2015 April

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guests, 

I welcome you to our plane and wish you a pleasant flight. We’ve missed the sun – the upcoming summer will renew our energy and reveal all the beauties of the life and the world. As Turkish Airlines, we’ve made our preparations for the summer to enable you to...

CITYSCOPE

Kaleidoscopic Life
Paul Klee loved that geometry, figures, lines and eternity interwine and form a wholeness. Seeing a different detail in every aspect of Casa Verde design is like looking from kaleidoscope. It is worthless to seize the...
Practical Accessories
Please tell us about your story - who are you?I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I studied Interior Design and graduated with a master's in Industrial Design from Middlesex University London. How did you decide...
Such a Delight
Although lokum, one of the wonders of the Turkish cuisine, dates back to the Persian times, it became famous during the Ottoman period. In the 17th century, it moved from the royal kitchen to the wider Ottoman lands....
4 Cities
BUENOS AIRESThe most prestigious independent film festival in Latin America, the Buenos Aires Film Festival hosts both world premiers and timeless classics.April 15 – 26bafici.gov.ar
This Month in Istanbul
Visit the exhibition A Drop of Pleasure, which portrays the 500-year story of Turkish coffee and culture at the Topkapı Palace Museum.February 21 – June 15topkapisarayi.gov.tr  
Geometric Equation
Geometry-inspired vases perfectly capture the spirit of  today's modernism. Filling these examples with flowers is a hard decision to make - they are impressive enough on their own.  
Ornate Colorful Shapes
One of the art forms which positively influenced after the conversion to Islam, kalem işi has endured throughout the period of the Great Seljuk Empire, the Beyliks, the early Ottomans and the Ottoman Empire in the...
The Broadway Phantom Is In Istanbul!
What is it that makes The Phantom of the Opera so special? Emilie: It's hard to choose just one thing that makes the show special, which I think is exactly what makes it so special. The music is intriguing, difficult...
Serkan Çağri’s Edirne
Although I’ve travelled many places in the world, Edirne is the only city where I find peace. I’m fed by this city’s air and soil. Everything I’ve experienced in this city since my childhood flows through my...
Genius Of Architecture
The most important figure in Turkey's architectural history, and the genius who built the unique structures of classical Ottoman architecture, Mimar Sinan is memorialized on the 427th year of his death with the...
Beware, It’s Pickles!
We grow impatient waiting in the century-old Asri Pickle Shop. The jars, which attracted us like a magnet, are behind the counter - and we aren’t allowed to touch them. Thankfully, the first cup filled with pickles...
Memoir Of Istanbul
AYA SOFIA CONSTANTINOPLE Published by Sarayburnu Kitaplığı, the book consists of 25 sketches of the interior and the exterior of the Hagia Sophia by the architect Gaspard Fossati who was assigned by Sultan...
A Danish Storyteller In Istanbul
Istanbul has impressed each of its literary visitors, from Ernest Hemingway, author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, to Norwegian Knut Hamsun, and from Moby-Dick's author Herman Melville to Joseph Pulitzer. Among them was...
Istanbul In Venice
 Organized within the scope of the cooperation agreement signed between Venice and Istanbul in 2007, the contemporary art exhibition IRIDESANS is composed of frames and paintings taken in these two cities. In...
We Support Fk Sarajevo
Turkey’s Sarajevo Ambassador Cihad Erginay, Turkish Airlines Sarajevo Branch Manager Ahmet Salih Kansu, Turkish Airlines Marketing and Sales Manager Ziya Taşkent, Sarajevo Football Club Chairman of the Board Edis...
Orange Blossom Rave In Adana
The first and only street carnival in Turkey, “Orange Blossom Carnival in Adana in April” is celebrated this year on 4 April 2015 for the third time. Expected to start with the cortege of 50 thousand people, the...
Movies For Kids Of All Ages
E.T. THE EXTRA – TERRESTRIAL Aliens visit the Earth and leave one of their kind on our planet. This friendly and cute alien is soon found by a child, and then starts a friendship full of adventure... until the alien...
Bordeaux The Nymph
Located in southwestern France, Bordeaux offers a purely French experience. It is a port city with a rich cultural scene, and attracts tourists from around the globe. If greater attention has been directed towards...
Ancient History On The Surface
Among the mountains of Zagros the ancient history of Iran survives. Kermanshah, home of Taq-e Bostan and Behistun, offers a kind of time travel to ancient times. Its rich history, built up over hundreds of years,...
Parisian Breeze In West Africa
The pearl of the Atlantic shores of Africa, Luanda is the capital of Angola. It was founded by the explorer, Paulo Dias Novais and came under domination of Portugese 500 years ago. It was then known as 'São Paulo de...
Tulip Season In  Istanbul
HİDİV PAVILION, Beykoz The beautiful tulips among the monumental trees at the Hidiv Pavilion - a refined architectural work built in 1907 by Delfo Seminati - create a pleasant contrast with the elegant contours of...

ARTICLES

İstanbul From Sinan’s minarets
How did the project 5 Centuries Later 4 Seasons in Istanbul from Sinan’s Minarets come about?After I graduated from college and came to Istanbul, whenever I looked at the Historical Peninsula or took a walk around the city walls, I always wondered how the city would look from the minarets. I gained experience by taking time-lapse...
Denizli The City of Evaporating Waters
Surprising you with the fact that its name has sea (deniz) in it - although it doesn’t have any coastline, being a few hours drive away from the Aegean and the Mediterrenean - with its remedial Karahayıt hot springs, Denizli is a city of health. The region is also the site of many ancient places such as Tripolis, Colossae, Laodicea and...
Malta Under The Mediterranean Light
Malta may be a small island overshadowed by the coastlines of Italy and North Africa, but its rich legacy begs exploration. You will be drawn into ancient history preserved in palaces and palazzos, lose yourself in every inch of coastline and rugged patch of land, and be charmed by the melting pot of cultures that stem from the Arab, Roman,...
The Fireflies
Sky lanterns at the Loi Krathong and Yi Peng festival in Tudongkasatarn, Chiang Mai, Thailand, where this floating lamp ceremony takes place every year.
The Bearer Of Spring
Indians celebrate the week-long festival of Holi at the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Thousands of gallons of colored water and powder are thrown at the revellers as they sing and dance. The celebrations usher in spring, the celebrated season of love. It is one of the hardest things to photograph, as you are constantly bombarded with water...
Lions
There is a large pride of lions in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya that has been made famous by TV documentaries. In this picture, the pride, led by the females, is on its way to a resting-place after feeding on a wildebeest carcass. To take this photograph, I was able to get down low to catch the lions at eye-level. 
Defying Time
Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the walls of the old city of Khiva, Itchan Kala, show the extraordinary technical skills of Uzbek architects and workers over the centuries. 
The Misty Majestic
 This was a very early morning start at Lake Bled. Arriving about an hour before sunrise, I spent a long time waiting for the right light – thankfully the mist on the lake remained as the sun hit the sides of the mountain, creating a magical atmosphere.
The Man Who Speak With Rocks
 Let me introduce you to Mehmet Kuşman. He’s 73 and, for 52 years, has been the watchman for the castle in Çavuştepe, south of Van, built by the Urartians in 735 BC. Mehmet is one of only 34 people in the world who speak the Urartian language. He reads and translates the inscriptions for the visitors and gives quick lessons about the language.
Be The Key To Goodness
How does Islam define goodness, and what kind of responsibilities does it put on the individual?In the Islamic civilization, goodness is the purpose of all existence. Humans exist in order to do good, right, nice, beneficial and useful things, and to struggle with bad, wrong, ugly, malevolent and harmful things. According to Islam, it’s not...
Nice The Capıtal Of The French Rıvıera
My plane from Istanbul starts to descend through the skies above Nice three hours after take-off. The view is amazing – the coastline painted with green and blue, yacht marinas filling in the view, wonderful gardens and mansions… Here, the French Riviera welcomes its guests. Wedged between the Alps and the Mediterranean, Nice is the...
Time To Visit Alanya
The western coast of Antalya is cloaked in the smell of citrus as the spring blooms flower on the orange, lemon and bitter orange trees. And stretching from Alanya to Gazipaşa, the eastern coast has a pleasant scent of bananas. Bananas hang from the trees next to the sea, creating a striking contrast with the beaches beneath, glittering in the...
The New Route For Diving Enthusiasts: Aqaba
The Red Sea is a favorite with keen  divers. No matter what your level or experience in diving, if you haven’t dived into the clearest waters in the world, moved your flippers among the colorful corals or been a guest in this world of tropical sea creatures, you’re missing a lot. Every year, a million divers – a number too high to...
Weekend in Zagreb
SATURDAY10:00Begin your tour of Zagreb in the main square, Trg Bana Jelačića, picking up a free map at the Tourist Information Center. The city center can be divided into two parts: medieval Gornji Grad and 19th-century Donji Gard - we’ll explore the former today and the latter tomorrow.  Head towards Gornji Grad , passing through...
Leipzig The Music Of History
I wonder who will reach me first  – the accordion player, or the waiter bringing my lunch? As I sit outside Zill’s Tunnel, a popular restaurant in the German city of Leipzig, I can see the accordion player making his way between restaurant tables on each side of the narrow lane. His music floats across the tightly-packed seating, as...
Mobile World Congress 2015
A CLASSICALLY DESIGNED SMART WATCHHaving been active in the wearable technology market previously only with its activity bracelets, Huawei announced its much-anticipated smart watch at the Mobile World Congress. With the Android operating system, 40 alternative interface designs and a Sapphire crystal screen, the Huawei Watch comes in three...
Recipes For Spring
Considering its offers, the spring has been accepted as the beginning of new year since the very early ages of mankind. Naturally, the spring arrives on different dates to different parts of the world. However, the feelings of welcoming this season will spread the globe. As the sun starts warming our bones, the days get longer, the trees get...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

AnadoluJet brings together Bursa, one of the most important industrial cities in Turkey, with Erzurum and Trabzon. Organized three days a week, the round-trip flights are on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for Bursa-Erzurum, and on Monday, Thursday...
One of the most important events in the aviation industry, the Air Transport News Awards were given to its owners. Held on March 21, the ceremony took place in the Ariana Museum in Geneva. The Turkish Airlines President Temel Kotil, PhD said these...
Turkish Airlines, the primary factor of whose growth strategy is making important investments and brand power, organizes flights to 38 destinations in 25 countries in Africa together with Abuja. The round-trip flights to Abuja, which is the third...
Turkish Airlines takes a lucky sports fan to 10 sports competitions in 7 different countries in March and April as part of the Eric Sports Fan campaign. Reinterpreting the meaning of a sports fan in the professional context, Turkish Airlines also...
With the protocol signed between Touristanbul, the free-of-charge tours of Turkish Airlines that have been promoting the historical heritage of Turkey during the waiting period for international transit passengers since 2009, the Corporate Museum...
Appealing to the luxury brands serving in the tourism industry, Lux in Turkey summit was held on February 27 – March 2. Turkish Airlines was the transportation sponsor for the event, where the highsegment Turkish hotels and luxury tourism market...