2013 August

Message of CEO

Welcome Aboard

Date: Thursday, 01 August 2013

Dear Guests,
For some time now we have been serving you Turkish Delight on our flights. While  introducing the world an important aspect of Turkish culture, we are also hoping that you get a delightful start to your flight.
Turkish Delight, or “Lokum” in Turkish, has an important place in our culture. Derived from the phrase “rahat-ul hulküm” meaning “throat-soothing” in Ottoman Turkish, lokum came about to be produced in Anatolia in the 15th century. But the real rise of lokum in the Ottoman period occurred in the 17th century when it was made originally by combining flour with sweets like honey and molasses. It has evolved over time with the addition of different ingredients and aromas.

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