2015 December

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

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Dear guests, 

 

Welcome aboard! It is my wish that the New Year brings us all peace, health and happiness.

 

CITYSCOPE

4 Cities
CHICAGO - Groundbreaking architectural projects will be displayed at the first Chicago Architectural Biennial, under the theme The State of the Art of Architecture.  Until January 3  ...
This Month In Istanbul
Catch the concert of Turkish flute virtuoso Şefika Kutluer, (also known as the “Magic Flute”), and the Virtuosi di Praga Orchestra play great tango numbers, at Zorlu Performing Arts Center. December 21  ...
A Beyoğlu Classic
Besides fitting any mood at any time of day, chocolate is also a cornerstone of special occasions. This delicacy, which we discovered rather late as it’s only produced with the seeds from the cocoa tree that grows...
Archaeology's Newest Star: The Olba Mosaics
We came across a valuable surprise during the 2015 excavations in Olba,a prehistoric settlement in the Taurus Mountains in southern Anatolia, Mersin. We uncovered a Roman floor mosaic, and right next to it was written...
Do You Know What A Sema Is?
Is there anyone else in the world other than Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rumî, whose death anniversary, not his birthday, is celebrated as happily as if one's wedding? It is so because Rumî named the day he’d die as...
Mccurry,Past To Present
How did this collaboration with Cer Modern happen and what should we expect to see at the exhibition?Cer Modern wanted to display my photographs in their place, a factory turned into an amazing museum. The city itself...
A Summit Of Firsts
Carried out by Turkey as the term president, G20 Summit’s most striking feature which set it apart among the previous summits was the leaders' declaration, which was accepted for the first time as part of the...
Istanbul’s Digital Gate
  It takes a lot of planning to explore Istanbul, where its size and diversity can often leave visitors overwhelmed. Howtoistanbul.com combines all of the necessary planning (with a bit of that famous...
Turkish Music Visits Japan
  Alaturka Records, one of the representatives of classic Turkish music, will give concerts in various countries to introduce Turkish music to the world. The Turkish Airlines Concert Series by Alaturka Records...
Istanbul Becomes The Youth Capital
  İGDAŞ is the main sponsor for the Istanbul Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Youth Capital program, organized by the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) the...
Differences Add Value
  International Day of Persons with Disabilities is on December 3, serves to remind us that all people, disabled and non-disabled, should be able to live in equal conditions with equal opportunities. Aware of...
Collaboration With Lonely Planet
Turkish Airlines attended the event for the first time, organized by global travel content provider Lonely Planet, and was where next year’s trend destinations were announced. At the Best in Travel 2016 premiere...
An Entrepreneur’s Handbook
  A recent release from Turkish Airlines Publishing, Disciplined Entrepreneurship is a new book that answers the question “Is one born an entrepreneur or do they become one?” In choosing the latter,...
Power Of Influence In Marketing
  Written by Philip Sheldrake, The Business of Influence: Reframing Marketing and PR for the Digital Age is regarded as a triggering force for traditional marketing experts. Focusing on influence-based marketing...
Tickets For Uefa Euro 2016 On Sale
Tickets for UEFA EURO 2016, hosted by France and with the participation of the Turkish National Football Team, will be on sale on December 14. The tournament, for which group game tickets are between 25-145 Euros...
2015 Turkish Airlines Open
The best golfers in the world competed in a battle for the grand prize and the chance to have a slot at the Race to Dubai, the last leg of the European Tour. The Turkish Airlines Open is the first stop in a series of...
Fresh Starts Sarajevo
  Sarajevo has passed through many incarnations: the meeting point of East and West and crossroads of faiths and cultures; party capital of Yugoslavia and host of the 1984 Winter Olympics; and city under siege...
Look Alive Jakarta
  Jakarta is colourful, chaotic and alive with opportunity. While rapid growth has seen the Indonesian megacity succumb to urban problems, today its citizens stand united in transforming it into a dynamic...
At The Ready Antalya
  For too long Antalya – the gateway to the Turkish Riviera – was dismissed as a destination for package tourists. Yet its turquoise coastline, Roman-built harbour and Lycian landscape offer so much more...
Touring Istanbul With Architect Kemaleddin
  4. VAKIF HANBuilt to meet the increasing need of office buildings in Sirkeci in the beginning of the 20th century, 4th Vakıf Han is one of the most magnificent structures from the late Ottoman period....

ARTICLES

Drops Suspended In Air
This is a photo of dewdrops. One foggy morning I went to take pictures of them. First, I took some general pictures of nature and of some dewdrops on flowers and leaves. After a few shots, I decided to shoot the reflection of these flowers inside of the dewdrops.  I picked up one of many flowers in the park and placed it behind the...
The Power Of Color
  Karo men near the bank of the Omo River in Southern Ethiopia prepare for a traditional ceremony by applying elaborate body paint. 
Keeping Traditions Alive
On Mexican Independence Day, people of Mexican heritage in LA celebrate their culture and pass it onto the next generation. Here, Mexican-Americans watch a special performance.  
White Rose
  A young Muslim girl with girls from other Bahraini villages during the first day prayer of the commissioning program in 2014. Curiosity got the better of this little girl on one of the most important days of her life.  
Blue Faces Of Seaweed
  With its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, tropical fruit trees and a variety of spices, Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The main sources of income for the island are tourism, spice production, and seaweed manufacturing. These women support their families by harvesting seaweed from the ocean basin. Though...
Diving Up
  Australian swimmer Christian Sprenger warms up before conducting a youth swim clinic at the Skypark of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on May 20, 2014. The world's longest  and highest swimming pool has a 146-meter (478 ft) vanishing edge, perched at 191 meters above the ground. The pools are made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless...
Time To Visit Afyonkarahisar
Now, it’s very easy to visit Afyonkarahisar. Zafer Airport, at the confluence of the cities of Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar and Uşak has shortened the distance between them so much so that I’m not even surprised when I hear people traveling to Afyonkarahisar to buy sucuk (a garlic sausage). After all, the airport is only 59km away from downtown...
The Summit Of Mountains And Lakes: Bishkek
ALA-TOO MOUNTAIN RANGEBishkek, the verdant Kyrgyz capital, first welcomes its visitors with the sight of the Ala-Too Mountains, which wraps around the city. This is the first hint of the city’s legendary natural beauty. The Ala-Toos are the largest mountain range in Central Asia and a branch of the Tian Shan Mountains gloriously stretch to the...
5 Ways to Make Any Monday Amazing!
1.  Make Sunday Night a Solid Transition If Sunday night is disorderly and distracting, your Monday is bound to start out difficult. Give yourself the gift of organization. Dedicate 30 minutes on Sunday night to organizing your Monday. Decide what to wear and address your schedule. Mentally prepare for the day ahead and go to bed feeling...
Prague: A Bohemian Symphony
I start exploring Prague from the iconic Charles Bridge. Leaning on the rails,  I look down onto the serenely flowing Vltava River that runs through Prague like a silver ribbon and without which this magnificent Czech capital probably wouldn’t exist at all. A river cruise carrying happy tourists chugs past silently. From this vantage...
Sofia and Bansko Winter Dreams
After overhearing a Parisian say, -"I never see my city as tourists do" - made me think: to what extent do I,a citizen of Sofia, experience my city in the way tourists might? The only answer was to try and be one. My journey began in front of the Parliament building and the statue of King Liberator. The nearby St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral,...
Western Crescent, Eastern Sun
Although far from the other, Japan and Turkey witnessed two incidents that strengthened their friendship. One was the 1890 sinking of the Ertuğrul, an Ottoman frigate ship,  in Japanese waters, and the other was the rescue operation of 215 Japanese citizens in 1985, carried out in part by Turkish Airlines, during the Iran-Iraq War....
48 Hours In Durban
This is Durban’s season. During the South African summer holidays in December and January, two million people will sun themselves on the city’s golden beaches and swim in the Indian Ocean. It’s easy to see why. A multi-million-dollar revamp has transformed the beachfront into something unique in South Africa: a gathering place for...
Tricking Minds Through Success
In your TV show, you take small, everyday details and combine them with human biology, arriving at an impressive result. How did you come up with this idea? Brain Games is a collaboration between many minds: writers, brain specialists, neuroscientists and myself. We work together to create an interactive experience that combines games in a...
Gallipoli, A Century Later
A variety of books have been published around the world to commemorate the centennial of the Gallipoli Campaign. One of them is Gelibolu 1915: 100 Yıl Sonra Yeniden (Gallipoli 1915: A Century Later), sponsored by Turkish Airlines Publishing; however, this work stands out among other historical accounts in many ways. One page has a photograph...
Four Times More Detailed
  The standards for broadcasting and shooting have changed; it’s time to shelve full-hd screens and videos, and adapt to 4k shooting and broadcasting, which offers four times the resolution of full hd. Here are some products – from tvs to cameras, from smartphones to monitors – that will put 4k resolution at the center of your life.
4K Cinema At Home
  Sony’s 4K home theater projector VPL-VW1100ES has a high contrast ratio and is able to play 60-fps 4K videos. Providing livelier shades and a wider color spectrum thanks to TRILUMINOS technology, the compact VX1100ES projects details, depth and colors not too short of being in a movie theater. 
Rich Details
  It’s important to record 4K videos, and it’s just as important to watch those recordings with the right colors and depth. Samsung’s 28-inch U28D590D monitor can offer very high levels of brightness with its 8-million-pixel screen. Add the response time of 1-millisecond for more vivid and brighter images, the monitor not only...
Perfect Definition In Action
  GoPro HERO4 Black is one of the best choices for clear shots for the moment the action peaks. Shooting 4K videos with 30fps, HERO4 Black records every moment with stunning clarity. It also has one-click-sharing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Compatible with countless accessories, HERO4 Black is ready for shooting in every...
Inside The Image
  With a sleek curved screen, LG’s 4K television OLED pulls the viewer in by showing images with similar distance between him and every point on the screen. Adding 4K-definition to this experience, LG raises the standards of a movie night at home. The LG 55EG960V’s independently illuminated pixels produce a sharper black color. 
High Sensitivity
  Taking the shooting of 4K videos to a whole new level, the Sony a7S II promises clearer videos than ever with heightened sensitivity. Equipped with sensitive autofocusing and an unshakable steadiness, this camera never loses focus during important moments. A series of advanced video functions and an internal 4K full-frame format are...
Taking Fun To A Whole New Level
  Despite its compact design of 9,5-liter, ASUS ROG G20CB stands out with the 4K imaging it provides. Equipped with a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphic’s card, this desktop computer promises a 10% better performance than the models with the previous generation processors. Coming with customizable...
Winter Beauties
Winter has arrived with many special offers. We’ve come to notice the seasonal changes through marketing activities rather than changes in the weather. Special offers in winter tires and car maintenance, winter clothes in the windows of stores started to appear before the cold arrived.  However, among these successful offers and useful...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  The sponsorship agreement, signed between the organizers of the European Professional Club Rugby’s (EPCR) tournament and Turkish Airlines, will be valid for the next three years, continuing until the end of the 2017/18 season. The...
  In the report, Turkey was heralded as the “rising star” of golf destinations. As the title sponsor for the Turkish Airlines Open for the last three years, Turkish Airlines also sponsors the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, a pro-am...
  Turkish Airlines carries out a new project on the 125th anniversary of Turkey-Japan relations. A Sanriku Railways train from Japan’s Iwate Prefecture, which suffered great damage from the earthquake and tsunami disaster on March 11,...
  Turkish Airlines gained 21,593,000,000 TL in sales revenue and a net profit of 2,376,000,000 TL during a nine-month period in 2015. Experiencing an increase of 17% in sales revenue compared to the same period in the previous year, Turkish...
  Bringing together Istanbul’s diversity in terms of history, culture and social aspects, the video was shot by famous British director Rob Whitworth who used the latest shooting techniques and editing methods. Presented with the...
The streets of Zagreb are being decorated as part of the winter festival, Advent in Zagreb. Offering a variety of activities the festival will continue until January 10, 2016. Turkish Airlines passengers can obtain discounts of up to 20% off the...
Flying to 283 destinations (50 domestic and 233 international) in 111 countries, Turkish Airlines supports the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister's Investment Support and Promotion Agency by placing “Invest in Turkey” on the airframe of an...
  Held from November 18 to 19, the summit brought together a number of representatives and specialists from different sectors. Turkish Airlines  Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, PhD attended the summit and stated that the number of...