2015 September

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

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Dear Guests, 

Turkey has become one of the fast-developing countries in the world in terms of civil aviation traffic in recent years. Due to its advantageous intercontinental...

CITYSCOPE

Fei European Championships Aachen 2015
The best riders competed in different disciplines, jumping, dressage, four-in-hand-driving, vaulting and reining, throughout the festival. Regarded among the biggest sports events in the world, the festival gave out...
10 Millionth E-Visa
At an event organized by Turkish Airlines in collaboration with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Information Technologies, various gifts were given to the 10 millionth passenger to take...
A Woman Of No Land
Can you tell us your story, from beginnings in Kırşehir to the Netherlands?My story started in Kırşehir. My father was a teacher and when I was 10 he was assigned to the Netherlands. Five years later, I lost my...
Young Talent In Istanbul
How did you get interested in the piano?My grandmother had a piano at her house, and I used to play it from the age of about four. I was fascinated by it.  Who did you grow up listening to?Elton John; I liked...
A Musıcal Genıus From The French Rıvıera
How did the story of The Avener start? In 2013, I had been producing for nearly 10 years under different names, for myself and for other people as a ghost producer, and I felt that electronic dance music was...
Wıtness The Hıstory Of France
Heritage Days is supported by EU and based on the idea of France’s Ministry of Culture: in 1983, they organized a day in which they opened historical structures to public. This initiative proved very successful and...
Istanbul Biennial In 12 Hours
KÜÇÜK MUSTAFA PASHA BATH HOUSEStart exploring the biennial from the Historical Peninsula. One of the oldest structures built during Fatih the Conqueror’s reign in 1477, 24 years after the conquest of Istanbul,...
More Comfortable Trips
Designed by Turkish DO&CO, Turkish Airlines’ catering partner, to appeal to passengers’ needs, and spanning an area of nearly 800m2, Lounge Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen has added the special entrance service to...
Contemporary Lınes In Callıgraphy
Having opened his personal gallery İstivâ Sanat Atölyesi (Art Studio) in 2013, Levent Karaduman crowns the art of calligraphy with contemporary and modern details. Meaning the situation in which everything is equal...
Turkish Festival Is Celebrated With Joy
Operating since 2009, the Yunus Emre Institute has more than 40 culture centers outside Turkey. These centers not only teach Turkish but promote the country and its cultural heritage, culture and art as well. Aiming...
Preparıng For The Machıne Age
Co-written by Erik Brynjolfsson (Director of the MIT Center for Business) and Andre McAfee (Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Business), The Second Machine Age is about the factors that will reshape our...
Golden Lion Is Here!
EVERESTEvery festival has a standout movie that makes a tremendous impact all over the world. Everest, the opening film of the festival, which portrays the breathtaking adventure of a group of mountaineers climbing...
Oud In Its Own Language
How did you first get into music?I took up music in Konya. I used to play bağlama but the local music in Konya is played with an oud (short-necked oud). While playing bağlama, I started enjoying the oud and was very...
The Power Of Red
Comfortable  StepsGet a headstart on autumn with these stylish and comfortable shoes.  
Istanbul Takes A Breath
Led by art director Serkan Çağrı, the 4th International Clarinet Festival invites those who tired of the city’s hustle and bustle to breathe in a world filled with music. Overflowing from the concerts halls, the...
This Month In Istanbul
1One of Istanbul’s most prestigious international contemporary art fairs, ArtInternational focuses on Spanish contemporary art this year. Add new pieces to your art collection. September 4 – 6...
All Kinds Of Wafer Halva
Some like it plain, but if you ask us, wafer halva is like a blank canvas on which you can work your culinary magic. Wafer halva is a traditional dessert that’s made by putting condensed milk or caramel between two...
Time To Act
The peace deal signed on 20 June between the government and Northern Malian rebels makes now the time for adventurous early-bird investors. Bamako, Mali’s capital located on the Niger River, is thought to be west...
The City Changed By Bees
In cooperation with private businesses and NGOs, Copenhagen City Bee puts beehives on top of buildings and in parks around the city. Each hive is tended by one of the City Bee employees, who looks after the hives and...
The Combat Agaınst Desertification Contınues In Ankara
Presidents, head of governments, ministers, parliamentarians, mayors, academics, businesspeople, NGOs and delegates from 195 countries will be attending the convention. Along with three Ministerial Roundtable...
In Focus Belgrade
Belgrade rightfully claims to stand at the crossroads of East and West, given its position on pan-European Corridor X, linking the EU to Turkey. When this was a Communist nation it was southeast Europe’s leading...
4 Cities
1 Berlin  The 4th Berlin Art Week draws art-lovers with its program full of exhibitions, special collections, screenings, performances and speeches all around the city. September 15 – 20 berlinartweek.de 2...

ARTICLES

Year Old Heritage
How did the idea of opening a Seljuk exhibition in Istanbul come about?While we were preparing the concept and coordination the display of the exhibition “Qur’an on its 1400th Anniversary”, which we put on in 2010 at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, we aimed to demonstrate that Turkey is capable of hosting exhibitions of a global...
Women Coming Together: W20
W20, Kadın 20, ilk kez G20 Türkiye Dönem Başkanlığı döneminde kuruldu.  Bu önemli gelişmenin arkasında üç ayrı kaynaktan doğan oluşumlar bulunduğunu düşünüyorum. Bunlardan birincisi, dünya bir ekonomik krizden çıkmaya çalışıyorken yapılan araştırmalar sonucunda kadının aranan bir ekonomik oyuncu hâline...
The Global Voice Of Youth: Y20
  EMRE CENKERTurkey Chair, Y20 The Y20 Summit was opened by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, the G20 Sherpa Ambassador Ayşe Sinirlioğlu, Y20 Turkey Chair Dr. Emre Cenker and Prof. Dr. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, the Rector of Boğaziçi University, which hosted the Summit between August 16-19. Dr. Temel Kotil, Deputy Chairman and...
Civil Society's Agenda
  ZEYNEP BODUR OKYAYTurkey Chair, C20 There is another organization possessing an important role in consolidating the collaboration and communication the G20 has with the rest of the world: the C20 (Civil 20)  Operating as an intermediary between decision-makers and civil societies, the C20 is a platform for civil society...
Khujand The Secret Of  The Secret River
Built on the side of the Sır Derya (Secret River), which Oghuz people call the İnci Nehri (Pearl River), in the Fergana Valley, Khujand was home to ancient civilizations and even now bears traces of them, like all the cities in the Transoxiana region. Khujand is perhaps not a city that strikes you at first sight; many of its treasures are...
Guiding The Light
“I know the streets of the sky better than the streets of Tillo.” These words by the great scholar İbrahim Hakkı Erzurumi were the most meaningful gift he could give to his master. He materialized the love he felt for his master, Sheikh İsmail Fakirullah, who raised him in the Tillo district of Siirt, in an astronomical mechanism that...
Mantarlı Tatlar
People think and talk about mushroom a lot and though they are suspicious of it, they cannot dispense with it; perhaps, there is no other food like mushroom. Mushroom cultivation has developed in recent years and thus, mushroom became something easily accessible and we began to use it in many dishes from salads to rice, from baked foods to...
Technology For Health Lıvıng
“Wearable technology” has been a fast developing and exciting tech category in recent years, and health is the focus. We’ve compiled a selection of devices, accessories and applications for everyone from insomnia sufferers to those who want to track their activity, complain about being overweight, or simply dream of a healthier life. ...
A Story That Steers History
How did you become interested in cinema?I studied history and got a master’s degree in sociology. During those years, I developed a great interest in cinema; the idea of building a new world really got my attention. We founded our production company Tekden Film. We started working by shooting documentaries for the 2010 European Capital of...
Together With The Business World...
Considering the fact that activities of the private sector is one of the keystones of sustainable and inclusive economic growth, we can clearly see the importance of the ideas and suggestion of the B20, one of the outreach groups of the G20. Before the B20 Conference which will start in Ankara on September 3, we talked to M. Rıfat...
Global Solutions For Global Problems
Nowadays, there’s a frantic buzz around Antalya, the bright star of Turkey’s southern coastline – it’s all because Antalya prepares to host one of the prominent meetings regarding global economies. The G20 Summit for which Turkey is the Term President will host around 15,000 guests from all over the world in November in Antalya. WHAT IS...
Side Effects
  Side Effects is a documentary project about the complicated relationship between mankind and nature. 150m above the ground, this picture was taken  around Gdynia, Poland. Some of the questions for which I search answers are these: What does natural habitat mean for mankind? An unspoiled land, or areas that have been exposed to...
An Ordinary Celebration
  When I visited Seoul, South Korea, I stayed at a hotel near the City Hall of Seoul. On a shiny morning, I took a walk around. When I passed the public area of City Hall, I found a traditional Korean performance at the entrance of an ancient temple. Everybody could easily take photos. So I captured many frames during my short visit there....
The Blue Universe
  I took this picture at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As you can see, these are flowers, which are baby blue eyes. The best season is usually from the end of April to the first week of May. 
Climb Higher!
  This photograph was taken up high in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside in the U.K. I arrived very early, trekking up while it was still dark, and spent the day wandering the hills looking for photographs. This image was taken just before sunset. The climber adds a sense of excitement and scale to the picture but the real focal...
Worth A Wait
  On the final evening of a two-week bird photography trip to the Gambia, I stopped suddenly as I spotted these seven little bee-eaters lined up on a branch to roost. The light had almost gone but I captured the birds in this adorable pose: the last image of the trip proved to be the most memorable. 
Five Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
 It is becoming increasingly accepted that emotional intelligence (EI) has a great impact in our lives, from our success in the workplace to our relationships with others on all aspects of our lives. The wonderful thing about EI is that unlike IQ, we can increase it regardless of the level that, we are at by adopting and practicing new...
The Heart Of Asia Uzbekistan
Carrying my luggage as I set out, I feel a strange sense of longing. The cities I mentioned one after the other – Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva – are the home, light and witness to the high points of the Turkish-Islamic civilizations. As my plane descends into Tashkent, I can clearly see the abundance of Uzbekistan's vast and...
Architecture Of Taste Kars
Having been home to Persians, Sassanians, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans throughout recorded history, starting with the Urartians, and having witnessed a Russian invasion sometime during the 19th century, Kars bears traces of many civilizations. My visit, like that of many others, began with a climb to the pinnacle of the citadel, the base of...
Extinct Beauty
  A group of young Samburu warriors who touch a black rhinoceros for the first time in their lives at the Lema Wildlife Protection Area, north of Kenya. Many people in Kenya miss the opportunity to see the wildlife that lives almost on their backyard. Black rhinoceros in Kenya are almost extinct. 

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Given to passengers and citizens at the Atatürk Airport and supported by Turkish Airlines, the training is given under the authority of the Ministry of Health and in collaboration with Anesthesiology and Reanimation Foundation and Resuscitation...
Turkish Airlines’ consolidated financial reports for the first half of 2015 was sent to the Istanbul Stock Exchange. Having increased its sales revenue by 9.2% compared to the same period of last year, Turkish Airlines announced a 524 billion...
Two-year “Air Transport Management” MA Program aims at providing the promising managers and manager candidates of Turkish Airlines with leadership and management skills and making them successfully shape the future of the rapidly growing...
The airline company that flies to most countries in the world (110) Turkish Airlines began its flights to Khujand, the second largest city in Tajikistan. At first, the round-trip flights between Istanbul and Khujand will be two days a week
Within the letter of intent signed by the two airline companies, Poland can extend its commercial collaboration in the markets in Turkey and surrounding areas as well as further strengthen its current collaboration. Thanks to this strategic...