2017 February

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

Dear Guests,
I’d like to thank you for flying with us, and wish you all a pleasant flight. 

We share with you the joy of having been chosen once again the “Best Airline in Europe” in...

CITYSCOPE

!f Starts!
Organized with the theme Things That Heal, the 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival continues to inspire with various events. The festival begins in Istanbul, and visits Izmir and Ankara in March.
Welcome to Berlinale
Berlinale signals which movies we’ll be seeing in 2017. Hosting the Golden and Silver Bear award ceremonies, the festival’s jury president is Dutch director Paul Verhoeven.
The Stairs of the City of Seven Hills
Some take us to a wonderful scene, some around palaces, and some from one district to another. A witness to countless unions and farewells, historic staircases are arguably the most photogenic structures in the...
Public Order among the Ottomans
Osmanlı İstanbul’unda Asayiş (Public Order in Ottoman Istanbul), written by historian Noémi Lévy-Aksu, is presented to history buffs. Aksu portrays Istanbul between 1879 and 1909 from a range of perspectives...
History, Travel and Literature
Gustave Flaubert is regarded as one of the giants of world literature’s with his novel Madame Bovary. Between 1849 and 1851, Flaubert went on a journey to the East and Doğu’ya Yolculuk (Journey to the East) talks...
The Rolling Stones
On December 2, 2016, the Rolling Stones released Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, the album takes the band back to their roots and the passion for...
Art Marathon in Hong Kong
Held for the 45th time this year, Hong Kong Art Festival has been turning the city into a giant stage since 1973. Attended by hundreds of artists every year, the festival offers dozens of exquisite performances from...
Don't Buy, Adopt!
Haykonfed, the only Animal Rights Confederation in Turkey, aims to prevent the sale of pets on Valentine's Day and the abandonment of animals in streets and at shelters. Haykonfed encourages animal lovers to adopt...
Olympic Games  in Erzurum
Attended by young athletes from all across Europe who wish to be a part of the Olumpic Games, the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF) is held in Erzurum, one of Turkey's prominent winter sports centers. Held...
Istanbul Knot by Knot
The journey of carpets begins with the assorted hardships brought along by the nomadic lifestyle. In order to make life easier, women weaved the warp and weft of all textiles by hand. The madder obtained from plants...
A Day in Samatya
Samatya slowly sweeps time towards its main square. Though there are many differences between its old and new faces, the locals meet on the square with the same feeling of intimacy – either to buy fish from the...
Arcades of Istanbul
Arcades began to be integrated into Istanbul’s urban architecture in the 18th century; however, the Industrial Era was their golden age. The effort of renewal brought about by the Tanzimat Era influenced the local...
Venice Behind Masks
Dating back to the 13th century and regarded as one of the most colorful events in winter, the Carnival of Venice gathers tourists from all across the world in popular venues such as Piazza San Marco, Rio di...
Alessia Cara
Here by Alessia Cara reached over 500,000 total streams in its first week. The artist has gained popularity with her unfiltered sound. Here is the debut single from her debut 5-track EP, Four Pink Walls. The EP tracks...
Jazz Tunes up in the North
One of the largest jazz events in Europe, Vinterjazz arrives to warm the cold Danish weather with music tunes. Comprising more than 300 concerts in about 75 different venues every year, the festival is simultaneously...
Game Dishes in the Ottoman Cuisine
Hunting, a common activity among Turks, continued during the Ottoman period, and game had a special place in the royal kitchen. We know that gazelle and wild deer were the most hunted prey, followed by crane, wild...
Møme
Møme (Jérémy Souillart) was raised in Nice and his ‘chillwave’ sound is proving a great hit back in his native France. Nevertheless, Aloha, from Møme’s latest album Panorama, owes much to...
Who could say no to a weekend full of chocolate, sweets, ice cream, cookies and coffee? Hosting workshops on new techniques and pastry contests, L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show is held at Los Angeles Congress Center.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha commemorates the boxing legend Muhammad Ali with an exclusive exhibition titled Muhammad Ali: Tribute to a Legend. The exhibition displays memorable moments from the boxer's career...
More than 40 rare works of art selected from the Demet-Cengiz Çetindoğan Collection, which contains works of Ottoman calligraphy from the 16th and 20th centuries, are displayed at the exhibition Reflection of...
One of the most extensive modern and contemporary art fairs in South Asia, Indian Art Fair brings numerous prestigious galleries from many countries, especially India, at the NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi. The...
The 10th Sochi Winter International Art Festival's program comprises music and drama nights, ballet performances, and ethnic music, jazz and rock concerts. The event is directed by famous chef Yuri Bashmet.

ARTICLES

The Pearls of Bahrain
Saturday - Upon Arrival Make sure to visit the Tree of Life, the only tree in the middle of the desert, near the Mountain of Smoke early in the morning. The reason for its name will become immediately obvious: the Tree of Life stands alone for 400 years without water under the scorching sun. Legend has it that those who see it,  will...
Antwerp: Stone, Diamonds and Chocolate
"Why shouldn’t we be proud of our city?" says an elderly local at the bus stop. He looks me firmly in the eye and puts up a different finger for every Antwerp asset he sums up:” The Cathedral! Rubens! Chocolate! Diamonds! Art!” He puts up the other hand and continues: “Fashion!” The man hesitates briefly and shouts “Rubens!”...
Conakry & Ouagadougou
The world is a giant atlas waiting to be explored, brimming with new opportunities and gatesways to stories that invite the adventurous, the free-spirited and the brave. Now, it's time to follow that call. Connecting Conakry and Ouagadougou, two of the largest cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, to each other and the rest of the world, Turkish...
Superlative São Paulo
Often overlooked as a layover en route elsewhere, or a place to jet in and straight back out for business, São Paulo has a unique charm that, given a sense of adventure and a little bit of planning, will leave first-time visitors with a thirst for more. Start the week with an espresso at the counter of Café Floresta, on the ground...
Canadian Hunters
For many of us who come from more southerly parts of the world, the Arctic seems to be an inhospitable place, an icy wilderness with freezing temperatures. Inuit see the Arctic differently, for them it’s quite simply ‘home,’ a beautiful place where they have lived for centuries. It’s remarkable how they mastered this harsh environment...
The Northern Face of Sweden
The sun hovered in the horizon but never truly rose, bathing densely packed snow with golden light. Swedish Lapland spread out like white sheets of cake icing as our plane made its final approach into Kiruna with cloud-free and crisp blue skies above us. This elicited a remark from our pilot over the intercom: "We are in luck." Our chances of...
Tangier: The Moroccan Favorite
Since I live in Istanbul, I take the ferry a few times a week to ride back and forth between Asia and Europe via the Bosphorus. During one of these ferry rides, which enables me to move from one continent to another in half an hour, I decided to go on a similar intercontinental trip from Europe to Africa. I’d ride the ferry from the Spanish...
A Late Afternoon in Lisbon
From the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte, a hilltop vantage point with views towards the River Tejo, I watch the golden evening sky over central Lisbon burnish then deepen slowly to purple. Orange street lamps flicker on, illuminating the white facades of buildings in the valley below. Darkness has fallen but the night air of the Portuguese...
For A Snow-White Vacation
Kocaeli, Kartepe  Kartepe Ski Center, which has been in service since 2005 and is one of the most popular facilities in the region, takes the skiing standards of Turkey and the world to a higher level. Gathering ski fans from various regions with the opening of the season, the center features numerous tracks catering to all levels of...
Waiting for a Domestic Aircraft
Today Turkey prepares to manufacture a domestic airplane as part of a greater project which Turkish Airlines is proud to be a part of. However, this is not the first endeavor towards this goal; Vecihi Hürkuş and Nuri Demirağ attempted to realize Turkey’s dream of manufacturing a domestic airplane and made great steps in this direction. The...
Traveling with Children
A Turkish proverb says "He that travels knows more than the one that lives longer." Over the years, I've seen my children learn a great deal from traveling. And I learned something myself: Traveling with kids is both profitable and favorable. The Campo de' Fiori is one of Rome’s loveliest squares. Each day a market pops up here, as it has for...
A Chat with Will Smith
Having released his first hip hop album in 1986, Will Smith has won four Grammy Awards throughout his prospering career and has had five nominations for a Golden Globe and two for an Academy Award. He was chosen “the actor with the highest net worth” by Forbes in 2014. While five of the 21 movies he acted in grossed over 500 million USD, the...
Kütahya: A Table of Tiles
Those who travel frequently will know that no matter where you go in Anatolia, the homeland of wheat, every city you visit cooks a local kind of pastry. These different versions can sometimes kindle friendly rivalry among cities. Ranging from tarhana (soup with dried yogurt) to mantı (Turkish ravioli), these delicacies are reinterpreted with...
Modernism and traditionalism may blend together in many places but the harmony between these binary oppositions achieved by South Koreans is surely mesmerizing.   While the capital city of Seoul has become the world’s third most populated metropolis and other cities in the country continue to...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

EURIE is supported by the Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS), the region’s largest and strongest non-governmental organization in terms of higher education. It aims to improve international collaborations and projects by sharing the latest...
Having been chosen the “Best Airline Company in Europe” for six consecutive years, Turkish Airlines received the Gold Award at LACP Spotlight organization.Included in the “Sustainability Report” category, Turkish Airlines achieved a great...
Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, the global carrier adds the 120th country to its extensive flight network as of January 30. Conakry, Turkish Airlines’ 51st destination in Africa, is the capital of the Republic of...
The concert was held twice on January 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both concerts received great attention and acclaim. The event welcomed many guests from outside Kushimoto as well. Keiichiro Kondo, one of the top executives at NHK, Japan’s national...
Turkish Airlines, one of the leading brands in global civil aviation, maintains a stable performance in 2017  with its innovative approach in all fields of activity  and the new flight lines it adds to its flight network. Flying to...
Conducted for the first time with the support of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly and the Ministry of Economy, the research “Top 500 Large-Scale Services Exporters in Turkey” handed out rewards to the winners. Having made the top of the list,...