2016 September

MESSAGE OF THE CHAIRMAN

 

Dear Guests,

 

I’d like to wish you a nice flight and thank you for flying with us.

Last month, the armed coup d'etat attempt of July 15 was repelled in a few hours by the collaboration of our state and citizens. Unfortunately, we’ve lost some...

CITYSCOPE

Sweet Delicacies for a Sweet Conversation
  During their settlement in Central Asia, Turks never ate dessert; they wouldn’t touch anything sweet that was served to them. Many travelers and researchers have written about this in their notes. Turks...
Turkey is a Candidate for the ICAO Council Elections
  Turkey was one of the founding members when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was founded as a sub-organization of the United Nations with the Chicago Convention in 1944, and ratified ICAO...
John Newman
  Despite his young age, John Newman has become one of the most acclaimed musicians of our generation with his two great albums and magnificent singles. Newman has just released his new single “Olé” this...
An Istanbul Guide for Sports Fans
  DINE Located at the meeting point of cultures throughout history, Istanbul’s cuisine is a world cuisine. When you have this many alternatives for dining, sports fans have the opportunity to discover new...
It's Sun O'Clock
  Arguably the most accurate measurer of time, sundials are one of the oldest inventions in the history of mankind. Explore 48 examples of this interesting device, which is striking in its design as well as its...
The Spiritual Sultanate of Istanbul
  The coast of the Golden Horn was revitalized after an unfortunate period of neglect. This heritage of Istanbul - a city once built on both sides of the Golden Hotn and left unattended for a long time - was...
The Spice of Istanbul
  Who knows which delicacies this headline made you think of? The range of tastes and aromas Istanbul offers is so varied that it’s almost impossible to define it by using broad generalizations such as sweet,...
Istanbul in 10 Volumes
  Büyük İstanbul Tarihi (Great History of Istanbul) deals with the political events, wars, administrative changes, and rule of law in the city since the Archaic Age. It also examines the political, religious...
Ola Gjeilo
  One of the most touring pianists and musicians of our time, Ola Gjeilo from Norway brings a modern perspective to traditional choir music with his Nordic touch. He continues this success with his latest...
Massive Attack
  One of the most innovative bands of our time, Massive Attack has released two new tracks, Come Near Me and The Spoils. Band member Daddy G collaborated with Stew Jackson for writing and producing tracks which...
“Justice for All”
  Organized by Istanbul University Faculty of Law, the 6th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival screens movies with the theme Justice and Poverty from all across the world. Feature-length movies,...
Nomadic Souls Meet in Kyrgyzstan!
  Issyk-Kul prepares for a global event. Held around Issyk-Kul in 2014 for the first time with the initiative of Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev, the World Nomad Games received positive feedback and...
Invitation to the Thames Bank
  One of the popular festivals in London, Thames Festival is held by the River Thames, after which it was named. The festival, which was visited by 2,600,000 people in 2015, offers a wonderful program this year....
The 5th Anniversary of Çanakkale Biennale
  A collaboration among local and international artists, art and culture organizations, art critics and curators since its first year, the 5th International Çanakkale Biennale preserves its increasing momentum...
We Set Sail
  The most important get-together in Turkey's marine industry, the CNR Eurasia Boat Show 2016 International Marine Vessels, Equipment and Accessories comes to the sea. Expected to be attended by more than 300...
Classical Tunes in Prague
  Held in honor of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, Dvorakova Prague International Music Festival welcomes prominent names from the classical music scene. The festival is opened with a performance by...
  Zagreb hosts its environmental festival ZeGeVege for the ninth time. Promoting environmental products that where not tested on animals as well as various vegan and vegetarian dishes, the festival aims to raise...
  Istanbul has a new festival. Held at St. Joseph Foundation Social Facilities in Kadıköy, the first Istanbul Comics & Art Festival brings together comics masters and fans. You can see the best comics, and...
  Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of South Africa and Çankaya Municipality, the exhibition Our Triumphs and Our Tears: Women’s Struggles in the 20th-Century South Africa awaits visitors at...

ARTICLES

Cluj: Aiming to Please
  I was very excited to see the Capitoline Wolf statue that depicts the sculpture of a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus in Erolior Boulevard. I was obvious; Cluj had many surprises in store for me. If you're a city-dweller like me, the two-story buildings lining both sides of the boulevard and the open sky offers a view from the...
The Beauty of Coastal Ukraine: Kherson
  As my plane approached Kherson, I marveled at the meeting of waterways. The center of this small city, which used to be a busy port and shipyard hub, is built on the banks of the Dnieper River, which ultimately meets the Black Sea at the tip of Kinburn Spit. Yet the beauty of Kherson extends beyond its robust river and proximity to the...
Baltic Buzz
    Saturday - Upon Arrival Bastion Hill Park in the heart of Riga is a great place to begin your exploration. The park offers its best views during fall with sculptures, and paths among water cascades. After the park you can visit Freedom Monument and the pier a hundred meters from the monument. You don't want to miss ...
Seychelles: Somewhere Beyond Vacation
  As you look out from the window of the plane and see the scattered islands on the ocean, the boats that swim among them, the people appearing on the beaches, and the villas hidden between the trees along the coast, you’ll start to realize what awaits you down there. In a few minutes, your plane will land in Mahé, the largest island in...
Fall in Northern Cyprus
  Northern Cyprus is an ideal and popular sea vacation destination thanks to the warm waters and lovely beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. You shouldn't spend all your time in the sea, however, as the island deserves a thorough exploration with its natural beauty, historical heritage and many other riches. There are at least five reasons...
Last of the Sea Nomads
  The world is divided in two for the Bajau Laut who are an ethnic group of Malay origin: the surface and the underwater realm. They live on traditional long boats, known as lepa lepa, and for centuries, they have plied a tract of ocean between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.  The Bajau families move together in small...
A Rumelian Feast
  We come across Vardar in an elegiac folk song or on the sign of a tulumba (deep-fried dough pastry) shop. Born in the city of Gostiver and feeding the western part of Macedonia, this wild river is a symbol of the longing of Balkan emigrants for their homeland. You understand that the longing for these lands, which are mostly remembered...
The Movie's Strong, Silent Type
  You’re an assassin in the movie but the audience loves your character. What do you think makes Arthur Bishop so likeable? It’s true. I’m a dutiful assassin in the movie but that’s in the DNA of action movies. The good and the bad confront one another, or the good may have to do bad things but become the heroes anyways. The...
Istanbul’s Third Bridge is Inaugurated
  Having undergone a fast structural development since 2003, Turkey has paid great importance to investments during this period and completed major projects to improve its transportation network. While many cities were given new airports, the investments, especially in land routes, bore great significance due to both their large scope and...
The Democracy and Martyrs' Rally: Turkey United for Democracy
  Featuring public addresses by the speaker of the Parliament, the prime minister, main opposition leaders and the military chief of staff, the event wasn’t just the largest demonstration in history but also a watershed moment for Turkey. The historic event took place just weeks after a rogue faction within the Turkish military...
Artvin: From the Villages to the Flatlands
  Artvin city center rises up towards hills that are so steep that even goats find it hard to climb; the path zigzags through the city and climbs up to Kafkasör Flatland. The prairie surrounded by forests hosts a bull fighting festival – only on this flatland – at the beginning of summer. Come September, it’s painted in dreamlike...
One More Cone, Please!
    Roman ice-cream is the most delicious way to resist the Mediterranean heat. The journey of ice-cream began with the mixing of ice brought down from the mountains by Roman Emperor Nero and fruit, and continued side by side with mankind's interesting and meandering path. But what does ice-cream signify in Rome? Let’s explore the...
The Closest One to the Hero
  You’ve made a great team with Jason Statham. How was the shooting? We had a great chemistry and had a lovely time shooting the film. I’ve always been a fan of Jason. I’ve watched many of his films, and it was great to work with him on a project.   Could you talk about the movie? Sure, it’s a sequel to the Mechanic of...
The Danish Secret for Happiness at Work
  Danes are so happy at work, they have a word for it: arbejdsglæde. I know that to the rest of the world this looks like a random jumble of letters you'd get if you tossed a bunch of scrabble tiles on the floor, but there is meaning behind it. Arbejde means “work” and glæde means “happiness,” so arbejdsglæde is “happiness at...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Organized last year for the first time in Gelibolu Peninsula, where the Battle of Çanakkale took place, with the motto “I Run for Peace,” Turkcell Gelibolu Marathon is held for the second time with the attendance of hundreds of...
  Turkish Airlines added a new flight line to its cross flights. The flag-carrier company added Gaziantep to the direct flights from Erbil to Diyarbakır, Sabiha Gökçen (Istanbul), Antalya and Atatürk (Istanbul) Airports. Connecting...
  The Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum, which brings together ministers of commerce and economy, presidents/general secretaries of regional economy organizations in Africa, and the African Development Bank from 54 countries in...
  Exporting trout, sea bass and sea bream to all corners of the world, especially to EU countries, the United States, and Dubai, fish exporters in Turkey can expand their markets and send their products to faraway and overseas countries in a...
  Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national air carrier, keeps the victory of the Turkish people's will alive with its aircraft fleet. This victory was bravely achieved by Turkish citizens led by President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. To honor the...
  For the good of passengers. Though much has changed since those days, the sensitivity for passengers’ needs seen in an announcement from 1937 has always been one of our major corporate principals. For instance, you can now easily cancel...