2015 August

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guests, 

Welcome on board. I thank you for choosing Turkish Airlines and wish you a nice flight.

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CITYSCOPE

4 Cities
1-BUDAPEST - Meaning “Island Festival” in Hungarian, the Sziget Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary. Regarded as one of the best festivals in Europe, the Sziget’s main stage will host Robbie Williams, Kings...
This Month In Istanbul
1-Held at the Primetime cruise ship on the Bosphorus, Jazz at Sea's guests in August are İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions and Elif Çağlar Quartet.Until September 19 2-Conducted by Cem Mansur, the Turkish...
Happy Birthday Tim Burton!
BEETLEJUICEHaving been in a road accident, Adam and Barbara continue their lives as ghosts. However, things get complicated when the house they live in is sold to another couple, and they ask Beetlejuice for help....
Designs Inspıred By The Sea
 How did you start building furniture?Beyoğlu, Tophane and the Kumbaracı Slope are the birthplaces of furniture building in Istanbul. I used to visit the workshops there and talk with the craftsmen. I’d build...
The Ancient City Of Ephesus
  Included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the ancient city of Ephesus is located in the Selçuk district of Izmir. The Temple of Artemis at the ancient city that’s founded in 2 AD, is accepted as one of...
One More, Please!
  The Susurluk ayran is prepared in a container where it’s sucked up and poured again through a thin pipe in a method invented by Ayrancı Şükrü in the 1950s; by this means, the oil in ayran turns into the...
A Unique Summer In Miami!
It’s worth seeing the city lights lining the Miami River; in the evening, Downtown Miami is a glittering forest of skyscrapers.Take a stroll along the famous Ocean Drive, familiar from myriad  postcards and...
In Touch With Nature In Zagreb
1-Zagreb Botanical GardenAt the Botanical Garden that is home to more than 10,000 plant species, you can enjoy feeling at one with nature with your family. 2-The City MuseumAn ideal place to know more about Croatia,...
Kayaking Unexplored
“The area is very difficult to navigate for sailboats. That means many boats don’t dare to go here,” says Emil Dellenstedt. We slide out from the small wooden dock on the island of Fejan. Today we will head...
Art For Everyone
What’s the main idea behind Carré d’Artistes?The gallery has two purposes: providing a space for the artist in which they can exhibit their works, and to give them economic freedom. Since there’s a regular...
The Architect Of Letters: Mohammad Bozorgi
Born in Tehran in 1978, Mohammad Bozorgi has had an  unlikely educational background for an artist. After studying Biomedical Engineering and getting his MBA, Bozorgi skill lies in applying what he has learned in...
An Organic Vacation In Datça
Opened as a production facility by an American who wanted to produce the most quality olive oil in the world in Datça 20 years ago, the Olive Farm passed into other hands in 2006. Today owned by Yavuz Mermerci and...
Finely Delicate
  Telkâri is the most beautiful form of silver. Silver sticks are processes in a rolling mill and ground thinner than a strand of hair. Skillful hands craft and turn them into telkâri. Centered around Mardin...
How Do Long Flights Affect Our Skin?
  Our skin is the mirror of our internal health. Covering our entire body, this large organ is affected both by other organ systems and external factors. Long flights have some negative effects on our skin and...
Butterfly Season In Konya
Mesmerizing with their "painted" wings, butterflies have landed in Konya. Run by Selçuklu Municipality, the Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and Konya’s biggest park, Butterfly Valley, together provide a fantastic...
Mandela’s Colors
Dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who achieved victory in his decades-long battle for freedom in South Africa and taught his people to embrace diversity as a virtue, the exhibition - titled “Nelson Mandela: Apartheid to...
Music Is In My Blood And Soul
How does it feel to be back in Turkey? I feel very excited each time I go back to Turkey. This time I’m more excited because I’m going to a place I never been – Çanakkale – and of course again to Bodrum,...
Franceso Bearzatti’s Venice
  I was born in Codroipo, a very little town in Friuli not so far from Venice, where I used to go for a lot for fun. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When I was younger I was going to see the...
The City Of Focus: Istanbul
  ‘I think of cities where increasing  values mean that industries and individuals want to invest as ‘cities of focus’; these are the cities where inhabitants say ‘I’m glad I’m here’, and...
Turkish Airlines Is The Gold Sponsor Of The Gbta Convention
  Attended by the prestigious brands and buyers in the travel sector in the US, the GBTA Convention was held in Orlando, with Turkish Airlines as Gold Sponsor. This year’s headline speeches were by Steve...
Journey Through The History Of The Car
Having opened its doors to automobile addicts in May, KEY Museum offers its visitors a unique journey through the pages of the history. Every piece in the collection has been carefully selected, including 130...
Chasing The Colors In Water
Organized by Turkish Underwater Sports Federation, Altın Palet Underwater Photography Championship will be held in Izmir, Seferihsiar between September 30 and October 3.  Organized for the 10th time this year,...
Prince Islands In 12 Hours
KINALIADABegin your journey with Kınalıada, the closest of the islands to the mainland. The first thing to know is that motor vehicles are not allowed on the islands. When you arrive at Kınalıada, Sirakyan Twin...
FEI European Championships Aachen 2015
FEI European Championships 2015 will take place in Aachen this year and the events will draw all the attention again. The festival comprises five different equestrian disciplines – show jumping, dressage,...

ARTICLES

International Photo Contest
Some of us are born to pursue the unexplored. To see the beauty in the unknown, to go towards places where excitement calls. To unite different worlds, to carry our sense of wonder one step further, to enjoy our differences. If you also are one of us and your heart is throbbing to explore this fantastic planet, we are ready to set off together...
İzmir Starting Point Of Every Beautiful Vacation
You will definitely pass through Izmir on the way to popular Aegean vacation spots such as Çeşme, Alaçatı, Karaburun, Kuşadası, Foça, Urla and Dikili – or if you plan a historical trip to Ephesus, the pearl of Ionia, Selçuk or Bergama.  But don’t simply pass through – stop and take a rest; wander around this European city and...
Goran Bregović Music With Balkan Spirit
How do you feel when you are in Turkey? Do you like being in a place that retains a mix of Anatolian, Western, Balkan and gypsy soul?It is so easy to be in love with Turkey because of this balance between a fast pace and being easygoing, which is so difficult to find in the modern world. I am from Sarajevo, and my city was always considered like...
Cool Planes
It’s a perfect hobby for people of all ages: build it yourself or buy a DIY kit, then fly it! Aim even higher and enter contests. Make your plane perform acrobatics. It’s all possible, but it’s not as easy as you think. It takes determination as well as patience; skill as well as care. For all these reasons model planes can be...
Just Married!
BARCELONA, SPAINArt and architecture lovers need look no further than this Catalan capital. The unique work of Antoni Gaudi marks the entire city, from the Gothic Sagrada Familia to the undulating curves of the Parque Guell. Entire museums are devoted to other local artists, such as Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso, while the National Museum provides...
Calm, Cool And Immersive: Kosovo
Kosovo is an unforgettable country not only for its history and cultural riches but for its sightseeing as well. We begin our trip in Kosovo, at the heart of the Balkans, by setting out from Pristina Adem Jashari Airport. Next, we stand in front of the famous Newborn Memorial erected as a symbol of the country’s independence. Having become an...
Technological Trip Guide
Smart SuitcaseBaggage restriction is history now. Thanks to the smart suitcase Bluesmart, which can weigh itself, you can see the weight of your suitcase on your smartphone before you go to the airport. Locking when moving away from the smartphone which is synchronized thanks to its digital lock, Bluesmart has a geolocation feature which enables...
Cold Soup On A Hot Day
Yoghurt, boiled or raw vegetables, some spices and a few pieces of ice… Cold soups are one of the favorites of the refreshing delicacies on hot summer days. They not only prepare our stomach before the main course but also makes it easier to digest the meal. Though it’s mostly preferred during summer, you can cook various recipes with...
More Productive Holidays
 I lived in Turkey for three years, from 2009-2012. The biggest difference I found between working in Turkey and my native US wasn’t the language, the office environment or the type of work. It was the summer vacations. The average American gets two weeks of holiday a year and takes one, usually around Thanksgiving or the New Year...
Lovely Guests
  Giraffe Manor is a ten-suite boutique hotel in Langata, Nairobi. It began life as a manor house built in the early 1930’s, but opened as a hotel in 1983. What makes this hotel unique is its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, who are completely comfortable around humans. Each room in the hotel is named for one of the giraffes that...
Morning In Bacson
  Bacson is around 160km from Hanoi, Lang Son Province, northern Vietnam. Here, a traditional Vietnamese way of life means that people comfortably coexist with nature. July is the time to harvest rice; the valley filled with the golden grain looks very beautiful cloaked in morning dew. In July 2013, I climbed to the top of a 617m mountain...
The Color Of Tradition
  This was taken during the Mayana Soora Thiruvizha festival, which takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam the day after Mahashivarathiri (the Great Night of Shiva). The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity worshipped widely in southern India. 
Sublime Peaks
This image was taken at the Explora Patagonia, with its stunning view of Lake Pehoé and the Torres del Paine National Park.   There was a strong breeze that blew away the bad weather, exposing the Torres del Paine mountains at sunset, which bathed them in warm evening light. We were told it was one of the most striking views they had had...
A Poetic Memory
  On January 25, the Scots light colorful lanterns that color the cloudless sky above the high hills and scatter the freezing cold, to commemorate the poet Robert Burns, whom they regard as a national value. Pink, purple and blue fish soaring in the sky offer as lively a view as that under the sea, reflecting the blazing memor of Burns at...
Harmony In Crowds
  National Day parade in Taiwan. Schoolgirls wearing same colored little umbrellas on their heads form a colorful pattern when all grouped together. 

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Turkish Airlines became the “Official Uniform Sponsor” for the Fenerbahçe Football Team, for which it’s been the Airline Sponsor for years, at the European Cup games. The Fenerbahçe Football Team will show up on the field wearing Turkish...
Held at the French Palace in Istanbul, the iftar hosted performances by André Manoukian from France as well as three Turkish musicians and Okay Temiz as a collaboration between Hakan Erdoğan Productions and French Cultural Center, as part of the...
  Having many international accreditations such as IATA, PEARSON and EDEXCEL, the Aviation Academy became an associate member of the ICAO Trainair Plus Program in 2012. It achieved full membership at the ICAO Trainair Plus Symposium it...
  Turkish Airlines continues to increase the number of international flights it organizes from the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Flights to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Erbil in Iraq and Bahrain from the Sabiha Gökçen Airport have started....
  Quickly realizing its projects developed in order to increase passenger satisfaction, Turkish Airlines started to provide Arabic Call Center for its passengers in the Middle East. Operating in 10 countries in the Middle East and Africa,...
  Decorated with Turkish and Middle Eastern motifs, the aircraft carried celebratory messages - in English and Arabic - to the whole world. Chosen as the Best Airline in Europe for the fifth time, Turkish Airlines aims to add a new one to...
  Organized by Turkish Airlines, the first of these events was held at the White House last year. This year, 29 bloggers visited Istanbul’s historical and cultural spots in two days and experienced the richness of Turkish arts and culture...