2016 March

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Guest,

Welcome aboard, I wish you all a happy spring. Turkish Airlines had a fast start in 2016 and we brought you some good news in February. Our fleet, which contains the youngest, most modern aircraft in Europe, has...

CITYSCOPE

Swift Steps
Under Armor Gemini is for those who don’t only run to catch the bus. But beware! You may feel the need to occasionally slow yourself down with light-as-fair Armor Gemini. Under Armor Gemini 2 brings the best track...
Ever-professional
Olloclip provides a small bag full of shooting equipment for those who take mobile photography seriously. Coming with lens options practically mountable on smart phone cameras, Olloclip enables user to macro shoot or...
Style First
Time to make an adjustment for smart watches who find it hard to keep up with the speed of technology. What do you need –a smart watch that takes pictures, creates interlinear parabolas in Excel and sends the...
Face Exclusive
Why not have customizable eyeglass frames when you could have personalized glasses? Proflow by Rudy Project enables you to customize eyeglass frame and nosepads according to your face. It’s especially ideal to use...
Roman Culinary Empire
The mere mention of Italian food can get you salivating. So will the book Tasting Rome, compiled by author Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill after a months of (delicious) study. Exploring a food history that...
Istanbul in Embroidery
The book Nakş-ı İstanbul: Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Mosque (Istanbul in Embroidery: Ortaköy Great Mecidiye Mosque) focuses on the restoration story of the Great Mecidiye Mosque, which was completed ın 2014 and is...
The History of Objects
Kâşif Gündoğdu has been an antiques dealer since 1976. He started his business to collect pieces that he believes promote and reflect the spirit of Istanbul. Was there ever a piece that you mis-evaluated? Of...
Living Istanbul
You’ve been touring Istanbul inch by inch for more than 25 years. In addition to the tours you organize, you also continue to host a TV show called “Paha Biçilemez Istanbul”. Do you encounter things that still...
A Sincere Introduction to Ortaköy
Were you watching television on Tuesday, June 29, 2004? For Turks, it’s not a difficult day to remember, especially if they were in front of a TV. Former U.S. president George W. Bush made an announcement to the...
Trace of Birds
Birds have a special place in Turkish culture. Prof. Dr. Halil Ersoylu deals with this subject matter in three chapters (“Birds in Thinking, Language and Literature”, “Some Birds in Beliefs and Living” and...
Travel in Snaps
Busying shutterbugs with the question “Will analog films become extinct?” Polaroid doesn’t want its users to worry neither about this question nor about developing a film. Polaroid Snap is a camera that directly...
Voice Up!
Amazon Echo is the humanitarian version of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Voice-controlled product can convert all information on smart phone screens to audio files. It also brings back reading times of our...
Elton John Again
With his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, released worldwide by Virgin EMI Records last month, Elton John will once again have his name written in golden letters in the history of music. The album was...
Golf, on the Up
At the beginning of the month, the Seattle Golf and Travel Show presents enthusiasts with a wide range of equipment from around the world of the sport, offering fans an opportunity to combine a passion for sport wıth...
Picturesque Istanbul
Paintings that depict Istanbul by 18th century traveler painters such as Melling, Schranz, Allom, Bartlett, Lewis and Aivazovsky are displayed this month at the Istanbul Naval Museum. pitoreskistanbul.com
Street Food under One Roof
When Danish foodies start praising a new Copenhagen restaurant, you know it’s worth visiting. This month the buzz surrounds Copenhagen Street Food, which brings together dishes from around the world all under one...
Ottoman Seafood Cuisine
  If we follow the Ottoman capitals, we can closely examine its relationship with the sea and fish. There was an artificial lake built at Bursa Bey Palace for the sultans to go fishing. Both palaces in Edirne...
Battling Addiction
From March 1 - 7, Green Crescent Week invites authorities and thousands of civil volunteers to join the battle against addiction and the forces that cause it. Offer your support now by joining the fight. yesilay.org.tr
Expand Your Professional Network
Networking is an indispensable part of climbing the ladder in the business world. But meeting new people isn’t always easy, especially for introverts. If that’s you, mark March 31 on your calendar to learn the job...
Future Trends
Don’t miss South by Southwest, a robust program of interactive events, conferences and film and music festivals held every April in Austin, Texas. sxsw.com
The first copies of the Qur’an are displayed at The Wonderful Calligraphy of the Miraculous Book: Cufic at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. The exhibition is organized by the Republic of Turkey Presidency and is...
Take a journey into the past at Hotel Vagabond, recently opened in a 1950s art deco building. Created by famous French designer Jacques Garcia, the hotel is within walking distance of various Singapore historical...
One of the most extraordinary artists of the 20th century, the prominent painter of the metaphysical painting style, Giorgio de Chirico meets art lovers in Turkey for the first time at Pera Museum. peramuzesi.org.tr

ARTICLES

The Chemistry of Science
  How did you decide to become a scientist?I decided to become an academic during my sophomore year in college. I promised myself that I’d graduate as the valedictorian from Ege University. My biggest motivation was this promise I made to myself. Later on, I was taken away with the passion to look for an answer to the questions in my...
Weaving Civilization into a Carpet
  Carpet making is one of the hallmarks of Turkish culture. This ancient tradition has been kept alive for centuries from Asian steppes to Balkan rivers. The oldest Turkish carpet (2,500 year-old) from Pazırık in Altai region is a proof of that. Passed from generation to generation, the carpet making culture is famous in various regions...
Tips for the Simulative Travelers
  Right now – at any given moment, actually – I could experience the great vistas of the world. I could fly over the rock formations of Cappadocia, or zoom in to Sydney Harbor. I could find thousands of selfies taken from the top of the Empire State Building—in seconds. So, a friend recently asked me, rather mischievously, if we can...
The Fondue Trail
  When we think of Zurich, we first think of rich business life, luxurious shopping districts, fancy art centers and of course fondue. The journey to find the best fondue will draw the right route for you to explore the most interesting places in Zurich. A word of warning: should you be dining with locals –ensure your bread is properly...
A Life Around Reindeer
  “Chu!” Narahuu shouts as he raises a glass in honor of his ancestors, the sky, and the earth. “Chu!” he shouts once more. Narahuu is the father of a family of Dukha, a Turkic community that live in northwestern Mongolia among herds of reindeer that provide them with milk, cheese, skins (for bedding), and antlers, which are carved...
Batman v Superman
Born one year apart in separate DC Comics, Batman and Superman become cultural touchstones across the globe, embraced by generations of fans through years of real-world social and political change. One superhero orphaned by crime, the other by a dying planet. One is shaped by his thirst for vengeance, the other by the values of his human family....
Turkish Airlines Trains Future Aviators
  The enterprises carried out by Turkish Airlines in recent years have transformed Turkish civil aviation into an organization that’s globally acclaimed for its capacity and quality. Especially the increase in number of its destinations and, by extension, the aircrafts in its fleet made it necessary to expand its flight crew as well....
Gender-Balanced Business
  FRAMING: It’s Not All about Women How does your company talk about gender issues? Frame them wrong and they backfire into set-up-to-fail headaches. Get it right and everyone buys in. Reframe: Do you think that gender balance is a women’s issue or a diversity challenge? Instead, introduce it as a key business opportunity. Only if all...
From Accra, with Love
Locals here use this sincere word freely. I hear it first at the airport, and later while wandering around Independence Square, my first stop in the city. This is the second largest town square in the world, after Tiananmen, in China, but what it represents is far larger than its surface area. At one end is a sports stadium. Nearby is the Kwame...
A Life Written in the Sky
1-Businessman Nuri Bey and his family, who was given the last name of Demirağ (rail network) by Atatürk after he built a 1,012 kilometer-long railway. 2-In 1936, Nuri Demirağ had his 10 year aviation program ready, and made an agreement with a Czech company. On September 17, 1936 in İstanbul, Beşiktaş, at the Barbaros port, the opening...
On the Victory of Çanakkale
  The 1915 Battle of Çanakkale, the scale of which is felt every year, is an unignorable legendary victory in world history. Of course there have been numerous narratives with military, technical and logistic elements involved but there’s one narrative that stands out and that is the famous Çanakkale Türküsü (A Ballad for...
A Taste of Calm
  Like many city dwellers, I suffer from the traffic, the overcrowding, and the air pollution, and I try to travel out of town whenever I can, just to catch a breath. In the lead-up to a recent escape, I had a few things in mind when choosing a destination. It had to be somewhere verdant and lush, and there had to be fresh air and natural...
Nigeria’s most populated city, Lagos is one of the most colorful African destinations thanks to the local cultural diversity. Named as “Lagos” by the Portuguese since it was situated on a large lagoon, the city has a multicultural texture. Therefore, in addition to English, the official language, people speak many different languages such...
Where History Rhymes with Trade
  Years ago, while I was travelling by plane to the city of Kayseri, in Anatolia, central Turkey, a man talked to me about the city’s relationship with trade, and summarized an important local characteristic. “In Kayseri, craft is taught in childhood years,” he said, “Here, fathers send their children to workshops at an early age,...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

One of the best female kite surfers in the world, Annabel Van Westerop poetically talks about the inspiration she got from the western and southern coves of Turkey. Taking nearly a year to complete, Turquoise is directed by Dağhan Celayir, and is...
One of the most reputable Turkish film festivals in North America, the Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival will screen 21 movies. The music section of the festival will includes concerts featuring the most exquisite pieces from contemporary and...
Telling the story of the Ottoman frigate Ertuğrul, which set sail 125 years ago to cement the relationship between Turkey and Japan, the movie “Ertuğrul 1890” was nominated for 10 awards: Picture of the Year, Screenplay of the Year,...
The codeshare agreement allows Turkish Airlines to put its booking code on Hawaiian Airlines’ daily flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu and its five times weekly service to Seoul in South Korea. Chairman of the Board and the Executive...
Turkish Airlines continues to increase its fleet in order to meet the needs of its ever-expanding flight network and to further expand its passenger base. Turkish Airlines - its 300th aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, to its fleet. The long-term...
The 70-year-old collaboration between Turkish Airlines and Boeing continues. The agreement aims to cement Turkish Airlines’ long-term dominance in the industry. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı...
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu attended a dinner co-organized by Turkish Airlines, and the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister's Investment Support and Promotion Agency; the dinner was a component of the forum.The dinner was also attended...