Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
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In What’s On we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide.
Our Travel pages explore the places and people behind the stories in Cornucopia, offering a veritable fountain of information.
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Autumn has arrived in Istanbul and while the temperatures may have cooled, the arts scene is only just heating up. October is full-on festival season with offerings ranging from the 14th Filmekimi film festival to the Akbank Jazz Festival and the 18th Istanbul International Puppetry Festival. Mystery lovers will be thrilled about Black Week, a festival organised in honour of Agatha Christie and featuring panels populated with accomplished authors speaking on topics related to crime fiction.
Elsewhere, the major auction houses in London will be staging their biannual Islamic Sales over the course of the next month and a half. Our ‘Inside story’ series continues with a journey through traditional homes in Camili and Bodrum, and a small, cosy cafe on the road to Milas. We also spoke to Murat Germen about urban development in Turkey and his related photography exhibition in Ankara, which runs until the end of the month.
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