2015 November

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

Dear Guests, 

While the Northern Hemisphere –  where our main hub of Istanbul is located – starts to feel the autumn chill, we, as the airline that flies to more countries than any...

CITYSCOPE

Small Hands, Great Results
Yıldız Technical University photography and video graduate Şenay Yaşar and her friends are carrying out a project that aims to introduce the art of photography to children.  Their goal is to bring photography...
Golden Orange Finds Its Winner
Bringing together more than 100 movies from all over the world, the International Antalya Film Festival (formerly known as the Golden Orange Film Festival)is hosted by the Metropolitan Municipality Mayor of Antalya,...
World Tourism Companies Meet In Izmir!
Hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and organized in collaboration with İZFAŞ AND TÜRSAB Fair, this year the fair’s partner country is Kosovo and partner city is Adana. As every year, the fair hosts buyers...
Wide Appeal Manila
Where to stay, what to eat Outside the box • • •   Manila is still waiting for a boom in independent boutique hotels. For ease, Makati’s Peninsula and Shangri-La hotels are both good for business. For...
Güneştekin Is At Marlborough Barcelon
  Ahmet Güneştekin’s exhibition in Barcelona fashions a novelty – his 3-D work which he made with mirrors is presented to art enthusiasts’ taste. Encounter Konstantiniyye which is the focus of the...
Transportation Industry At Transist 2015
  Aimed at gathering all public transportation organizations in Turkey under a single roof  to share a common language and understanding, and spreading the public transportation culture, Transist...
From Sesame Seed To Table
  Halva means sweet and lovely in taste in Arabic. It’s been crowning the Middle Eastern, Balkan and Turkish tables for a long time. There are many ways to eat tahini halva however our suggestion is to cook it...
Nişantaşi In 12 Hour
  MAÇKATo celebrate the last days of fall, you can start your walking tour from Maçka Demokrasi Parkı. If you’d like a bird’s-eye view of the changing foliage, enjoy the short but pleasant journey on the...
2015 Turkish Airlines Open
The Turkish Airlines Open is the first installment of the Final Series in the European Tour’s prestigious ‘Race to Dubai’, which will conclude at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai later this month. The...
Pieces Of Me:Gregory Porter
Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot, performed by Luciano PavarottiNessun Dorma is the one classical aria that I always come back to. A while ago, I got into a real binge of listening to all the great voices, and I...
Firm Focus Casablanca
Perfect night out From the top table  • • •   Set in an elegant 1930s townhouse on the edge of the medina, Rick’s Café is the perfect place to unwind with a beverage after a hectic day. From...
High Art Buenos Aires
Where to stay, what to eat Spice things up  • • • Buenos Aires has boutique hotels and beautifully renovated apartments to let in abundance. If you need somewhere in easy reach of many of Palermo’s top...
A TURK AIMS HIGH
When did you take up mountain climbing? When I started METU, like every other young person, I was searching for something different. Somehow my path crossed with the Climbing Club there. Can you tell about the...
10 Years And More Than 100 Galleries
Galleries, collectors and contemporary art enthusiasts come together at Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Hall in November both to catch up with the developments of the art scene and to purchase...
Designing Life
Your motto – both in your personal and professional life – is Design the Life You Love. Could you explain it a little bit?Design the Life You Love is how I look at things. I believe that my life is my biggest...
This Month In Istanbul
Opening its doors to bookworms for the 34th time, the Istanbul International Book Fair brings together more than 800 publishing houses and NGOs at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.November...
The Fire Of Art
As the art director of Leyla Gencer Opera and Art Center, you’ve started to revitalize the establishment. What were you doing before you came here?I graduated from Mimar Sinan University Opera and Concert Artists...
Cansel Elçin’s Paris
My favorite place in the city is Montparnasse. It’s very blissful to walk or cycle around this stylish neighborhood, which is filled with cafés and restaurants. I love drinking coffee at Café de la Place; my...
They Explored, Captured And Won
The photo contest organized by Turkish Airlines, which invites people to see new worlds and explore other cultures, people and ideas, came to an end, with 5,107 photos having been entered from 68 countries. The...
Faces Of Istanbul
Started in April and aiming to raise Istanbul’s profile among cities photographed on Instagram, the OneIstanbul Instagram contest looks for faces that express the spirit of Istanbul. Contestants, who have been...
Piano Melodies From Antalya
Among the guests of the 16th International Antalya Piano Festival, for which the art director is Gürer Aykal and the artistic coordinator is Seren Akyoldaş, are accomplished musicians such as Saleem Ashkar, Hiromi,...
Adorned Shield Of Books: Binding
Parchment and papyrus pages used before paper was the main material for books were kept in wooden boxes. Then, when paper started to be used as a writing material, parchments were folded into chapters, sewn and bound...
4 Cities
SARAJEVO - 19th Jazz Fest Sarajevo turns the capital into an important European musical hub in. Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the festival includes music workshops for kids as well. November...

ARTICLES

Two States Of Dough: Ravioli And Dessert
Whether for breakfast or with soup, for a dish with meat or vegetables for dinner, most of us may not feel full if we don’t have bread with it. We may dream of having a cake or a salty pastry to go along with our tea. Though we know consuming too much dough has its effects on our health, it has crowned tables for thousands of years, and it is...
Bucharest in a Boulevard
Bucharest, Romania’s capital, is a city of 2 million inhabitants in a country of 20 million. Established in 1459, Bucharest gains in importance from 1465 onwards, when Radu the Handsome, stepbrother of well-known Romanian voievode, Vlad the Impaler, chooses it as his royal residence. A visit to Bucharest, whether for tourism or business, will...
A Fair Of 17,000 Islands
The bookworms know that the best books, favorite writers and the finest publishers meet at the same place every year: Frankfurt Book Fair. When the doors were finally open between October 14-18, the ones who could enter the venue for the first three days of the fair were only the people from the industry, the journalist, and more than 7 thousand...
G20: A Brief History Of Cooperation
  Washington Summit (November 14-15, USA)The summit focused primarily on strengthening financial regulation, with agreement on a 47-point action plan to arrest deteriorating financial market conditions and improve financial regulation over the medium term. There was also agreement to resist trade protectionism and work towards conclusion...
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RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN President of the Republic of Turkey   We are going through hard times where the growth has slowed down in emerging economies and the volatility in the financial markets affects all the economies. During this phase, the G20 takes on an important task on matters such as reinforcing the fundamentals of the global...
Turkey assumed the G20 Presidency from Australia on 1 December 2014 and will announce the outcomes of the close to 60 meetings held throughout the year at the Antalya Summit on November 15-16. Here is a compilation of the most important topics from these meetings during Turkeys's G20 Presidency:   The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers...
  ALL OF THE WELL-KNOWN HOTELS IN ANTALYA-BELEK ARE ALLOCATED TO THE GUESTS OF THE G20 SUMMIT. %75 of the global trade   %85 of the global economy %65 of the global economy   and an economy of 65 trıllıon dollars is represented in the antalya summit.
Ready for Bond?
Daniel Craig - James Bond Was Bond more conflicted in Spectre?My Bond has always been a bit conflicted. I just try to make him real. He’s been going through such extreme moments. He has got to be quite sensitive and conflicted.  Have you played all these extreme scenes yourself?I played most of the scenes myself but some of them were...
48 Minsk in Hours
The world's tourists aren’t exactly converging on Minsk, the capital of Belarus, but that’s exactly why it should be on your radar. It is a quiet Eastern European capital like Budapest and Warsaw. Minsk may have a better-than-you’d-expect National Art Museum, delicious rib-sticking culinary delights and intriguing architecture – in fact,...
Tea-Seller On The Pier
  The moment of sundown from a café on the pier in İzmit frequented by people seeking rest after a busy day, accompanied by a light sea breeze. 
Food For  A  Long Journey
  A young swallow is being fed by one of its parents on a barn door in the south of Ireland. Only a few days out of the egg, it depends on its parents for food until it learns to find food on its own. The parents – having arrived in Ireland in May – will make the long flight of over 9,500km back to South Africa with their young in late...
Man On A Wire
  During the rainy season, at Samnieng, a Laotian fisherman crosses the violent Mekong River in order to reach his fishing grounds among the islands in this part of the river at Si Phan Don. 
To The Heart Of The Glacier
  An ice climber descends through a hole in the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, Europe’s largest glacier. The melting water flowing at the bottom of the glacier creates these caves, which can only be accessed in winter.  
A Place Of My Own
  In the autumn of 2014, I went on a search for surf in the Faroe Islands; a small island chain in the middle of the North Atlantic. As we got off the plane at Vágur Island, the smell of fresh ocean air hit us. The wind died down as we reached the small town of Gásadalur, with a population of 18, and the ocean lay still as the steady...
The Cities Of Fall
TORONTO-CANADAHigh ParkDazzling with cherry blossoms in spring, High Park’s rich flora offers a different kind of visual feast in autumn. The park is home to a wide array of outdoor activities, from walking routes to sports, and from a zoo to a children’s playground. You can reach High Park by taking the 80 Queensway bus and getting off at...
The Capital Of Culinary
Although we associate Adana most with the kebab that's named after it, this cosmopolitan city has made a substantial contribution to the Turkish economy thanks to its agriculture and industry. With a never-ending flow of visitors, life in this city is always vivid, always dynamic. It's time to let go of your routine, because here in Adana, life...
Above The Clouds
  This was my last day of vacation, and I had a layover in Dubai. I decided to get a hotel room in the highest building I could find just to take some cityscape photos. I shot some sunset photos, and had already planned to wake up early the next day to take some sunrise photos. To my surprise, when I got up on the hotel roof in the...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Diving under 80 meters in Constant Weight category at World Diving Championship held on in Italy, Şahika Ercümen broke a new record and came home to Turkey with a bronze medal. Ercümen shared her joy by saying, “Our first aim was to win a...
An all-year-round favorite with lively days, Miami is now within Turkish Airlines’ flight network. Attracting visitors from all around the world with its glamorous lifestyle, Miami fashions a different kind of beauty with Turkish Airlines...
Organized in a different country every year with the participation of ICAO member countries, International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) Conference hosted panel discussions, workshops, bilateral negotiations on civil aviation and tourism as...
  Initiated as a collaboration between Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkish Airlines and Boeing in 2013, the Air Transport Management Master’s Program was developed to support the airline leaders of the future in Turkey. The...
  During the ceremony which was attended by certain mission diplomats in Ankara and other guests, Klaus Wölfer delivered a speech in which he praised the services of Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, PhD for Turkish...
  One of the first six countries which attract the most tourists in the world (40 million visitors), Turkey aims to play an active role with its projects in health tourism market. Considering the fact that the positive effect of health...