Produced by Us Yapim and airing on TRT1, the Turkish distributor’s new drama was the most-watched show during its broadcast on Wednesday, October 2nd.

Mistco’s new drama Melek: A Mother’s Struggle was the most-watched drama in all categories in its prime time slot this Wednesday, October 2nd, surpassing strong competition from Love Trap, Lifeline, and Kuzgun.

Produced by Üs Yapım (producers of Hold My Hand) and broadcast on TRT1, the drama centers on the plight of a woman as she sacrifices everything for her children in her fight to protect them.

The series follows Melek (Nehir Erdogan, The Foreign Groom), the daughter of the Karadag family, and Halil (Kutsi; Second Chance), the son of the Sirhan family, who are supposed to have an arranged marriage. On their engagement day, Melek elopes with Alpay (Kaan Cakir), the man she loves, and they run away to Berlin.

After this incident, the families never mention Melek’s name again. However, Halil never forgets Melek. The day Melek learns that she has cancer, she also learns that her husband is divorcing her and is getting custody of their children by forged documents.

Mistco and TRT will be presenting this drama at Mipcom in Cannes.