In Münir's office, Erdoğan sees Kerim's passport and reads the address of Kerim's in Istanbul and he asks "So they live in the other side?".
By "other side" he asks if Kerim lives on the other side of Bosphorus Strait. Istanbul is a city which is situated in both Asia and Europe continents. The Yaşarans live in the Europe side of Istanbul (I don't know which district), while Kerim and his family lives in Üsküdar, a shore district in the Asian side of the city.
"the other side" and "the other or opposite shore" is a common saying when you are referring to a a place which is not in the same continent as you are, in Istanbul.
|Turkey and Istanbul's place in the world map|
|Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world |
that is situated on two continents (Asia and Europe)
|Satellite view of Istanbul|
|5th largest city in the world by population, with 12.8 million.|
Also Istanbul is, despite not being the capital of Turkey, the most-well known city of Turkey in the world.
The capital of Turkey is Ankara.
You can get all the information about the city of Istanbul, including its history in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul.
We don't know exactly which sectors/industries the holding operates in, or how they make their money. But we know that they are a very big and powerful company.
The head of the organization seems to be Reşat Yaşaran. Although Perihan Yaşaran doesn't work actively, she still has an influence as Reşat's wife, and the owner of a few of his properties (at least on paper). We can see that Reşat wants her to come to the holding and sign a few papers now and then. And in Episode 12 she talks about giving one of her/their properties to Meltem as a gift. We don't know what kind of a property those are.
As the name suggests, i believe it was created as a family company, then it grew bigger and bigger and became a holding most of whose shares are currently owned by the Yaşaran familiy. Rıfat is Reşat's brother and partner but he obviously has less share and "say" than Reşat in the work related matters in the company. While Selim has a share in the company as Reşat's son, Erdoğan doesn't seem to have any. He is just working there under his uncles command but lately starts to demands more, as he believes he deserves more comparing himself to Selim. (We see that he wants his rightful share in the company, in Episode 1. Hearing this Reşat Yaşaran becomes furious, and he even slaps Erdoğan on the cheek.)
Eventhough it is a business, we can see the influence of the common Turkish family structure and traditions in the company. "Unquestioned respect and trust to elders" makes Rıfat put up with his unfair brother for so long. On the other hand, as a member of new generation, Erdoğan has his eyes and mind more open compared to his father, he can see the injustice that's been done to him and his father and he wants to show a reaction and claim what is rightfully his, unlike what his father did (not) for all these years. He even manages to open his fathers eyes, perhaps a bit too late.
And Münir is responsible of the legal affairs of the company. We don't know if he has a share or just working for his brothers-in-law. We don't know if he knows about Reşat Yaşaran's secret activities. I think he doesn't. Since, if he did know about the new company, he would have already offered Reşat Yaşaran to buy Ebe Nine's properties in their hometown using that new company as a cover, much before that conversation on the dinner table.
But these are all assumptions as they don't give us too much information about the holding.
FATMAGUL-KERIM SCENE AFTER FATMAGUL'S NIGHTMARE
This isn't an explanation just an opinion. I think this was the key scene in this episode, and the reason of Fatmagul's meaningful glance at the end.
After having such a terrible nightmare, Fatmagul had this urge to go outside perhaps to get some fresh air, but instead; she saw Kerim at the backyard while he was crying there all alone. Seeing the man who ruined her life in tears seemed to have slightly shaken the walls she've been building around her heart since the incident.
Since the rape incident, she's been thinking that everyone in the whole world was against her. Her life was ruined while everyone moved on. But this scene will make her realize there is at least one person who shares her pain, and hurts as much as her.
It doesn't necessarily have to bring Fatmagül and Kerim closer. Perhaps she is a little bit happier now that she saw her greatest enemy is in pain as well. Either way, it was my favourite scene from this episode and great acting from both sides, as always.
There hasn't been a lot of things that needed to be explained in this episode. And we didn't recieve many requests either. So feel free to ask your questions in the comments.