2016 August

MESSAGE OF THE CHAIRMAN

Distinguished Guests,
Turkey went through a critical turning point on the night of July 15th. We are still seeing the effects and consequences of this attempt. This process revealed many things to us. Firstly, The Republic of Turkey, which has been a symbol of...

CITYSCOPE

Olympic Fever in Rio
  The heart of sports beats in the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio Olympics is the first Olympic Games to be held in South America.
Minimal Power
  It’s a beautiful summer. If you’d like to carry music with you while spending time with your loved ones outdoors or in the bosom of nature, Minirig wireless speaker is just the thing you need. With its...
Re-explore Five Cities
  Always feeling that Turkish literature has lacked “A Guide to Reading Tanpınar” or “Tanpınar Dictionary”, Beşir Ayvazoğlu is set to fulfill this need with his latest book, Beş Şehir-Notlarıyla....
A Sea of Civilizations
  Having witnessed the most important events of the history of mankind and directed the development of these incidents, the Mediterranean basin becomes the focus of analysis Cyprian Broodbank's Orta Deniz’in...
A Brave Man on Steep Rocks
  Free solo climbing is a form of solo climbing where the climber is alone and without the assistance of technical equipment or ropes. Alex Honnold, 31 years old, is a master at rock climbing - a sports only 1%...
Free Angle Fast Movement
  While orthopedists argue whether smart phones are ergonomic for hand grip, Neorings enables you to use your device on every surface and at every angle. Neorings comprises a ring and a small button that’s...
The Journey of Meatball
  Meatballs is still a popular dish in Turkey – they come in all shapes and tastes, as diverse as the members of any extended family. The dish has spread all across the region and has been altered based on...
Istanbul with a Backpack
  STAY We know that backpackers don’t care for guided group tours and travel advice aimed at the average tourist. This is a multi-layered city of beauties with something to be discovered on every corner by...
Festival of Belgium
  Fly to Belgium if you’d like to enjoy music and dance to the fullest! Bringing music fans together since 1985, Pukkelpop Festival welcomes musicians such as Rihanna, M83, LC Soundsystem and Tom Odell.
Art in Northern Europe
  One of the biggest events in Finland, the Helsinki Festival brings together art enthusiasts and many professional artists from dance, music, theater and the performing arts. With programs for children, the...
The Northern Coast of Istanbul
  People, societies, states and civilizations have passed through the Bosphorus for centuries and so have visitors. But Istanbul’s beauty is not limited to its strait and the surrounding historic mansions,...
The Unforgettable Memories of Sports
  Sports fans who follow the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics can experience the joy of Olympics by visiting the exhibition P&G Olympics hosted by Akasya Acıbadem shopping center. Displaying belongings of legendary...
Ancestral Sports Reborn!
  Soon-to-be-forgotten Anatolian sports and crafts related to them are promoted at the World Ethnosports and Culture Festival. The festival in Halkalı, Istanbul which gathers 25 traditional sports such as...
Be Your Own Hero
  Aksiyon filmlerinde başkahramanların karşı karşıya kaldığı sorunları Bomber Carabiner Paracord ile siz de çözebilirsiniz. 250 kilograma kadar ağırlık kaldıran kordonu, çakmak taşı ve çelik...
  Founded by Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez, the band Rojas and Rodriguez blends the classic Spanish dancing with flamenco in a magnificent way. The band's new performance Titanium is stages at Bodrum Castle...
  The 6th Sinopale - International Sinop Biennale is attended by artists from different countries all across the world and realizes the model that relies on model of “art production based on sharing” with...
  Scotland hosts one of the largest art festivals in the world. Organizing events in theater, opera, music, dance, circus, as well as events for children, Edinburgh Fringe Festival is held in important venues in...
  One of the most prestigious film festivals in Canada, Montreal World Film Festival is attended by artists from 80 different countries.
  Spain’s La Tomatina Festival is held on August 31. Organizing various music, dance and firework performances as well as a parade, the festival is attended by nearly 20,000-40,000 people every year. Make sure...

ARTICLES

Göcek Sets Sail to a Feast
  Göcek is just the place for relaxation. It’s like a photo album of the most wonderful vistas. Located among the large and boastful resort towns in Muğla and appreciated by the lucky few who are familiar with it, Göcek is really a hidden paradise. One of the most prestigious harbors in Turkey is located in Göcek, where people in...
Two Days in Košice
  Saturday - Upon Arrival First, however, some cultural context. Start your visit by heading straight for Hlavna, Košice’s beautiful main street where all the countries and cultures that ruled little Slovakia throughout its long history have left their mark. Let yourself be dazzled by Kosice’s blend of baroque splendor – do...
The Colors of South America
  The first South American city to host the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has undergone a hectic preparation period and is now ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics which will be held from August 5 to 21. Let’s go on a tour of this colorful and vibrant city, which mesmerizes visitors with its new sports centers and natural beauties. The centers...
In Chase of Honey
  In the Blue Mountains of South India, things happen in a different way. All over the world, bees are vanishing mysteriously, but here it’s the honey gatherers who are at risk of disappearing.  In the southern part of the subcontinent, UNESCO’s very first Indian biosphere holds a treasure of biodiversity. It is home to Asia’s...
Warsaw in Sunlight
  I pass by the Holy Cross Church where Chopin, the famous composer who died in Paris, was buried upon his will. I’m distracted by a bench made of cast iron and black-glazed rock; it has a drawing with Polish and English explanations. I press the play button and it suddenly starts playing one of Chopin’s nocturnes. There are 15 more of...
After the Tournament
  The breathtaking final game between France and Portugal brought a surprising end to the competition. France, the tournament’s favorite, was defeated by Portugal in overtime. As a result, Portugal became the best national team in Europe. With the last whistle blown, UEFA EURO 2016TM, the most important football event in Europe, left...
Stability of Success
  Following the developments of airline companies for passengers, evaluating their services based on various criteria, and ranking them in terms of success in various categories according to passenger votes, Skytrax announced the much anticipated results of this year. Putting “passenger satisfaction” at the heart of its operations,...
Noble, Strong, and Fast
  Equestrian sports have always been associated with royalty. The royal and strongest horses are put through a disciplined training to be able to attend these pleasurable races. CHIO Aachen can be said to be the Olympics of equestrian sports. It’s not only a sports event but also an urban festival for the city of Aachen. Spectators from...
Freshen Up in Malatya
  For me, Malatya begins with the poet Cevat Çapan’s lines: “İster izinle dönelim gurbetten / tahta bavullarımızda Malatyalı Fahri’nin plakları…” (Loosely translated as “Coming back from abroad on leave / with records of Malatyalı Fahri in our wooden luggage...”) Having become a legend after many years, Fahri...
The Viennese Coachmen
  Vienna is one of those cities that carry the traces of the European aristocracy. Baroque structures, sculptures made by artisans that spread all across the city, and wonderful parks stand as proof of this rich heritage. Coaches are the best way to go on an art history tour of downtown Vienna. Here are the companions to a pleasant tour...
Victory of the People Will
  Due to its geopolitical location and the cultural diversity deriving from its historical ties with different nations, Turkey is still a point of global interest. Regarding these differences as a richness and living together for centuries, Turkey had a test of democracy witnessed by the whole world and honorably triumphed.   ...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  The opening ceremony of the new Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge in Kenya's Capital Nairobi was attended by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, The...
  Turkish Airlines' Exclusive Drive service brings the inflight privileges of Business Class down to earth. Offering private luxury car and chauffeur to passengers to/from the airport, the service is available for Turkish Airlines passengers...
  Having received worldwide acclaim due to its widening flight network and fleet, Turkish Airlines continues to build new bridges all across the globe. The first international Turkish Airlines flight to Ordu-Giresun Airport was flight TK...
  Operated in English and Turkish, the mobile application provides online and offline access to the latest news and developments regarding Turkish Airlines, operational and financial disclosures, investor presentations, annual reports, and...
  Sponsoring CHIO Aachen, Turkish Airlines organized exclusive events for the show. Turkish Airlines fan zone offered spectators pleasant moments with various contests and events. Turkish Airlines welcomed its guests with its world-famous...
  The flights to Košice, the first Turkish Airlines destination in Slovakia, will be operated round-trip three days a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Now those who’d like to visit Košice can benefit from the comfort of Turkish...
  Organized since the reign of Sultan Selim I, pilgrimage to hajj had been a closely followed tradition for five centuries. From the turn of the past century to the fifties hajj tours were not organized by the state. Following the...