2016 July

CITYSCOPE

Waterproof Sound
  It’s hard to listen to your favorite song by the sea or pool since water and electronic devices aren’t really the best of friends. But we have some good news for you: the wireless speaker Logitech Ultimate...
Comfy Feet
  Do you enjoy walking during your travels but are held back by aching feet? FP Insoles brings you a solution. But how? Shoes usually fail to absorb the impact of every step during long walks. Unlike your shoes,...
Royal Preparations For Eid
  “Bu sabahın yazına / Kalkın Hakk’ın niyazına / Abdest alın ey komşular / Bayram sabah namazına.” This is a short poem that invites people to Eid prayers. The preparations for the Eid would...
The Idea of North Visits Toronto
  Held at Ontario Art Gallery, the exhibition The Idea of North: Lawren Harris hosts more than 80 pieces by the artist.
No Worries
  You’ve booked your flight and are on your way to the airport with your passport. Have you forgotten whether you locked the door? The August Smart Lock is a useful smart lock system that comes to the rescue...
A Delicacy on Every Corner
  İsa Eryılmaz  A street vendor in Gürsel Neighborhood for eight years, İsa Eryılmaz’s wife cooks the rice with chickpeas he sells. Could you talk about a day in your life? I soak  the...
The Largest of the Prince Islands
  Let’s go back years in time. The ferry trips to the islands have just started. The island streets aren’t filled with people, as they are now, especially on weekends. A very genteel group goes on sunset...
Celebrating Eid in Istanbul
  DISCOVER Istanbul has many picnic and entertainment areas that let people relax in a cool and calm atmosphere during summer. Amusement parks where the joy of Eid blends with the cheering voices of children...
The Obelisks of Istanbul
  The obelisks in Sultanahmet, which was the political and religious center for the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, make you feel as the Mehmed the Conqueror and Constantine did back in the day: that this is the...
The History of Travel in Turkey
    Seyyahinden Turizme is the catalogue of the same-titled exhibition which displays the history and culture of travel in Turkey. Prepared by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the...
The Diary of Heritage
  UNESCO World Heritage in Turkey is an extensive and prestigious work about Turkey's cultural heritage. With independent evaluations and unique research by academics, all world experts in their respective...
The Whys and Hows of Travel
  Why We Fly: The Meaning of Travel in a Hyperconnected Age is a study on travel by Evan Rail, the successful travel writer who penned "Bologna" for Skylife Business’s June issue. Imbued in a lyrical...
Shooting the Past
  Offering a selection from the Istanbul Modern Photography Collection, in the exhibition People Attract People puts on display the portraits of 80 photographers of the last 80 years.
A Piece of Chicago
    The Grand Park in Chicago has been hosting Taste of Chicago, an open-air food festival, since 1980.Throughout the festival, the park is filled with food trucks and pop-up restaurants. Taste of Chicago...
A Breeze of Jazz in the Baltics
  Rigas Rhythm Festival, the most important jazz event in the Baltic countries, with Turkish Airlines as its official airline sponsor, welcomes prominent musicians such as Dianne Reeves and Justin Kauflin.
Vintage Music on European Tour
  The world-famous band Pink Martini prepares to meet its fans in Turkey as part of its European tour. With a song featuring Belkıs Özener and another titled Üsküdar in their album Get Happy, the band has...
A Night in the Botanical Park
    Opened in 1910, the Berlin Botanical Garden in Zehlendorf district opens its doors to visitors in the evening during Botanical Night, held once a year. Enjoy the pleasure of being one with nature at...
Biennial Breeze in Zurich
  Manifesta Biennial takes place in Zurich with 130 participating artists and, for the first time, is curated by an artist.The biennial’s theme is What People Do for Money – Some Joint Ventures.
  Get ready to explore new things by turning your mobile phone into a 400x zoom microscope. Easily attachable to your mobile phone camera, this microscope doesn’t require any batteries or add-ons. Since it...
  Dance, opera and theater – all come together in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival! Held in more than 70 open-air venues, the festival is a good excuse to visit the historic city walls and the beach.
  Wireless gadgets may be practical and useful but they sometimes fall behind their cable predecessors in terms of performance. Bluetooth earbuds used to be like that – until the arrival of Erato’s Apollo 7!...
  “Out of battery” has become passé with mobile chargers. They’ve become smaller and easier to carry but if you’re looking for a more outstanding alternative, you should take a look at Nomad Leather...
    The prestigious BP Portrait Award brings together the most exquisite examples of contemporary portrait painting. Held for the 37th time, the event is attended by artists from 80 countries who compete...

ARTICLES

An Adriatic Odyssey
  We flew into Podgorica, our mission being to tour the sublime Montenegrin coast. Of course, we were still some distance from the turquoise waters of the Adriatic, but the capital makes a fine starting point for exploring this small but magnificent land, which became a country in its own right in 2006, having seceded from Serbia. While...
A Pleasant Escape in Dakar
    Saturday - In the Morning The first thing on the list is to take care of accommodation. For a centrally-located and charming seaside hotel, I choose the Hotel Djoloff in the Fann Hock neighborhood, just outside the city center. Complete with hand-crafted decor and a rooftop terrace, this is the perfect place from which to...
City of Modernity and Tolerance
  There’s an unusual crowd in the Cathedral Square of Vilnius. There are a great number of people taking photos with cameras, and they have one thing in common: they all have roses in their hands. I’m surprised when I learn what’s going on. A local young man has chosen an interesting way to propose to his girlfriend. He has asked...
Fishermen in Greenland
Greenland may be the largest island in the world but it’s known for its crust of ice and long nights. It’s a cold and quiet world. You may tell the ice-covered island of the Arctic Sea, whose name is enough to chill you to the bones, “I cannot stay here more than three days,” but in addition to the cold and white images in your mind,...
On the Coast of the Aegean
  The air, the sea, the kumru sandwich, boyoz pastry - Izmir has many reputable things. It’s the city of people who know how to enjoy life. The summer brings along imbat - a cool Aegean sea breeze - and locals flock to Kordon, the much-appreciated promenade. It’s either a stop by Reyhan Patisserie in Alsancak for a cup of tea with a...
Turkey - The Heritage of Humankind
  Believing cultural and all valuable natural works to be a common world heritage beyond their individual countries and working to preserve them intact for the next generations, the meeting of the World Heritage Congress takes place this year. Undertaking the assigned responsibilities as part of the agreement concerning the Protection of...
Introduction to Cypriot Cuisine
  The excitement of exploring a new region takes over as our plane lands in Northern Cyprus. We reach the hotel towards sunset, engrossed in a conversation with the playful shadows of the Beşparmak (Five Fingers) Mountains in the background. Stretching parallel to the sea along the island’s coast, this mountain range really resembles...
Muhammad Ali
  Born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, the talented young boxer stood out among thousands of athletes in a very short time and participated in the Rome Olympics. Angelo Dundee was behind the most prominent achievements in Ali’s career. Thanks to this great supporter, Ali won all the professional matches he played between 1960 and...
From Tunisia's Window
  Tunisia is North Africa at its most exotic, most accessible, and most diverse. A country whose Arab culture is blended with flavors of France, with timeless scenes of goat-herding and cave-dwelling and glorious chunks of beach-loving Mediterranean thrown in. It’s a recipe of sights and sounds that I have always found hard to...
The Best Time For Shopping and Fun
  Istanbul has a new tradition. As in the last five years, Istanbul Shopping Fest prepares to liven up the city in July. Permeating the city with a festive atmosphere from shopping malls to historic bazaars, Shopping Fest hosts many events where you can enjoy the city to the fullest and shop to your heart’s content with discounts and...
Gaziantep on the Way to Prosperity
  Gaziantep is a large and rooted city. Throughout history, it has smartly utilized its geographical advantages, served as the heart of commerce in the region, produced more and become richer. Its direction towards arts has turned it into a hub of culture and civilization. This is why in the course of time it has always been a prominent...
  The tournament is followed by millions across the globe and is the most talked about sporting event in 2016.  Football dominates conversations around the world, especially for the 24 countries playing at the tournament. Social media, online, TV and radio broadcasts are full of tournament reports, forecasting, analyses, commentary...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur talked about the inflight premiere of the movie: “We’re happy to be the first airline company to provide its passengers with the inflight screening of the movie Batman v....
  A prominent and international platform for space research, the 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly will take place from July 30 to August 7 and will be attended by space agencies such as JAXA and ESA. Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the...
  Turkish Airlines’s Batman & Superman advertisement by Crispin Porter + Bogusky won Le Lion d’Or at Cannes Lions, the international annual award ceremony that rewards successful and innovative projects from all over the world....
  Having become one of the leading carriers in Africa region, Turkish Airlines third CIP Lounge was opened in Nairobi after Istanbul and Moscow. The Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by the Republic of Turkey...
  Having been included among the best female athletes in windsurfing, Lena Erdil became the world champion at IFCA Windsurfing Slalom. During the event held on Brac Island, Croatia, Lena Erdil kept her advantage from the first day until the...
  Turkish Airlines was chosen "The Most Valuable Brand in Turkey" in 2016 by Brand Finance, the international brand evaluation organization. Evaluating the fact that the company was chosen the most valuable brand in Turkey, Turkish Airlines...
  Visiting the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, PhD stated that Ethiopian Airlines and Turkish Airlines wished to achieve a collaborative growth. The focal point of the meeting with...
  The Directorate of Corporate Development and Information Technologies Infrastructure and Operations revised its current data center and built a new one to meet the need of a data center in the following 30 years. Equipped with one of the...
  Turkish Airlines continues its growth strategy in 2016. Flying to most countries and international destinations in the world, Turkish Airlines continues to strengthen its influential position in Europe by commencing flights to Kosice and...