2016 January

MESSAGE OF THE CHAIRMAN

 

Dear guests,
We’ve left behind a year that witnessed important developments that concern both our country and the world. We would like to thank our passengers and colleagues for supporting us and contributing to our increasing success...

CITYSCOPE

A Lively Gallery In Beyoğlu
Could you tell us about how you got interested in art, and how this exhibition came about?I’ve always been interested in art. My grandmother was a poet. She’d been to and wrote about many corners of the Middle...
Filling The Space With Jazz
This is your third album after releasing Nommo (2010) and Autumn in New York (2012). How is this album, Dameronia with Strings, different from the previous ones?The greatest difference would be the use of string...
Design In All Kinds
Today, the meaning, scope and context of design have changed. It’s been transformed from industrial design to urban design, or rather the design of strategy. This transformation has in turn brought along a change in...
A Certified Cuisine Gaziantep
Founded to support the sustainable development of cities of the world that meet the criteria for seven creative aspects, UNESCO Creative Cities Network now includes Gaziantep as well. The list, which Gaziantep joins...
Rediscover Mozart
Founded in 1880, the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation holds Mozart Week every year to celebrate the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Austrian composer. Including solo recitals as well as orchestral and chamber...
A Ticket To Ancient Times
Included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient city of Petra is one of the most valuable cultural artefacts and the biggest tourist attraction in Jordan....
A Sip Of Istanbul
SALEPThe salep plant, which grows alone in mountainous areas, is an aromatic miracle. The salep flour made from the tubers of this plant is boiled in milk and served up to us in winter. One of the best places to taste...
Future Of Airports On The Agenda In Istanbul
The only gathering of its kind in the world, the PPP (Public–Private–Partnership) Airport Investments Summit is dedicated to public and private collaborative investments. Bringing together the most prominent names...
Ottoman Culinary Empire
Since their arrival in Central Asia, followed by the conquest of Anatolia, a period of beyliks (principalities), and the Seljuk and Ottoman empires, the Turks have always interacted culturally with different...
Two Different Voices, Same Face
You are known as the Opera Twins, but you also include tango in your stage performances. Where does your inspiration come from? D. Balık: We have worked with world-renowned Placido Domingo. The operatic...
Footsteps of Holiday in the Snow!
The Eastern province of Erzurum, well known for its hospitable and friendly residents, has also been the region’s gateway to the Caucasus for centuries. When the snow comes to Erzurum it evokes Nordic scenes...
A Magnificent Premiere
  Carrying the friendship between Turkey and Japan to the silver screen, Ertuğrul 1890’s Istanbul premiere, held on December 24, Thursday, at Zorlu Performing Arts Center, was attended many prominent names,...
This Month In Istanbul
Broadway’s green ogre Shrek visits Turkey for the first time! Appearing at Zorlu Performing Arts Center, the musical appeals not only to children but audience of all ages! Until February 7 zorlucenterpsm.com...
A Dessert From A Bitter September – Sütlü Nuriye
  It’s actually a baklava, but it had to hide its true identity for a long time... Here’s its story. The baklava was one of the casualties of the military coup on September 12, 1980. The regulations on price...
Atıl Kutoğlu’s Vienna
  Since Vienna was the capital of the Habsburgs, one of the oldest dynasties in Europe, and of a great empire, it’s a symbol of royalty with its architecture, opera, avenues and chic people. Home of the great...
About New York With Newyork
When you think of New York, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?  Jesse: The Empire State Building. Adam: Really? Is that really what you first think of? Jesse: Well, the first thing I thought of...
Romantic France
PARIS Stroll along the Seine, or cycle around the city. Explore the Saint-Louis Island and Marais neighborhood.  Explore Île Saint-Louis and the Marais neighborhood. Visit the Pont des Arts, where...
4 cities
VENICE - Put your masks on! You should make a reservation to enjoy the Venice Carnival, where you’ll witness some of the most colorful moments in the world.  January 23 – February 9 carnevale.venezia.it...

ARTICLES

Turkey’s Nobel Pride
Treating one person is very important, but you chose to focus on studies that would benefit all of humanity. Did your training in Turkey contribute to your idealist choice?Turkey was where the love of science was engrained in me, especially my teacher, the late Muzaffer Aksoy, who did very important scientific researches. He was my internal...
Cure For Body, Cure For Soul
You should know that Edirne is among the cities where you can see the most and the best examples of Ottoman works. Almost overshadowing all the other sights, with its glorious and detailed ornaments, is Mimar Sinan’s Selimiye Mosque – but do take the time to look beyond this. Bayezid II Hospital is just one of the alternative sights for...
Genuinely Turkish Automobile
What’s the relationship between the local automobile project and the Saab brand?One of the most important phases of the project was the development. To buy a successful platform developed by a renowned brand and develop it further was one way to do this. Starting from zero meant a five-year plan and a cost of about one billion dollars....
French Diva Of Cinema
How do you feel about Antalya Film Festival? I like the idea that you show films from all over the world, that you meet foreign directors. I suppose it's because cinema is always a very important part of my life and I dedicate it so much time to it. I think festivals are the places where you feel the cinema is in existence. Because when you...
Dünya Turizmi İstanbul’da Şekilleniyor
Can you tell us about World Tourism Forum and its goals?We regard the World Tourism Forum as the ‘Davos of tourism’. There are many events and conventions organized in the tourism industry; unfortunately there isn’t one as comprehensive and up to date as the World Tourism Forum in the world. Tourism is actually a multidimensional industry,...
The Meals Of The Wise
This month, during which we celebrate Mevlâna’s birthday, we’ll focus on the Mevlevî cuisine. Having lived by the words “Hamdım, Piştim, Yandım” (I was immature; I suffered and matured, and became enlightened), Mevlâna expresses his self-improvement by using cooking terms. It’s a metaphor but, actually, the prospective dervishes...
Istanbul’s Interest In Birds
Of all of the animals most adored by Turkish people, birds have the most special place. The first thing shopkeepers do upon entering their shops in the morning is to throw a handful of seeds to the neighborhood birds. As the pigeons and the collared doves know this, they hang around the shop and wait for the shopkeepers to arrive. The pigeons in...
Zaporizhia In 48 Hours
DAY 1 08:00Hit the road early to explore the Khortytsia Island with picture-postcard views which turn Zaporizhia into a slow-citta. The wonderful view of the Dnipro River on the way to the island, with the largest dam in Ukraine, will set you up for the morning’s sights. 10:00The first thing to see on the island is the Zaporizka Sich. This...
Ganja: In The Heart Of The Caucasus
As our plane starts to descend to the city of Ganja, accompanied by breathtaking views I don’t want to end, this tiny city has stolen my heart even before I set foot on it. Situated in the middle of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Ganja is the second largest city in Azerbaijan. It’s a must-visit destination thanks to its eye-catching...
Luxembourg: Tiny Land, Big Fame
A great way to explore the capital, which gives the country its name, is to take a city promenade walk – either with a guide or as a self-guided tour (using a leaflet obtained from the city’s Tourist Information Office) because the city center is small.  Lingering beneath the Adolphe Bridge, I try to get a true sense of what it is to...
Mischevious Nature
  This is a Japanese macaque, also known as snow monkey. These macaques like to bathe in natural hot springs during the cold winter. This one was just chilling when a Chinese tourist tried to take a photograph of it with her phone. After each shot she moved closer, and when the iPhone was within reach of the macaque, it grabbed it and...
Joyous Competition
  A group of children play with their homemade soccer ball in the mountains of Quthing, Lesotho, a small country located within the borders of South Africa. 
Fairytale Hill
  The picturesque Lake Bled in Slovenia is a tranquil escape for many. With St. Martin’s Church in the middle of the lake, swans swimming through the mist, the surrounding forests and tall mountains, this place resembles a scene from a fairy tale. 
Almouloud Dance
  A close-up of the Tuareg dancers at Almouloud Dance. Renowned for their unusual lifestyle, the ancient traditions of these people still live on in the 21st century in sub-Saharan Africa. 
Snow Flight
  Jamie Teetaert, Daniel Deslauriers and Braden Pewe sail off a jump during a practice for the Club de Skinautique waterski club on Lake Metigoshe, which straddles the Canada–US border. 
Negotiating For Success At Work
Negotiating at work conjures up images of dealing with clients and customers over contracts or with finance and administration over budgets. But the potential for negotiation is ubiquitous in the workplace. Over the years that I have been studying negotiation and coaching executives, I’ve learned that we overlook the potential benefits of...
City Of Thousands
Madagascar’s 22 million people live together with unique world treasures such as lemurs, kite butterflies, the magical baobabs and a hundred chameleon. The Malay-Polynesian origin of the first settlers has marked the Malagasy culture. Its people have a rare blend of patience that is not resignation, but is rather a great determination. ...
Peaks Of Vacation
  Holidays aren’t only about summer. The snowy possibilities of winter open up a whole range of exciting sports and activities. Here are some of the best fairytale winter destinations, livened up with plenty of winter sports. No matter which you choose, from the closest to the most popular, it’s bound to be an unforgettable experience....
Hi There
  This image was taken a few miles away from my home in British Columbia, Canada. When I arrived, the deer got curious and started to approach me as I took this shot. 

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Attended by 80 countries from all over the world, the 20th EMITT will be open to visit for professionals in the tourism industry on the first two days and to customers on the last two. EMITT is organized by ITE Turkey, organizer of...
  The airline company that flies to most countries in the world, Turkish Airlines continues to increase the number of international flights commenced from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The recently-opened Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW)...
Held on the Historical Peninsula that is home to many landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage List, Vodafone Istanbul Semi-Marathon’s preparations continues at full steam. Important for many athletes to improve their personal record, Vodafone...
The Airbus 330-200 is designed after the same Turkish Airlines plane (DC-10) that saved 215 Japanese passengers in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war in 1985, as depicted in the film Ertuğrul: 1890. The plane was named after Kushimoto, the village...
Madagascar with its spectacular nature and Mauritius, which mesmerizes its guests with paradisiacal beaches, Mauritius are now included in Turkish Airlines flight network. By commencing flights to Mauritius and Madagascar, Turkish Airlines...
Turkish Airlines signed a code-share agreement with its fellow Star Alliance member Avianca Brazil. As part of the agreement, Avianca Brazil will add its code to Turkish Airlines flights between Sao Paulo and Istanbul, as well as its Middle East...
Opened to meet the needs of the ever-expanding Turkish Airlines fleet, Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy operated under Flight Training Directorate. Having graduated 319 pilots so far, the academy contributes both to Turkish Airlines and to...
Chosen the “Best Airlines Company in Europe”, Turkish Airlines becomes the first airline partner in 55-year history of UEFA EURO 2016, he biggest football continental organization to be held in France in June this year.Priding itself on flying...