The Turkish drama will premiere on Italian network Canale 5 on June 9.

Eccho Rights have licensed Turkish drama Kurt Seyit & Sura to Mediaset Italy.

Mediaset have confirmed that Kurt Seyit & Sura will air on their flagship linear channel Canale 5, premiering the 9th of June.

Kurt Seyit & Sura is a classic Turkish drama from producers Ay Yapim, starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Farah Zeynep Abdullah in the lead roles.

“Italy was one of the first Western European territories to embrace drama from Turkey, so we are delighted to once more be bringing top Turkish content to Mediaset for their audiences”, says Melis Hamamcioglu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales at Eccho Rights.

Eccho Rights has previously licensed Ay Yapim’s Brave and Beautiful, OGM’s My Home My Destiny and Sisterhood and Cherry Season – both from Sürec Film – to Mediaset Italy.

Kurt Seyit & Sura tells the story of the dashing, womanising Lieutenant Kurt Seyit – the first son of a rich Crimean landowner of Turkish origin – who falls in love with Sura, the beautiful daughter of a noble Russian family. But Seyit’s father has always been convinced his son should marry a Turkish girl and continue their line. Against the wishes of their families, the lovers flee together and make a dangerous journey across frozen wastelands to seek sanctuary in Istanbul during the last days of the Ottoman Empire where they must fight for their love against the forces of family, the expectations of society and the events of history.