2016 May

CITYSCOPE

Cycle Away!
  If Einstein was right and life really is like riding a bicycle, then Spin The Cycling Festival is a must-see event! Bringing together more than 150 bicycle manufacturers, the festival also includes exhibitions...
Being a Family in Taiwan in the 20th Century
  Blending the great transformation Taiwan underwent in the mid-1900s with a family story, Green Island is a real page-turner. Having made best-seller lists with her previous book, Water Ghosts, Shawna Yang Ryan...
21st-Century Compass
  Are you so bad at navigating that you cannot even find you car out of the parking lot? No problem - as the world's easiest-to-use personal locater device, Backtrack will take you home whether you're in the...
Explore Nature with a Festival
  Advocating local values in a global world, Cappadox Festival invites travelers and explorers to Cappadocia to greet the spring in a different way. Organized under the theme Let’s Plant Our Garden, the...
Theater Fest in Istanbul
The 20th Istanbul Theater Festival stages a total of 32 shows, including 9 foreign and 23 Turkish plays as well as dance and stage performances.  tiyatro.iksv.org
The Heart of Photography Beats in London
  The 2nd Photo London brings together 80 famous galleries from all around the world, including X-ist from Turkey, at Somerset House. photolondon.org  
Explore Andalusia
  The Quran pages scripted in Andalusia await visitors at Mucize Kitabın Muhteşem Hattı: Kûfi exhibition at Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul with the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines.
Glorious Conquest
  The 563rd conquest celebrations in Istanbul take place at Yenikapı Performance and Meeting Area this year. The 563-person strong Mehter company concert and the Türk Yıldızları airplane performance are...
Ella Eyre’s London
  Born in 1994, Ella Eyre is inspired in her lyrics by London where she has spent all her life. Her first memory of the city, which had been a huge inspiration for her music career, is the time she first visited...
The First Steps in Aviation
  In North Carolina in 1903, two brothers made an experiment that would change the course of history. Wilbur and Orville Wright succeeded in flying an engine airplane with a pilot for the first time. We all know...
A Tropical Journey
  Hesitating about what to pack in your travel bag is passé. Now, you need to think about which bag to pack and the Bowen is the perfect bag for the job. It’s orderly, convenient and colorful all at the same time.
Colorful Times
  Do you enjoy racing against time? Toss your electronic chronometer away and discover Colorplay Hourglasses. Flip one over and try to finish your work before the sand runs out. These elegantly designed and...
Habitat Builders
Bünyamin Derman  The architect of Vodafone Arena (formerly known as BJK İnönü Stadium), Bünyamin Derman is inspired by the past, culture and dreams. What were the key points you considered while preparing...
Reviving Old Istanbul
  Located a bit up the hill from the historic and tourist-heavy Beyazıt, the Süleymaniye district, offers visitors a different, non-modern view of Istanbul. This was once the heart of Old Istanbul. Its...
Vegetable Dishes in the Ottoman Cuisine
  There are a great number of vegetable dishes in the records about Ottoman cuisine. To a great extent, this is due to the variety of vegetables in Anatolia as well as the invention of the steam train and ferry....
A Little More Than Camping
  Do you believe that smart phones are only for taking food pictures? If so, Seek Thermal is here to prove you wrong. Seek Thermal provides thermal vision when mounted on a smart phone camera. This is the...
Free-Style Music
  A few years back, a wireless headphone in a music video would be considered a shooting mistake, but times are a-changing. V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones are preferred especially by music professionals....
Fairwell to Tangles
  Tangled hair is a big problem during long-haul flights especially for women with frizzy and curly hair. Tangle Teezer hairbrush is a contender to become a favorite among businesswomen with its lovely patterns...
The year’s first summer festival in San Francisco, BottleRock Napa Valley brings together 100,000 music fans for three days. Also offering delicious dishes from different cuisines prepared by skilled cooks, the...
  Kites and children are the perfect duo to portray joy. Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a beautiful gathering where the kids enjoy their day making their own kites and flying them. The festival takes place...
The 69th Cannes Film Festival opens with the screening of Café Society by Woody Allen. festival-cannes.fr

ARTICLES

The Last Frontier
  In this day and age, we live in a constant rush, chased by minutes and hours. Spending the day in a continuous hurry, we often feel like we don't work for ourselves anymore. Though the idea of a self-sufficient life may at first seem compatible with urban existence, city life is actually a different beast. Jerry, 58 years old, lives far...
Lessons Learned on the Road
  We’re not always sympathetic to learner drivers, but most of us were once learning to operate a car properly. Perhaps we should think of travel in the same way. Everyone, at some point, makes a first journey, and takes those first steps full of nervousness and excitement through the departures lounge of an airport. That first adventure...
One Humanity, Shared Responsibility
  Time not only expands the connectivity of the world but also increases its needs, the actions that need to be taken, and the responsibilities. Despite advancing technology, the number of people in need – mostly children – is well above 100 million. It’s the responsibility of the whole world to help the people struggling to meet...
The Balls are Off the Ground!
    UEFA EURO 2016- France UEFA EURO 2016, the most important football event in Europe, is held in 10 cities in France with the attendance of 24 countries, from June 10-July 10. Turkish Airlines, the official airline partner of the event, flies direct to six of the 10 cities and 20 of the 24 countries. Turkey has won the ticket to...
The Young Geniuses of Turkey Get Together
  It is very important to properly and timely recognize gifted children, the builders of our future, and to provide them with the most suitable education in order that they may realize their potential. Organized annually as part of the Genius and Gifted People’s Day to discuss these issues on a scientific platform and to take all...
Renewed Tastes
  As you walk its streets, Izmir sneakily carves itself a place in your heart with its sea breeze, its waterfront and people. The freshly baked boyoz (a kind of pastry) to go along with your morning tea, the smell of the Turkish coffee in Kızlarağası that welcomes you after a hearty meal, and the Historical Lift that portrays the sea...
A Pleasant and Sincere Town
  From the Hıdırlık Tepesi (Hıdırlık Peak) located 1 kilometer southwest of the city, the Turkish city of Afyonkarahisar seems to have obediently sprouted at the base of its gargantuan castle and then spread outward into the undulating green landscape. Underneath the organized maze of orange roofs, teeming life percolates in its...
In Pursuit of Fireflies and the Greens
  I take a cab from the park surrounding the Petronas Towers which pierce the skies like swords to Chinatown, chatting with the Chinese driver throughout. “We all live in harmony here,” he says. As he calmly speaks, I realize that I admire the people of Kuala Lumpur, a city that has left me awestruck. The peaceful atmosphere my...
Buenos Aires, Borges, and Çanakkale
  On my flight from Istanbul to Buenos Aires, next to me sits an Indian engineer who works in the city of Rosario in Argentina. She asks the reason of my travel and I reply “For Borges.” Surprised, “The author? Isn’t he dead?” she asks. I reply, smiling, “But his city, Buenos Aires, is alive!” and add, “I broaden my world...
Medieval Splendor on the Adriatic
Upon Arrival Begin your visit in true Dubrovnik style, at an open-air cafe on Stradun, the main street in the car-free Old Town, where locals meet for coffee. Connecting the two principal entrances, Stradun runs 300 meters, from the Large Onofrio Fountain to the Small Onofrio Fountain, both built in the 15th century to supply drinking water....
Breathing Life into Glass
  Used in many areas of daily life, the origin of glass may be unknown but there are preliminary examples found in Egyptian remains dating back to 2,500 BC. The artistic use of glass in Turkish culture coincides with the 17th century. Regarded among the great composers of his time (in addition to being a poet and calligrapher), Selim III...
The City of Fellowship - Kilis
  For centuries, Kilis has been an important stop on the trade routes between Aleppo and Gaziantep. In addition to the tradesmen on the north-south axis, the caravans that traveled to and from Iran, and China used this post as well, keeping it alive as an important trade center for centuries. The local olive groves, vineyards, and fertile...
Atlanta Welcomes You
  When I first visited Atlanta in the early 1990s I was a freshly-minted college graduate looking for a job and, although I was a stranger here, I felt immediately welcome –largely because the people of Atlanta embraced me with the gracious hospitality that the South is legendary for. Atlanta is certainly a busy place as home to several...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  This year the Air Transport News Award ceremony took place in Salzburg Mozart House. Turkish Airlines received the “Best Airline of the Year” award, Turkish Cargo received the “Best Cargo Airline of the Year” award and Turkish...
  HAVELSAN participated in Turkish Airlines’ tender on June 3, 2015 together with the world’s prominent simulator manufacturers, and was given the contract to manufacture one of the four new flight simulators - to be added to the ten...
  The contest, organized by Anadolu Agency, distributes prizes to 11 photographers from 9 countries in four categories in addition to the "Photo of the Year" award, which was presented to the photograph Syrian Kids’ Cry for Help by Abd...
  Turkish Airlines initiated its “Fuel Saving Program” in 2008 to reduce its carbon footprint and commenced more than 100 operational optimization projects. These operations decreased the fuel consumption by 572,000 tons in five years,...
  Turkish Airlines has flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Medina four times a week; and between Sabiha Gökçen and Jeddah, and Sabiha Gökçen and Riyadh seven times a week. The flights between Ankara Esenboğa and Medina are six...
  As a result of winning the tender, the Wireless Inflight Entertainment System Skyfe will be implemented on 44 Turkish Airlines aircrafts. Skyfe won the tender by outbidding seven companies.
  In line with its strategy to expand its global flight network to explore the world and to form new bridges between continents and countries, Turkish Airlines flies to four new destinations. Turkish Airlines’ flights to Atlanta, Dubrovnik...
  Turquoise, the movie that promotes Turkey, has started receiving awards on its international journey. The movie, which is about the beautiful and unique coasts of Turkey, participated in a festival tour coordinated by the International...
  Prepared for EURO 2016, the aircraft conducted its first flight to Paris, the capital of France. The exclusive design on the plane was designed by Turkish Airlines, the official airline sponsor of EURO 2016, in collaboration with UEFA.