2014 May

Message of CEO

Welcome Aboard

Date: Monday, 28 April 2014

Dear Guests,
I would first like to thank you for flying with Turkish Airlines and to wish all mothers a ‘Happy Mothers Day”. As the harbinger of the summer sun and fun we all long for, May offers an excellent opportunity for satisfying our yearning to see our mothers, who are the sunshine of our lives.
At the mention of the word mother, we relive the days of our childhood. Jogging our memories a little, we picture in our mind’s eye our mother coming towards us with a sandwich or a tray of food. Our best memories are of the skill our mothers exercised and the sacrifices they made to ensure our comfort at even the most trying moments. They were always there when we needed them, and they are our most priceless possession.

Cityscope

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  • An Album That Shines Bright

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  • Berlin In 5 Questions

    BERLIN IS HOME TO THE BRANDENBURG GATE AND THE BERLIN WALL AND OTHER IMPORTANT LANDMARKS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE CITY?

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  • City And Journey

    TRAVEL AND THE CITY IS THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S 6TH ANNUAL ISTANBUL TANPINAR LITERATURE FESTIVAL.

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    THE SCULPTURES OF JOAN MIRÓ ARE TO BE EXHIBITED AT BAYBURT’S PRIZE-WINNING BAKSI MUSEUM.

  • For The Love Of Shopping!

    IN ITS 4TH YEAR, THE ISTANBUL SHOPPING FEST (ISF) IS TRANSFORMING ISTANBUL INTO A VERITABLE OUTDOOR CARNIVAL WITH THE OFFICIAL AIRLINES SPONSORSHIP OF TURKISH AIRLINES.

  • Global Actor Istanbul

    BORSA ISTANBUL HAS CONTRIBUTED IN NEW YORK CITY TO ISTANBUL’S BECOMING A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTER.

  • Grotesque Images

    THE EXTRAORDİNARY PAİNTER ONAY AKBAŞ İS AT GALERİ ARTİST WİTH HİS NEW SOLO SHOW, “WAVE”.

  • Heart Of Basketball To Beat In Milan!

    TURKISH AIRLINES EUROLEAGUE IS CAPPING THE SEASON WITH A SPECTACULAR FINALE IN MILAN.

  • Istanbul’s Turning Point

    AS EVERY YEAR, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONQUEST OF ISTANBUL IS BEING CELEBRATED IN FESTIVE CEREMONIES.

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  • New Address For Online Art

    TURKEY’S PIONEERING, NEW ONLINE ART PLATFORM, ARTNIVO.COM IS UP AND RUNNING.

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  • Opera Fest In Istanbul

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  • Two Openings

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  • Writing As Art

  • Articles

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    Gift Of Sultan Murad: Kosovo

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    Sophie’s Viewfinder

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