Mahmut & Meryem (2013) [Mahmut ile Meryem] is a Turkish historical romance drama directed by Mehmet A. Öztekin. The series stars Aras Bulut Iynemli, Eva Dedova, and Fahreddin Manafov.
Mahmut & Meryem, the only son of a 16th century Muslim emperor, Mahmut (Aras Bulut İynemli), rejects his father’s values and advocates a humanitarian approach to running the empire he will inherit. For him, there are more important things than power over others – namely the love he cherishes for Meryem (Eva Dedova), the daughter of a Christian monk. Rejecting the path chosen for him, Mahmut embarks on a dangerous journey looking for his love Meryem. It is this journey through a land in turmoil which will change both Mahmut and Meryem.