With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient stories

In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation.


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Turkish Airlines Marks 85th Anniversary With Uniforms Designed by Ettore Bilotta

IN-FLIGHT FASHION: To mark its 85th anniversary, Turkish Airlines is giving its cabin crew employees a fresh look, thanks to new uniforms from Ettore Bilotta.
Their spruced-up look includes dresses, jackets, pants, blouses, hats, gloves, bags and accessories in a combination of deep red and anthracite. To relay a more cohesive image for the airline, the company will also streamline uniforms for pilots, on-board chefs and ground service employees. All those staffers will soon have a new home base, when what is being called “Istanbul New Airport” bows next month after three years of construction.
The Milan-based designer incorporated classic elements of Turkish design borrowed from traditional patterns in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary accents. To give his finery more of an of-the-moment spin, the airline tapped British photographer Miles Aldridge to shoot the campaign to launch the cabin uniform collection on location in Turkey. Aldridge said the Italian designer’s new uniforms “hark back to a golden age of fashion from the Fifties, but with a contemporary twist.”
His new designs are meant to signal a new era and brand identity for the carrier, which was started in 1933 with five planes. Turkish Airlines now has 325 passenger and cargo aircrafts

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Virginia Woman Gives Birth In Turkish Hotel Room Using Google To Help

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A Virginia woman used her motherly instincts to safely give birth alone in a hotel room in Istanbul, Turkey. In her now viral Twitter thread, Tia Freeman details she found out she was pregnant late in her third trimester after her birth control failed. By the time she discovered she was expecting, the mom-to-be had already booked a trip to the Middle East and decided to take the voyage anyway.

On the flight, Freeman started experiencing contractions, and had to endure the early pains of labor while shuffling through international customs.

Once Freeman arrived at her hotel, she began Googling and Youtubing videos on how to give birth. She filled a tub, got towels together, and managed to give birth to a baby boy. She ended up cutting the umbilical cord with knives and shoelaces.

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This Turkish Brand Makes Cool Wooden Bags We Need ASAP

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Merve Burma founded Grav Grav, a Turkish-based handbag line, back in 2011 as a sustainable, “slow-fashion” label that uses natural materials—oak, walnut, and beech wood—to create one-of-kind backpacks, clutches, and over-the-shoulder purses that can best be described as stunning, wearable pieces of art.

Currently available on Grav Grav’s site are five different handbag ranges, with each collection (and its accompanying name) alluding back to natural materials from which they are made. The Backyard line is crafted out of wood and ceramic, while the Cocoon collection features five different styles made out of dark walnut wood (think a circle shoulder bag or a wood backpack that doubles as a crossbody.)  

The bags range between $ 190 and $ 880, depending on materials used. And while this may seem like a steep price tag, remember one thing: Slow-fashion is all about high-quality, well-made products, which doesn’t always come cheap.

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Report: Mueller Probing Flynn’s Role in Alleged Plan to Deliver Turkish Cleric

In addition to the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly now also probing an alleged plan by White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn to deliver a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., were allegedly set to receive up to $ 15 million for helping to forcibly remove Fethullah Gulen from the U.S. and for providing him to the Turkish government. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly asked that Gulen be extradited to Turkey.

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As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flexes his diplomatic muscles, President Trump should make it clear he isn’t impressed. On Tuesday, Erdogan launched a sharp personal attack on John Bass, America’s outgoing ambassador in Ankara, accusing him of being under the influence of anti-Turkish “agents.” A day earlier, you see, Bass announced the suspension of…
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Baby on Board! Turkish Airlines Cabin Crew Delivers Baby Girl Mid-Flight

Turkish Airlines welcomed an unexpected passenger in the middle of a flight from Guinea’s capital of Conakry to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Cabin crew on the airplane sprang into action on Friday when Nafi Diaby, a woman who was 28-weeks pregnant, went into labor during the flight, according to NBC News.

They were able to successfully deliver the baby girl, who was named Kadiju, as the mother laid across a row of seats.

The airline shared the happy news on Twitter Friday, showing pictures of the flight attendants posing with the baby wrapped in a grey blanket.

“Welcome on board Princess!” Turkish Airlines captioned a collage of photo on Twitter, including a graphic of a plane acting as a stork to deliver a baby girl. “Applause goes to our cabin crew!”

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“The lady was in great pain,” cabin attendant Bouthayna Inanir said, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. “And then the baby was on the seat. This was the hardest part. I had to grab the baby. I took her and give her to the mother.”

The mother and newborn were in good health but taken to hospital to be kept under observation when the Boeing 737 landed in the West African nation on Friday, according to NBC News.

Turkish Airlines states on their website that women in their 28th week of pregnancy or later require a note from a doctor stating they are safe to fly and confirming the expected date of birth. The airline doesn’t allow women to fly if they are 36 weeks pregnant or more.


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