2016 June

CITYSCOPE

Safe as a Fingerprint
  You might love your leather wallet but safety is just as important as style. The Cashew Smart Wallet claims to make your wallet only yours! With a fingerprint safety system and technological infrastructure...
The Eagle Eye
  We travel, take in breathtaking views but also want more. Vixen monocular will meet the expectations of those looking for more. Among its attractive features are its light design, 8x-zoom and enhanced focus....
From Phone to Paper
  As technology advances, we miss our old habits even more. If you’re one of those who feel nostalgic about developed films, we have some good news: you can cover your smartphone just like a case with Prynt...
Ramadan in the Ottoman Cuisine
  One of the most important palace traditions was the sultan’s visit to the sacred relics; especially Hırka-i Şerif (Holy Mantle), on the 15th night of Ramadan. Following this ritual, the sultan was offered...
Hand-Powered Charge
  The nightmare of low battery ends now! Ready to use after a few minutes of hand-cranking, Jiffy stops you from worrying about low battery during long trips or at times when you have to use your phone...
Half the Size, Twice the Comfort
  VAGO offers a wonderful solution for those who suffer from limited luggage sizes. Charged via a small USB cable, VAGO reduces the volume of your clothes by vacuuming the air inside its special bag. Doubling...
Istanbul Calls to Shopping
  A logistic center throughout history which carried various fabrics and spices from the East to the West, and processed goods from the West to the East, Istanbul has always been a prominent hub for...
On the Way to Üsküdar
  Üsküdar resembles a bride who lies along the Bosphorus, letting the high foothills of Çamlıca waver in the waters. Each moment of the day, she welcomes ships, ferries, fishing boats, and guests who’d...
A Little Light in the Dark
  It’s been 103 years since Istanbul’s first electrical street lamp illuminated the night. Since then, they come to life as the sun sets, shedding light on the streets. They're the aesthetically beautiful...
Ramadan in the City of Sultans
  The liveliest and most festive time of the year has arrived again. The queen of Turkey, Istanbul is filled with the joy of Ramadan, known as the “Sultan of 11 Months”. All avenues and streets are filled...
By the River
  Written by the famous travel writer and journalist Jeremy Seal, Meander examines the history of the ancient Menderes River and its periphery. The book describes a trip on a single-man canoe on Menderes River,...
History of Consumerism
  Frank Trentmann’s detailed research on the history of consumerism serves as a guidebook in this day and age when we’re defined by what we consume. A detailed research from the 15th century onwards, the...
IST Fest Celebrates Sixth Year
  Organized by the interdisciplinary culture and arts platform Istanbul ’74, the 6th Istanbul International Culture and Arts Festival offers a great schedule. Mark the dates!
Art Scene Meets in Basel
  Bringing the art scene together since 1970, Art Basel hosts more than 280 galleries and more than 4,000 artists. Displaying works by master artists, the fair also sets the year’s art trends.
Sigur Rós’s First Visit to Turkey
  The Icelandic minimalist post-rock band Sigur Rós visits Turkey for the first time at Zorlu Performing Arts Center.
Brand-New Tate Modern
  One of world’s most prominent art centers, Tate Modern expands its creative space with a new10-story building. One more reason to visit London this summer! tate.org.uk
You’ll Never Lose a Thing
  One of Spider-Man’s favorite gadgets, Spider-Tracer can now be used by us humble humans. Manufactured by Rowdy Robot with 20 years of experience in software, töd stands out with its plain design and smart...
Classical Music in Istanbul
  Organized by the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation, the 44th Istanbul Music Festival commemorates the English playwright and poet Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. The festival welcomes...
Jazz Fever in Montreal
  The International Montreal Jazz Festival, the largest one in the world, welcomes famous musicians such as Marcus Miller, Ibrahim Maalouf and Kool & the Gang. Turkish Airlines is one of the main sponsors...
Paint Shakespeare
  Escape to Shakespeare’s World: A Colouring Book Adventure is a coloring book filled with quotations from Shakespeare, the architect of the English language, on the 400th anniversary of his departure from...
  How about looking at Los Angeles from 300 meters above? Opened on June 25 and located inside US Bank Tower in the city center, OUE Skyscape LA is called “the highest open-air observation deck in the state of...
  Explore the secret gardens behind the famous houses along the Amsterdam canals at Open Garden Days. Organized by Museum Van Loon, the event enables people to see the spectacular private gardens throughout the...
  The most outstanding works by Pierre Paulin, the French furniture and interior designer, throughout his 40-year career are displayed at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

ARTICLES

The Founder of the Tournament
  Football has always been a sport that appeals to the masses, excites sports fans and blends competition with fair play. That’s why the European Football Championship, one of the world’s largest sports organizations, is so popular. Henri Delaunay isn't the reason why the competition is popular, but rather the reason it exists. ...
A Partnership Between UEFA EURO 2016TM and Turkish Airlines
  The UEFA EURO European Championship, one of the most important sports events in Europe, turns the continent into a "rendez-vous point" for football fans every four years. Fans have been holding their breath for 90 minutes as they watch the games on TV or live, since 1960. Turkish Airlines now also takes part in this excitement by...
UEFA EURO 2016TM Kicks Off
  A total of 53 teams in nine groups competed in qualifying games in 2014 and 2015. The 18 teams that ranked first and second in their groups are: Czech Republic, Iceland, Belgium, Wales, Spain, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, England, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Romania, Austria, Russia, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and Albania. Having...
The Surprising Cape of Africa
  Ishare the sequence of seasons I’m used to with billions of people living on the Northern Hemisphere; July is a summer month and February is cold. This difference in climate was the first thing I thought I needed to familiarize myself with. But the moment I arrived in Cape Town, I knew that there were many different things about the...
Unforgettable Moments
  Yugoslavia, 1976 Antonín Panenka Czechoslovakia played against West Germany at the European Football Championship in 1976. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of overtime and extended to penalty shots. Taking position for the last penalty, Panenka took the critical shot that would win his country the championship if scored. He feigned...
Before the Game
  Having won the cup two times so far (1984 and 2000), France will surely want to use the advantage of being the host, and be included among the teams that have won the tournament three times. Led by Didier Deschamps, who played a great role at the victory of the 2000 tournament, the France National Football Team has very strong players...
It’s Not Over until We Say So
  The first UEFA EURO tournament Turkey participated was UEFA EURO 1996TM. Unable to play at the tournament until 1996, Turkey qualified for four out of the last six tournaments until then, with the exception of the 2004 and 2012 championships. The fact that the Turkey National Football Team, led by Fatih Terim, ranked fourth at UEFA EURO...
Castles of Excitement
    Marseille Stade Velodrome Club: Olympique de Marseille Opening:  1937   Capacity: 67,000 spectators   Paris Parc de Princes Club: Paris Saint-Germain FC Opening:  1972   Capacity: 45,000 spectators   Lyon Stade de Lyon  Club: Olympique Lyonnais Opening:  2016  ...
Winners' Club
  Before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the West Germany football team was the strongest and best in Europe. Who could forget the legendary scorer Gerd Müller and “The Emperor” Beckenbauer? Playing with a harmony that resembled the perfectly compatible gears of a machine, and a wonderful field discipline, they were getting closer to...
The Destinations of the Tournament
  Nice – Castle Hill Take a break from sensational shots and games and take in the beautiful city view along the Mediterranean. Overlooking Nice, Castle Hill is the perfect spot to do that. Marseilles – Le Panier The historic district in Marseilles, Le Panier’s narrow streets are lined with first-class cafés, multicultural...
Tough Guys
  When I started the project “Before they pass away,” I already knew I wanted to integrate the Gauchos. The gaucho is a legendary figure of Argentine society, a rebel figure. His elegance is supposedly inherited from the Spanish conquistadores and his freedom is intrinsically linked to the symbol of the country’s pampa. However in an...
Paraty: The Gift of a Long Trip
    Saturday - Upon Arrival The historic downtown lined with cobblestones from the 13th century, is exclusively for pedestrians, allowing visitors to enjoy this destination at a slow pace - which is the first thing - you will feel like doing when you are here! Once a gold trail and refuge for sailors, today Paraty gathers 17th- and...
Holiday Tables in Fethiye
  The warming weather and longer days made it harder not to think about an escape from the city. Then we found ourselves making plans for the weekend to relax and explore new tastes in Fethiye. Our enthusiasm didn’t seem to wane on our flight from Istanbul to Dalaman. It was dark when we landed. We drove for 34 kilometers to the place...
Málaga Transformed
  A lifelong fan of paintings, sculpture and museums, I first paid homage to Málaga’s most famous son: Pablo Picasso. Get a feel for Picasso in his birth house at 13, Plaza de la Merced and the nearby Picasso Museum in the historical heart of the city. Although he spent most of his working life outside Spain, memories of his early...
Extreme Thessaloniki
  A sea kayaker sitting in his chair proudly boasts, “Everything about seakayaking in Thessaloniki is here.” In Greek, of course. Sea kayaking could very well be an activity more suited for the Greek islands, with their grottos, azure gulfs, and sheltered waters, yet the long and seemingly unstable kayaks, with comfortable seats,...
Finding Peace in Activity
  We had flown to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s busy and chaotic port city, then headed straight for the ferry to Zanzibar.  The mere idea of going to the place called Zanzibar was evocative of every desert island stereotype I could think of - at least until the boat left. Then an Indian Ocean storm hit, and we spent several hours...
Create Time Out of Holes in Your Schedule
  The ultimate limitation for all of us is time. There’s only so much time in the day, and you can only focus on so many things. Hundreds of self-help books deal with time management -ways to get your time and fashion your commitments into a manageable plan. Not working? There’s a solution to your problem: time maximization....
Passion for Architecture
  Few places in the world stir my soul as Porto does. The hilly city, Portugal’s second largest, climbs up the north bank of the Douro River in a medley of church spires, crumbling red rooftops, wrought-iron balconies and dark granite façades –an unparalleled architectural mishmash.  Among my favorite spots to take in Porto’s...
The City Walls and Inside
  Istanbul administered a greater part of the world throughout the time it served as the capital of empires. However, the city had a geographical advantage in addition to its reputation in politics: commerce. The Bosphorus may form a divide between Asia and Europe but this didn’t stop two continents from getting together and doing trade....
The Photobook of Hayyam Passage
  There's one place frequented by amateur and professional camera owners in Istanbul, a city which offers unique views at every step - Hayyam Passage. Having spent years at the shops here, the shopkeepers and artisans in Hayyam witness the stories of the Istanbul photographs they develop while keeping a lingering craft alive.
The City in a Castle
  When I boarded the plane to Sinop, my limited knowledge of its history and nature awakened in my mind. When the passenger behind me said "Sinop resembles Scotland," I abandoned the book I was reading and started gazing at the view from my window. For me, the peninsula-shaped Sinop always looked like a bird that stretched its head toward...
  Meaning “city of peace” in Arabic, Dar es Salaam increases its share in tourism with its important location in sea trade and unique natural beauties. Located on the eastern side of the Indian Ocean and the most crowded settlement in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam mesmerizes all visitors with its famous beaches and unique views. With...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  The top four European basketball teams left behind 20 prominent teams after fierce competition and met at the Final Four in Berlin. CSKA Moscow beat its three rivals who performed brilliantly at the Final Four, becoming the champion of...
  Turkish Airlines Bj League, for which Turkish Airlines has been the title sponsor for the past two years, reached 1 million spectators, fulfilling its aim for 2016. Held on May 14-15, the Final Four was watched by 20,000 people. Turkish...
  By signing a sponsorship agreement with European Professional Club Rugby, the global carrier became the official partner for The European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup until 2018. An award presentation for the European Player of...
  Arabian Travel Market was held April 25-28 in Dubai. Promoting Turkish Airlines’ sponsorship of UEFA EURO 2016TM, the fair also included the screening of the commercial film for the tournament, the cooperation with the Makthoum...
  Turkish Airlines added a new city to its destinations in the US.   Turkish Airlines continues to maintain its stable growth with a new flight destination: Atlanta. Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur commented...
  The Show which grew drastically in parallel to the significant performance of the Turkish civil aviation industry in the last decade and the support of the international aviation community for over 20 years, incorporates all aspects of the...
  The opening ceremony was attended by Turkish Airlines Board Member Cenk Dilberoğlu, Turkish Airlines Chief Human Resources Officer Abdulkerim Çay, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President of Sales Ziya Taşkent, Turkish Airlines Vice...
  Turkish Airlines expands its wide flight network with new destinations in 2016. Hanoi is the second destination of the global flag-bearer in Vietnam, and Kosice is the first one is Slovakia.
  Regarded as the most important jazz event in the Baltic countries and the world, Rigas Ritmi Festival welcomes wonderful musicians such as the five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves, Justin Kauflin and Cuban jazz violinist and singer...
  Turkish Airlines’ global growth strategy continues with new flight line openings. Bogotá, the lively capital of Colombia, and Panama City, the multicultural capital of Panama, are the two cities recently added to the global...