2017 April

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

Dear Guests,

Spring has arrived, and tourism has awakened, especially on the Mediterranean coasts. Turkish Airlines continues to increase its flight frequencies and to open new flight routes in order to carry you to the beauties of Turkey and the...

CITYSCOPE

A Watch Case for Globetrotters
Recharging and protecting their smartwatches is a real problem for long-distance travelers. Apple’s Incase smartwatch case is resistance-proof, and features a charging cable inside. It’s the perfect accessory for...
Ring of Power
Motiv is just the thing you’re looking for if you care about strength as well as technique while working out. Unlike other bracelet-shaped tracking devices, Motiv has an almost unnoticeable feel during the day. It...
The Winner is the One Who Eats the Most Mussels
The Mussel Eating Contest, loved by the residents of the district of Beşiktaş and aiming to become a local tradition, invites everyone to the Beşiktaş coastline on April 11. Last year's winner ate 203 mussels,...
Advanced Mobile Photography
The era of mobile photography has arrived. Smartphone Telephoto PRO Camera Lens is one of the accessories manufactured for avid mobile photographers who use improved cameras on their smartphones. Mountable on the...
Salads from the Royal Kitchen
Bearing an important role in Turkish cuisine and having adopted traditional forms, salads are mixtures  of raw ingredients such as herbs, vegetables, fruit and plant roots that can also be served with yogurt,...
Arnavutköy: A Coastal Beauty
In Arnavutköy, where the coasts of the Bosphorus embrace each another, history is intertwined with the smell of the sea, and wooden mansions line the coast. As you walk up the narrow streets, the memories of the...
Lighthouses of Istanbul
Lighthouses have been flickering along the Bosphorus and the coasts of Istanbul. The first modern lighthouse in Istanbul was Ahırkapı Lighthouse built in 1755. It was followed Rumeli, Anadolu, Fenerbahçe,...
Seeb
Worldwide chart toppers Seeb, now release their exciting new single, in collaboration with R City, Under Your Skin via Sky Music/Universal Music. The upbeat vocals, soft synth melodies, and thumping bass-line come...
Piers: The Quiet Stops in the Bosphorus
Küçüksu Pier I begin my tour on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus, and my first stop is Küçüksu. Barış Pirhasan defined this place as the “loneliest pier in the Bosphorus,” and he is so right. When...
Floral Dreams in Tokyo
The largest flower festival in Japan, Flower Dream Tokyo welcomes spring. Held at Big Sight, the event also hosts sales of rare planets and the Japan Cup flowering contest. April 22-23, Tokyo
Paul McCartney
The reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers in the Dirt is released on March 24. The album is the 10th installment of the Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection. In 1989, Paul McCartney shot two...
Slimane
Algerian singer Slimane Nebchi, who won the fifth season of The Voice in France, rised to the top of the lists in France and Belgium with his album À bout de rêves in 2016. Young singer will play in the musical...
Festive Streets in Adana
Greeting the orange blossoms and welcoming thousands of guests from all across Turkey and abroad, Adana in April-International Orange Blossom Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary. The first and only street...
Spring on the Silver Screen
Organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 36th Istanbul Film Festival screens the masterpieces and cult movies of cinema. April 5-15, Istanbul
Kites, Up!
Organized by Mardin Museum Management with the support of volunteers, the Kite Festival livens up the skies in Mardin.  April 17-24, Mardin
Energy Giants in Istanbul
The 5th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Smart Cities Congress and Fair (ICSG) is organized in collaboration with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the Ministry of Energy and...
The Journey of Gems in the Grand Bazaar
For over 500 years, jewelers have kept the art of jewelry beating in and around Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. However, this profession, which is shaped by the master-apprentice system and demands meticulous and patient...
Time for gourmands to cleanse their palates! The international and local stars of the gastronomy world prepare a selection of delicious tastes for fine dining enthusiasts. Reserve your place at World Gourmet Summit,...
One of the most prominent culture events in Spanish-speaking countries, Buenos Aires Book Fair invites more than 1 million readers for a 20-day literature marathon. Held at La Rural Exhibition and Convention Center...

ARTICLES

An Oasis by the Ocean
Upon Arrival - Friday Opened in 1940, the National Museum and House of Culture is an ideal place to gain some insight into the culture and history of Tanzania. The museum displays a variety of objects from artifacts found in the Leakey excavations, regarded as important in paleoanthropology studies, to traditional instruments and clothes....
The Ottoman Cultural Heritage in South Africa
Though geographically distant, the Ottoman state was present even in the farthest corners of South Africa through its various activities. The economic relations initiated in 1838 were replaced educational activities over time. The relationship between the two territories began with Mudarris (Professor) Sayyid Abu Bakr Effendi’s assignment to...
Houston: A City of Art
The first thing you notice when flying into Houston is the huge scale of a city that seems to stretch for miles in all directions. The landscape is flat, which makes the cluster of skyscrapers in the distance stand out as the obvious point of orientation for the first-time visitor. This is downtown Houston, the geographic center of the city,...
Kyoto in Cherry Blossom Season
In a scene from the movie The Last Samurai, the character of Lord Moritsugu Katsumoto, the samurai leader, walks in a temple garden surrounded by sakura (cherry blossoms) in full bloom. Katsumoto, who usually terrifies everyone as a commander, recites softly as he compares the cherry blossoms to life: “ To know life in every breath, every cup...
Uros: The People of the Lake
Situated between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest one in the world. Around the region the lake and the sky are blue, the reeds on the bank are green, and the rocky landscape is the color of earth. Luckily, the indigenous people of Uros live here and add their own bright and unlimited array of...
A Candid Conversation with Edward Norton
When did you decide to be an actor? My mother was working when I was a kid. I had a babysitter and she was involved in the school theater. I'd watch her rehearse her role and thought that this was a fun thing to do. I loved writing or telling stories but I never thought of doing it professionally. It was only a hobby for me until my 20s. You...
A Day in Gaziantep
Although there are a number of reasons to visit Gaziantep, recently, short culinary tours are in demand. Though as a chef based in Istanbul I may seem to be one of those transient visitors, I’ve been raised in these lands. Therefore, whenever I buy a plane ticket to Gaziantep, I feel an excitement akin to that of the last day of school. Since...
Inflight Entertainment System Has Been Renewed
Do you know about our new design for the inflight entertainment system? We’ve renewed the design of inflight personal screens to offer you the best and some more. Here are the novelties offered by this user-friendly new design that puts the content on the forefront. Fast and Easy Content Access: The new design offers easy access to the most...
A Bicycle Ride Around the Fairy Chimneys
Somewhere around 20 odd years ago, that was when the Cappadocia magic first cast its spell over my imagination. It was a photographer friend who first showed me these “Hobbit like” photos he had taken on a trip to the region. His eyes lit up as he recounted tall tales of fairy chimneys, cave dwellers and mused over the great potential for...
Happy Anniversary, Montreal!
When musician and poet Leonard Cohen passed away, mourners left bouquets of flowers overflowing onto the sidewalk in front of his Montreal apartment. The man who performed alongside Jimi Hendrix and whose music was covered by Johnny Cash was a legend, yet Montrealers treated him like any other person, with the same acceptance offered to all the...
Çınar: A Movie from A Harsh Land
Ranked in the top nine movies among 600 applications by a jury of 14 people at the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Directorate General of Movie Theaters, the movie Çınar, is set in the Sarıkamış district of Kars regarded as one of the world’s most impressive cities with its history, climate, landscape, flora, fauna,...
#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia
A few weeks ago, social media figure Jérôme Jarre and Hollywood star Ben Stiller initiated an exemplary campaign for all the world to follow. The campaign, which Turkish Airlines was a part of as the only airline company in the world that operates direct flights to Somalia, has collected an aid of over 2,300,000 dollars for Somalia. With 1.3...
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. Now, it's time to follow that call. Operating flights to Samara, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its flight network with new landscapes and stories.   1-Samara was...
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. Now, it's time to follow that call. Operating flights to Voronezh, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its flight network with new landscapes and stories.   1-The local...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Standing out among competitors with the number of countries and international destinations it reaches and ranking first in this field, the flag-carrier airline company currently operates flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan,...
While 28 years have passed since the birth of the Challenge Tour, its membership gets younger and younger, in 2011 Tommy Fleetwood became the youngest World Golf Rankings winner at the age of 20 years and 290 days. The Turkish Airlines Challenge...
Supported by BEBKA (Promotion Agency of Bursa, Eskişehir and Bilecik) and hosted by the Center of Science and Technology, Turkish Airlines Bursa Science Fair is the largest, most entertaining and only international science fair in Turkey. The...
Held for the third time by Anadolu Agency, the international news photo contest Istanbul Photo Awards 2017's winners are announced.  Taken by French photographer Frederic Lafargue for Paris-Match, the powerful image titled Escaping DAESH was...
Turkish Airlines has become a sponsor of the movie Ayla, which is based on a true story of a Turkish soldier and a 5-year-old Korean girl during the Korean War. The national flag-carrier is the transportation sponsor of the Turkey-South Korea...
Turkish Airlines, the national flagship airline company, continues to expand its flight network both in Turkey and abroad. Turkish Airlines commences daily direct flights from Istanbul to Edremit on March 31.
Founded last year with the support of Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Women's Volleyball Team gained great achievements in its first year. Having finalized the group as the...
The PATWA award was received by Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur at ITB Berlin, one of the world’s leading travel & trade shows. Speaking on this occasion Ahmet Olmuştur said, “We are honored to have won the PATWA...
At Bonds & Loans, Turkish Airlines won three awards: “Transport Finance Deal of the Year”, “Trade and Export Finance Deal of the Year” and “Structured Finance Deal of the Year” in the field of aircraft finance. Bonds & Loans is...
Attending the opening day of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB), one of the world’s leading tourism events, the Republic of Turkey Minister of Foreign Relations Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Republic of Turkey Minister of Culture and...