|Nurgül Yesilçay||Ayten Öztürk|
|Baki Davrak||Nejat Aksu|
|Tuncel Kurtiz||Ali Aksu|
|Hanna Schygulla||Susanne Staub|
|Gürsoy Gemec||Sohn des Tankstelleninhabers|
Ali Aksu takes a Turkish prostitute, Yeter, into his German apartment to protect her in spite of his disapproving son, Nejat . When Yeter dies in an altercation with Ali, Nejat goes to find her daughter in Istanbul. Ayten, Yeter's daughter, escapes from Turkey when her political activism threatens her life. In Germany, she falls for a girl, Lotte, who follows her to Istanbul when she is deported.