2016 November

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Dear Passengers,

 

Welcome on board. I wish you all a safe and pleasant flight.

As someone who has worked in various positions at Turkish Airlines and ...

CITYSCOPE

Art in Taipei
One of the most prominent international art fairs in Asia, Art Taipei displays the best works from both renowned and rising galleries. Attended by 67 galleries from Taiwan, 11 from Europe, 42 from Japan and South...
Days of Photography in Paris
The most extensive art fair in Europe reserved for photography, Paris Photo is an important meeting place for collectors and photography enthusiasts. The fair displays a wide range of works - from vintage photographs...
Colors of Anatolia in Boston
One of the most extensive Turkish festivals in the U.S., the 20th Boston Turkish Festival's theme is Colors of Anatolia. Promoting the rich cultural heritage of Anatolia with exhibitions, concerts and workshops, the...
The Best of Contemporary Art
Filling the city with art, the 11th Contemporary Istanbul brings together dozens of local and international galleries and collectors.
The Heart of Tourism Beats at the 10th Travel Turkey Izmir
Turkish Airlines is the airline sponsor for Travel Turkey Izmir Tourism Fair and Congress that brings together the tourism industry. One of the most important meetings in the Turkish tourism industry, Travel Turkey...
Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul
Organized in collaboration with International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, the  4th International Bosphorus Film Festival is held in Istanbul between November 10 and 18. Anadolu...
Cinematic Istanbul
Could Fuat Uzkınay, the director of the first Turkish movie, have imagined that Istanbul would be home to the century-long history of Turkish cinema when he filmed the demolition of the Russian monument in...
A Leisurely Exploration of Tophane
Do not be fooled by the landfill along the coast – the slope from the sea meanders through Tophane towards the shadow of the Galata Tower. The district is full of slopes and dead-end back alleys. That’s why people...
A Cup of Turkish Coffee, Please!
For Turks, coffee is a dear excuse for conversation. It’s more than a few sips in a small porcelain cup. It has a unique color and has a significant meaning. There’s even an old Turkish saying: “A cup of Turkish...
Support for Justice
Hosted by the Woman and Democracy Association, and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the 2nd International Women and Justice Summit will take place between November 25 and 26, 2016 with...
Make a Wish in Thailand
Meaning "floating boat" in Thai, Loi Krathong is one of the most visually incredible festivals in Thailand. During this traditional festival, people gather on the banks of lakes, rivers and canals, and send tiny boats...
Fish Markets and Cooks in the Ottoman Era
The fish market used to be set up between the districts of Unkapanı and Cibalı during the Ottoman era. Here, you could find freshwater and saltwater fish. Fish markets, fishmongers and fisheries were under the...
Diary of a Journalist
"We were three people in this adventure," says Latin American author, Gabrial García "Gabo" Márquez in his travel entries from Europe. Telling the memories of three friends - one Italian, one French and one...
Bookworm Istanbul
The excitedly awaited annual TÜYAP International Istanbul Book Fair has come around again! This year's honorary guest is Germany with the theme Influence of Words - Worte Bewegen. The fair is attended by 30...
Turkish Culture Visits Houston
Held under the theme Turkishfest Lends a Hand, the 25th Houston Turkish Festival promotes Turkish culture and arts including authentic food, coffee, folk dances and music.
The Avener
The Avener is back with a brand new single You Belong featuring vocalist Laura Gibson. Released on August 26, the single attracted much attention across the world. With warm vocal melodies and French house rhythms,...
Friendly Africa
Would you like to learn about Africa's rich species, large forests and long rivers, and to teach this lovely knowledge to your children through African tales? Written by Figen Gündüz Letaconnoux, the children's book...
Vangelis
Released on September 23 globally, Vangelis’s breathtaking recording, Rosetta is inspired by the Rosetta Mission, a pioneering project by the European Space Agency (ESA) to land a probe on a comet for the first time...
The Mediterranean About 600 Years Ago
The Spanish traveler Pero Tafur wrote a travelogue between May 9, 1437 and May 22, 1438 as he explored the Mediterranean from end to end. Having had the chance to see Rome, Venice, Genoa, and the Byzantine and Ottoman...
Bastille
The London-based four-piece band Bastille release their hugely anticipated second album, Wild World on September 9. The album follows the band’s multi-platinum debut, Bad Blood, which shold four million copies. Wild...
Held by Istanbul Modern for the 25th anniversary of TEPTA Lighting, the exhibition Day, Light, Night gathers various architects, designers and artists.
Held in Cappadocia's extraordinary landscape, Cappadocia Ultra Trail breathed new life into trail running with its organization success. Regarded as a contender for becoming one of the world's most popular ultra...
Aiming to carry the rich coffee culture of the Middle East a step further and to meet demand, the International Coffee and Tea Festival is held for the eighth time in Dubai.

ARTICLES

Old Spice in Zanzibar
If you're having trouble finding Nemo, I know just the place to look. Head to the beach at Fumba on the west coast of Zanzibar. Board a dhow – a traditional Arabian-style fishing boat – and sail out into the Indian Ocean, keeping a watchful eye out for frolicking dolphins. Stop at a coral reef, don a mask and snorkel, hop into the bath-warm...
Rome: A Magnetic City of Art
Friday - Upon Arrival For a great start, head towards Villa Borghese where you can see impressive masterpieces. There’s a little surprise in the courtyard: the Pietro Canonica Museum. Here, you can see the works and the bust of Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, by the sculptor who made the Taksim Monument in Istanbul,...
Lake Baikal - The Pearl of Siberia
Siberia is a mesmerizing land with its freezing weather and unexplored geography. Situated on high mountains and surrounded by lush trees, Lake Baikal is known as the "Pearl of Siberia" with its peerless charm and endless landscape that feeds hundreds of rivers. Located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast and the Buryat Republic, Lake...
400th Issue, Millions of Thanks
We published a short article titled “30-Year-Old Traveler” back when Skylife celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. Now, with our 400th issue, it’s almost 35 years old. A person’s 30s are regarded as a productive, consistent and selective period of their lives; we leave you to decide whether Skylife has achieved such maturity. We...
On Cinema with Ben Affleck
I loved your latest film, The Accountant. It’s a great story and a powerful cast. Could you talk about it a little? It’s an intricately and maddeningly schizophrenic action/drama. Though it may look like an ordinary action movie, it defies the definition. I play an unfulfilled mathematical genius. I’m an articulate person but my character...
Colmar: A Lovely Fairy Tale in France
I arrived at Colmar after a few hours’ drive from Basel, and was dazzled by its beauty at first sight. “It surprises me that Colmar’s name is not better known among international travelers. How many other cities have an Old Town as attractive as this?” asks Arnaud, my guide, as we pause under one of the arches of the Koïfhus, the Old...
Five Suggestions for Turkish Business Culture
Human relations are above everything else. No one visits Turkey and leaves unimpressed by its renowned hospitality – and this is true for business relations as well. Everyone you befriend tries to help you in some way. Therefore, here, know-who is just as important as know-how. The more influential people you meet and maintain good relations...
Edirne Pleasures
Choosing where to go when in Turkey is one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make: even with Istanbul out of question (for the city deserves a trip devoted only to it) there is so much to see on the Aegean and Mediterranean coast and Anatolia. One of the most pleasant surprises I have had in Turkey was not in Istanbul, nor south or...
The Thrill Peaks at Turkish Airlines Open
It is another demonstration of Turkish Airlines’ deep commitment to the sport which extends from passengers being able to take golf clubs for free all the way to hosting the greatest talents on the planet. The event now has such a huge pull that 14-time major winner Tiger Woods was set to make it his second tournament back after more than a...
Run for Peace!
Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, Turkcell Gelibolu Marathon was organized in four categories: public run, 10-km run, half marathon and marathon. Held for the second time at Gelibolu Peninsula, regarded as one of the world’s most important thematic tracks with its unique planning, the run was attended by Dylan Walsh, Çanakkale Consul of...
How to Get Prepared for a Winter Holiday
There’s magic to be found in the cold, as I’ve discovered marveling at the snow-topped dome of Hagia Sophia while visiting Istanbul in March, or dodging falling icicles on a New Year's visit to Prague. Many places befit the colder months - the crisp sunshine in Stockholm suits the open skies and water of the Swedish capital. Of course,...
Three Tasty Olives from the Bay
I’ve been following the track of the olive – from Tekirdağ to Yalova, from Sinop to Artvin, from Urfa to Gaziantep, Kilis and Hatay, from Mersin to Muğla, Aydın, Izmir,  Akhisar and Kırkağaç – for many years, sampling all kinds of local products. But I must confess that my visits to Ayvalık, Burhaniye and Edremit offer an...
Time Stands Still in Dubrovnik
Without those glorious buildings, museums that exhibit priceless artworks, and lavish pieces adorning the city squares,  Dubrovnik would still be as beautiful as a lovely painting. Looking down from the top of the hill which can be accessed via cable car, the Old Town resembles a red coral in a blue palm. I enter the pedestrianized Old...
Meaning “new flower,” Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia; this name emphasizes the importance of nature for the locals despite their diverse and numerous communities. The local tribes here adopted different languages and expanded over a course of time, turning Ethiopia into a country where more than 80 ethnic groups coexist. This...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Turkish Airlines is the official airline sponsor for MESMAP-3 (3rd Mediterranean Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Symposium) held at Merit Park Hotel in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus between April 13 and 16, 2017. The meeting is expected to be attended by...
The cover of the first issue of Skylife. Born in 1983, THY Magazine changed its name to Skylife in December 1989. This change was a reflection of the global branding of Turkish Airlines that continuously expanded its international flight network....
Held at Istanbul Congress Center and Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center between November 3 and 6, Contemporary Istanbul comprises 1,050 pieces by 520 artists, and sees the participation of 70 galleries from 19 countries. The event’s...
Mountaineering holds a special place for Turkish Airlines that continues to support different branches of sports. Deriving from the popularity of mountaineering in Mongolia, Turkish Airlines Ulaanbaatar Directorate carries the Turkish Airlines...
Antalya hosted a parade of stars as part of the collaboration between Turkish Airlines and the International Antalya Film Festival. Turkish Airlines provided a comfortable transport for many Turkish actors as well as Connie Nielsen, Maria Grazia...
Inviting investors to grow and to profit together under the motto of “Business, First!”, the 16th MÜSİAD EXPO is the right place for businesspeople to seek new opportunities with B2B meetings, which aim to create global business networks, to...
There’s the logo of Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club on the Boeing 737-800 from AnadoluJet’s fleet; the logo is surrounded by black and white stripes. Before the flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Naples, Italy, there was a farewell...