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Turkey Featured in American Magazines

Turkey Featured in American Magazines

America’s popular travel magazine ‘Conde Nast Traveler’ with a circulation of 818 thousand, has covered Turkey widely in its May 2012 special issue titled, ‘The 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Hot List ‘ (2011 Conde Nast Best Traveler Values List). Prepared every year since 1986 by the magazine’s selection committee of editors and writers who consider hundreds of visitations and personal experiences, the list of best hotels, spa centers and restaurants includes also Turkey this year. According to a written statement from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the greeting letter sent to the Turkish Embassy by the second president of the magazine’s editor Carolyn Kremins, mentioned that only 121 hotels, 35 spa centers and 20 restaurants worldwide could meet the criteria determined for «the best list » this year. According to Kremins, Turkey has been included in the list with three Hotels in Bodrum and the ESPA Spa & Wellness Center. Konya-Rumi-Sufism America’s widely published magazine ‘Departures’ has published an article on Konya by Brad Gooch in its May/June 2012 edition. Titled Turkey’s Magical Mystical Tour,” the article introduces the life and philosophy of Rumi, the world-famous poet and scholar of Islam and Sufism and several of his poems and sayings. Artistic Side of Istanbul Americas leading travel magazine Afar, on the other hand, has covered the artistic and cultural aspect of Istanbul in its May 2012 issue. In his article titled ‘Istanbul’s Artsy Side’, writer Lawrence Osborne narrates the artistic and cultural development of Tophane in Istanbul through the eyes of a foreigner who owns an art gallery. The article describes the positive and negative changes that have occurred in the region in comparison to five years before, and provides a list of preferred restaurants, galleries and cultural venues in the Tophane area.

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