Filiz is the sister of newly elected provincial governor Erol Asani and the wife of Hasad. They have a daughter, Saliha, who is also a mother to Eren. When the outbreak occurs, Saliha seeks shelter with her parents after her husband was killed by a neighbour. However, Hasad is killed by an infected and so Filiz sends Saliha and her son to seek refuge with her brother, asking him to use his position as governor to ensure her daughter and grandson survive. She chooses to remain within the city.