2015 May

MESSAGE OF THE CHAIRMAN

I greet all of you as the new Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board, where I’ve served as one of the members of the board for the last year.

Turkish Airlines is the newborn embodiment of the international success that Turkey has been dreaming...

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guests, 

Welcome to our plane. Hoping that the summer and your travels will bring happiness, I wish you a nice flight and thank you for choosing Turkish Airlines.

We finished all our...

CITYSCOPE

The Golden Dress Of Writing
Derived from the word “zehep” (gold) in Arabic, tezhip means “painting with gold.” Developed in order to express the high spiritual value of inscriptions and plaques, tezhip used to ornament the four sides of...
The Gifted Are Among Us
Unforgettable melodies, mesmerizing paintings, formulas that change world history and mind-broadening explorations – what all these have in common is a genius. There’s no denying that these people, who pursue...
The Ottoman Frigate Is Finally At Home
The Ottoman frigate Ertuğrul was sunk in Japanese waters on its journey to Japan in 1890. This important incident in our national history has now earned itself a place as an exhibition at the Istanbul Naval Museum in...
A Modern Look To Mimar Sinan
The most comprehensive exhibition about Mimar Sinan, Sinan ve Mimari Dehanın Şaheserleri (Sinan and the Masterpieces of an Architectural Genius) is open to visit after the press conference attended by Architect...
Never Enough
Stuffed mussels are a streetfood staple, and you'll always find yourself eating more than just a few. The winner of last March’s Mussel Eating Contest at Midyeci Ahmet’s, with a record of 171 mussels, is proof of...
World’s Energy Meets in Istanbul
Istanbul will be hosting the triennial World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER), which is the sole global forum in the energy regulation field. The forum, which is a joint effort of 12 regional regulatory associations...
Istanbul Is Adorned With Tulips
Opened on April 11 in the Emirgân Grove, the 10th Tlip Festival has again left colorful memories in our minds. On April 16, the Emirgân Grove organized a breakfast at the garden of the Beyaz Köşk (White Mansion)...
Local Architecture Is Coming Back
The fast and haphazard housing due to modernization, immigration and fast increase in population harmed the architectural texture of the cities, which resulted in fewer structures belonging to traditional...
Turkish Airlines is 82 Years Old
This month is the 82nd anniversary of Turkish Airlines. From starting out with five aircraft with capacity for 28 seats, 7 pilots and 24 personnel in 1933, our story has now become one of 285 aircrafts, 53,796 seats,...
Shopping Fest in Istanbul
Now a tradition, the Istanbul Shopping Fest this year has a tempting program that is full of surprises. Bringing together the rich history, culture and cuisine of the city with shopping and fun, the Istanbul Shopping...
Blooms On The Silver Screen!
CHERRY BLOSSOMSAfter his wife Trudi's abrupt death, Rudi goes to Japan in pursuit of his wife’s unfulfilled dreams. The cherry blossoms on Mount Fuji remind him of the beauty of life as they give him hope for new...
The World Feeds In Milan
Focusing on food this year, the Expo 2015 is held in Milan under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Spanning an area of 1.1 million square meters, the Expo deals with issues such as traditional...
Sculptured Pens
The artist demonstrated his cage sculptures, made from different materials and in different styles, in a new context. In the exhibition, he builds a new higher level by using the language itself as a signifier,...
Ethnic And Cosmopolitan
You were at Paris Fashion Week recently. How was it?We exhibited my AW 15/16 collection at the Turkish Embassy. The show was attended by French fashion authorities, the international fashion press and about 200...
The Day Of Youth May 19
May 19, the start of the national struggle in 1919, is celebrated as the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day every year in Turkey. Showing the value he placed on the young population, Gazi (Veteran) Mustafa...
This Month in Istanbul
1- Organized in collaboration with ISTANBUL’74 and W Magazine, the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival celebrates its fifth year, under the theme “Dialogues on Realism in Arts & Culture". May...
Mother’s Day Sparkle
Present a little bit of sparkle to your mother on Mother’s Day. Modern designs shining with soft pastel tones come together in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Mothers can go for a pure look by wearing a...
The Soul Fultenor
You were born in a music-loving family in Siena, Italy, which had an active role in shaping the direction of classical music. How did it affect your career?My father sang, but I can’t consider him a musician. The...
A Breathing Artwork In Venice
One of the most important art events in Europe, the 56th Venice Biennale is open to visitors between May 9 and November 22 at different venues around the city. At the Pavilion of Turkey at the International Art...
Salzburg: The City Of Music
Climb the 1973m Untersberg by cable car. Sipping your tea at the only café at the station, you can enjoy a fantastic view over Salzburg, nestled among the mountains. Travel in time in the home of the Tomaselli...
The Ottoman Glory On The Runway
Could you tell us a bit about yourself?While I was a student at the Bilgi University European Union Relations Department, I met with the Istanbul Fashion Academy. After studying brand management for a year, I was sure...
Shots That Left A Mark On Journalism
Organized by the Anadolu Agency, supported by the Promotional Fund of Turkish Prime Ministry, and Turkish Airlines as the Official Airline Sponsor, the Istanbul Photo Awards drew plenty of attention despite the fact...
4 Cities
1- CANNES - Awarding the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan with Palme d’Or last year and home to the best of the European cinema, the Cannes Film Festival once more offers a satisfying schedule.  May 13 – 24...

ARTICLES

10 Reasons To Visit Graz
1-GRAZ ART MUSEUMThe bright blue, bulbous Kunsthaus – Graz’s architectural answer to the Centre Pompidou – was built in 2003 to commemorate the city’s appointment as European Capital of Culture. Nicknamed ‘the friendly alien’, the museum sits on the banks of the River Mur and contains art of the past four decades. 2-THE...
Varna The Merry City Of The Balkans
WHERE TO SEE?Varna is one of the stars of the Black Sea, and one of its major advantages is that it’s only 45 minutes away from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. It’s rooted in history, yet modern and well organized. Dedicating itself to tourism and tourists, this city’s population increases fivefold in summer. The first attraction to see...
Riga Notes
An ethereal hum slowly emerges from the silence in the darkened room. The guitarist gradually builds up a texture using the dials on his electronic mixing board. The sound grows, enveloping the room, and I feel like I’m losing a sense of time and place. If you came to Riga five years ago, you couldn’t have seen this experimental...
Off The Map In Jakarta
The first thing that strikes you about Jakarta is the size. It is mind-bendingly, smoke-belchingly, internal compass-confoundingly enormous. When the city is this big, the cultural diversity becomes rich as well. Everywhere I go, I encounter scenes that are different in their history and traditions. For instance, the Western Jakarta resembles...
Filo Pastry In Turkish Cuisine
Food historians believe that filo pastry has long been a part of the Central Asian and Turkish culture. When yeast wasn’t yet invented, filo pastry was made by pouring dough or rolling it out on a round metal plate; it therefore earned the title “the ancestor of pastries made of thin dough”. Due to the fact that it was convenient to make...
Barefoot In The Maldives
The Maldives may have never really been on your radar -  some palm trees, the ocean and the beach... Perhaps you just thought what’s the big deal? But all that will change once you see the islands from the air. As you are swept away in a plush blue cushioned speedboat to your resort, you will realize that this is a tropical dream island...
Being Chic Was A Lifestyle In The Ottomans
What is the source of your interest in the Ottoman arts?I’ve always been very sensitive about it; it’s almost instinctual. Since my childhood, whenever I walked past a historical building or saw an old inscription or an item, I’d get really curious. Mine is a curiosity that comes from within. Then, what’s the story behind such a niche...
A Modern Day Exploration
A sprawling territory of stark contrasts marked by a distinctive style, the magnificent, romantic city of Porto is perhaps Portugal’s most suitable reminder of times gone by – when explorers sidled imposing ships to discover far away new lands, when quayside trade was conducted between the Old World and the New, and this trade transformed...
Farmers Of The Sea
Sea Gypsies, a Bajau fisherman and his daughter ply the Sulu Sea. Like many Bajau, who once lived entirely on the water, they now make their home ashore.
A Treasure Of Stone
Also known as “The Treasury”, this mausoleum was carved out of a sandstone rock face in the 1st century AD. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the ancient Edomite city of Petra, and one of the most famous wonders of Jordan.
The Impressive Current
Because the balcony overlooking the Churchgate Train Station is used as a military observation area, tourists are not allowed to climb up. To shoot this photograph, I told my Indian guide what kind of frame I had in mind. We had to shoot seven times before finding the right one.
By The Blue
Venice is an amazing place - I’d even dare to say that it’s one of the most charming and photographically attractive cities in the world.
Ayvacık & Vezirköprü Natural Treasures In Samsun
Usually, after wandering around the city center, the groups of tourists who come to visit the Black Sea coastline continue their trips with Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize or Artvin. Of course, these are all wonderful cities, bringing together the sea and mountains, the blue and the green. Yet, Samsun is not a city to hastily pass through, with its...
The Kid From Rwanda
The verdant plain born from the mountains, resembling flower petals, is home to houses made from mud, and children with smiles like sprouts fresh out of the earth. Here, one of those children has climbed onto a branch and is giving out a smile for everyone.
Towards The Peak
Renan Öztürk at Meru base camp before making the successful first ascent of the Shark’s Fin route on Mt. Meru with Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin in 2011. This was the team’s second expedition to Mt. Meru in the Garwahl, Himalaya, India.

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Turkish Airlines offers a pleasant opportunity for aviation volunteers. The lucky people who win the contest “That Pilot is Mine” can experience the flight experience in the Turkish Airlines simulator. You can apply on...
  After the enthusing play-off games, Turkish Airlines Euroleague meets with basketball fans for the finals in Madrid. Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, including  Fenerbahçe Ülker, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid and Olympiacos teams,...
  One of the most prominent air cargo companies with its operations carried out in order to expand its flight network, Turkish Airlines starts flying to Chicago (its first cargo service point in the U.S), Lahore (its 18th cargo service point...
Turkish Airlines connected two peerless cities, Istanbul and San Francisco, which evoke admiration in the whole world with their history, culture and unique structure. There are round-trip flights five days a week (Monday, Sunday, Thursday, Friday...
   Two prominent players of the national transportation industry sign an important collaboration in order to provide the hostesses working on the High-Speed Trains and the personnel working at the stations with the “Passenger...
Awarding the most successful organization, company and individuals in field of industrial property, the Turkish Patent Awards was held for the fourth time. In the ceremony, organized by the Turkish Patent Institute, Turkish Airlines received the...