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.’ Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
cornucopia.net is Cornucopia’s online companion, designed for connoisseur and traveller alike. Select from our hand-picked Cornucopia Hotel Collection, where you can book yourself into the best hotels at the best prices. Topping our list of favourite escapes is YundAntik Cunda Konakları on Cunda island near Ayvalık. Also popular in Istanbul’s old European quarter: the Adahan, Baylo Suites and Karaköy’s deliciously fun Sub Hotel, next to the newly restored Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam.
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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April means film festival time in Istanbul. Running from April 5–15, the 36th Istanbul Film Festival showcases some of the best new films from Turkey with its multiple national competitions.
This month will also see a number of fascinating lectures. On April 12, Prof Stephen Mitchell, the Chairman of the British Institute at Ankara, will give a talk on the historical finds that have made it possible to re-evaluate the history of Late Antique and Byzantine Ankara at ANAMED in Istanbul. Almost a week later, on April 18, Dr Philip Mansel will discuss whether Aleppo was a Levantine City in a lecture at the British Academy in London.
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The 18th-century Swiss portrait artist Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702–1789) is widely regarded as the first Orientalist. The four years he spent in Turkey from 1738, drawing and painting Western merchants and diplomats as well as Ottoman citizens, made him the first serious European artist to find his subject matter in the East.
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