2017 May

MESSAGE OF THE CEO

Welcome Aboard

 

Dear Guests,

Founded in 1933 with a fleet of five aircrafts, Turkish Airlines has seen ceaseless growth over 84 years, and now carries its passengers to more countries than any other airline in the world with its young and modern fleet. Having...

CITYSCOPE

The Coolest Selfies
Selfies have become an essential part of traveling, and it takes one step further with AirSelfie. Boasting on being the first portable flying camera, AirSelfie can be mounted on phone cases. Its 5-megapixel camera...
Ahmet Yakupoğlu's Istanbul
The Housing Development Administration of Turkey published a book that comprises Istanbul works by painter Ahmet Yakupoğlu, who was one of the most prolific and extraordinary figures of the art scene during the...
Tutunamayanlar is Now in English
Oğuz Atay's novel Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected) is translated into English by Sevin Seydi, who won the John Dryden Translation Competition. The most popular book by Atay, who is regarded as one of the most...
Meat Dishes in the Ottoman Empire
Evliya Çelebi wrote about a fight between corn sellers and butchers; the latter said “Meat gives strength to the body and is one of the most important foods together with bread.” The incident shows us that meat...
Carry Your Coffee with You
If you're a coffee addict, Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Set enables you to carry it with you at all times! Featuring a stylish case of 26x21x9.5 cm, the set includes a thermos, four light cups and a Handpresso pump....
A Friendly Robot
If you remember – and miss – the virtual pet trend of your childhood, you’ll definitely love Cozmo. Mobile on two palettes linked to four wheels, Cozmo is as fun as it’s fast. Like the virtual pet, Cozmo needs...
The Best Design Libraries in Istanbul
Some cities are permeated with a sense of life experiences. Nationalities disappear, civilizations grow and die, but their traces are always preserved somewhere. I go on an exploration of modern art venues beginning...
Kite Season in Istanbul
The warm weather, budding trees, shining sky, and the mild breeze herald the coming of spring and the kite season. Children are impatient to fly the year's first kites. Grandparents remember the times when they made...
Heybeliada: Calm and Adorned
On summer nights, the vinyl plays songs in which lovers “wait by the island coast” or “arrive from the island” while great loves in island-born novels are revealed during island walks. The islands have been...
In Pursuit of Contemporary Art in Venice
The 57th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition brings together prominent names from the contemporary art scene. Cevdet Erek’s work ÇIN is displayed at the biennale’s Turkish pavilion. 
On the Experience of Reading
Comprising pleasant 37 articles, Where I'm Reading From discusses the special world centered around the book for the reader; the author's journey of writing a book and how the reader is included in this adventure; how...
Palme d’Or Hits 70!
Organized every May and regarded as one of the world’s notable cinema events, Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. Held at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the festival’s jury is led by...
Reis Bey Staged
Portraying how a judge's life changes by a mistake the play Reis Bey, written by Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, is staged at Kağıthane Sadabad Sahnesi by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
From Su Kasidesi to Paper
One of the living masters of marbling art, Hikmet Barutçugil’s exhibition Âb-Rû’larda Su Kasidesi is presented to art enthusiasts at Dr. Kadir Topbaş Culture and Art Center.
An Exciting Finale in Basketball
One of the most notable basketball events in Europe, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's excitedly awaited final is here. The four of the last eight teams which have been determined as a result of breathtaking games will...
Ariana Grande & John Legend
Grammy award-winning young singer Ariana Grande collaborated with Grammy and Oscar recipient John Legend to sing Beauty and the Beast which has been recently refilmed by Disney. Originally sung by Celine Dion and...
Jazz Tunes in Istanbul
Istanbul has a brand new festival: Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival. Bringing jazz together with different genres such as blues, electronic, ethnic, funk, indie, classical, pop and rock, the festival’s line-up includes Chick...
Martin Solveig
Extraordinary DJ Martin Solveig, who studied classical music,  had his first pair of turntables when he was 13, and never let them go. Having collaborated with Madonna a few years back, the French singer’s 2016...
Lorde
Platinum certification recipient and hit singer Lorde released her new single Green Light via Universal Music New Zealand. The single’s music video is filmed by famous director Grant Singer.
Are you ready for a spectacular marathon? Held at Huangyaguan, a part of the Wall of China, the world’s longest defense wall, this marathon also offers a wonderful view of the city.
Experience London’s creative richness at Clerkenwell Design Week. Held for the eighth time, the design week hosts exhibitions, special installations, and showrooms.

ARTICLES

A Nomadic Life in the Gobi Desert
Think of a climate that reaches 45 degrees in summer and drops down to minus 40 degrees in winter. Endless sand dunes, scorching heat or freezing cold, scarce water resources, and arid months without one drop of rain... Home to one of the harshest climates in the world, the Gobi Desert is one such place and is inhabited by camel and goat...
Developments for Hassle-Free and Delightful Journeys
Arrival Lounge Arriving Business Class passengers are welcomed at an inviting lounge. Designed with modern and stylish elements, the Arrival Lounge welcomes all Business Class passengers arriving in Istanbul between 5 a.m. and 12 p.m. Offering many comfortable services such as hot breakfast, showers, a library, Internet access and...
New Delhi: One in Two
While New Delhi could take a lifetime to explore, an orientation tour of the city is best begun by visiting Humayun’s Tomb - one of the three World Heritage Sites in Delhi. Its historical and cultural significance stems from the fact that it was the first garden-mausoleum on the Indian subcontinent and the first magnificent example of...
A Quick Exploration in Singapore
Your journey starts right when you land in the eastern end of the island. Singapore's Changi Airport is a destination in itself, world renowned as one of the airports travelers love passing through and sometimes their only contact with Singapore. How many airports have multiple gardens, a free cinema and even a swimming pool for their visitors?...
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Making Peace with History
Friday - Upon Arrival Start your journey at the Baščaršija in Sarajevo, the old bazaar which is the historical and cultural center of the city. In the bezistans (covered markets) and caravanserais, traders from across the Balkans and Venice met. The 16th-century buildings which survive here — the Ottoman-era mosque, the Orthodox church,...
Love Army for Somalia Landed in Mogadishu
The only international airline to operate flights to Somalia, Turkish Airlines gave a quick and clear response by saying “We love Somalia. We got the call for this meaningful flight.” to the movement started in March by social media influencer Jérôme Jarre for Somalia. Supported by Hollywood celebrities such as Ben Stiller with the...
A Miraculous Birth on Turkish Airlines Plane
Nafi Diaby, the 22F passenger aboard Turkish Airlines flight bound from Guinea’s capital Conakry to Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, informed the cabin crew when she started to experience early contractions. The cabin crew rushed to help by beginning with a distribution of tasks. Having been trained for all possible emergencies on board,...
Mardin on the Trail of Agelong Dishes
Being one of the Silk Road stops in Upper Mesopotamia and one of the empires’ favorite cities means being home to traces and traditions of civilizations that are thousands of years old. Visiting Mardin gives off this feeling. This richness is reflected not only in the structures, but also in its human treasures and local traditions. The city,...
Dalaman in Two Days
Muğla means vacation. Those who prefer the world-famous holiday districts of this city (such as Bodrum, Fethiye and Marmaris) fly in to Dalaman and continue their way. After all, Dalaman is one of the districts in Muğla with a shorter coastline; however, it’s home to an unrivaled treasure called Sarsala Cove in addition to Sarıgerme and...
I've Found the Joy of Life in Europe
You're married to one of the world's wealthiest businessmen. I thought you'd be less around after you got married and had a child but I was wrong. You have four new movies to be released. How do you find time for all this? It's like a complicated mathematical equation. I cannot stay away from my family longer than two weeks so I have to fit the...
Final Four Lands in Istanbul
One of the highest level sports organizations in Europe, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague draws closer to its thrilling finale. As we take the last turn in the season, basketball fans are more interested than ever. This year, the teams played a record-breaking number of games in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season. During the competitive 240...
Luxembourg: The Little Wonderland
I had traveled past Luxembourg many times, an easy thing to do after all, it being one of the smallest countries in the world, the second smallest EU-state, measuring a mere 82 kilometers long and 57 kilometers wide. From the capital, also called Luxembourg, to the borders with France and Germany it’s a mere 30 minutes, to Belgium the grand...
The Premier Summit 2 in Istanbul
The Premier Summit 2 took place in Istanbul and was organized by the Turkish Football Association with the attendance of Republic of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at Haliç Convention Center in Istanbul on March 20. The summit, where Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı gave a speech titled...
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. With its ancient history and verdant nature, Georgia in southern Caucasus celebrates the 26th anniversary of its independence. Explore this...

TURKISH AIRLINES NEWS

Having welcomed children from the Turkish Airlines family on April 23, the only day in the world dedicated to children, at Turkish Airlines Headquarters, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı left his seat to the young...
Turkish Airlines has begun to offer a new headset in all U.S. flights and will provide them for Economy Class passengers on all intercontinental flights as of May. With high ergonomics and sound quality, the headset presents a more comfortable...
On May 20, 1933, the State Airlines Administration was founded as the forefather of Turkish Airlines. This enterprise can be seen as an effort to catch up with the developed countries by a nation that had just come out of war and a young country...
Initiated by French social media influencer Jérôme Jarre who has millions of followers, and supported by celebrities such as Hollywood star Ben Stiller, the movement quickly became widespread and attracted global attention. There have been...
Having won countless awards for its service quality and catering, Turkish Airlines redesigned all Business Class lavatories in wide-bodied aircrafts with a new concept featuring Molton Brown products. Comprising products by Molton Brown, a brand...
Agencies, press organizations and social media figures from the Middle East and North Africa were invited to the promotion tour, which was held between March 31 and April 1 and aimed to revive tourism in Istanbul, and attended the commercial...