2016 October

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

 

Dear Guests,

 

Welcome on board. I’d like to thank you for choosing the comfort of Turkish Airlines and wish you all a pleasant flight. As always,  you continue to shed light on our path and I’d like to announce some...

CITYSCOPE

Ellie Goulding
  Multi-platinum selling global superstar Ellie Goulding has released her single Still Falling For You. The single is taken from the original soundtrack of the motion picture Bridget Jones’s Baby. The full...
Florence + The Machine
  Florence + The Machine contribute a new track entitled Wish That You Were Here to Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The film opens in theaters on September 30, while the song is...
Röyksopp
  When Röyksopp released The Inevitable End in 2014, they pledged that it would be their final full-length record. They also pledged they would return with new music in other forms when the time was right; and...
Cooking Notes by Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun
Originally from Crete, Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun wrote a cookbook while he was on duty in the Bulanık district of Muş. He wrote this book to encourage single soldiers like himself to cook for themselves at home. ...
Graduating from Istanbul
Follow the footsteps of Orhan Veli on İstiklal Street, İlhan Berk along the cobbled streets stretching towards Galata, Tanpınar waiting in Narmanlı Inn, Mimar Sinan sitting on the hills of Süleymaniye, Tevfik...
From the Streets of Balat
  Balat is a place you can get away from the city’s crowds and get lost in its streets. One of the best things about exploring Balat is to take in the history while experiencing the present. You’ll see...
A Ferry Ride on the Bosphorus
  Sea transportation in Istanbul has always been one of the essential parts of public transportation. Until the mid-19th century when ferry transportation began to improve, in the Ottoman times people used to...
Venerable Like Water
  The Ottoman civilization didn't favor storing water in reservoirs. Instead they decorated the city with water monuments both to replenish residents' lives with the the precious gift of water and to build...
Antalya through Movies
  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the 53rd International Antalya Film Festival dedicates this year's theme, People of Nowhere, to immigrants.
A Marathon of Music in Basel
  Are you ready to listen to musicians and bands from different genres such as Emeli Sandé, Alvaro Solver, and Kaiser Chiefs by candlelight in a small club? The 31st Baloise Session offers one of the most...
Taste and Trade
  John O’Connell’s The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary introduces us to both familiar and exotic spices featuring their colors and smells, their healing benefits, and ancient legends. He’s so...
Inspiring Journeys
    Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes, is not only a story that has inspired Hollywood but also a hearty book that encourages the younger generation to pen their own travels. This...
City and Design Take Shape in Vienna
    Attended by an increasing number of guests and participants every year, the 10th Vienna Design Week prepares to amaze! Focusing mostly on the aesthetic judgements of the change in technology and its...
Your Coffee’s Ready in Istanbul
    The largest coffee festival in Europe according to official numbers, the Istanbul Coffee Festival prepares to fill Küçükçiftlik Park with the mesmerizing aroma of coffee. You can watch impressive...
Line by Line Geography
  Güneş Karabuda has not only photographed what he's seen all these years, but has also documented the moments of many countries and regions – from the Kalahari Desert in Africa to Amazon forests, from Cuba...
The Glimmering Stages of Tokyo
  The most extensive performing arts event in Japan, Festival Tokyo is ready to host many events from theater to dance, concerts to performing arts. 
A Bollywood Classic
  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the 18th Mumbai Film Festival takes place in Mumbai, the center of Bollywood - the world’s second largest film industry. 
    With the theme High Octane Chefs, the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival features the best diners in Malaysia as well as prominent restaurants of Asian, Mediterranean, and European cuisines....
  Announcing its new motto This is What We Share, the Frankfurt Book Fair's honorary guest country is the Netherlands.
    Inviting the youth to explore the cultural and historic buildings in Brussels, Nuit Blanche’s theme this year is Borders. Removing the borders between cultures for a day, Nuit Blanche organizes...

ARTICLES

How to Be a Local in Rotterdam
  Saturday - Upon Arrival   Rotterdam is cram-packed with vogueish boutiques, brimming with great new brands or a concept store filled with designer gadgets. Here style is on every street corner. You only need to look around to gain an impression of the clashing trends that co-exist. Extraordinary flowers, exquisite cakes that...
Toledo: The Showcase of Three Civilizations
  Some cities envelop you in their local history and culture from the moment you set foot there. Toledo is one of those cities. After a 30-minute ride with the fast train from Madrid, this city immediately lures me in with its surrounding city walls and unique atmosphere comprised of different cultures.  I did some research before...
A Song of Change in Moscow
  I open my eyes in the midst of a fairy tale where the language doesn’t seem familiar. I wake up from the reality in an idiosyncratic square with red-brick structures and colorful domes that bounce around a variety of rhythms. With the taste of two slices of Borodinsky bread from breakfast in my mouth, I hear a balalaika playing...
The Colorful Face of Durban
  Surfer dudes retreating from the ocean with longboards tucked under their arms. Men in traditional Zulu dress pulling rickshaws down the promenade for packs of delighted children. Spend an hour on the beach in Durban, on South Africa’s eastern coast, and you’ll catch a cross-section of South Africans of all walks of life converging...
A Life of Serenity in the Desert
  Wadi Rum, also known as “Valley of the Moon,” is a desert wilderness in the south of Jordan covering 720 square kilometers. Huge and beautifully shaped granite, basalt and sandstone mountains rise up to 800 meters from the desert floor. Wide valleys are interspersed with small canyons and sand dunes varying in color from light tan to...
The Treasures of Sharm el-Sheikh
  Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el-Sheikh is the most popular tourism center in Egypt. Meaning “Bay of the Sheikh” in Arabic, this small fishing town in the last 35 years has turned into a city interspersed with luxury hotels and holiday resorts. What has made Sharm el-Sheikh a trendy vacation spot is its...
How to Make Core Values a Part of Your Daily Life
Do you know your personal core values? Here are mine.  Truth - Find it and use it regardless of consequence. Diligence - Do the work that needs to be done.  Creativity - Deliver the best not the easiest solution. Impact - Create maximum return for minimal effort. Consistency - Always walk the talk.  You can start identifying...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four 2017 Will Take Place in Istanbul
  The biggest and most comprehensive basketball event in Europe, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's Final Four, which will witness the competition between the top four teams of the 2017 season, will take place in Istanbul. The 2017 Final Four will take place for the second time at the Sinan Erdem Dome, which officially opened its doors on...
Playing the Champion
  You lived in many countries and you speak several languages. You must enjoy different cultures. Do you have an unforgettable travel experience? Sure. I went on a tour around Europe by train when I was 15 or 16; it'll always be a special travel experience for me. Back then, it was really hard and expensive to buy a plane ticket or to fly...
The World is Bigger than 5
  President of Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s speech at the United Nations and his observation that “The world is bigger than five” had great repercussions on the global press and opinion. But this is not a new development. As the leader of a country that extends a hand to the people in need due to wars and economic...
Vintage in Demand
  Known for its colorful marketplace in western London, Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district, and is flooded with visitors, especially on Saturdays. Resembling flea markets, Portobello Road sells many knick-knacks for affordable prices as well as a proud collection of auction goods, handmade products, and antiques...
The Fish That Comes from the Bosphorus
  Historian Strabo talked about the generosity of the Bosphorus nearly 2,000 years ago, and wrote how its strong current pushed the Atlantic bonito and Albacore towards the Golden Horn. The crowded schools of fish were so abundant in the waters of the Golden Horn that people who didn’t know fishing would fish by simply holding baskets in...
Turkish Airlines Open
  Both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be playing in Turkey for the third time. Woods, a winner of 14 majors, attended the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final in 2012 and the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open, where he finished third, as well as hitting a special shot between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, in 2013. Along with Rory McIlroy,...
  One of the fastest-growing metropolises in South America, Bogotá is the cultural center of Colombia with its educational institutions and museums.   Having preserved its culture with its 300-year-old houses and cobble-stoned streets, Bogotá may be considered a small city but it’s the third-largest city in the Americas after...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

  Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national flag-carrier, offers affordable flights from its transfer hub, Istanbul, for those who’d like to experience the most beautiful cities in the Balkans, the Caucasus and Ukraine at the end of fall....
The first stewardesses started working in the mid-1940s when DC-3 aircrafts were added to the fleet. Then came the inflight catering service, which increased the number of stewardesses on board. As the fleet expanded with new aircrafts and the...
  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, an avid supporter of sports events, the event is attended by 100 boats and 1,500 sailors. Also hosting acoustic concerts and orientation parties as well as cooking, photography and fashion contests, the...
  The 17th Antalya International Piano Festival started on September 21, bringing together music fans and local and foreign musicians. Zhang Zou (September 21) abd Julian Rachlin (October 1) concerts took place with the title sponsorhsip of...
  The lounge in Washington D.C. is available to all eligible passengers of Turkish Airlines and other Star Alliance Carriers. The lounge is located on 440 sq m area with a capacity for 120 seats and directly linked to Turkish Airlines’...
Turkish Airlines, continues to be the leading brand in the industry thanks to prestigious sponsorships alongside its achievements in aviation. In this regard, Turkish Airlines Open gathers the world’s best golfers for the fourth time, and will...