• 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...
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    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...

DESTINATION

  • Guiding The Light

    Guiding The Light

    “I know the streets of the sky better than the streets of Tillo.” These words by the great scholar İbrahim Hakkı Erzurumi were the most meaningful gift he could give to his master. He materialized the love he felt for his master, Sheikh İsmail Fakirullah, who raised him in the Tillo district of Siirt, in an astronomical mechanism that...

CULTURE

  • A Story That Steers History

    A Story That Steers History

    How did you become interested in cinema?I studied history and got a master’s degree in sociology. During those years, I developed a great interest in cinema; the idea of building a new world really got my attention. We founded our production company Tekden Film. We started working by shooting documentaries for the 2010 European Capital of...
  • Istanbul Biennial In 12 Hours

    Istanbul Biennial In 12 Hours

    KÜÇÜK MUSTAFA PASHA BATH HOUSEStart exploring the biennial from the Historical Peninsula. One of the oldest structures built during Fatih the Conqueror’s reign in 1477, 24 years after the conquest of Istanbul, the Küçük Mustafa Pasha Bath House hosts works by two artists accessed via at two separate entrances. Venue: Müstantik Caddesi,...

PEOPLE

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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

  • Istanbul Biennial In 12 Hours

    Istanbul Biennial In 12 Hours

    KÜÇÜK MUSTAFA PASHA BATH HOUSEStart exploring the biennial from the Historical Peninsula. One of the oldest structures built during Fatih the Conqueror’s reign in 1477, 24 years after the conquest of Istanbul, the Küçük Mustafa Pasha Bath House hosts works by two artists accessed via at two separate entrances. Venue: Müstantik Caddesi,...
  • More Comfortable Trips

    More Comfortable Trips

    Designed by Turkish DO&CO, Turkish Airlines’ catering partner, to appeal to passengers’ needs, and spanning an area of nearly 800m2, Lounge Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen has added the special entrance service to its list of features. With a capacity of 146 passengers and amenities such as a menu of hot and cold dishes, a library, a media...
  • 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...