2016 April

CITYSCOPE

From Serbet to Sorbe: Ottoman Ice Cream
The journey of ice cream in the Ottoman cuisine lasted more than three centuries but before that, it had already been famous all over Europe in the 16th century. Then, we started to export the Ottoman şerbet to...
Eighth Color
    Currently on display at İstanbul Haliç Congress Center is Sekizinci Renk, a Hasan Kalyoncu University initiative that endeavors to create both public awareness regarding autism, and assist those...
A Look into the Common Culture
  Comprising Ottoman postcards that belong to archiver Orlando Carlo Calumeno, the exhibition Nar Niyetiyle, held at Tophane-i Amire, is shedding light on the 800-year-old common life shared by the Turkish and...
The Never-Forgetful Traveler
  Nazan Aşkalli has traveled more than 40 countries to remember what innocence means. She shares her experiences as a writer and a photographer with the inspiration she's received from the locals and nature....
Healthy Dishes
  Eating healthy is one of the latest trends but it’s not that easy to find healthy and delicious foods. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, two sisters, have made it easier for us. Comprising healthy recipes with...
The Wordsmiths
  İ. Bahtiyar İstekli   Bahtiyar İstekli opened a book stand in college to share his love of literature with others and earn a bit of pocket money. Then he realized that this was the job for him. Why...
Learn About Aviation
  Organized at the WOW Convention Center on May 6, 7 and 8, Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition (IFTE), for which Turkish Airlines is one of the main sponsors, welcomes everyone who’d like to pursue a career...
The Last Century of Fashion
  The most famous fashion magazine British Vogue is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the exhibition Vogue 100: A Century of Style sponsored by Leon Max at National Portrait Gallery. Take a look at the last...
From Jack Garratt's Diary
  British artist and producer Jack Garratt became popular in 2015 with his catchy songs. Last February, the young artist born and raised in a Buckinghamshire village in the South of England, released his...
The Village on the Bosphorus
  Iʼd like to start this article by saying “All Bosphorus villages are lovely.” but unfortunately, today, there arenʼt many to begin with. On both sides of the city, two residential lines continue...
Courage, Curiosity and Entrepreneurship
  One of the most influential figures in Turkey, Nuri Demirağ's life journey started in his hometown, Divriği, and passed through railway industry, aircrafts and a bridge project over the Bosphorus. To learn...
Journey to Hogwarts
  The time of Harry Potter fans has arrived: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Hollywood. Based on the visual depictions of settings in J.K. Rowling’s books and the movies of the...
A Shared Heritage
  It’s impossible not to feel the accumulation of past centuries as one walks among the magnificent monuments of the Mediterranean civilization – from Ancient Egypt to the Greeks, from Roman Empire to the...
An Introduction to Canan Berber
  Canan Berber's idiosyncratic oil and acryllic paintings are displayed at Triptych: Global Arts Workshop in Kiev.  www.t-gaw.com
Only the Young in Istanbul
  Did you know that there’s a toy museum in Istanbul? Or that it was opened 11 years ago, on another April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day? The founder of the museum, poet Sunay Akın collected...
  Initiated as a week-long cinema event in 1982 by Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV), and the biggest cinema event in Turkey, Istanbul Film Festival celebrates its 35th year! This year, the festival...

ARTICLES

Warriors and Wives
  Seated in an old land cruiser, I covered my face with a thin scarf as we drove down the bumpy dirt road from Archers Post to visit the Samburu, Turkana and Rendille tribes of Northern Kenya. The weather was pleasantly warm for May. The landscape was vast, and low clouds competed with large boulders to dominate the horizons for as far as...
The Meals with History
  Denizli, meaning “by the sea” -an interesting name for a city without any borders to the sea - is famous for its rooster, rich cuisine, ever-stretching cotton-white and elegant travertines, sulphur-smelling caves frozen in deposits, and the remains of the past ages…  What awaits to be explored in Denizli? Dating before the...
Far and Beautiful
  To put it simply, Bogotá is a calmer city compared to its flamboyant neighbors, and this is what makes it one of the rare livable cities on this continent. If you’ve explored every inch of South America like I did, you’ll know that life in those cities famous for their carnivals aren’t as as it seems in the carnivals. For first...
Verdant Vietnam
  When I was a child all I knew about Vietnam limited to TV news. In 2009 I paid my first visit to Vietnam --a very short trip to Hanoi. I found the city exciting, stimulating and quite unlike anything I had seen before. As I left the country, I made myself a promise to return to Vietnam as soon as I could. Four years later I did just...
A Tough Call: South but Where?
  The hardest part is to choose between the two. If you pick Antalya, Bodrum would be offended and it’s hard to win her back. Let’s say that you bought tickets for Bodrum; then, Antalya would be cross with you. Located on the southern part of the Aegean coast, known as the Halicarnassus, Bodrum earns itself a place in your memory with...
Building Blocks
  Billund, a small, quaint, typically Danish town in Jutland, is home to the administrative headquarters of Lego, the global toy company. It is also the location of the original Legoland, a colorful theme park in miniature proportions. Since it opened in 1968, more than 50 million people have visited the park, and now it appears as if the...
Budapest: A City of Halves
  I am standing by the faux-Romanesque windows of the Fisherman’s Bastion on Buda’s Castle Hill staring down at the glorious spread of Pest. The spring sun behind me casts shadows on the sturdy iron beams of the Chain Bridge, which straddles a placid Danube, but intensifies the hues of the red pyrogranite tiles of the Calvinist...
Paper Trails
  One of Turkey’s most popular ancient crafts, ebru or ebri (marbling) has been practiced here since the 17th century and revered ever since for its unique and elegant appearance. The momentary shaping of colorful droplets of paint floating in water result in one-of-a-kind artworks. To produce pieces like these, technical know-how is an...
The Most Fun Science
  Promoted in Turkey as part of the state policy, science centers have been opened in many cities such as Bursa, Kocaeli, Eskişehir, Konya and Kayseri with the motto “A Science Center for Every City." Designed with different mechanisms and themes, these centers enable guests to explore applied settings. Introduced to the entertaining...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Turkish Airlines commences flights to new destinations in South America. These new destinations are Bogotá, the Colombian capital, and Panama.
  Held in Antalya, Turkey from April-October 2016, the international gardening exhibition is dedicated to nature, environment, children and future generations for the first time. Creating an international communication and peace platform,...
  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines since 2013, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix brings together professional tennis players and distinguished guests from the business world. The event gathers the world's top ranked tennis players and Turkish Airlines...
  Offered by Turkey Airline Pilotsʼ Association, accepted by International Federation of Air Pilots Association in 2013 and celebrated in 2014 for the first time, World Pilots'ʼ Day is celebrated for the third time on April 26th with the...
  According to the statements, Turkish Airlines reached above 1 billion dollars for the first time in company history, gaining a net profit of 1 billion 69 million dollars. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee...
  Among the guests was Sinem Aydemir, a Turkish Airlines cabin crew member on Istanbul-Hong Kong scheduled flight on February 5. She was a member of the team that saved the life of a 21-month-old baby, whose windpipe was blocked, with...
  Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly expected cult production Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s –which will be released worldwide on March 25– world premiere took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Screened at the premiere...
  Turkish Airlines’ concept booth was installed on an area of 225 + 75sqm. Attended by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, PhD, and...
  At the only platform that solely aims at Civil Aviation in all its aspects in the world, with the contribution of Turkish Airlines Technical Support, local manufacturers have the opportunity to meet with the global giants on the...
  The road connecting the two halls was covered in red carpet and a corner of the square was pedestrianized. The premiere hosted 1,700 people at Odeon and 700 at Empire. The cast Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason...