• EVENT

    4 Cities

    1- CANNES - Awarding the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan with Palme d’Or last year and home to the best of the European cinema, the Cannes Film Festival once more offers a satisfying schedule....
  • 1- Organized in collaboration with ISTANBUL’74 and W Magazine, the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival celebrates its fifth year, under the theme “Dialogues on Realism in Arts...

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...
  • The Architect Of Letters: Mohammad Bozorgi

    The Architect Of Letters: Mohammad Bozorgi

    Born in Tehran in 1978, Mohammad Bozorgi has had an  unlikely educational background for an artist. After studying Biomedical Engineering and getting his MBA, Bozorgi skill lies in applying what he has learned in his academic life to his art. After working in traditional calligraphy – in divani, kufic and sols styles, he’s now focusing...

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...
  • Music Is In My Blood And Soul

    Music Is In My Blood And Soul

    How does it feel to be back in Turkey? I feel very excited each time I go back to Turkey. This time I’m more excited because I’m going to a place I never been – Çanakkale – and of course again to Bodrum, where I will sing with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra. You have many talents – what do you do besides singing?I compose,...
  • Goran Bregović Music With Balkan Spirit

    Goran Bregović Music With Balkan Spirit

    How do you feel when you are in Turkey? Do you like being in a place that retains a mix of Anatolian, Western, Balkan and gypsy soul?It is so easy to be in love with Turkey because of this balance between a fast pace and being easygoing, which is so difficult to find in the modern world. I am from Sarajevo, and my city was always considered like...

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...