2017 March

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

Dear Guests,

As an airline company flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, we carry you to different worlds and share the joy of bringing what’s far near. In addition to our Conakry...

CITYSCOPE

Rembrandt: Rediscovered
The books series İşte (Here is…) takes readers onto a pleasant journey in art history with exclusive illustrations by award-winning artists. The latest book of the series İşte Rembrandt (Here is Rembrandt) has...
Mythology for Kids
Rüya Takımı: Medusa’nın Pusulası (Dream Team: Medusa’s Compass) is a children’s novel written by Gülşah Elikbank. Suitable for kids between ages 8 and 12, the novel tells the story of four adventurous...
Istanbul’s Urban Memory
Aiming to increase awareness of cultural erosion, the Istanbul Research Institute’s periodical Annual of Istanbul Studies comprises articles that seek to contextualize the city’s past with a holistic view. The...
A Day to Explore Istanbul’s Kulliyyahs
The silhouette of Istanbul perfectly reflects the indescribable harmony between its domes and the sky. A witness to empires, the dull grey domes are an inseparable part of the cityscape. Many of these structures which...
Those Who Passed Through Istanbul
André Chénier, Agatha Christie, Ferenc Liszt, Adam Mickiewicz, Behçet Necatigil and Pierre Loti... Some were born in Istanbul, some spent a part of their lives here, others passed away here. One of these names may...
Yeşilköy: Our Neighborhood
Yeşilköy, a district that resembles a history book, the current name of Ayastefanos (Saint Stephen), derived from the name of the church built in honor of St. Stephen who once lived here. The Treaty of San Stefano,...
Milk Puddings in the Ottoman Cuisine
Muhallebi (custard) and sütlaç (rice pudding) were the main milk puddings in the Ottoman cuisine. Formerly called sütlü aş (milk dish), rice pudding is first encountered in poems by Kaygusuz Abdal and in the...
Coffee Break in Brooklyn
Listed as one of the “10 Best Events in New York,” New York Tea and Coffee Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary. Displaying the latest products of more than 75 brands at Brooklyn EXPO Center, the festival...
Gorgeous Knots
Examining the cultural interaction among Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Empires via carpet patterns, the exhibition Imperial Threads is on display at Doha Museum of Islamic Art.
Virtuoso Istanbul
Originated in Central Asia and improved by the imperial experience of the Ottoman period, Turkish music can be regarded as an accumulation of a long history and different geographies. Since the differences in...
Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo
  Chosen as one of the 100 Most Influential People by TIME magazine, the prominent Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's exhibition My Eternal Soul can be visited at Tokyo National Art Center. 
Mihri Müşfik and Istanbul
  The Yunus Emre Institute in London, organizes a special exhibition for Women’s Day in honor of Mihri Müşfik Hanım, the first Turkish female contemporary painter. Terry Katalan is the curator of the...
Puppetry Visits Izmir
  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the 11th Izmir International Puppet Days is attended by 40 puppet theaters from 20 countries. This year's slogan is "Puppets Build Bridges."
World Cinema Visits Miami
  Bringing world cinema to Miami for the last 34 years, Miami International Film Festival aims to build bridges between cultures through the seventh art.
La La Land
  The original soundtrack album for La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, in which Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play the lead roles, was released by Interscope Records, including digital platforms.
Imelda May
  Imelda May has revealed her new album cover as she officially announces her fifth studio record, entitled Life. Love. Flesh. Blood, to be released on Decca Records on April 7. The album features musical...
Katy Perry
  Capitol Records released Chained to the Rhythm, the first single from Katy Perry’s forthcoming album. Perry co-wrote the single with Max Martin, Sia Furler, Ali Payami and Skip Marley. She performed the song...
  See the exhibition Visit Beirut! at Sursock Museum to go on a journey in early 20th-century Beirut guided by postcards, guides and travel articles from the Fouad Debbas Collection.
The most important design fair in South Africa, Puro Diseño sets the trends in fashion, accessory, jewelry, decoration, graphic design and textile industries for 15 years. Held at La Rural Convention Center in Buenos...

ARTICLES

Keanu Reeves on the Set and at Home
Excitedly awaited by action movie fans, John Wick: Chapter 2 has just been released. You play a merciless assassin. You're also one of the actors who are savvy about guns. Could you tell us how you prepared for this role? It wasn't all that different from the first movie except that this time, I pushed my limits further. I continued training...
Mediterranean Flavors
We  take off at sunrise; our plane takes a wide turn towards the north as the beautiful Bosphorus enters my field of vision. I consider myself lucky as I have chosen a seat with a clear view during the online check-in. Flying south from Istanbul, it’s a pleasure to gaze at Anatolia in such cloudless and clear weather - the view changes...
La Dolce Vita in Sharm El Sheikh
Upon Arrival- Saturday Just a 2 hour 45 minute-long flight from Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh will hint that you are closer to the vacation of your dreams with the warm wind on your face. Here is the beach surrounded by palm trees and the crystal-clear Red Sea in all its liveliness. If you're staying at a place like the Royal Savoy Hotel, you can...
Harkiv
The world is a giant atlas waiting to be explored, brimming with new opportunities and gateways to stories that invite the adventurous, the free-spirited and the brave. The time has come to follow that call. Having commenced flights to Kharkiv, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its flight network with new landscapes and stories for everyone....
Pa-aling Fishermen
Last year I traveled to Palawan to document pa-aling, which is a method of net fishing practiced in the Philippines around the islands of Cebu and Palawan. We spent a week at sea with two pa-aling boats, men diving approximately three times every day. Pa-aling involves groups of men diving to the ocean floor and setting up a large purse-shaped...
A Week in Los Angeles
Actor, producer and director Denzel Washington says "In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." The legendary Hollywood sign everyone knows from the tabloids and news is a thrilling element even for the residents of L.A. Most people here are from somewhere else, drawn over the decades by the gold rush, aerospace, high-tech media, music and, yes, the...
Destination: Edremit
Edremit Known for its mesmerizing natural wonders rather than its touristic elements, the lovely district of Edremit can be said to be a small metropolis in the Aegean Region. Whether you visit Altınoluk, Akçay or Ayvalık, make sure to visit Edremit for a short break and stop by Cumhuriyet Lokantası. This family-run restaurant that I...
A New Era in Corporate Travel
Flying to more destinations than any other airline, Turkish Airlines is the best airline in Europe with a leading global coverage thanks to its firm compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line and service quality. The company offers Corporate Club as the beneficial corporate loyalty program for its corporate customers. Corporate...
An Unforgettable Night of Super Bowl
The final match of the American football league is one of the most popular TV events in U.S. history. It's the day when people eat the most after Thanksgiving. It's celebrated like a national holiday for which preparations begin days in advance. The half-time hosts performances by music giants and broadcasts the most prominent commercials of the...
Kazakhstan: At Home in the Steppe
"We are Kazakhs — the residents of the steppe. We have neither rare nor expensive items and goods. Our main wealth consists of a herd of horses. Their meat and skin become our best meals and clothing, and their fermented milk is our favorite drink. In our land, there are no gardens or buildings. The grassland is our entertainment and we visit...
Commercial Stars of the Super Bowl
Turkish Airlines operates flights to 296 destinations with passengers from all across the world. Crossing paths with a few billion people, the global brand promotes its name to this great mass of people via some of the world’s most renowned people. Presenting the viewers with commercials featuring celebrities such as Kevin Costner, Kobe...
Final Four Lands in Istanbul
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, the highest ranking basketball organization in Europe, includes European teams but the first-class tournament is followed by the whole world. Growing each year with sponsorships and an increasing interest, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague organizes more games than previous years due to a change in the system. With 16...
Non-Transferable is Released!
The romcom Non-Transferable, a collaboration between Turkish Airlines that supports high-quality content that bears a relation to current issues, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and VIP Tourism Agency, was released in February on various digital and VOD platforms. The movie features an entire cast of digital influencers...
You Can Deal with Stress by Managing It!
Since a completely stress-free life is unreal, the solution is to manage this process in a healthy way. Stress makes one stronger. A controllable amount of stress improves one’s psychological defense and makes him/her more diligent. It’s also defined as an “enhancer trauma.” One should not strive to defeat stress but to manage it. We...
Çanakkale in My Mind
I  don’t know where to begin – its location where seas meet, its unique nature, or the traces left behind by bygone civilizations? By now, I visit to explore things I haven’t had the chance to discover before. I leave Istanbul long before the streetlights are turned off. Gelibolu and Eceabat are the first stops on my list. I arrive...
St. Patrick’s Day is the best time to visit this unrivaled island which meets all the expectations of its visitors with spectacular vistas, and the natural richness and diversity that have flourished under the influence of the Atlantic. Unlike the surrounding sea and its cold climate, the Irish are warm-blooded and jolly. On March 17, they...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Turkish Airlines received two Sky Service awards for international carriers acting in Russia – “The best in-flight entertainment system” and “The best service in economy class”. Sky Service Awards is based on the national airline...
The national flag carrier that flies to 296 destinations in 120 countries adds direct flights between Antalya and Algeria to its wide flight network in the 2017 summer season. The round-trip direct flights between Antalya and Algeria will operate...
Turkish Airlines offers Miles&Smiles members a new products - the RFID Baggage Card  makes it easy to solve any problems related to baggage, and aims to increase the quality of the baggage delivery service offered to customers. Installed...
Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a code share agreement that covers routes between Turkey and Namibia. The signing ceremony took place with senior officials from both companies. The deal was signed by Namibia Deputy Minister of...
All passengers aboard Turkish Airlines flights on February 5, 2017 that were equipped with an Internet connection had the opportunity to watch a live broadcast of the Super Bowl, the final game of American Football League. Turkish Airlines' Chief...
Having been chosen the “Best Airline in Europe” for the last six years, Turkish Airlines’ new commercial featuring Morgan Freeman was premiered at Super Bowl was first aired on February 5 during the Super Bowl, the final game of the National...
Turkish Airlines continues its expanse in the African continent. With new flights to Conakry as of January 30, the global carrier operates flights to 51 destinations in 32 countries in Africa. Commenting on the launch of the Conakry line Turkish...
The preparations for the climb began in November 2016 and came to fruition in no time thanks to the support of Turkish Airlines when the team climbed the Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak. One of the most touristic locations in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro...