2015 July

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guests, 

I wish you a pleasurable holiday season and a peaceful Ramadan, and thank you for choosing Turkish Airlines.

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CITYSCOPE

From Records To Plane
How did you become interested in music? Can you tell us a bit about your journey?I started playing mandolin with the encouragement of my family and my music teacher. After graduating from the Istanbul Technical...
Explore, Capture, Win
No matter where you are, many things catch your attention once you look at the world through the motto “The World is Larger, Explore.” But one or two of these things draw you more strongly and you take a picture...
Kilimanjaro Roof of Africa
What you need to know: Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, reaching 5,895m. Its highest point, the Uhuru Peak, is covered with snow all year round.  Level of difficulty: At least a six-day camping...
Step-By-Step Turkey On Instagram
As part of the #LoveFromTurkey project, 18 world-famous Instagram photographers will visit Turkey with Turkish Airlines. Famous photographer Mustafa Seven will accompany guest photographers throughout the project, via...
Hiatus Kaiyote’s Melbourne
Touring the world becomes more meaningful when you relish your downtime at home. So our favorite places tend to be in the northern suburbs, because those are the cultural hubs of Melbourne. In particular, we love the...
From Orchid To Cone
Named after the city of Kahramanmaraş, Maraş ice cream is thought to have been invented by Osman Ağa from Maraş while he was producing salep (a type of flour) from a kind of orchid. Starting out as karsambaç (ice...
Kadıköy In 12 Hours
Baylan PatisserieOne of the oldest establishments in Kadıköy, Baylan Patisserie is a must with its unique flavors and peaceful atmosphere. You should try their special Coup Grillet. Exceptional FlavorsFor those who...
The Global Voice Of Women In Istanbul!
One of the global organizations for women with the most members, the Soroptimist 20th International Convention of the Soroptimist International creates a platform where they could bring a new attitude towards...
Rooted Friendship With Strong Ties
You want to develop Turkish and French relations. What do you think about them historically?Franco-Ottoman and then Fronco-Turkish relations are the oldest diplomatic relationships we have. Kanuni and Francis I formed...
History Hidden In The Déclencheur
How did you start working as a museum and auction photographer?My father was an expert photographer working on art history, antiques and archaeology. He photographed every inch of Turkey that’s archaeologically...
After Cannes
YOUTHThis tells the story of the vacation of two old men – a director and a conductor – who are at the end of their careers, at a fancy hotel at the foot of the Alps. It’s impossible not to get excited about the...
Adorning The City With Repetition
“Clones Project”, in which Erdal İnci deals with the interaction between space, time and figure, comprises GIF videos he’s created by cloning movements. The works of the artist, who chose Istanbul and Berlin as...
Contemporary Architecture
How did your interest in architecture start?Before I went to college I was interested in painting, photography, science, and nature. Then it occurred to me that I couldn’t do all of them at once. In architecture, I...
Fragile Patterns Of History
It is not possible to separate the tulips, towers, bridges and patterns that encircle Istanbul from the ancient city. Turkish painter İsmail Acar gives new meaning to these interconnecting elements in his artworks.
Following History
Reinterpreting glass as an artwork by using traditional and contemporary themes, Decorium turned it into an elegant design in history with handcraft. Reflecting the glorious elegance of the Ottomans, Life Collection...
This Month In Istanbul
1-The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival, organized by İKSV,  takes places in all corners of the city and features stars such as Joan Baez and Marcus Miller. Until July 15 http://caz.iksv.org 2-Installed in...
The Festive Ramadan
Organized for the past five years at exquisite venues in Istanbul, the one and only Jazz in Ramadan Festival brings together prominent jazz musicians with the audience for the 6th time. This year’s program includes...
The Ancient City Of Priene
The ancient city of Priene, near the Güllübahçe town of  Söke, Aydın, is full of reminders of grander days gone by: it was one of the most beautiful cities of the Hellenistic period. It was the city of...
Ancient Style, Young Technique
Pakistani artist Ali Asad Naqvi combines the ever-changing styles of traditional arts with contemporary techniques. Inspired by Ottoman calligraphers and Muslim saint and mystic Mevlana Celâleddin Rumi, the artist...
Fun In Japan: Osaka
1-Osaka CastleEntered from a stone bridge and the symbol of the city, Osaka Castle is home to remnants and costumes from Japanese history. You can enjoy a cone of ice cream under the shadow of Sakura trees in the...
A Wonderful Memoir For The Centennial
YENİ MECMUA’S (NEW JOURNAL) WONDERFUL ÇANAKKALE EDITIONThe Çanakkale Fevkalâde Nüshası (Wonderful Çanakkale Copy), prepared for the 3rd anniversary of the victory in Çanakkale by the Yeni Mecmua (New...
Heritage Becoming An Exhibition: The Seljuks
Curated by professional architects and collectors Naim Arnas and Boris Micka, in collaboration with Konya Selçuklu Municipality and comprising 230 pieces, the Seljuk Exhibition sheds light on daily life and cultural...
4 Cities
BOSTON - The oldest area in the U.S. turns into a giant art platform! All events at the Outside the Box Festival that is sponsored by Turkish Airlines and held at Boston Common is free-of-charge. July 14 – 19...

ARTICLES

Next Ramadan, In Istanbul
Everyone must have heard this saying at least once: “There is nothing like Ramadan in Istanbul.” Even if it is hard to describe in words, spending Ramadan in Istanbul, experiencing the Ramadan in Istanbul is really different. And what is more, it is not necessary to be a Muslim to realize this difference. The non-Muslim tourists who happen...
Ramadan Memories From Kostantiniyye To Dersaadet
What makes places important is the experiences, and what makes moments important is the feelings. All memories are formed by a special crossing of place and time, and accumulate by radiating from minds to hearts. Sometimes the meaning of life, sometimes the joy of living and sometimes a glimpse of sorrow… Memories of fasting are about the...
Asmara In 48 Hours
Asmara, a diamond of a capital, was once within the Ottoman district of Habesh. On a highland 2,400 meters above sea level, it's home to architectural wonders from the Italian era. It has worn like an old-fashioned, elegant dress  - maybe a bit dusty, but full of dignity. The tailors were Italian, in the late nineteenth century. They chose...
The Joy Of Reunion: Eid Mubarak
Heralding the good news of bairam/eid mubarak from the first day onwards, offering all seen and unseen beauties to humans and adorning them with hope, Ramadan bids farewell to us all; some with the hope to meet and some with the sorrow of one last goodbye. The same question raises in everyone’s mind: Will I be able there for the next Ramadan?...
Hakkâri Neighboring The Skies
All the way, we were going upwards. When we stopped for a moment to catch our breath, we spread our arms and took deep gulps feeling the air filling our lungs. We were above 3,000 meters. We felt as if we could touch the clouds. We were in Hakkâri… Hakkâri is an ancient city that dates back to the Sumerian times, named after the Sumerian...
Feast Tables
The religious and social meanings that are attributed to feasts are what make them feasts. On these special days, “Feast Tables” shine out. The dishes and the deep fried meat that are prepared with the meat of sacrificed animals in the Feast of Sacrifice; the desserts, syrups, pastries and main courses that are prepared for Ramadan; or in...
Water-Friendly Technologies
  Underwater SelfieThe newest member of the Sony Xperia family, M4 Aqua is ideal for vacationers who cannot do without taking an underwater selfie. Coming with a 720p-resolution 5'' touchscreen, Xperia M4 Aqua enables you to take the most fun selfies with its 5-megapixel front camera. You can also work your magic underwater with its...
İstanbul Bird’s-Eye
How did you start this project?I’ve been working with Turkish Airlines, which I’m passionate about, for 24 years, and this fed my other passion, photography. I wanted to show what I’ve seen from the cockpit thanks to my job. For this, I photographed Istanbul from the air for 6 years. Meanwhile, I received support from a team comprising...
He Is Coming Back, As Promised!
DAVID ALLISON-PRODUCER Why did you want to make a fresh start, instead of continuing the series?Today, everyone can watch the original Terminator series by downloading it from internet. On the other hand, we wanted to add today’s people, their habits and characteristics - the social media addiction. Of course, when we were doing this, we used...
Six Ways To Make Work More Fun This Summer
In summertime, it’s easy for your mind to wander. With long days and warm nights, the beach seems a lot more appealing than the office. Hopefully your vacation is already booked. But what about the rest of the summer? Here are six strategies to ensure you’re maximizing both your enjoyment and productivity at work when the weather is...
Aztec Fire
The annual festival of Cuetzalan, on October 4, honours St. Francis, the patron saint of the village in Sierra Norte. These dancers, called Quetzales, got their name from the brightly colored quetzal bird, which is effectively extinct in the region nowadays. The dance is in the Aztec tradition: warriors went into battle adorned with flowers and...
Protectors Of The Past
On a visit to China, I happened to be in the town of Lijang, which is more than 1,000 years old. Drenched in history, this beautiful town has been declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The photograph gives a nostalgic glimpse of the old town that reflects on the face and traditional attire of a shop-owner. Equipped with modern...
Benetton Ants
I wanted to capture a number of leafcutter ants carrying colorful petals they seized from the garden of the lodge. In order to get them in similar deep focus, I applied a small trick: when there were ants carrying enough petals in the viewfinder, I switched on a fan positioned under the branch, so all the workers wandered in the direction of the...
Never Grow Up
I shot this photo when driving along the coast of Central Vietnam. In the sunset, the golden light was shining on the beach, and the kids were playing innocently with happiness on their faces.
A Piece Of Calm
A fisherman takes a nap on his boat, beneath a bridge on the Thu Bon River in the Old Town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Central Vietnam. Despite its popularity with foreign travellers, a slow-paced, relaxed atmosphere still prevails among locals, and traditional ways of life can still be seen amid the rows of tailor shops, Western...
Constanta: Home To Civilisations
As the sun rises I wander south along the seafront, leaving behind me Constanta’s sandy beaches, named Zorile (The Dawn), Trei Papuci (Three Slippers) and, more prosaically, Modern. Caspian gulls, known by their quick, laughing calls, weave overhead as I descend the High Cliff, following the wide, patterned pavement that rims the Old Town....
Antalya From East to West
Antalya means sea, sand and history. It is a waterfall. Antalya is everything; some people plays golf on the plains, some climbs to mountains or spend time in museums. You can do whatever you want, but it is a tough city anyway. The fact that there are plenty of historical and natural places and options for holiday make it hard to choose what to...
Chıldren Of The Sea
At high tide, children play on a big tree washed up on the shores of Duke of York Islands near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Living on the secluded islands of the Gazelle Peninsula, children don’t have many options to play, so they spend most of their time in the water, fishing and swimming.