•   Announcing its new motto This is What We Share, the Frankfurt Book Fair's honorary guest country is the Netherlands.
  •     Inviting the youth to explore the cultural and historic buildings in Brussels, Nuit Blanche’s theme this year is Borders. Removing the borders between cultures for a day, Nuit...

DESTINATION

  • A Life of Serenity in the Desert

    A Life of Serenity in the Desert

      Wadi Rum, also known as “Valley of the Moon,” is a desert wilderness in the south of Jordan covering 720 square kilometers. Huge and beautifully shaped granite, basalt and sandstone mountains rise up to 800 meters from the desert floor. Wide valleys are interspersed with small canyons and sand dunes varying in color from light tan to...

CULTURE

  • Cluj: Aiming to Please

    Cluj: Aiming to Please

      I was very excited to see the Capitoline Wolf statue that depicts the sculpture of a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus in Erolior Boulevard. I was obvious; Cluj had many surprises in store for me. If you're a city-dweller like me, the two-story buildings lining both sides of the boulevard and the open sky offers a view from the...
  • The 5th Anniversary of Çanakkale Biennale

    The 5th Anniversary of Çanakkale Biennale

      A collaboration among local and international artists, art and culture organizations, art critics and curators since its first year, the 5th International Çanakkale Biennale preserves its increasing momentum to be a respectable contemporary art event in the Mediterranean basin.

PEOPLE

  • Playing the Champion

    Playing the Champion

      You lived in many countries and you speak several languages. You must enjoy different cultures. Do you have an unforgettable travel experience? Sure. I went on a tour around Europe by train when I was 15 or 16; it'll always be a special travel experience for me. Back then, it was really hard and expensive to buy a plane ticket or to fly...
  • The Movie's Strong, Silent Type

    The Movie's Strong, Silent Type

      You’re an assassin in the movie but the audience loves your character. What do you think makes Arthur Bishop so likeable? It’s true. I’m a dutiful assassin in the movie but that’s in the DNA of action movies. The good and the bad confront one another, or the good may have to do bad things but become the heroes anyways. The...
  • Habitat Builders

    Habitat Builders

    Bünyamin Derman  The architect of Vodafone Arena (formerly known as BJK İnönü Stadium), Bünyamin Derman is inspired by the past, culture and dreams. What were the key points you considered while preparing the Vodafone Arena project? We designed Vodafone Arena by considering the values and importance of the Beşiktaş Gymnastics...

CUISINE

  • The Fish That Comes from the Bosphorus

    The Fish That Comes from the Bosphorus

      Historian Strabo talked about the generosity of the Bosphorus nearly 2,000 years ago, and wrote how its strong current pushed the Atlantic bonito and Albacore towards the Golden Horn. The crowded schools of fish were so abundant in the waters of the Golden Horn that people who didn’t know fishing would fish by simply holding baskets in...
  • Cooking Notes by Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun

    Cooking Notes by Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun

    Originally from Crete, Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun wrote a cookbook while he was on duty in the Bulanık district of Muş. He wrote this book to encourage single soldiers like himself to cook for themselves at home.  We know that Lieutenant Mahmud Nedim enjoyed cooking as well as eating. He often said that he owed his culinary knowledge to his...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

  • All Bookworms to Frankfurt!

      Announcing its new motto This is What We Share, the Frankfurt Book Fair's honorary guest country is the Netherlands.
  • Brussels Removes Borders

        Inviting the youth to explore the cultural and historic buildings in Brussels, Nuit Blanche’s theme this year is Borders. Removing the borders between cultures for a day, Nuit Blanche organizes various events for the youth at Brussels's opera houses, museums, and theater halls.
  • A Festival of Tastes in Malaysia

        With the theme High Octane Chefs, the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival features the best diners in Malaysia as well as prominent restaurants of Asian, Mediterranean, and European cuisines. Attended by award-winning chefs, the event offers exclusive menus for special prices.