2015 October

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

Dear Guests, 

I thank you for choosing Turkish Airlines for another trip, and wish you a pleasant flight.

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CITYSCOPE

4 Cities
NEW YORK - Started by Scott Lauer as a call for attention to the city's architecture, the Open House New York offers an opportunity to wander around and become familiar with the city's architecture. October...
This Month In Istanbul
Look at the works of 13 contemporary artists at the exhibition “No, it’s now the way you think” displayed at Gallery KHAS located inside Kadir Has University Cibali Campus as part of the Istanbul Biennial.Until...
The Artist Who Changed The Medium
How did this collaboration, Disidentification and Transformation happen?Ali Akay, the curator, visited me in Ljubljana and proposed to make a small show as an introduction of a bigger one. We decided to show only four...
A Torrent Of Movies!
IXCANULIxcanul portrays the events evolving around 17-year-old Maria, who lives with her family on a coffee plantation and introduces the audience to the Mayan culture. The film, shot at the foot of an active volcano...
Poppy Ackroyd’s London
My favorite city in the world has to be London. I was very lucky to grow up right in the center of the city, close to the river, between Tower Bridge and London Bridge. There is always something new and interesting...
Into The Mix Istanbul
Ambition is the stuff that drives Istanbul, and its ornate streets tell a story of entrepreneurial zeal that has shaped the city. That old spirit is back, as growth in retail and hospitality revives once-faded...
Work It Sao Paolo
São Paulo is a lot of city. With 11 million people in the city proper, and 20 million in the greater metropolitan area, it can seem intimidating with all its concrete and cars. Nearly 50km from the coast, Sampa, as...
All In One Bangkok
Riding a Southeast Asian wave of economic growth with effortless style, Bangkok plays host to business travellers and holidaymakers alike. A springboard to much of Asia, its millions of visitors enjoy a...
Istanbul Surrounded By “Salt Water”
How did you decide to become the curator of the 14th Istanbul Biennial? I was asked to be the curator, and this is the first exhibition I've done after DOCUMENTA (13) in Germany in 2012, which was a very large...
How Long Flights Affect Our Skin
WATER AND MOTIONWater is essential for our skin as it is for the rest of our body. Make sure you drink lots of water, especially during long flights. Taking regular short walks on the plane may also help regulate your...
Small Bite, Great Taste
Though made with only a few ingredients, almond paste is hard to make at home because there are steps essential to have the right consistency. Instead, our suggestion is to buy it from skilled confectioners who have...
Frankfurt: The Global City Of Ideas
Publishers, booksellers, producers and writers come together and exchange ideas every October in Frankfurt. A meeting-place for experts from the book industry, and a very important marketplace for bookselling, media,...
Turkish Airlines Open
For all the talk of the spectre of Rory McIlroy in the much-anticipated Final Series, the likes of Danny Willett only see opportunities in the weeks ahead. There has been a mild furore over the European Tour’s...
Turkish Arts In Florence
Carrying its activities of Turkish decorative arts to international platform, Mimsanat Art Academy prepares to represent our country at Florence Biennale during October with the works of katı’ artist Dürdane...
Year Of Turkey At Europalia
Held every two years since 1969 between October and January, Europalia this year highlights Turkey’s rich culture. At the festival, whose organization is undertaken by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and for...
Are You Aware?
  This year, as part of the “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” Turkish Airlines and Eastern Black Sea Breast Cancer Foundation (working with Turkey Breast Diseases Foundation) are organizing events with the...
Extreme Sailing Series Set Sails In Bosphorus
Istanbul welcomes Extreme Sailing Series for the fourth time, which will visit a total of 3 continents and 8 different cities in 2015. The award-winning and Extreme Sailing Series adrenaline-fueled puts its audience...
The Daughter Of Scandinavia
You are born in Denmark but now live in the States. Did the States have a draw for you?I think ever since I heard about the Big Apple as a child I wanted to have a bite of it. To me it was like neverland in Peter Pan....
Olive-Friendly Shots
Olive is not only an indispensable element of the Turkish breakfast table, but are also a symbol of fertility and health. And the history of this flavor, offered to us by the olive trees that have been standing still...
Cinema For Justice
  The first of its kind in Turkey, the International Crime and Punishment Film Festival and its associated academic program is organized by the Istanbul University Faculty of Law and chaired by its dean, Prof....
Coffee Shops In 12 Hours
Ministry of Coffee (Nişantaşı)The famous coffee shop in Nişantaşı, Ministry of Coffee is the right place for those who enjoy working in different places. MOC roasts and brews green coffee beans from 12 countries...
The Couplets From Reed To Paper
Having moved from her birthplace, Tehran, to Canada in 1992, Soheila K. Esfahani has placed Rumî’s Mesnevi at the forefront of her works. She visualizes the couplets of the Mesnevi, spiritual guidance provided in...

ARTICLES

Posing Streets
Iran’s capital, Tehran, looks like many other sprawling world cities with scores of anonymous high-rises.  But quite a few of the buildings that face busy thoroughfares are adorned with a unique array of public art that ranges from outright propaganda to outrageous surrealist murals.  To me, they were an irresistible photo...
Unexpected Visitor
While on a whale shark tour on the World Heratige-listed Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth, Western Australia, I was lucky to have one of these enormous fish swim under the boat. I managed to get five shots of it under the boat before it swam out of site. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean and visit the area from April to June each year....
Before The Applause
  A musician in the middle of the stalls, which will all be filled soon enough, gives information to the orchestra about the sound system while they make final checks just before the New Year concert organized by Ege University and Izmir State Opera and Ballet. 
Unlimited Joy
There is no limit to dreams when growing up in a vast, pure world; childhood is the perfect time to enjoy unlimited, boundless happiness, and realize the freedom of life. Some boys are playing under a new construction in the seaport area, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 
Nature's Patterns
  A fisherman is seen maneuvering the mudflats in the province of Xiapu, China. The zebralike pattern is formed when the tide is at a certain level. Unfortunately a harbor is planned for this area, and this location will not be the same any more. 
Strong As A Mountain
The Varda Bridge, built in 1912 during the reign of Abdul Hamid II in the Taurus Mountains, was also once part of the railway connecting Istanbul to Baghdad, Aleppo, and Damascus.  Wagons traversed the 99-meter-long bridge, carrying people, produce and other goods. The residents of Adana, Turkey, are proud of this bridge and often claim...
If Shakespeare Were In Amasya!
Our first stop in Merzifon is the fountain in the courtyard of Kara Mustafa Mosque, which was built in 17th century.  There he could study looks at the pictures that Zileli Emin Usta painted inside the dome of the fountain, depicting coaches, tents, millwheels, views of Istanbul, plates of watermelon, tughras and even exploding cannon...
An American Dream Of Four Season
Having earned a place in our memories with the movie Scarface and Will Smith’s song of the same name, Miami is one of the most popular tourist cities in the US and is included on the wish list of many avid globetrotters. Those who follow the American film industry and TV shows are familiar with Miami, thanks to numerous scenes shot on Ocean...
Maputo In 48 Hours
First tip: Don’t rush through Maputo. Inside art deco masterpieces, neoclassical monuments and villas, you’ll find the relics of the country’s ancient past. This is a city that names its streets after poets and thinkers, where dhow sailing boats that once traded with the Middle East and Asia still ply the ocean’s warm waters. As the...
A Global Meeting In Antalya
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...
Historical Echoes In Thriller
SERDAR ÖĞRETİCİ, YUSUF ESENKALPRODUCER What were your goals when you started this project?Serdar Öğretici: We wanted to try something that hadn't been tried before. We set out to make a project that’ll be successful not only in Turkey, but abroad as well. Yusuf Esenkal: Turkey’s share in the global TV industry industry is...
A Great Ceremony And A Great Painting
Dolmabahçe Palace has been a special place since it hosted the first painting collection during Ottoman times. The most important piece in the collection, and the biggest painting at the palace, the Surre Regiment is found at the clerk’s office. Dating back to 1873, the painting is by the Italian artist Stefano Ussi. Surre means pouch, and...
World Civil Avitation Meets In Antalya
Held annually by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) are taking place in Turkey for the second time. This will be the first time that Turkey, which has become a country that flies to most countries in the world as part of mutual aviation agreements, will host a global...
Consumer Electronics Fair
  HEALTH FIRSTPhilips makes personal health measurement possible with its new health devices. Enabling a much easier measurement with a new digital blood pressure monitor, the device’s data can also be followed on a smartphone. Connecting to mobile devices with Bluetooth, the blood pressure monitor also has a very easy-to-read...
The Fruit From  The Tree Of Life
Since ancient times, the olive tree has been regarded as precious and described as the "tree of life" because it doesn’t only give olives but also flowers, wood, oil – and health. Its seed is used as fertilizer and fuel. It’s not without reason that people have valued olive oil simply as the "golden liquid". While scientific research...
Health First
  Philips makes personal health measurement possible with its new health devices. Enabling a much easier measurement with a new digital blood pressure monitor, the device’s data can also be followed on a smartphone. Connecting to mobile devices with Bluetooth, the blood pressure monitor also has a very easy-to-read interface. 
4K Screen Age In Mobile Phones
  Sony’s long-expected flagship arrives with a big surprise. The special model, named Xperia Z5 Premium, is the first mobile phone to offer 4K resolution on a 5.5-inch screen. Equipped with a fingerprint sensor, the device works with an 8-core processor and 3GB RAM. Featured with a 23-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera, the...
A Brand New Design
Samsung completely changes its design style with its new smartwatch, Gear S2. The round-cased Gear S2 turns its design into an advantage and makes it easier to switch between menus thanks to its rotating frame. Running on the operating system Tizen, the smartwatch’s round icons are in harmony with the design. Coming with a   Wi-Fi and...
“Beep Bloop Beep”
  Before the screening of the movie The Force Awakens, long-awaited by Star Wars fans, the movie’s iconic droid BB-8 has been launched! Prepared in collaboration with Sphero (known for its smartballs) and Disney, BB-8 moves just like in the movie. Controlled by mobile phones, this droid can get as far away as 30 metres, and speed up to...
Hi-Fi Music Experience
  Developed by Panasonic and Technics, OTTAVA SC-500 promises a high-quality music experience by using hi-fi technology. Producing clear sounds thanks to digital noise isolation, the device can work with CDs as well as USB, USB-DAC and smartphones. Coming with a 100W power outlet, the system’s frequency response is 3Hz-100kHz. 
The Smallest One
  Asus VivoStick, the stick computer carrying the tiniest Windows 10 operating system in the world, completely changes our concept of the computer. Featured with one USB2.0 and one USB3.0, this compact device also has a microphone and speaker inlet. Also coming with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n connections, VivoStick can be carried...
Local Flavors, Modern Presentation
In preparation for the new menu, Turkish Airlines investigated regional dishes with  Turkish DO & CO chefs, organizing samplings and workshops in 14 different cities and provinces in seven regions. With the aim of offering its passengers the flavor and quality of Anatolia’s secret culinary treasures, Turkish Airlines created 112...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Beşiktaş CEO Fikret Orman visited Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee İlker Aycı in his office. During the meeting which was also attended by Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet...
   Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Turkish Airlines (TK) have signed a Codeshare Agreement on routes between Jordan and Turkey, which is set to further expand travel opportunities for the customers of the two airlines. Royal Jordanian...
Chosen the best airline company in Europe for the fifth time, Turkish Airlines has become the uniform sponsor for Galatasaray, our sole representative playing on the Champions League, the most prestigious football organization in Europe....
  Jazz Fest Sarajevo is going to make Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital an important music event spot on 3-8 November. Through different programs it is going to present notable names of the international music scene as well as projects of...
Turkish Airlines leases three A321-200 aircraft planned to be delivered in September, October and November 2015 by the world’s first Japanese yen (JPY) denominated EETC. The issuance consists of three classes and totally JPY 11.9 billion. In...
As part of the collaboration agreement, the partners will promote 20 dynamic cities and 20 emerging cities that are worth exploring. Prepared for this partnership, radio program The Voyager is broadcast on Monocle 24 and the article series...
  At MIPCOM to be held in Cannes, France from October 5-8, Turkey will meet international professionals as the guest of honor. MIPCOM 2015, which will strengthen the Turkish TV show production’s international success and prove Turkey’s...