2013 December

Message of CEO

Welcome Aboard

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2013

Dear Guests,
As we leave behind another year, let us time travel into the future. In our letter last month, we compared Turkish Airlines’ 80-year adventure to the childhood of an excited, enthusiastic and fairly active Anatolian child. Now, in this issue, we will look ahead and portray the child from Anatolia as grown into a lively young adult, representing the future of our company. This young person has the zeal and enthusiasm to embrace the whole world and organize flights to the most remote cities. As the end of the 21st century approaches, this young person will no longer be content with a Turkish Airlines that flies to every city in the world but will be gearing up to launch inter-planetary flights. We are the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline in the world today, and, God willing, we will also be a pioneer in the inter-planetary travel that we expect to realize by the end of the 21st century.

Cityscope

  • About Lycia

    A UNESCO NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE, THE ANCIENT CITIES OF XANTOS-LETOON THROW LIGHT ON THE HISTORY OF ANATOLIA.

  • Acing It

    HELD ON NOVEMBER 7 TO 10 WITH TURKISH AIRLINES’ NAME SPONSORSHIP, THE TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN TURNED ALL EYES ON BELEK.

  • Bridges and People

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  • Film In The City Of Colors

    MOROCCO’S COLORFUL CITY OF MARAKKECH IS PLAYING HOST TO FILM BUFFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

  • Hali̇s Kuralay's Bayramic

    HALIS KURALAY IS A WRITER, EDUCATOR AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTANT. WE TALKED WITH HIM ABOUT ÇANAKKALE BAYRAMIÇ IN TURKEY’S AEGEAN REGION, HIS BOYHOOD HOME, WHICH OPENED UP FOR HIM THE DOORS TO A WORLD WITHOUT IMPAIRMENT.

  • Human Rights On The Silver Screen

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST FILM FESTIVALS DEVOTED TO HUMAN RIGHTS, THE WATCH DOCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING TO CINÉPHILES FOR THE 13TH TIME.

  • Illuminating Sinan And His Age

  • Leaders Of Industry At Wibc

    THE WORLD ISLAMIC BANKING CONFERENCE, WHICH BRINGS TOGETHER THE ISLAMIC WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL LEADERS, IS CELEBRATING ITS 20TH YEAR.

  • Man Comes From Space

    FELIX BAUMGARTNER IS ADMIRED THE WORLD OVER FOR THE LEGENDARY SKYDIVE HE MADE FROM SPACE IN 2012. WE RECENTLY HAD A PLEASANT CHAT WITH HIM WHEN HE CAME TO TURKEY AS THE GUEST OF TURKISH AIRLINES.

  • Management Wıthout A Plan B

  • Mevlâna On The 740Th Anniversary Of His Reunion With God

    MEVLÂNA JALAL AL-DIN RUMI, WHO ENCAPSULATED HIS LIFE IN THE WORDS, “I WAS RAW, COOKED, THEN BURNED,” IS BEING REMEMBERED IN KONYA ON THE 740TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH AND UNION WITH GOD.

  • Poet Of The Liberation

    POET MEHMET AKIF ERSOY, WHO CROWNED THE TURKEY’S NATIONAL LIBERATION WITH THE WORDS OF HIS INDEPENDENCE MARCH, DIED ON DECEMBER 27, 1936.

  • Seven Hill Shopping

    YOU’LL DO WELL TO HAVE A SHOPPİNG PLAN WHEN YOU COME TO CİTY OF CİVİLİZATİONS ISTANBUL, WHİCH ENCHANTS VİSİTORS WİTH İTS HİSTORİCAL FABRİC AND CULTURE. HERE ARE SOME TİPS FOR YOUR ISTANBUL TRİP:

  • Sochi

  • South Africa in 5 Questions

    IT HAS EVERYTHING FROM MUSEUMS AND OTTOMAN MONUMENTS TO SAFARI CAMPS AND WHITE SAND BEACHES. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA?

  • The Best Of Modern Art

    THE MIAMI LEG OF ART BASEL, THE PREMIER GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SHOWCASING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, IS TAKING PLACE THIS YEAR DECEMBER 5 TO 8.

  • The East Through Western Eyes

    THE SAKIP SABANCI MARDIN CITY MUSEUM’S DILEK SABANCI GALLERY IS BRINGING A TASTE OF ORIENTALISM TO MARDIN.

  • The Hajj Pilgrimage In A Museum

    AN EXHIBITION THAT LOOKS AT THE HAJJ PILGRIMAGE FROM AN ARTISTIC ANGLE, “HAJJ: THE JOURNEY THROUGH ART” AWAITS VISITORS IN DOHA.

  • The Ottomans In Renaissance Culture

  • Traveling Festival

    ONE OF TURKEY’S ANNUAL FILM FESTIVALS, THE TRAVELING FESTIVAL IS GEARING UP FOR ITS 19TH YEAR.

  • Zurich With Kids

    SWITZERLAND’S LARGEST CITY, ZURICH INVITES YOUR KIDS TO EXPLORE NATURE.

  • Articles

    Following The Sun

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    Skylife Contributors

    ENHANCING YOUR TRAVEL PLEASURE AS YOUR TRAVEL COMPANION FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS, SKYLIFE INVOLVES THE EFFORTS OF MANY PEOPLE. AS A VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING BY TURKISH AIRLINES, TURKEY'S FLAGSHIP CARRIER, IT INVOLVES THE DEVOTION AND EFFORTS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FROM ITS WRITERS AND PRODUCERS OF CONTENT RIGHT DOWN TO ITS READERS. WE TALKED WITH SOME OF SKYLIFE'S DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTORS ABOUT THE MAGAZINE AND ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY.

    The Traveler Enters His 30Th Year

    THE MAGAZINE YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS AT THIS MOMENT IS CELEBRATING ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY! TRAVELING FOR 30 YEARS, FERRETING OUT NEW ASPECTS OF HISTORY, CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY WHEREVER IT GOES AND SHARING THEM WITH YOU, SKYLIFE IS YOUR CLOSEST COMPANION IN THE SKY. WE KNOW IT!