2016 February

CITYSCOPE

Retreat to Amanemu
  The luxury hotel group Aman has opened a new resort in Amanemu, Japan. Book in now for traditional Japanese relaxation. It’s just a three-hour drive away from Osaka!   Amanemu, Japan,...
Bed Without Borders
  Good news for catnappers! The Hypnos Hoodie is the sleep-friendly answer you’re looking for on breaks or long hours at the airport during travel. Coming with an inflatable hoodie that can be used as a...
Keep Up
  Produced by the Detroit-based craft brand Shinola, The Runwell reflects the characteristics of this world-famous city. Comprising hand-assembled quality pieces, this is the piece for those looking for...
  User experience and usability experts from world-leading companies are meeting again in Istanbul for the UXistanbul Conference on February 23. After listening to the speakers and blowing away the cobwebs, join...
Everything about Cookies
  Taste the delicious cookies, cakes, chocolates and other confections of the West Coast; enter baking contests; and have a chance to meet the celebrity chefs and authors. For all and more, don't miss the...
A Novel where Family Meets History
  Born in Malesia and raised in the UK, author Dinah Jefferies’ novel The Silk Merchant’s Daughter (Penguin Books) tells a candid and absorbing story. The protagonist Nicole’s relationships with family...
Think, Think, Think
  A new book comes out every day about smart thinking and correct reasoning, Richard E. Nisbett’s new book Mindware: Tool for Smart Thinking, which bases its arguments on the science of psychology, makes...
Meeting Nature in Africa
  Compiling her memories and experiences from her annual safari trips to Africa with a friendly tone, Şebnem Denktaş reaches the minds of the children in her series Afrika’da Safari. Being the first Turkish...
Tropical Baggage
  If you don’t want to leave behind any of your stuff while packing for long trips, the colourful Long Haul bag by new brand Saint Luke is just what you need. Though big enough to carry all your things for a...
Chic and Cool
  For those who like to combine nature and sports, this water bottle by up-and-coming apparel brand Outdoor Voices offers the irresistible. Made with an impact-resistant material, the OV Wide Mouth is a product...
The Golden Bear is With Us
  Presenting the 66th Golden Bear award this year, Berlinale opens with Hail, Caesar! by Joel and Ethan Coen.     berlinale.de 11—21 February
Till It’s Gone
  Istanbul Modern’s first main exhibition in 2016, Till It’s Gone: An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability brings together artists that deal with nature, ecology and sustainability. Offering different...
  Hosted by MoMA, the exhibition Picasso Sculpture focuses on sculptures by Pablo Picasso, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century and one more famously known as a painter. Comprising more than 100...
A Reflection of the American Dream
Though he was never professionally trained in music, Frank Sinatra had the innate ability to read notes, and he worked hard to develop his musical skills at an early age. Throughout his career, Sinatra was always...
Recipes From Physicians
Turkish cuisine finds itself a place in detail in works written by all travelers who visited the Ottoman Empire. Today, we learn more and more about this cuisine as culinary researches go deeper.  Most of the...
Connect to Dreams
  An essential part of science fiction movies, virtual reality gadgets have finally arrived –and they're not just for the privalidged few. Compatible with other electronic devices, Oculus Rift takes user...
A Journey Awake
  Good news for coffee-addicted globetrotters! Chic and portable, the Handpresso Pump makes you your own barista. No matter where you are in the world, you can sip a steaming espresso in minutes. You may live...
An Art Tour in Morocco
  Don’t miss the 6th Marrakech Biennial. This year the theme is Not New Now, which brings together artworks from a variety of disciplines.    marrakechbiennale.org February 24 – May 8

ARTICLES

Morocco has always been a popular destination among globetrotters thanks to its natural beauty, friendly people and exotic atmosphere. With its lively social life, hugely diverse bazaars and legendary beaches, this North African country is famous for its hospitality. And given that Morocco’s infrastructure is far more developed than that of...
A City of Rivers
The climate in Kahramanmaraş is a transitional mixture of Central Anatolia and Mediterranean climate, with a constant breeze from the mountain valleys. Mentioned in various local songs, this ceaseless breeze is also known as Garbi Yeli (western wind). Experiencing all four seasons throughout the year, Kahramanmaraş is a meeting point of...
Making the Cut
  For years, barbershops have played a central role in the streets of urban America. All of the New York shops on the following pages serve as the social focal point of the surrounding community. From the neighborhoods of Crown Heights to Spanish Harlem, these shops invite us into their area’s history, people and culture through the form...
Coffee Break in the Mediterranean
  Saturday-Upon Arrival   If you’ve done your pre-trip research, The Corniche, Beirut’s picturesque seaside promenade, will be on your list of places to visit. Lined with palm trees and fashion boutiques, the esplanade reflects the city’s Mediterranean atmosphere, making it a great place to begin exploring the city. While...
Follow the Sun
    Sao PauloThe biggest city in South America, Sao Paulo is where 19th-century European architecture meets the Latino spirit. The city is home to more than 80 museums, and you’ll find it very hard to choose which to visit. (On our list are the Museu Afro Brasil, the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo and, of course, the Museu do Futebol...
My Golden-Winged, Black Bird
Throughout history, mankind has taken advantage of the hunting ability of large birds of prey. Even in Turkey, hunters on the search for quail tame hawks from the the Black Sea region. To bring down one bird, the thinking goes, you should use a bigger, more savvy one. Though I’m against the idea of the human domination of animals, I’ve...
Nepal: More than mountains
Kathmandu which contains Nepal’s only international airport, is the gateway to this stunning country and its beautiful trails. I first came here on my way to Everest Base Camp twelve years ago, and have visited many times since, lured in by the city's labyrinth of ancient streets and temples, its bustling shops and its cosmopolitan cafés and...
An Experience Through Local Eyes
I like staying with friends when I travel. These days, however, it doesn’t matter if I know anyone in the place I’m heading to. Instead, I book to stay in someone’s house, or invite myself to a stranger’s place for dinner. I figure I’ll just become familiar with them while I'm there. It’s what happens when travel and what’s become...
Among the Fjords
It’s the pristine nature that visitors to Lofoten remember. The archipelago, thanks in part to its 25,000 hospitable inhabitants, is a veritable watery paradise. Crisp, fresh air sweeps in from the Norwegian and Barents seas, both of which offer an abundance of fish. It’s the fishing that the islands are most famous for, along with other...
Bull's-eye!
  Successful people know what they want in life and make an effort by positioning themselves according to these goals. If you want to achieve your goals, focus on realistic and feasible objectives within your skills, level of education and background. Be Clear   Set clear goals. Though “eating healthy” sounds like a great...
How to Not Be Late
  STAY   It’s a great idea to wake up to a breathtaking view, but don't sacrifice convenience to stay in a great but distant hotel –being late to an important meeting because of the traffic will likely ruin your day. Keep in mind that this city spans two continents and is notorious for its jams. If you’re careful about being...
Göz Alıcı
Müge Onan-MONAN Jewelry Designer  After working in the jewelry industry for more than 10  years, Müge Onan decided to create her own brand, Monan, a name that combines her inital and her last name. She now designs eye-catching jewelry pieces that bring diamonds together with colourful precious stones such as emeralds and...
The Hill that Changed History
This time, the reason I wanted to visit southeastern Turkey, which I find more and more impressive with each trip, was to visit the Göbeklitepe Archaeological Site, widely regarded as one of the biggest archaeological discoveries of recent times. On our drive out of the nearby city of Şanlıurfa, I keep asking, “Is this it?” every time we...
The Artistic Form of Paper
The art of kat’i, a kind of paper engraving, is one of the most nuanced and colored crafts to have been passed on to contemporary artisans from the Ottoman nakışhane (vignette) tradition. Requiring great skill and even greater patience, the art form demonstrates the value that previous generations of Turkish people have placed on holy texts...
A Journey into Science
Could you tell us about your studies?My primary field of study is to measure atomic vibrations in proteins, metals or in minerals and determine how the surrounding molecules and atoms influence them. Therefore, we gain information about the binding forces among atoms. These data helps us to understand how proteins and enzymes work, the atomic...
Supporting Somalia
Situated on the Horn of Africa on the Indian Ocean, Somalia is ready to sail towards its future. As a bridge between the Arabian Peninsula and east Africa, the country's commercial potential, concentrated in its capital Mogadishu, is making the world sit up and take notice. The metropolis is famed not just as a trading hub, but also as an...
Historical and Hip
Bebek is popular among visitors who want to experience the charm of Turkey’s major city while escaping its tourist hoards. The district, which sits on the European shore of the Bosphorus and spans west into central Istanbul, was once an important trade center of the Ottoman era, but now the beautiful, quiet streets and tree-lined parks are...
The Doors of Istanbul
  Doors are the places at which the art, culture and history of Istanbul meet. They greet visitors with a “welcome” before everyone and everything else does. The door of a mosque, a mansion, or just a restaurant… For those willing to lose themselves in Istanbul, every entrance represents the beginning of a new adventure.

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Eurasian Higher Education Summit, a.k.a. the EURIE, sponsored by Turkish Airlines, dwells on university and higher education models in the Eurasian region. In the seminars and sessions various 
Turkish Airlines is the official sponsor for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, one of the long-awaited movies of 2016. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı talked about the sponsorship by saying,...
  Taking place in February under the theme “World in Love”, Love 360 Festival hosts many events for a whole month, including 30-day exhibitions. The festival exhibitions will be played in venues such as Pera Palace Hotel - Jumeirah, Uniq...
  By bringing together the world's giants, Acıbadem Sports organized the International Conference on Football Science with the participation of 700 people from 20 countries in Antalya. At the summit, attended by the world giants -the sports...
  Chief economy editors of the Turkey's leading economy newspapers met with M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines' Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee over breakfast. There, the Chairman of the Board shared important information on...
  One of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality’s vision projects, Science and Technology Center (BTM), continues its projects in ensuring society's contact with science and making education entertaining.  Bursa Science Festival will be held...
Turkey's new slogan "Discover the Potential – Turkey", was co-created by the Ministry of Finance and the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) to represent the Turkish industry in the international arena and improve the concept of “Made in...
Turkish Airlines’ Executive Summit 2016 was held in Antalya. Over 700 Turkish Airlines top managers from all over the world were in attendance at the summit. During his opening speech, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman & CEO Temel Kotil,...