2017 January

MESSAGE OF THE CHAIRMAN

Welcome Aboard

New Hope, New Horizons

Dear Guests,
As we begin a new year, I would like to thank you all for choosing the Best Airline in Europe and thank my colleagues who work to provide you with an award-winning service quality and an...

CITYSCOPE

Navigation on Your Wrist
  Smartwatches by the tech company Garmin that blend navigation and health tracking technologies attracted attention at CES, one of the world's biggest technology fairs. The stylishly designed device was...
Unlimited Wi-Fi
  GeeFi is an innovative device that enables users to have unlimited Wi-Fi at 4G speed. Its innovation lies in the fact that it provides access to the Internet in more than 100 countries without any roaming...
Istanbul’s Talking Inscriptions
  Monumental inscriptions offered a means to become permanent and to address the future in the Ottoman period. Istanbul’un Sessiz Kitabeleri (The Silent Inscriptions of Istanbul) offers more than 60...
Cooking Thoughts
  Cooking and philosophizing are doubtlessly the oldest two activities in history. Written by Francesca Rigotti, Philosophy in the Kitchen: A Brief Critique of Reason in the Kitchen aims to process, prepare,...
Your Plants are in Safe Hands
  It’s always a problem who will water your plants when you’re traveling and Parrot H2O is designed to solve this conundrum. Connectible to devices via Bluetooth, the two-liter H20 measures the temperature...
Mantı and Börek in the Ottoman Cuisine
Although mantı, which has decorated tables for centuries, was generally boiled or steamed, it’s known that it was also fried, while people would also eat oven-baked filo pastries with various fillings. Eating only...
Istanbul Scents Carved in Memory
It’s easy to visually describe a city but not as simple to compose a song about it or to create a perfume that reminds one of its scent - smell is the hardest sense of all to represent. Instilling favored scents to...
Caution, Ferry Approaching the Pier!
  Almost all districts along the Bosphorus have piers named after them. A meeting place for both daily commuters that travel from one continent to another and lovers waiting for one another, most of these piers...
The Appeal of Cihangir
Taksim and İstiklal Street have always been the city's most popular and vibrant spots by attracting art and culture enthusiasts, shopping aficionados and those looking for fun. Moreover, it has further increased its...
A Journey into the Depths of Istanbul
Many things have been said about historic cities throughout time. Some of these are historical facts, proved by artifacts and documents. Others are rumors, or as referred to among the youth, "urban legends." Arguably...
The Geography of the Sea
  Passion for travel is as old as the history of humanity. Though books written by those who follow this passion may discuss different geographies, they appeal to the same feelings. This guide written by Orhan...
Max Richter
  Hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, Max Richter is also a pianist, producer, remixer and collaborator, but most importantly, one of the most prolific of contemporary musical artists. In...
Move to Overcome
Get a move on with the campaign Move to Overcome, which aims to bring people together - both undisabled and disabled - through sports. Be compassionate and greet your disabled neighbor, colleague and friend!...
The Keepers of the Streets
  Witness the journey of street dogs which are an essential part of daily life in Istanbul at the exhibition The Four-Legged Municipality: Street Dogs of Istanbul at the Istanbul Research Institute.
Quebec Under a White Blanket
  Quebec, one of the first cities that come to mind when talking about snow, has been hosting one of the world’s most extensive winter festivals since 1894. Increasing its number of activities every year,...
Sting
  Sting's excitedly awaited album 57th & 9th was released on November 18. This is Sting’s 12th solo album, named after the intersection he crosses to get to the studio every day. Taking an interest in...
Sundance Film Festival
  With the intention of offering an alternative to the Hollywood movie industry, Sundance Film Festival aims to increase its attendance, which last year reached 46,000 people.
Sculpting in Ice
  It wouldn’t be wrong to call Harbin, a city on northeastern China, a “Kingdom of Ice.” With harsh winters, Harbin hosts one of the world’s most renowned ice and snow festivals every year for two...
Rae Sremmurd
  SremmLife 2, the new album from the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, is out now on Interscope Records worldwide, and is the follow-up to brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi’s platinum-selling album, SremmLife. The...
  Having a prominent place in the British film calendar, London Short Film Festival celebrates its 14th anniversary. Offering a platform for the country’s young talents, the festival also accepts applications...
  Starting the art season every January, the international art fair Art Stage Singapore gathers the best of Asian contemporary art, and is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the region’s art...
  Expressing the façade of nature transformed by industrialism with large-scale photographs, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is welcomed at Borusan Contemporary with the exhibition Aqua Shock: Selections...
  Since 1977, Sydney Festival turns the largest Australian city into a hub of art. The festival, attended free of charge by 500,000 people on average every year and selling 150,000 tickets, hosts hundreds of...

ARTICLES

Southern Hemisphere in Winter
At this time of year it’s a little harder to find a lot of sunshine. The mercury has dropped, days have shortened and the days of departing for a city break in your lightest summer clothing seem far away. It is at this time of year that we have cause to give thanks for the invention of the aeroplane. Exactly the conditions that most of us are...
Venice is a Stage and the Play is Genuine
One should be very grateful if there is a sea by the city where he or she lives. Istanbul receives the lion’s share of this gratitude together with Venice, its twin city. I’m standing on the Dolmabahçe Pier with Vivaldi’s rondos filling my ears. Painted red by the sunset, the Bosphorus narrows down and turns into the Canal Grande. If the...
A Waltz of Chocolate and Coffee
  Sunday - Upon Arrival       As Mozart’s birthplace, his name is attached to everything from the airport to cafés - but his is not the only show in town. What adds to the appeal is that Salzburg is big on culture and exquisite taste, as displayed in its classic coffeehouses which serve heavenly wedges of...
The Many Faces of Marvelous Manila
Metro Manila, to give it its full name, is not a single city but a vast conurbation of settlements which 13 million Filipinos of indigenous, Spanish, Chinese and American descent call home. You could spend a lifetime exploring Manila and never get to the end, which is why I focused on enjoying a few of its most famous areas.  I’ve always...
Grand Canyon
In my nearly forty years of living in Arizona I’ve been to the Grand Canyon over two hundred times, to day hike, to backpack both the famous and remote trails, to climb Brahma Temple, ride mules along it’s rim, and to run its world famous rapids on fourteen river expeditions. The Grand Canyon embodies the very concept of wild, of "being in a...
Atlantic Splendor: Saint-Louis
A slender island packed with French colonial buildings, it is reached from the mainland via the Faidherbe Bridge, an atmospheric late 19th-century steel structure. The bridge sets the tone. It is implicitly modernist, linking to a bygone colonial era.  Saint-Louis (Ndar in Wolof language) is drenched in slightly dilapidated grandeur....
Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez'
Reasons to visit Madrid abound: football games of Real Madrid or Atlético Madrid, delicacies such as tapas and paella, paintings by Velázquez and Goya, bull wrestling, flamenco shows, Picasso’s Guernica. But mine wasn’t one of these; it was a musical piece I admired and its story that is linked to Istanbul. To tell its story, we should go...
A Winter Invitation from Poland
As the first snow of the year hits Poland, the residents of the country have completed all the preparations. The squirrels take their place in tree hollows in Łazienki Park in Warsaw, glove-sellers stand behind their stalls, white paper angels have been placed on windows, the wood sculptor Eugeniusz Zegadło is in his workshop, and colorful...
Robert De Niro: A Living Legend
In addition to many countless awards, you also recently received the Presidential Medal of Honor presented by Barack Obama. How did you feel? I felt honored and gratified. My family was there. Going back to the past and listening to my success with them present was very emotional. You’ve inspired many actors over the years. But who does...
Sofia and Bansko: A Winter Tale
Sofia is interesting in all seasons, but winter utterly transforms the Bulgarian capital, I discovered as soon as I stepped outside for a walk on a crisp winter morning, the snow still fresh in the city. The Bulgarian capital was now all white from the snow and golden from the street lights, the yellow bricks of King Liberator Boulevard, the...
Winter Vacation at a Height
Ilgaz   Central Anatolia is one of the places that receive the first snow in the region, and Yıldıztepe Nature and Winter Sports Center is an ideal spot to fully experience a winter holiday. The tracks across Hacettepe, the summit of Mount Ilgaz, make for a great skiing environment with a slope of 25% degrees for ski fans from Turkey...
How to Prepare Yourself for Big Opportunities
It is a rather odd quandary. Why pursue your big shot at success without preparing for the reality? Is it possible that people simply don't truly believe it's possible? Ultimately, that's a poor excuse for falling short. If the big opportunity comes and you can't recognize it or manage it, you'll let people down and potentially damage your...
Delicacies from Tarsus
If it is possible, you should reserve some parts of your holiday for winter. You should take advantage of a free weekend to get away from the city and from winter’s gloom. I suggest you visit Tarsus - let me tell explain why. Most of the structures that make up the city’s architectural richness are located in the city center, enabling you to...
The Unbounded World of Dalì
Opened on November 25 in Bologna, Dalì Experience is an exclusive exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalì, the mind behind bright ideas and works that left their mark on the 20th century. Among the fundamental elements of the exhibition, which takes on a visionary approach to the works and heritage of Salvador Dalì, a pioneering figure of...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Playing an important role in Turkey’s promotion, Turkish Airlines has released a video for Cappadocia following its stirring video project for Istanbul. Blending Cappadocia’s wonderful atmosphere with Rob Whitworth’s alluring talent for...
  Flying to most countries and international destinations in the world, the national airline Turkish Airlines added Havana (Cuba) and Caracas (Venezuela) to its flight network on December 20 as its 16th and 17th destinations in the Americas....
The Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Fair – EMITT, held between January 26 and 29, 2017, at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center will take place with the corporate sponsorship of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and...
Frequently acclaimed in the aviation industry for its innovative projects aiming to create the perfect flight experience, Turkish Airlines offers a brand new service to its passengers. Via Miniport, which offers daily baggage transportation...
  Turkish Airlines continues to take steps to improve the customer experience. The flagship airline company signed an agreement with Panasonic for the development of its inflight entertainment and Internet connection systems aboard 167...
Welcoming industry professionals from Turkey and around the world, ACE of M.I.C.E. is expected to revitalize MICE tourism by attracting qualified hosted buyers from abroad with Turkish Airlines as the title sponsor.   As part of the ACE of...
  Turkish Airlines has expanded its wide flight network by commencing flights to Zanzibar, the popular holiday destination in Africa. Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur made a speech at the opening ceremony at the...