• EVENT

    4 Cities

    1 Berlin  The 4th Berlin Art Week draws art-lovers with its program full of exhibitions, special collections, screenings, performances and speeches all around the city. September 15 – 20...
  • 1One of Istanbul’s most prestigious international contemporary art fairs, ArtInternational focuses on Spanish contemporary art this year. Add new pieces to your art collection. September 4 – 6...

DESTINATION

  • Architecture Of Taste Kars

    Architecture Of Taste Kars

    Having been home to Persians, Sassanians, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans throughout recorded history, starting with the Urartians, and having witnessed a Russian invasion sometime during the 19th century, Kars bears traces of many civilizations. My visit, like that of many others, began with a climb to the pinnacle of the citadel, the base of...

CULTURE

  • Turkish Festival Is Celebrated With Joy

    Turkish Festival Is Celebrated With Joy

    Operating since 2009, the Yunus Emre Institute has more than 40 culture centers outside Turkey. These centers not only teach Turkish but promote the country and its cultural heritage, culture and art as well. Aiming to improve Turkey’s friendship with other countries and increase its cultural exchange with different ones, the Yunus Emre...
  • Contemporary Lınes In Callıgraphy

    Contemporary Lınes In Callıgraphy

    Having opened his personal gallery İstivâ Sanat Atölyesi (Art Studio) in 2013, Levent Karaduman crowns the art of calligraphy with contemporary and modern details. Meaning the situation in which everything is equal to one another, the word “istivâ” reflects Karaduman’s understanding of art. Combining the past’s understanding of...

PEOPLE

  • Oud In Its Own Language

    Oud In Its Own Language

    How did you first get into music?I took up music in Konya. I used to play bağlama but the local music in Konya is played with an oud (short-necked oud). While playing bağlama, I started enjoying the oud and was very impressed with it. I have an interesting story to tell: I was working for a lawyer and when I asked him to pay my salary so that...
  • Young Talent In Istanbul

    Young Talent In Istanbul

    How did you get interested in the piano?My grandmother had a piano at her house, and I used to play it from the age of about four. I was fascinated by it.  Who did you grow up listening to?Elton John; I liked the way he played the piano. Then a lot of Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Supertramp and The Band.  What are your thoughts on the...
  • A Woman Of No Land

    A Woman Of No Land

    Can you tell us your story, from beginnings in Kırşehir to the Netherlands?My story started in Kırşehir. My father was a teacher and when I was 10 he was assigned to the Netherlands. Five years later, I lost my parents in a car accident. Because I didn’t have any official guardians, the government sent me to a nunnery.  What did you...

CUISINE

  • Mantarlı Tatlar

    Mantarlı Tatlar

    People think and talk about mushroom a lot and though they are suspicious of it, they cannot dispense with it; perhaps, there is no other food like mushroom. Mushroom cultivation has developed in recent years and thus, mushroom became something easily accessible and we began to use it in many dishes from salads to rice, from baked foods to...
  • Cold Soup On A Hot Day

    Cold Soup On A Hot Day

    Yoghurt, boiled or raw vegetables, some spices and a few pieces of ice… Cold soups are one of the favorites of the refreshing delicacies on hot summer days. They not only prepare our stomach before the main course but also makes it easier to digest the meal. Though it’s mostly preferred during summer, you can cook various recipes with...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

  • 4 Cities

    4 Cities

    1 Berlin  The 4th Berlin Art Week draws art-lovers with its program full of exhibitions, special collections, screenings, performances and speeches all around the city. September 15 – 20 berlinartweek.de 2 Oslo  The Oslo Marathon calls you to run along the Oslofjord accompanied by the most beautiful view.  September 19...
  • This Month In Istanbul

    This Month In Istanbul

    1One of Istanbul’s most prestigious international contemporary art fairs, ArtInternational focuses on Spanish contemporary art this year. Add new pieces to your art collection. September 4 – 6 artinternational-istanbul.com 2Discover artworks by the most prominent names of the Zero movement, the renaissance of avant-garde  art after...
  • Istanbul Takes A Breath

    Istanbul Takes A Breath

    Led by art director Serkan Çağrı, the 4th International Clarinet Festival invites those who tired of the city’s hustle and bustle to breathe in a world filled with music. Overflowing from the concerts halls, the festival - for which Turkish Airlines is the transportation sponsor - spreads all over the city – from ferries to squares, and...