2013 September

Message of CEO

Welcome Aboard

Date: Sunday, 01 September 2013

Dear Guests, 
Situated where Asia and Europe meet in the most significant manner, Istanbul has been a city at the center of life, art and culture for thousands of years. Now this historical, yet modern and energetic city of ours wants to have the honor of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, to which it has aspired for a long time. Turkey is putting forward a comprehensive Olympic vision. In a process clinched by the vision of our Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the steadfast approach of our government and our country’s strong economic status, Istanbul is preparing step by step for this monumental event.

Cityscope

  • A First In Turkey

    IFTE 2013 IS TURKEY’S FIRST FLIGHT TRAINING EXHIBITION, AND IT’S TAKING PLACE IN ISTANBUL THIS MONTH.

  • A Travel Book From The Heart

    THE MEMOIRS OF MURAT YALÇINTAŞ BRING YOU NOT ONLY TREASURES YOU’VE MISSED IN TURKEY BUT A HOST OF CITIES AROUND THE WORLD AS WELL.

  • All Arrows Are Pointing To Antalya

    ARCHERS AND ARCHERY BUFFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE FLOCKING TO BELEK.

  • Art Everywhere

    ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING BIENNIALS, THE ISTANBUL BIENNIAL IS COMING TO ART LOVERS THIS YEAR FOR THE 13TH TIME.

  • Awards Out Of A Cocoon

    LAUNCHED IN ÇUKUROVA BUT NOW PROMINENT COUNTRYWIDE, THE 20TH ANNUAL GOLDEN BOLL FILM FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 16 TO 22.

  • Beyond The Biennial

    CONCURRENTLY WITH THE BIENNIAL, ISTANBUL IS HOSTING A NUMBER OF MAJOR EXHIBITIONS. HERE ARE OUR PICKS FOR YOU...

  • Cultural Mosaic: Osh

    WITH ITS MULTIPLE ETHNIC GROUPS, THREE-THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD OSH IN KYRGYZSTAN’S FERGANA VALLEY IS MORE OF A HUMAN MOSAIC THAN A CITY.

  • Entertainment Stop In The Far East

    WITH ITS CAPTIVATING COLORS AND DIZZYING DYNAMISM, SHANGHAI IS GOING TO BE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN’S FAVORITE CITIES.

  • Flowers Of The East In The North

    ONE OF NORTHERN EUROPE’S MOST PROMINENT MUSEUMS OF THE ISLAMIC ARTS, THE DAVID COLLECTION HAS A SPECIAL NEW EXHIBITION.

  • Friedrichshafen

  • In Rome With Turkish Films

    THE 3RD ANNUAL ROME TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 26 TO 29.

  • Islamic Art In The U.S.A

    THE ISLAMIC ART REVIVAL, WHICH AIMS TO JOIN ISLAMIC ART WITH CULTURES AND PEOPLES OF ALL AGES, IS BUILDING AN ART BRIDGE BETWEEN THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND THE U.S.A.

  • Istanbul On The Way To The Olympics!

    NEVER HAS ISTANBUL BEEN SO CLOSE TO THE OLYMPICS. A CANDIDATE FOR THE 2020 OLYMPİC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES, ISTANBUL IS MORE PREPARED AND AMBITIOUS THAN EVER.

  • Jazz Stars In Istanbul

    ONE OF TURKEY’S LONGEST-STANDING FESTIVALS, AKBANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN ITS 23RD YEAR IS BRINGING JAZZ BUFFS THE WORLD’S TOP JAZZ MUSICIANS, SEPTEMBER 25 TO OCTOBER 12.

  • Mesut Yar’s Vienna

    FAMILIAR TO US IN HIS MANY ROLES AS WRITER, POET, EDITOR AND JOURNALIST, VETERAN TELEVISION PRESENTER MESUT YAR TALKED WITH US ABOUT HIS BELOVED VIENNA.

  • On The Anatolian Civilization Trail

    THE ANCIENT CITY OF HATTUSA ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST WAS ONCE THE CAPITAL OF A GREAT CIVILIZATION.

  • Placebo Effect In Istanbul!

    THANKS TO THEIR CONCERT AS PART OF VODAFONE ISTANBUL CALLING FESTIVAL, WE HAD A CHANCE TO CHAT WITH PLACEBO ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING NEW ALBUM.

  • Shopping At The Seaside

    ROTTERDAM IS CHOCK FULL OF FASHIONABLE BOUTIQUES AND OPEN AIR MARKETS AS WELL AS SHOPPING MALLS. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR MORE EFFICIENT SHOPPING IN THE CITY:

  • The Rhine Valley In Five Questions

    WITH ITS PASTORAL LANDSCAPES DOTTED WITH SUMPTUOUS CHÂTEAUX, THE BEAUTIFUL RHINE VALLEY ALSO BOASTS SOME MAJOR CITIES. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THEM?

  • Visiting Sait Faik

    SAİT FAİK ABASIYANIK IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE TURKISH SHORT STORY. AND THE MUSEUM NAMED FOR HIM, WHERE BOTH HIS PERSONAL AND HIS LITERARY LIFE ARE COLLECTED UNDER A SINGLE ROOF, HAS RECENTLY REOPENED.

  • Your Coffee Is Ready

    THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON, D.C. TURKISH FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 29, IS BRINGING D.C. RESIDENTS TOGETHER WITH NUMEROUS ARTISTS IN A FUN-FILLED ATMOSPHERE OF CULTURAL INTERACTION.

  • Articles

    City Of Tolerance: Kazan

    ELEGANT MOSQUES SHARE THE SAME SKY WITH TEMPLES OF OTHER FAITHS OVER THE TATARSTAN CAPITAL OF KAZAN, AN IMPRESSIVE CITY WITH UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE AS WELL AS LAKES, RIVERS AND NATURE PARKS OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY.

    Guardians Of The Skies

    FOUNDED IN 2011 ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TURKISH ARMED FORCES, SOLOTÜRK QUICKLY TURNED ITSELF INTO ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TEAMS. WE SPOKE RECENTLY WITH CAPTAIN SEDAT YALIN AHBAB, ITS FIRST DEMONSTRATION PILOT.

    Two Hours On The City’s Land Walls

    WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO EXPLORING THE NORTHWEST FACADE AND ENVIRONS OF THE ISTANBUL LAND WALLS, WHICH USHERED IN A NEW AGE WHEN THEY WERE STORMED FOR THE LAST TIME IN 1453, A THOUSAND YEARS AFTER THEY WERE FIRST ERECTED? HERE’S A TWO-HOUR WALK FROM EDIRNEKAPI, WHERE MEHMED THE CONQUEROR ENTERED THE CITY, TO KARIYE.