirimah likes her new look. Mirimah asks Firuze to accompany her to visit her mother.
Mustapha is visiting Helena at her place, he overhears their conversation about him. Rita thinks he is in love with Helena and wants to know if her friend feels the same. Helena is unsure about her feelings as she wasn’t in love before, but says “can it be called love when i feel my heart stops beating upon seeing him and i try to catch breath”. Mustapha appearing from his hiding spot asking her if she has any doubts. Surprised Helena rises from her weaving tool, asking what he is doing here. Of course Mustapha came to see her. Rita volunteeres to stay guard while they communicate with each other. Helena asks him since when he was listening, honestly he tells her that he heard all her words. Shyly she turns and says it wasn’t for him she meant someone else. He wants to know who is the lucky one, to wish to be in his place adding jokingly maybe the tradesman, but Helena turns it down. Due to the tradesman her father forbid her to leave the house since the last incidence when Mustapha broke his arm and the guy came and told everything to her father. Mustapha tells her goodbye he has been called to war and will be absent. She is upset turning away from him, he turns to her and kisses her goodbye telling her to wait for him, he will be returning to her.
On the way to the room, Mirimah arrives with Firuze at the harem, servants are carrying gift boxes to the room of the favorites. Mirimah calls for Kiraz Agha and asks him what’s happening. He tells her that the Sultan has ordered to bring gifts to Nadia as she is the favorite to the Sultan meanwhile looking at Firuze by saying this. Mirimah is upset since the girl has been in her service, she knows that her mother will be upset of this circumstance. Firuze has a moment alone with Kiraz Agha she asks but he interrupts her and says that it was the only way to protect her.
Suleiman asks Hurrem why she didn’t inform him, she tells him that he seemed to be busy these days and didn’t wanted to disturb. Suleiman looking grimly at her, so her attitude becomes softer. She informs him that the doctors have carried out their investigation by couldn’t find anything so they just gave him the medicine. At that moment Mirimah arrives in tow with Firuze, he is surprised. He wants to know everything that happens with Jihangir. He leaves and asks Afife to follow him. Outside he asks her what Firuze is doing next to Mirimah. Afife tells him, that Firuze was in the service to Mirimah before and though her position was cancelled, Mirimah found to like her very much and they have been found to spend time together. Suleiman says it will be OK then.
Asmaa is bringing Jihangir to Hurrem, he begins to cry again. Mirimah is worried that he will be suffering, Hurrem says we need to pray so his nightmare of pain will end. Firuze asks straightforward what’s wrong. She excuses herself, that she wanted to help though. Hurrem asks how she wants to do it. Mirimah says that she was having headache and Firuze with her touch and prayers have let the pain reduce. Hurrem says ” Is that so?” Firuze asks her to give Jihangir to her. Hurrem gives her the boy. She tells her that she had a difficult delivery and to make everything in her power to make him feel better. Firuze says that the emir is not ill but he is carrying a heavy burden, after reciting few verses and massaging his back the emir is calm. Hurrem is intrigued on how Firuze calmed him down, and enquires how she did it. Firuze says that she only prayed and the remaining is on Allah. Hurrem says that Firuze is one of the chosen who are loved by Allah to have such a gift and asks her to use her knowledge for the well-being of the emir. Firuze says that there is an ointment to make the emir rest calmly and asks to prepare it on her own. Hurrem agrees and orders Asmaa to call for the chief doctor to lend Firuze a hand and learn the recipe of the ointment as well.
Eyas Pasha informs Suleiman about the latest news about Ibrahim as he changed his course. He will head from Aleppo to Tabriz then directly to the battlefield. Suleiman becomes angry at this, since his orders stated clearly to march for Baghdad and not Tabriz. Eyes Pasha says that it was a chance not to be missed since the Persian army left Tabriz for Baghdad as a messenger has informed them. Now Ibrahim and the army are on their way to Tabriz.
Suleiman asks when Mustapha will be coming. Eyas Pasha says that he will arrive after two days. Suleiman asks Eyas Pasha to deliver a message to Ibrahim:” Tabriz will be a part of the Ottoman Empire and he won’t accept any failure.”
Shah Vantali of the neighboring Persian areas present to Ibrahim the keys as a sign of defeat and becoming a part of the Ottoman empire. In the name of the great ruler of the world Sultan Suleiman, Ibrahim accepts the present.
In the palace of Merend Mirza asks his brother Shah Tahmasp why he brought him. He answers that he wants his brother to be near him. Shah Tahmasp tells his brother that Ibrahim is heading with 7000 soldiers towards Tabriz. The time has come to take revenge on our enemies, to take revenge for our father and let Sultan Suleiman drown in his own blood. Mirza says to his brother “you have fallen from anew into a dreaming world. The one you are talking about is Suleiman the great Sultan of the (Arab) world. And the truth that you want to forget will be your death.”
Tahmasp says that there is only one great Sultan and he points to himself.
Bad news reaches Tahmasp, Vander has fallen to the control of Ibrahim and he is now building warships. After few days they will reach Tabriz. Tahmasp says that Tabriz is where his heart lies and he won’t allow it that it falls to the control to the Ottomans.
Mustapha Pasha informs Ibrahim that the soldiers are in bad shape and if they continue on like this it will have disastrous consequences. Ibrahim replies to bring him any soldier who feels that way so he punishes them by his own. Iskandar Shalabi jumps in and says it won’t be an advisable action and it will lead to a much worse condition. Ibrahim says to Iskandar Shalabi not to speak to him unless he has been requested to do so. Ibrahim asks everyone to leave except Nasoukh Effendi. He asks him about the work on the ships and Nasoukh says that Sinan Pasha the engineer will deliver them at the given time frame. Furthermore he informs Ibrahim that the army hasn’t left Tabriz as it was stated before, it was all a lie. The one who delivered them the message just signed the paper with his name and no one knows about a Mahmoud Efendi. Ibrahim becomes angry he turns and his eyes are locked towards Iskandar Shalabi. He says that Tabriz must be conquered at any cost and Iskandar Shalabi dug with his hands his own grave for going to war. Mustapha arrived at the palace grounds and greets his mother and aunt. Disoriented about hearing Ibrahim name Sultana Khadija leaves nervously. Mahidevran calms Mustapha down that it’s the absence that made Sultana Khadija sad, and he shouldn’t be concerning himself about it. Sultan Suleiman awaits his arrival so he should hurry on and greet him.
Rustem Agha called Hurrem to meet him in the garden as he has important news. He says that he wanted to give her a present before he leaves to war and he is confident that she will be pleased. Hurrem gets curious about the present and asks what it is. Rustem Agha signals a servant to bring the present forward as he wants Hurrem to see her with her own eyes.
Mustapha greets Suleiman and tells him that he is honored to fill as a representative to the throne. Suleiman knows that Mustapha wanted to accompany him, he says that the war will take long and he doesn’t want to leave the throne unprotected and weak and knows he has chosen wisely for Mustapha will fullfill all his duties that are to be undertaken. Mohammed missed Mustapha greatly so he came to greet his brother warmly, Suleiman smiles.
Hurrem wants to know if her horse arrived. Rustem Agha says that only the best horses have been chosen for her but the present is not a horse.
Hurrem sees a woman approaching her face is behind a veil. “Who is she ?” She asks, Rustem Agha uncovers the face and Hurrem recognizes her as Nigar Kafa. She thought her dead. Rustem says wouldn’t they have come in time she would have been. Rustem said he was trying to rescue her. Hurrem is very pleased about his deed. Hurrem advances towards Nigar and tells her she is alive. Rustem says that Nigar hasn’t been talking for three days due to the traumatic event. Hurrem says thanks be upon Allah that she is still alive. She asks him to take good care of Nigar Kafa until she regained her full health and await further orders.
Hurrem greets Mustapha and wishes him well upon his arrival she prepared for him a room since he will stay long but he says there is no need he will reside in the room of Sultan Suleiman. Hurrem must accept this change. Firuze is applying the ointment with Gulsha on the back of Jihangir. Hurrem is very glad that her son feels better and rewards Firuze upon whatever she will ask from her. Firuze wants to be excused to go in the gardens and she is granted the wish whenever she pleases after letting Gulsha know. Firuze takes Jihangir to put him to sleep. But overhears Gulsha and Hurrem talking behind the door. Their plan is to get rid of Nadia as soon as possible and to put it as a warning for anyone else.
Hurrem in tow with her children visit Suleiman to wish him well. Mirimah will miss her father very much in this long time that he will be absent and asks what if he doesn’t go. Mohammed says that’s impossible he has to leave to beat the enemy. Bayezid and Selim want to go as well.
All kids are surrounding their father.
Firuze has gone to Afife and tells her that Hurrem and Gulsha want to get rid of Nadia, though she is innocent. Afife is aware of the danger and promises Firuze to protect her well.
Mustapha thinks about the words of Hurrem but Mahidevran puts it off, she explains that Mustapha gained a much more important role, one that hasn’t been appointed to anyone before as a representative in place of the Sultan. She is sure Hurrem is upset about that. Mustapha asks his mother to keep away from her. He leaves, Fatima follows him and wants to spend the night with him but he tells her away, not this night. Out of the corner Gulfidan comes and says that the emir is very tired it was a long way afterall. Fatima wants Gulfidan to forbid any girls for entering the private chambers of Mustapha. Gulfidan says that’s impossible, she has strict orders from Sultana Mahidevran but Fatima can be assured she won’t send a girl twice to the private chamber and with that leaves Fatima standing.
Suleiman goes to Hurrem on the balcony and says:” Thanks to Allah that Jihangir is smiling again.” Hurrem says that there is one of the slave girls who achieved to reduce his pain and is taking care of him. “Tomorrow you will leave and we get separated again though already we live a separated life. I will not see you for many month, I will not hear your voice there is no meaning in life without you, that is what I came to say.”
We see Firuze caressing the head of Mirimah but the scene changes back to Hurrem.
Hurrem wants to know the truth, if Suleiman has any feelings for the woman. He says no. She is happy about his answer, knew that no one would be able to stay between them.
Ibrahim is informed that the warships are ready, he orders Nasoukh to go with a troop there.
Nasoukh speaks highly of Sinan the architect, wouldn’t it be for him, the ships wouldn’t have been ready even after a month. Ibrahim wants to meet and reward him on his deed.
At the Persian tent Mirza tells his brother that they won’t be able to protect Tabriz and they won’t have a chance to stand up to them. Tahmasp asks if he means to leave Tabriz in their hands. Mirza says he doesn’t want this either, but at one time the army of the Ottoman will have to leave, then Tabriz will belong back to them. Above all our father never came to to the point of facing the Ottoman army, and the war was for them. Tahmasp doesn’t want to bulge off and declare his defeat, once Suleiman comes he will see the head of Ibrahim on the battlefield.
The Ottoman army talk about their feelings of leaving to war without the Sultan and how it’s possible that Ibrahim shall face it all, while the Sultan is absent. All the while Ibrahim hears their conversation. He advances to them and tells them: ” We won’t leave this place until Tabriz is in our hands, at no measure is it to be allowed that we are called defeated. If someone wants to retreat it is as if retreating from one’s religion. If you fight by my side in Tabriz under the Ottoman empire you will be rewarded by the Ottoman empire. With your efforts and Allah’s blessing we will break the Persian empire of Shah Tahmasp.” All are holding up their swords in unison.
Sultana Khadija asks Hurrem why she is sad, is it maybe because she will stay alone. Hurrem replies if that is a threat. Khadija says it’s just a warning, she should take care so no harm will come upon her. Hurrem says she won’t end like Nigar Kafa. Sultan Suleiman says goodbye to his family. Firuze wanted to wish him farewell but Kiraz Agha says it’s impossible. Afterwards Suleiman meets with Afife and asks her to take good care of the order in the harem it lies under her control. He asks her to bring Firuze, cause he wishes to see her.
Sultana Khadija repeats her words of warning again to Hurrem as she doesn’t seem to listen, Mahidevran and Gulfam are besides her. Khadija says that Nadia is under her protection, and she won’t allow any ill treatments coming from Hurrem or she will be standing up to her.
Hurrem says that she is indeed standing right now in front of her and yesterday she was with the Sultan where he told her that he doesn’t have any feelings for the girl.
Mahidevran says that there are many things that Hurrem doesn’t know. Khadija stops her from continuing on. Khadija says if Hurrem is so sure than she can just leave the girl be.
So Hurrem tells her but the act towards Nigar Kafa wasn’t forgiving. Khadija says she has paid her price to the fullest. But Hurrem says it wasn’t her alone who was untrustworthy and adds about the guilt of the baby in between. Khadija says the baby was born dead. So Hurrem goes on and says that she will have to explain it to Ibrahim that she killed his son and beloved with her own hands with that she leaves the room.
Suleiman came to the favorites room but only finds Nadia sitting there, Afife hurriedly coming she was cleaning the place. Firuze enters the room and they are left alone. He wanted to tell her goodbye and she wishes him a safe return and her heart is with him. She gives him a small gift of their love to protect him from any harm.
Hurrem sees Suleiman exiting the corridor of the harem wing and catches a look of the opposite site where Afife stands with Nadia. She is taken aback and has tears in her eyes.
Mustapha talks with Rustem Agha that he has been appointed the new principal for the horses which he finds curious since the previous one was a very good rider and he cannot belief that it was an accident as people say that let to his fall from the horse. Rustem says that he was becoming older and his strength less. Suleiman arrives and wishes them goodbye.
Mustapha Pasha brings good news to Ibrahim saying that Tabriz became a part of the Ottoman empire. Ibrahim lets the following order to be written down. As the order of Sultan Ibrahim Captain of the army, the writer is perplexed by this but continues on.
Anyone who doesn’t follow the orders or make mistakes will undergo harsh penalty.
Iskandar Shalabi hears the soldiers reading out the written message from Ibrahim but won’t accept his self appointment to Sultan even though it is written. Ibrahim is no Sultan he shouts to them he is a Pasha, and if he hears else he will kill one by one. There is only one Sultan they follow orders from, and that is Sultan Suleiman. Islander Shalabi goes to Ibrahims tent to get behind the story of it. He explains that he won’t accept this appointed position to him, as Tabriz belongs to Sultan Suleiman. Ibrahim says that he has all the rights to do as he want to protect the Ottoman empire. Though Iskandar Shalabi implies to him that he wants to sit on the throne instead.
Sultan Suleiman has arrived to Konya prayed in the mosque and attended a party for him reciting a poem.
Yachia Tashli tells Ibrahim that there might be a problem with the name sultan Ibrahim captain of the army as everyone is talking about it. Ibrahim says to let them talk as much as they please afterwards they quiet down.
Mustapha Pasha and Ali Beik break in to tell about important changes. Tahmasp is preparing to take back Tabriz and is on the march with 5000 soldiers that causes a danger to the Ottoman empire which there is a need to get rid of. Ibrahim asks Ali Beik to stand up strong and wants good news delivered.
Back to Konya Suleiman continues with the poem.
Sunbul comes to the kitchen and asks if there is a party going on while he didn’t receive a word.
He asks the Shukr if there is an heir on the way. But Shukr says no. Shukr the chef cook gets distracted and Sunbul puts something into a soup without anyone noticing. Then he leaves.
Mustapha is in Suleimans room. Fatma visits him and tells him about her sorrow that she thought he didn’t wanted to see her anymore. He tells her not to worry that he is now there by her side. She is glad and tells him that she missed him. Hurrem goes to the hamam (bath) and meets Mahidevran there, would she have known to meet her, she wouldn’t have come. Mahidevran says now Hurrem will burn like she was burnt, but Hurrem replies eye to eye that no one can burn her cause she is the fire herself.
Firuze visits Nadia. Firuze calms Nadia down not to be afraid, she never ever wanted that anything happens to her and will tell all the truth tomorrow so no harm will be upon Nadia. Nadia is so glad that Firuze is a selfless person to do this for her. Kiraz Agha enters the room and is angry that Firuze is in the room because she isn’t allowed to enter. He leaves for them Baklava and leaves. He brings Baklava to Afife as well since she loves them. She asks him to keep a good eye on Firuze.
Sultana Khadija is in Ibrahim office and it is as if he is speaking to her saying:” You will find in every castle one hidden treasure and in every heart a hidden secret. My beloved Sultana let pour love drown us,let our concern become one instead of seperated two. My eyes are blind and my ears are deaf, is it not the rain who opens up the heart of lovers,say what’s inside you and don’t be afraid, my beloved sultana how do I love the earth and I love you. We will return together to the world as the strong winds and storm and to our love. I want to melt in our love so that our concerns become one and not two.”
Everyone is asleep even the guards while Gulsha and Sunbul have come to Nadia to do the necessary to be rid of her.
The next day one of the girl awakes she goes out and sees Nadia hanging on top from the ceiling. News are out, Firuze cannot believe what has happened, she blames herself though she wanted to tell the truth today. Afife advises her to leave this place. Firuze says a prayer to Nadia.
Mahidevran enters the private chamber of Mustapha while Fat a is there as well. She tells him that Hurrem has hanged Nadia and is guilty, her son tells her if she has any proof to her accusations. She says there won’t be anyone else than Hurrem doing that. Mustapha says that the accusations are just based on words. He tells her when he accused her of killing him, the Sultan didn’t believe, so why would this situation be any different.
Sultana Khadija heard of the incidence and came to Hurrem. All her warnings were without meaning as it seems since Hurrem did as she pleased. Hurrem argues it’s not her fault, the girl hanged herself. Khadija looks at Gulsha that she made all this happen behind the orders of Hurrem but she says no. Khadija orders Afife to send out news to the Sultan, there won’t be a need for a proof it’s enough that she was the lover of the Sultan. And though Nadia might be gone 1000 other will step in her place.
Ibrahim gives the word to Ali Beik and speak up to say that he was defeated. Ali Beik feels disturbed that he was forced to leave with the army and couldn’t stand in their way.
Ibrahim angry shouts how he dared to move the army on another path though he is the only one who knows the area very well. Ali Beik that he only followed orders, Ibrahim asks him which orders he is talking of. A message came from you to stay on our way so we remained. Ibrahim is speechless.
At Wadi Dassin a messenger sends word to Sultan Suleiman that Tabriz has been conquered. Upon the good news the messenger shall be rewarded. Suleiman will meet Ibrahim in Tabriz.
The messenger tells him that furthermore it’s his duty to inform him that Ibrahim has appointed himself Sultan after opening Tabriz to the Ottoman empire. Sultan Suleiman becomes outrageous about this accusation towards Ibrahim the principal minister even if the messenger says it’s the truth, he orders to behead him of this betrayal to the Ottoman empire.
Ibrahim cannot belief of any chance that Ali Beik has made such a poor mistake though he knows the area, it must be that he is in an agreement with prince Tahmasp. Ibrahim knows that all this is of the doing of Iskandar Shalabi so Ibrahim would appear small in the eyes of the Sultan but his punishment comes at a right time when he sees it fit.
Hurrem is informed that her guest has arrived. She won’t let the others wait any longer.
Khadija is distracted from the letter of Ibrahim where he tells her that he still loves her. Mahidevran and Gulfam are happy for her.
Hurrem comes and greets them but she will take her meal in the garden, she is followed by her servants and at last position by Nigar who turns to look at Khadija.
Khadija recognizes her instantly standing up and shouting after her name. The End.