2015 February

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guests, 

Besides its busy agenda, 2014 has been a year during which Turkish Airlines flourished with great success. We received an international appreciation for our growth numbers in all of our operations, particularly in service quality and passenger comfort.

CITYSCOPE

4 Cities
BERLIN - One of the most awaited European film festivals, along with Venice and Cannes, once again the Berlinale will bring the famous faces of world cinema together in Berlin.February 5-15www.berlinale.de
This Month in Istanbul
Join alldesign to listen to inspiring speeches by the important names from the advanced technology and design world, particularly about nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence.February 19 –...
Office Elegance
1- Coasters Armaggan 2- Peter Pauper Notebook Plumon  3- El Basco Letter Opener Plumon 4- Silver Letter Opener Plumon 5- Cesare Emiliano Fountain Pen Plumon  6- Leather Pencil Cases Armaggan 
From The Past to Today's Design
1- Loin cloth 2- Silver Hand Basin  3- Soap  4- Scrub Mitt  5- Marble Bowl  6- Marble Bottle  Armaggan
The Implicit Promises of Space
Carpet patterns are symbols that are open to a richer meaning every time you look at them. In this thousand-year-old tradition, carpet weavers have long been transforming what they see in their imagination into line...
Out of Time
Do you have any favorite destinations for winter vacations? Zermatt, Safari in Kenya and St. Barths are places I really like to visit in winter. Is there a place or building that has recently inspired your designs...
Sustainable Design
“History, curiosity, excitement, production, learning, pleasure, design and sharing… Working on the Historical Peninsula brings all these feelings to the surface. Designs and productions continue to live on in...
Dance of Colors on Water
The Turkish art of ebru has a privileged place among our traditional arts with its distinctive technique. Ebru can be used on walls for decoration as well as being applied to fabric, glass, ceramics or wood. Pigments...
Burhan Öçal's Zurich
Zurich is the place that shaped my musical career, where I became a worldwide musician. Art galleries and art spaces of different sizes allow you to live inside art. Kunsthaus is a world-famous art museum in Zurich...
A Breath of Fresh Air in the Islamic Arts
Tunisian-French street artist eL Seed incorporates the traditional elements of Arabic calligraphy and the contemporary approach to graffiti in a brand new and extraordinary art movement: “Calligraffiti.” eL Seed...
History Hidden in the Castle
Archeological digs initiated at the Tokat Castle, situated at the highest point of the city with its long history, continue to explore the ancient history of the castle. A secret passage called the Ceylan Yolu...
Rome in 5 Questions
Can you define Rome in a few sentences?Each street is awash with history - everywhere you can see the traces of the past. Historical buildings are dotted among the umbrella pine trees, and provide pleasurable...
Gastronomic Capital of the World
If you’d like to try specialties from the world cuisine harmonized with the special touches of the Far East, in addition to the traditional Japanese cuisine, Kansai is the right place for you. Hosting the most...
Join the Party!
Chinese New YearFebruary is probably the best time to visit Shanghai. The Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the lunar calendar, and this year the 15-day festival starts on February 19. Fireworks and parades...
Getting Lost in Porto
The heritage tram takes you on a unique and picturesque trip. Line 1 offers the most beautiful landscape view, as it runs along the river from downtown to beach. The fare is €2.50. Hit the hills: The best way to...
Long Shot
As the Japanese basketball reaches out to the world from the Far East with BJ League, Turkish Airlines sponsorship powers the league. In the BJ League which features the best basketball players in Asia today, players...
A Peaceful Morning in Brooklyn
If you are a tourist in New York, you probably want to stay in Manhattan and spend most of your time there. However, in any case, after walking around in Manhattan streets for days, you may realize that you’re...
Huskies and Reindeers: Lapland
What you need to know: Lapland is the common name for the northern part of Scandinavia. Finnish Lapland is one of the best choices in the area with scenic routes, Santa’s Village at Rovaniemi and northern lights...
Winter's New Favorite
  The favorite sport of recent times, Snowkite is done wearing a parachute, which makes it easier to glide over the ice or snow, and with a snowboard. About 25 km away from Kayseri, Erciyes is one of the significant...
Modern Art in Istanbul in 12 Hours
MISIR APARTMANIMısır Apartmanı, itself a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture, is home to four important galleries: Galeri Zilberman, Galeri Nev, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection and Pi Artworks. İstiklal...
The Oscars Go on Vacation!
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSAdapted from the novel by the French author Jules Verne and having won 5 Oscars including “The Best Picture”, the movie tells the story of a wealthy Englishman who bet all of his worldly...
Best Time in Istanbul for Boza
Seen wherever Turks went throughout the history, boza is made of corn semolina, water and sugar. Evliya Çelebi said that boza was sold in 300 shops in the 17th century, which became the drink of janissaries because...
An Ottoman Present on Washington Monument
On the Washington Monument, visited by millions every year and located between the Congress and the White House, there’s an Ottoman gift. This monument is the highest obelisk in the world with a height of 169...
Have a Pleasant Flight!
1- TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTETurkish Airlines cares about your oral and mental health. After you’ve had the food and beverages served during the flight, you can preserve your oral health throughout the trip by...
Sabiha Gökçen Even More Stylish
Turkish Airlines is now offering the comfort of Lounge Istanbul, which first opened in the Sabiha Gökçen Airport international terminal in 2014, to its domestic passengers as well. Delicious complementary cuisine...
Throughout the winter schedule, we open our exclusive passenger lounges at the Atatürk Airport Domestic and International Arrival, and the Sabiha Gökçen Airport International Terminals to all of our passengers....

ARTICLES

Floating Shelters
Carrying thousands of people from one continent to the other in Istanbul every day, the ferries are the symbols on the sea for this metropol with a population of 18 million. Also a unique source of inspiration for those with artistic souls, these floating shelters give peace to you among the crowds. Carrying one continent to the other meandering...
The Gateway to Puglia: Bari
My arrival by plane into Bari did not prepare me for what lay beyond this city’s modern façade of grand buildings that stood proudly around piazzas. With map in hand, I walked seawards through avenues of shops, eventually coming upon a fleet of small colorful fishing boats tied up after a day at sea. With the Adriatic waters sparkling...
On The Edge of The Second Digital Revolution The Internet of Things
The first digital revolution was driven by greater interconnections between people through the Internet and the web. This revolution provided the backbone that made it possible to create a truly global community.
On Planned Growth
LC Waikiki is among the prominent fashion retails in Turkey. Although it was born abroad, it became a strong Turkish brand in a short time. What lies at the heart of this success?As LC Waikiki, we came from a group which has a strong manufacture substructure and capability. Having set off with the philosophy “Everyone has the right to dress...
Vilnius: A Baltic Story
I spent the morning meandering along the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Old Town Vilnius with a sort of anticipation that comes from my deep-seated need for hopeful adventure – when traveling to somewhere off the beaten path. Lithuania certainly fit the bill.
Songs of Sorrow
Nothing describes a city better than the folkloric songs associated with it, and Lisbon is no exception. It’s impossible not to follow the impressions of fado or to feel its prominence with every step you take on the streets of Lisbon. As I walk out of the door on Rua de Sao Pedro in the lower part of the Alfama district, I feel energized and...
The Flavor of the Far East: Manila
Mabuhay! Welcome to the City of Manila. Visitors to this Southeast Asian city will surely experience the warm hospitality-the Filipino way the moment they step into its streets. Tourists will definitely appreciate the remarkable attractions only found in the city; because it is a one-stop venue, which can cater to different types of travelers....
Istanbul in Engravings
During the 18th and the 19th century, a rising curiosity towards the East was coming forward in the West. Istanbul was the door opening into this mysterious world of East, and the most precious of cities which the travelers longingly wanted to see. In this work drawn by Rouarge Freres for the book named Constantinople et la Mer Noire by the...
Varna in 48 Hours
10:00Start the day on one of the main streets, Maria Luzia, and visit the Archeology Museum, which is among the most prominent museums in Bulgaria. The museum's must-see collections were started to be collected in 1887 and were officially opened to visit in 1906. In the museum, you can see more than 100,000 objects and memorials belonging to the...
A Winter Praise for Kastamonu
Now, if it’s snowing in Kastamonu, the threes on the Küre Mountains must be laden with snow. The sheep dogs lying under the serenders, a rural architectural structure, must draw their ears in. The mothers must be cooking the sour rice for their children coming home from school. Pickled mushrooms, jars of jam and tarhana soup must be waiting...
Festive February
Each season creates its own tradition, so does winter. When the temperature decreases, the season puts its festivals and carnivals into effect whether it snows or not. People all around the world make the most of the beauties offered by winter despite frozen rivers, blocked roads and iced-up squares, and see the festivities as the greatest...
CES 2015
THE AUTONOMOUS CAR OF THE FUTURE Making its debut at CES 2015, Mercedes F 015 Luxury in motion with a futuristic concept carries the driverless car technology one step further. With its unique design, LED headlights, 26-inch rims, and suicide doors, in sum, everything, F 015 Luxury in Motion looks like as if it were sent here with a time...
Quince: The Savior of Winter Days
Fruits are the first food of the mankind. Moreover, it attracts you even before the first bite with its heart-stealer shiny colors, watery texture, and wonderful aroma. A reminder of nature with all shades of yellow, quince is among these fruits. Found in every corner of our country, quince is actually from Caucasus. Etymologically derived from...
Born Again
  As the sun rises over the Lake Baikal in Siberia, it turns the glaciers stretching out for kilometers into a fireball. It’s half past five in the morning. It’s at least 25 below zero centigrade, and when it’s kneaded into the breeze, even winking takes great effort. However, walking on the glaciers almost feels like being born again....
A Winter Tale
When the streetlamps in Amsterdam are lit, the night coming down on the street turns into a dream-like poetry. I don’t know if there are any kids believing that seven dwarves walk over the seven bridges like beads on a string in Reguliersgracht, but when the water in the cannals of Netherlands are frozen, the kids put on their ice-skates! On...
Among the Fog
The sky with a golden color and the fog under.  When I set my eyes on this scene, all I said was "For me this is San Francisco." There was a slight breeze and the fog began to form a pattern behind the bridge; rest of the sky took on a golden hue. This place was named The Golden Gate Strait by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846 who thought of ...
Cheerful Steps
  The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. Scientists have identified it as the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. The only penguin species seen in the mainland of Antarctica, lovely Adélie Penguins walk past Mount Erebus in the Ross Sea on their way out to sea. 
Awakening of Fairy Chimneys
Time looks neither like the past nor like today in Cappadocia - it has a timeless beauty and harmony. Turning into scary shapes in the dark of the night, the fair chimneys present a mesmerizing view together with the hot air balloons rising with the first light of the day. They greet the sun and the Mount Erciyes. The fairy tales aren't real;...
Tile - Eyed Kütahya
It is well known that Kütahya’s history isn’t written with letters, but with tiles. Shining like “flowers blooming in fire”, the tiles depict the city’s joy, its troubles and its cumulative skills on the surface of the ceramic. This is the city of Evliya Çelebi. Although the renowned traveller has since wandered to all corners of the...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Turkish Airlines held the 2015 Executive Summit between January 21 and 23, where it set the goals for 2023. Having gone on for 3 days in Antalya, the summit hosted more than 650 managers from Turkish Airlines as well as collaborators. Turkish...
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Known for its outstanding performance in following up and analyzing the corporate management applications such as leadership, ethics and adaptation, shareholder relations, and activism and risk managements in the global scale, UK-based Ethical...
Turkish Airlines organizes two flights a day - morning and evening – to seven out of 13 cities in the Balkans; one flight a day to five cities; and three flights a day to Bucharest, the capital of Romania. With its rich cultural heritage blended...
  The graduate program was developed in order to support the professional capabilities of Turkey’s future airline managers. This program, which was initiated last year and will have its first graduates in the following spring semester, was...