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How Shamima Begum and two other schoolgirls from Bethnal Green became jihadi brides living under a deadly regime

According to her older sister Sahima, Shamima Begum was like any other 15-year-old girl, with the same hobbies, the same worries and infatuations which preoccupy the minds of most British teens. “She was into normal teenage things,” Sahima said. “She used to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” At 15, Shamima’s young mind was filled with much more than the affairs of the most famous family in Hollywood. Four months before she was due to sit her GCSEs, Shamima — the daughter of Bangladeshi imm...
Tags: UK, London, News, Scotland, Isil, US, Syria, Britain, Gatwick, The Times, Cctv, Anjem Choudary, Times, Tunisia, Istanbul, Gatwick Airport

Shahima Begum tells of fate of friends who joined Isis during half-term

Teenager left London school with friends to go to Syria in 2015 but now wants to returnIn the half-term break of February 2015, three pupils at Bethnal Green academy followed their friend in travelling to Syria to join Isis.Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, aged between 15 and 16 at the time, took a Turkish Airlines flight from Gatwick to Istanbul before crossing into Syria – the same route taken by Sharmeena Begum three months earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, London, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Gatwick, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Bethnal Green Academy, Shahima Begum, Isis Shamima Begum Kadiza Sultana, Sharmeena Begum

WATCH: LEGO Batman Directs An Airline Safety Video

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch: LEGO Batman directs an airline safety video Following the premiere of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part last Friday, a new video has arrived online featuring all of the main characters in a new airline safety video for the Turkish Airlines with LEGO Batman directing the promotional ad. Check out the funny video below (via /Film). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh ||...
Tags: Movies, Nick Offerman, Phil Lord, Chris Pratt, Lucy, Extras, Turkish Airlines, Miller, Michelle Morgan, Lego Movie, Christopher Miller, Alison Brie, Movie News, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Raphael Bob Waksberg

The Morning Watch: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Airline Safety, Making of Pixar’s ‘Smash & Grab’, and More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a new airline safety video for Turkish Airlines created entirely with the characters of The LEGO Movie 2. Plus, go behind the scenes of Pixar’s latest SparkShorts project Smash and Grab, and watch as a...
Tags: Movies, Lego, Pixar, David Oyelowo, Jim Gaffigan, Turkish Airlines, Zawe Ashton, Griffin Gluck, Jillian Bell, Pixar Animation, Video Of The Day, The Lego Movie 2, Brian Larsen, Smash and Grab, David Lally, The Morning Watch

Turkish Airlines unveils new LEGO Movie 2 In-flight Safety Video

Turkish Airlines is marking its move to a state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, by launching a fun and original safety video involving characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure. The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. is being shown in theatres worldwide beginning today.Last August, Turkish Airlines debuted the , which was also inspired by the LEGO® Movie franchise. The video topped the viral charts with 20 million views in just one month and then brought home the gold...
Tags: Featured, Australia, Advertising, Turkey, Lego, Portugal, Travel & Tourism, Tokyo, Airbus, Warner Bros, Skytrax, Turkish Airlines, Star Alliance, Board, Lego Group, Istanbul Airport

See the new LEGO Movie 2 in-flight safety video from Turkish Airlines

It took 979 hours and more than 20,000 bricks to make
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Watch The Journey, the New Ridley Scott Short Film Teased During the Super Bowl

Established in 1933, Turkish Airlines celebrated its 85th anniversary last year with a higher profile than ever before. Born in 1937, Ridley Scott turned 81 last year and has shown no decline whatsoever in his enthusiasm for filmmaking. This year found those two institutions brought together by another, the Super Bowl, which offered the occasion to air a thirty-second teaser for The Journey, a six-minute film commissioned by Turkish Airlines and directed by Scott. (The same game also, Op...
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Turkish Airlines’ Pregame Spot Teased a Mysterious 6-Minute Film by Ridley Scott

Turkish Airlines returned to the Big Game this year with a 30-second pregame ad that marked a dramatic departure from its 2018 in-flight effort starring Dr. Oz. The key difference may have been legendary director Ridley Scott of Blade Runner and Apple's 1984 fame, who helmed this year's ad (and whose RSA Films produced it)....
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Ridley Scott, Turkish Airlines, The Big Game

Top 11 Things to Do In Istanbul

Finding the top things to do in Istanbul isn’t all that difficult since this is one of the great cities to visit in the world. If anything, the challenge is narrowing down which of the top things to do in Istanbul you can fit in depending on how much time you have there. With thousands of years of history, countless museums and attractions, dozens of interesting neighborhoods, a thriving restaurant, bar and cafe scene, and a population of over 15 million people, the number of things to do in Is...
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Turkish Airlines - "The Journey" (2019) :60 (USA)

superbowl commercials reviews & news A cat-and-mouse chase across Istanbul's landmarks becomes a thrilling short film for Turkish Airlines. Read more about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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25% Transfer Bonus from Citibank to Turkish Miles & Smiles Through February 20

It's worth a reminder as well that Turkish Airlines offers some great award redemptions year-round. They add fuel surcharges onto redemptions, their pricing is very reasonable. Just told tell anyone you're a Gülenist when you redeem your points. Continue reading 25% Transfer Bonus from Citibank to Turkish Miles & Smiles Through February 20...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Citibank, Turkish Airlines

Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister,*Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical issues. The ban was imposed in September 2017 following the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Sources: Anadolu A...
Tags: News, Iraq, Turkey, Iraq Business News, Istanbul, Kurdistan, Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Agency, Sulaymaniyah, John Lee Turkey, Cahit Turhann, Rudaw Ankara

The best (and worst) airline food

Airlines aren’t known for their culinary prowess. Putting the words “airplane” and “food” together inspires a mental image of mystery meat and peas stuffed into a tinfoil tray. But for one man, the meals are the inspiration behind a dedicated food Instagram and blog. Nik Loukas has been reviewing airline meals on his blog, Inflight Feed, and Instagram of the same name since 2012. Over the past seven years, he’s flown on (and eaten on) more than 500 flights, consuming everything from sushi to ...
Tags: Travel, France, Singapore, Paris, Athens, Delhi, Curry, Airplane Meals, Airline Food, Air India, Airplane Food, Turkish Airlines, Air France, All, Loukas, Scoot Airlines

777X: the gigantic plane that could change flying forever is nearly here

Some of the world’s most prestigious airlines are on tenterhooks as the first flight of an aircraft that could change long-haul travel for decades looms ever closer. Executives at Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others, will have their eyes cast to the skies this spring when Boeing is expected to fly one of its new 777X planes for the first time. The 777-9, the first of the X family to be developed, will have the biggest jet engines ever seen, attached to the longest wings ...
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Turkish Airlines Returns to the Super Bowl With a 30-Second Spot

Turkish Airlines will once again have a spot in the Super Bowl. The airline will have a 30-second spot in the first quarter of the game, which will air on CBS next month. "As the first Turkish brand to advertise during this sporting event watched from every corner of the globe, Turkish Airlines has delighted...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Turkish Airlines, The Big Game

Lviv airport in Ukraine delays flights due to incident

Lviv international airport in Western Ukraine delayed several flights on Sunday after a Turkish Airlines passenger plane skidded off the runway while preparing for takeoff for Istanbul. "None of the 59 passengers and 6 crew members on board the aircraft were injured as a result of the incident," the airport said, adding that there was no significant damage to the plane. Lviv airport is the largest airport in Western Ukraine by passenger traffic and its route network includes 30 international d...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Western Ukraine, Lviv

Watch: Infant Born Inflight Emerges From Plane in Istanbul

A 21 year old woman flying from Libreville, Congo to San Francisco via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines gave birth to a son she calls Bennel during her first flight segment this month. Her husband – who is a doctor – delivered the baby three hours into the flight. There were 144 passengers on board when the plane took off, and 145 when it landed. The rear of the aircraft was cleared to become a "makeshift delivery suite." Continue reading Watch: Infant Born Inflight Emerges From Plane in Istanbul...
Tags: Travel, Advice, San Francisco, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Libreville Congo, Bennel

Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) A Southern California man has become the latest person to sue the federal government over what he says is an unconstitutional search of his phone at the Los Angeles International Airport. According to his lawsuit, which was recently filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Haisam Elsharkawi had arrived at LAX on February 9, 2017 and was headed to Saudi Arabia to go on a hajj, the Muslim religious pilgrimage. After clearing the security checkpoint, El...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Customs, Turkish Airlines, Lax, Cyrus Farivar, Los Angeles International Airport, Elsharkawi, FG Bauer Griffin GC Images A Southern California, Los Angeles Haisam Elsharkawi

Lawsuit: US citizen suing CBP for coercing him into unlocking his phone during boarding at LAX

Haisam Elsharkawi is a US citizen of Egyptian descent who was travelling to Mecca in 2017 when he was pulled out the boarding line for his flight from LAX by CBP agents who demanded that he unlock his phones; when he refused and asked for a lawyer, he was handcuffed and taken to an interrogation room where he was questioned and bullied until he unlocked his phones; the CBP officers spent 15 minutes paging through his emails, making snarky remarks about his Amazon purchase history and how many u...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Law, US, Dhs, CBP, Opsec, Mecca, Borders, Islamophobia, Turkish Airlines, Lorenzo Franceschi Bicchierai, 4a, 5a, Kevin McAleenan

First flight departs from Istanbul’s new airport

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first flight from Istanbul’s newly inaugurated airport has taken off bound for the capital, Ankara. The Turkish Airlines flight TK2124 with 340 people on board left the new airport, named Istanbul Airport, on Wednesday. It is expected to be followed by flights to northern Cyprus and Baku, Azerbaijan, later this […]
Tags: News, Cyprus, Ap, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Ankara, Baku Azerbaijan, Ankara Turkey, Nation & World, Istanbul Airport

Turkish Introducing New Business Class Next Year, Possible Suites With Doors

The Chief Marketing Officer for Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines, who outlines plans for their new business class which will be introduced for Boeing 787 and Airbus A350s which will be entering the fleet, beginning with the 787s in 2019. They’ll be moving from 2-2-2 seating to four-across direct aisle access. And since “High privacy is our priority,” there’s the possibility of suites with doors. However the seats are still under design. Continue reading Turkish Introducing New Business Clas...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Airbus, Boeing, Turkish Airlines, Star Alliance

Holy building blocks! Flight safety film with Lego Batman tops Viral Video Chart

Here's an in-flight safety video that people actually want to see. Turkish Airlines' clever in-flight safety film featuring Lego Batman characters has aced the Viral Video Chart for the week of August 13, soaring from No. 10 to first spot.With that, it unseats Adidas' "Team Mode" commercial, which moves to second place, just ahead of a new entry from Groupon featuring Tiffany Haddish, who isn't playing around.The view counts for the Viral Video Chart include both organic views and paid ads. Con...
Tags: Groupon, Advertising, Turkish Airlines, Lego Batman, Tiffany Haddish, Adidas Team Mode

Making Wi-Fi voice calls in the air

It’s a lesson you should have been taught at age four, right about the time you tried eating paste: just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. This applies not only to ingesting adhesives, but to talking on your cell phone while on an airplane. A recent study from Turkish Airlines found that while making calls at 35,000 feet might be possible in the era of high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi, almost nobody in America thinks you should do it. The study, titled the “Turkish Airlines U....
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Fcc, La, India, America, Tom Wheeler, Emirates, Dallas, Wifi, United, Department Of Transportation, Turkish Airlines, All, Nana, Ajit Pai

Madagascar Experiential Travel Guide: 25 Experiences to Get You Started

Travel to Madagascar. While lemurs and Madagascar's unique wildlife and nature are what usually draw people to the country, that's just the very beginning. Here are our top experiences and recommendations for traveling in Madagascar to go deeper into the country's unique nature, cultures, food, landscapes, and more. How can you not love this face? What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of traveling to Madagascar? For most, lemurs and a verse (or two or three) of “I like ...
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Madagascar Travel: 25 Experiences to Get You Started

Travel to Madagascar. While lemurs and Madagascar's unique wildlife and nature are what usually draw people to the country, that's just the very beginning. Here are our top experiences and recommendations for traveling in Madagascar to go deeper into the country's unique nature, cultures, food, landscapes, and more. How can you not love this face? What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of traveling to Madagascar? For most, lemurs and a verse (or two or three) of “I like ...
Tags: Travel, England, Indonesia, Australia, China, Germany, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Croatia, Norway, Madagascar, National Geographic, Expedia, Mastercard, G Adventures

Turkish airlines cancels passenger's return ticket and charges him £250 after check-in error

Exclusive: Turkish Airlines cancels a passenger's homeward booking even though he could prove he was on the outbound flight [Author: Simon Calder]
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Turkish Airlines Soars with Creative Safety Video with LEGO Movie Characters

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, launches a new animated safety video, complete with familiar LEGO® minifigures in surprising new roles. The custom-animated safety video for Turkish Airlines was created by the teams who assembled “The LEGO Movie”, “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” and the highly anticipated sequel “The LEGO Movie 2” due in cinemas beginning February 2019, which reunites the heroes o...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Lego, Travel & Tourism, Warner Bros, Turkish Airlines, Board, Executive Committee, Lego Movie, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, Gloria J, LEGO Movie Characters, İlker Aycı Turkish Airlines

The LEGO Movie Heroes and LEGO Batman Star in a New Airline Safety Video

The LEGO Movie Heroes and LEGO Batman Star in a New Airline Safety Video The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part may not be coming until 2019, but Warner Bros.wants to make sure that the Master Builder and his friends are still fresh in everyone’s minds when the sequel finally arrives. That’s why LEGO and Turkish Airlines have joined forces for a new airline safety video that features Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett reprising their roles from The LEGO Movie as Emmet Brickowski, Wyldst...
Tags: Movies, Article, Lego, Harley Quinn, The Lego Movie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Will Arnett, Turkish Airlines, Benny, Emmett, Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, Tiffany Haddish, Unikitty, The Lego Movie 2

Everything is Awesome About ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Stars Teaching You Airplane Safety in a Turkish Airlines Video

Some movies market themselves the old-fashioned way: a trailer, some posters, maybe a featurette or two. But The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is not about that. No, the sequel to the wildly popular The LEGO Movie is going to reach for the sky in its promos — literally. An airplane safety video has been released by Turkish Airlines featuring the energetic stars of The LEGO Movie franchise, including its spin-off films LEGO Batman and even The LEGO Ninjago Movie. It’s a pretty crowded flight loa...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Animation, The Lego Movie, Warner Brothers, Turkish Airlines, Video Clips, Lego Movie, Lego Batman, Bricksburg, Emmet Lucy Batman, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part