1 THE MAGNIFICENT OPENING OF OUR FACULTY OF AIR TRANSPORTATION IN IZMIR Our Izmir Faculty of Air Transportation is opened. The Faculty of Air Transportation which will be situated in the same building with our University s Vocational School Of Higher Education in Selcuk Izmir started welcoming 1 FEBRUARY the students 2014 with / 2 a great ceremony. The faculty will start getting students in academic year. (page 4) TÜRKKUŞU News ISSN ABBAS GÜÇLÜ İLE GENÇ BAKIŞ IN OUR UNIVERSITY February 2014 / Volume 2 This is the Bulletin of the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association THE CUP PRESENTED BY OUR RECTOR HIMSELF UTAA Men s Volleyball Team finished the interuniversity volleyball tournament in the 3rd place. Our team members took the cup and their plates from our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN himself in the ceremony. The TV show which was aired live from our Türkkuşu Campus took heavy attention (page 3) LOTS OF ACTIVITIES, LOTS OF FUN Cold winter days have affected everyone but not UTAA students thanks to the activities organized in Türkkuşu Campus. They welcomed 2014 early with a cake-cutting ceremony in the New Year s Party with the participation of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN (page3) TAV ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION TAV Academy that is the corporate development platform of TAV Airports has initiated cooperation with the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, which is the irst and unique university specialized in aeronautics and astronautics. (page3) SHORTLY VISITS TO MEDIA AGENCIES CONTINUE Our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN continues to pay visits to the media agencies CNNTürk and Kanal 24. (page 2) Members of the Platform for Thought gathered in the Türkkuşu Campus of our university with the hosting of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN. The Republic of Djibouti Ambassador to Turkey, Aden Houssein ABDILLAHI, visited our rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN in his office. The first private entrepreneur of the Turkish Aviation Sector in the history of the republic Nuri Demirağ. (Page 9) In our university, Kitchen is his business! (Page 8) Let s get a closer look at the Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering (Page 5) A heavenly place in Africa: TANZANIA (Page 11)
2 2 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY AN HONORABLE DAY FOR OUR UNIVERSITY Turkey s irst academic pilot candidates, 7 students in the Flight Training Program from the Air Transportation Faculty, took their PPL (Private Pilot License) which is the basic license in aviation sector that permits the holder to ly with a single engine aircraft. The ceremony was held in the Hayati Yazıcı Faculties Building Conference Hall in Türkkuşu Campus. The Rector of UTAA, Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN has stated that he is proud of those 7 students who have a particular importance for the University. Our students who took their PPL had an amazing day in the ceremony held with the participation of students families and a number of academicians. A PANEL HELD ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY UTAA organized an important panel with the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day on December 7th Prof. Dr. BAN who was the keynote speaker in the panel where history and today of Turkish Civil Aviation was discussed has expressed that Turkey has modernized in the aviation sector in the last 10 years and now it can compete with the leading companies of the sector thanks to the appropriate policies implemented. The panel on Civil Aviation Sector, Technologies and Training was held in the Hayati Yazıcı Faculties Building Conference Hall in Türkkuşu Campus by the initiative of Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the participation of The Rector of the UTAA Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN, Director General of DHMİ (General Directorate of State Airports Authority) Orhan BİRDAL, Director General of TÜRKSAT Dr. Özkan DALBAY, Director General of TAV Esenboğa Nuray DEMİRER, Deputy Director General of SHGM (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) Bahri KESİCİ, UDHB (Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications) General Directorate of Aviation and Space Technologies- Head of Aviation Technologies Department Hasan PEHLİVAN, TÜRKSAT Inc. Director of Geographic Information Technologies Hayati TAŞTAN, Secretary General of the UTAA Seda ŞİMŞEK, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Air Transportation Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kaya, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics Assist. Prof. Dr. Kürşad Melih GÜLEREN, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Assoc. Prof. Dr. İzzet Gökhan ÖZBİLGİN, together with students, academicians and other guests. At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN gave a plate to Director General of DHMİ Orhan BİRDAL, and all panelists received a plate in memory of the day from the students of Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering. VISITS TO MEDIA AGENCIES CONTINUE Our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN continues to pay visits to media agencies. Our Rector visited Head of Star Media Group Mustafa KARAALİOĞLU, CEO of Doğan TV Holding İrfan ŞAHİN, Directorate General of CNN Türk Barış TÜNAY, News Coordinator of Vatan Newspaper Tayfun HOPALI, Columnist in Milliyet Newspaper Tunca BENGİN, Journalist Abbas GÜÇLÜ and News Director of NTV Halil DEMİR in their ofice. Current affairs and education subject were on the agenda in the visits made to the İstanbul headquarters of the television channels and newspapers. Our Rector also attended the broadcasts of CNN Türk and Kanal 24 and gave information about our University.
3 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY 3 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 TAV ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION TAV Academy that is the corporate development platform of TAV Airports-Turkey s leader company in airport management and well-known around the world- has initiated a cooperation about training and consultancy services with the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, which is the irst and unique university specialized in aeronautics and astronautics. Within the framework of the agreement, TAV Academy will convey their knowledge and experience to the young people who want to specialize in aviation sector. Training programs will be given under the eight main topics from Airport Management to Airport Human Resources Management by expert instructors of TAV Academy. The relevant agreement was signed in a ceremony with the participation of TAV Airports Holding Business Support Vice President Yiğit Oğuz DUMAN, TAV Academy Coordinator Barış MÜSTECAPLIOĞLU, UTAA Director of Life-Long Development Center Assist. Prof. Dr. Semih ŞAHİNEL and UTAA Director of İstanbul Vocational School of Aviation Assist. Prof. Dr. Emin SERİN. ABBAS GÜÇLÜ İLE GENÇ BAKIŞ IN OUR UNIVERSITY With the debates on current affairs, the TV Show Abbas GÜÇLÜ ile GENÇ BAKIŞ that is closely followed by university students was held in our university. The program was aired live in Türkkuşu Campus Hayati Yazıcı Faculties Building and our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN, a number of our students, academicians and administrative personnel participated in the program. The main discussion topic of the program was Judicial Independence in Turkey and the guests were CHP Eskişehir Deputy Prof. Dr. Süheyl BATUM and Criminal Lawyer Prof. Dr. Ersan ŞEN. LOTS OF ACTIVITIES, LOTS OF FUN Cold winter days have affected everyone but not UTAA students thanks to the activities organized in Türkkuşu Campus. The students could ind some time out of the heavy academic schedule with the Pasta Day, Bagel & Tea Day, Pastry Day, Meatball Day and Sujuk Day organized during November and December, and they welcomed 2014 in the New Year s Party with the participation of our Rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN. HE COMPETED IN KRİPTEKS AND GOT THE BRASS RING The competition Kripteks visiting the universities of Turkey far and wide, which is broadcasted in TRT OKUL channel, was hosted by UTAA this time. More than 300 UTAA students participated in selection and among our inalist students Burak DÜNDAR from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering upset Didem KAL from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and he got the brass ring with an amount of 500 TL.
4 4 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY THE MAGNIFICENT OPENING OF OUR FACULTY OF AIR TRANSPORTATION IN IZMIR Our Izmir Faculty of Air Transportation is opened. The Faculty of Air Transportation which will be situated in the same building with our University s Vocational School Of Higher Education in Selcuk Izmir started welcoming the students with a great ceremony. The faculty will start getting students in academic year. There was a great enthusiasm in the opening ceremony which was carried out by Former Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication, AK Party Izmir Representative and AK Party Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Candidate Mr. Binali YILDIRIM. After the irst speech of Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Irfan AKKOC at the opening, Selcuk County Governor Ayhan BOYACI took the loor. BOYACI said We are very pleased that such a great faculty was founded in Izmir. We have come a great distance Our Rector Prof. Dr. Unsal BAN stated that in our journey of which the purpose was to make the dream of becoming the center of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Middle-East, Central Asia and Balkans, we have made a great progress, and added: As the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association that was founded in 3rd of March 2011, we have completed the stage of foundation and entered the stage of development. In this new stage we have become a more powerful University that can compete with our competitors worldwide. We have reached this point by being a research-oriented university, by placing importance upon international cooperation and by constantly producing new projects with the goal of academic recognition. Just like it is in other, welldeveloped universities throughout the World, we hold research & development amongst our priorities and we participate in many international projects. As the great philosopher Hz. Mevlana says; It isn t easy being a candle. In order to shine, one needs to burn irst. In order to learn science, and to embark we must irst and foremost make an effort ourselves and confront dificulties so that we can shine a light to the future generations path, and prepare them a good future. Concordantly, with the leadership of Turkish Aeronautical Association that was founded with Atatürk s remark of The future is in the skies, we stand before you today after having come a great distance in the path we had set out to realize a dream. We are well aware of the exceptional place and the importance of İzmir in our history. A great ire which started in Basmane right after Izmir s independence from the Greek oppression in 9th of September 1922, unfortunately burnt down three fourths of the city.
5 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY 5 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 High Technology is a mean of Superiority for Countries However with the newly founded Republic of Turkey; Izmir was born from its own ashes like a phoenix. As the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, by opening the Faculty of Air Transportation today, we shall be taking a step that will enliven both Izmir and Efes in a different fashion. Congratulations on the opening of our Faculty of Air Transportation. We shall grant the Aviation sector with great support Our Head of Board of Trustees Osman YILDIRIM, in the speech he made about the importance of aviation education stated: TAA is celebrating its 89th anniversary. We will be supporting the ields of aviation and education by opening new vocational schools of higher education and faculties. We have dreamt of building our own aircrafts, undertaking the maintenance duty and training our personnel. The University of Turkish Aeronautical Association took a great step in realizing this dream. This faculty is a sign of the foundation of a new university in Aegean region. The university shall be named by Aegean people. I irst got on a plane in 1979 AK Party Izmir Representative Mehmet TEKELIOGLU mentioned being an aeronautical engineer himself and that we have established development by opening the ield of civil aviation to free competition. TEKELIOGLU, who stated that he started his education in Aeronautical Engineering in 1969 and got on a plane for the irst time in 1979 said that the point Turkey has reached is signiicant and added Turkey has reached a very important place. This ield s development has passed through an important process. I thank the Rector and Mr. YILDIRIM for their great efforts in this development. The Izmir Governor Mustafa TOPRAK stated that thanks to the recent years investments and the provided support on it, the Turkish aviation sector is living its golden era and added This needs to be topped by scientiic activities. The sector is no longer a luxury within our country and is nowadays being commonly used. TOPRAK also stated that the power of countries are measured by humane and social capital, high technology is a tool of supremacy and that it can be clearly seen that countries that have established success in education and research and development control the world s economy. We shall meet the 2023 goals in Izmir AK Party Metropolitan Mayor Candidate Mr. Binali YILDIRIM said It is only possible for Turkey to reach the 2023 goals with Izmir and added: In my 11 yearlong duty as a minister I worked mostly in the ield of aviation. We have made airways into public s way. We have raised the number of passengers in Domestic Flights from 8.7 million to 76 million. Aviation grew so much that it has contributed greatly to our economy. The people caught up with the comfort of lights. More than 16 million citizens took lights. Whereas our generation could only ly after the ages 20-30, nowadays even babies can travel by plane. The University of Turkish Aeronautical Association is a great step in actually realizing the saying of Atatürk The future is in the skies. After the ceremony our Rector Prof. Dr. Unsal BAN and Head of Board of Trustees Osman YILDIRIM gave Ex- Minister Binali YILDIRIM a plaque and he was also given a pilot coat which is the symbol of our university. In the opening ceremony TRT Izmir Radio singers also performed for the guests and a group of our university s students provided great moments with a folk dance Show.
6 6 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 INTERNATIONAL OFFICE INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM UTAA WE WERE IN NIGERIA Our university attended the 1st Turkish Education Fair held in Nigeria between December 6th and 12th, The fair was organized in the cities of Lagos, Port Hartcourt and Abuja with various activities each day. CLUB OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Our Club of International Students (CIS) held their irst general meeting with the attendance of their club advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Emin Serin. We are waiting for membership applications from all our students. AMERICAN AVIATION ACADEMY-UTAA COOPERATION POLISH HOUR Our Erasmus Students from Chelm University presented their country Poland to the students of the Aviation Management Department. We enjoyed the presentation while drinking their traditional Polish drinks, prepared by our students. Cpt. Tom Hannawa, owner of American Aviation Academy, was at our University. A cooperation agreement was signed between Cpt. Tom Hannawa and Assist. Prof. Dr. Semih ŞAHİNEL during this visit. OTHER NEW COOPERATIONS AVIOSERVICE-LATVIA AMERICAN AVIATION ACADEMY-MALTA SOLINAIR-SLOVENIA LIPICAN AER-SLOVENIA WE HAD VISITORS FROM NIGERIA AT OUR UNIVERSITY Nigerian Council of Higher Education Members visited our university. 5 representatives and 1 academician from Nigerian Nile University toured around our campus with our International Ofice.
7 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY CLOSER LOOK 7 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 CLUB OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Club of Industrial and Systems Engineering of UTAA was formed on November 5th, 2013 under the chairmanship of the student Perihan DERMENCİ with the supports of academicians in the department, club advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Suat KASAP and the university management. The aims and objectives of the club are: Ü Organizing leadership/career days in order to help the students of Industrial and Systems Engineering gain experience about business world Ü Following the organizations held abroad in the ield of Industrial and Systems Engineering, ensuring the participation in case of knowledge sharing and appropriate conditions Ü Representing our university in Industrial Engineers Society (EMT) and Student Union of Turkish Industrial Engineers (TEMÖB), and competing on behalf of our University in the nationwide competitions organized for the students of Industrial Engineering Activities Planned: Ü Organization of Informatics in Engineering Conference with the participation of Turkish Young IT Specialist Association Ü Organization of reception for semester beginning with the students and academicians of the department Ü Organization of technical visit to TÜRKSAT Ü Operation at the Airport visit that will be held upon the invitation of TAV Esenboğa Directorate General Nuray DEMİRER Ü Organization of Kite Festival planned to be held in spring FLIGHT TRAINING DEPARTMENT Flight Training Department As the Flight Training Department, we offer you a big opportunity to experience the lying desire at irst hand, which has always been the dream of mankind from all eternity. With Flight Training, we open the doors for you to take the irst steps towards being a pilot, which is among the most respected professions of the world. Our department preeminently meets the requirements of aviation authorities (DGCA, JAA, EASA, FAA) operating in Turkey and all over the world. Thus, our graduates who will complete their 4-year education by using the modern education opportunities under the supervision of our experienced academic staff will be the demanded personnel of national and international aviation sector. After you join us with the adequate scores taken in MF-4 score type of LYS (Undergraduate Placement Exam), our specially prepared curriculum gives you the opportunity to carry on your postgraduate studies in European and American universities easily. In addition to the professional competence, our students have the opportunity to gain academic competence in different ields thanks to the selective courses they can take in all ields as of the irst year. Within the framework of Erasmus and bilateral agreements, students also ind the chance to complete a part of their undergraduate education in foreign universities. Our graduates can be employed in national and international airways or general aviation industry. Our country s airline transport is growing each passing day and not only the number of aircrafts but also the technical qualiications of new aircrafts increase. It is expected that in the future, 750 new civil pilots will be employed each year for active commercial airline transport in our country. In the years to come, a number of professional pilots meeting the international civil aviation standards and approved by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), which is responsible for the preparation of European aviation standards by force of the harmonization process with European Union, will be required. Our department will play a signiicant role in meeting this demand with our graduates. As the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association being the irst and unique university in our country and even in its geography specialized in aeronautics, we invite you-esteemed and successful youth chasing rainbows- to the fast-growing aviation world of the 21st century.
8 8 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY Nanotechnology is a subject with an increasing popularity both in science world and industrial environments in Turkey and all over the world. Likewise, it is also on the media and mentioned in the news frequently. In fact, every word with the preix nano becomes important. But what is this Nanotechnology? I can imagine that most people know the nano preix is a unit of measure and equal to one in a billion of meter. For more concrete explanation, we can say that the strand which is the thinnest structure that can be visible to human is approximately nm and the dimension of a water molecule is approximately 1nm. Can we allege that is every small-sized product a nanotechnological product in parallel to the increasing demand for smaller technological products and popularity of nanotechnology? The answer is No, of course. When the size of material is in nanometer dimension, known classic behaviors give their way to quantum behaviors. Physical features present a discrete change; chemical and physical features exhibit extraordinary behaviors as depending on the shape, dimension, atomic structure of nanometric structure and foreign atoms bonding to the structure. One of the most interesting examples is carbon nanotubes. If carbon atoms are arrayed in crystal structure and in different ways, they can be diamond or coal. Carbon nanotubes are the structures that can be formed with the different array of carbon atoms. They have superiorities in terms of many attributes like conductivity, resistance and hardness. Although diamond crystal is a good insulator, carbon nanotubes composed of the one-dimension carbon atom chains can be better conductive than gold metal. Additionally, carbon nanotubes are the most solid materials known. Carbon nanotubes can carry a load 300 million times heavier than their own weight and today they can be used in order to reinforce the steel in construction of very high buildings. Talking about a deinition; it is the science trying to understand nanoscience and new and superior features in nanometric dimensions. Nanotechnology is the technology designing and producing high quality nanostructures, and aiming to produce new functional NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY products with those structures. In comparison to other known technologies, it requires basic sciences and theoretical researches more. But it should not be forgotten that nanotechnology has a multi-disciplinary structure and a chemist and an electronics engineer may need to work together for a nanotechnological product. I would like to give some examples from my own studies; I mostly work with aurum (Au) and argent (Ag) nanoparticles. As you know; Au metal in the mass is yellow, Ag metal is in bright metallic color. Au and Ag nanoparticles formed by grouping of the atoms of those metals in the size of 10 nm are in completely different colors in the solution and in sharp, bright and durable color that can never be seen in any paint. While Au nanoparticles are in the color of red wine in their aqueous solution, Ag nanoparticles are yellow. This means that Au nanoparticles have surface plasmon resonance bands (SPR) in 520 nm on the visible area and Ag nanoparticles have those bands in 400 nm. This feature enables the use of Au and Ag nanoparticles in various optic applications. Lithography, biotechnology and medicine are the common areas of use. For example, Au nanoparticles are frequently used for methods of treatment and diagnosis like imaging of cancer cells and burning and killing them with phototherapy. Another area of use with ongoing researches is nanobiosensors, on which I also continue my studies. In the recent history, our project titled Development of Optic Nanosensor Containing Metal Nanoparticles for Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125) Assay of which I am the coordinator has been approved by TÜBİTAK for support. CA 125 being the subject of the project is the tumor biomarkers of ovarian cancer that is frequently seen in women. The level of this protein increases in blood with the development of cancer. Detection of CA 125 level in blood is of vital importance for early diagnosis and follow-up of the disease. Measurement limits of the clinical tests for detection of CA 125 level in blood are not sensitive enough, and require prior processing of sample, qualiied workforce and complicated devices. In this regard, biosensors introducing such diagnostic tools as high precision, speciicity and reliability step in. It is possible to selectively catch tumor biomarkers with nanoscaled biosensors. These sensors are covered with cancer-speciic antibodies and thereby an electrical or
9 NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY 9 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 optic signal is produced when the antigen spreading from cancerous cell is caught. Au nanoparticles are mostly used due to their biocompatibility. With this project, our purpose is to carry out CA 125 antibody-antigen conjugation on Au and Ag nanoparticles which we made into a homogeneous ilm by storing on glass surfaces, to raise SPR band to high wavelengths accordingly, and to make color change visible which will be caused by CA 125 antigen at the level of nanograms. This means that one day, the diagnosis and follow-up of cancer will be able to be conducted just like pregnancy tests. We aim at completing our project, of which we obtained positive results in preliminary studies, on May We also use Au and Ag nanoparticles in order to increase the eficiency of photocatalysts. What are those photocatalysts? A well-known photocatalyst is titania (TiO2). If titania is exposed to a light with the same energy as band gap, charge separation occurs on it. Those separated charges break down organic pollution stuck on titania and change them into carbon-dioxide and water. So their dirt is removed. Self-cleaning paints and carpets on commercials are the application of this feature. The materials containing titania on their euphotic surfaces can self-clean. However, this feature is limited to a certain extent; as it happens under UV light and only 5% of daylight is UV light. If the band gap energy of titania is equal to broad daylight, we can use this feature more eficiently. We are trying to make titania more active in broad daylight. In our studies, when we combine titania nanoparticles with Ag nanoparticles in certain amounts, we have proved that band gap energy of titania can be shifted to visible area approximately for 100 nm. So we made this function more eficient and this study was approved as an article for international journal. We continue our studies regarding this subject. As you know, we are a university specialized in aeronautics and astronautics and we all have the sympathy and interest for aeronautics and astronautics. Let me talk about the effects of nanotechnology on this subject. The effects of nanotechnology increase in this ield as in every ield. This technology offers functional material to aviation and aerospace industry. Due to the fact that nanoparticles, resistance, tensile strength and corrosion strength of metals being the most important material of aviation industry are very good, it is used in building airframe. Nanoibers, carbon nanotubes, graphenes are utilized as illing material for polymers used in building airframe. Nanocomposites are one of the ideal materials of aircraft industry thanks to their resistance against vibration with their excellent rate of resistance/weight. Boric oxide, silicone and cobalt phosphorus nanocrystals are the crucial elements of coating technology due to their superior corrosion resistance. A current example of the studies in the ield of aerospace: an interesting research which has been considered as a dream until recently but now on the agenda of NASA: Space Elevator One edge will be on the ground and the other one will be beyond the geosynchronous point of the world. Space Elevator is a carrier system thought to be equipped with cables of km length and additional systems. And carbon nanotubes play the biggest role Building such a system was only a dream as manufacturing such a cable in ininite length was impossible. In the future, space researches will be conducted more easily and with lower costs thanks to this elevator that can be built with carbon nanotubes. Important developments take place in our country. For instance, a material highly resistant to space environment was recently developed in a national project conducted in cooperation with ASELSAN. Materials and particularly electronic circuits quickly break down in space environment because of the excessive radiation. Thick aluminum layers used for protection increase the satellite costs too much. Lighter satellites will be able to be produced with lower cost thanks to the covering made with this material. It is a proud for our country to use this technology for the irst time. I hope that such great examples will increase in favor of our country and one day we will be among the countries producing and marketing their own technology. The studies are positive and promising for now. Now we can say that We re in thanks to our scientiic publications, national projects and domestic products. You-as young people- are under great responsibility regarding this matter. I believe you will carry the torch in the best way, and wish you success
10 10 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 INTERVIEW IF YOU ASK MY TEAMMATES, THEY LL TELL YOU I AM REALLY ANGRY AND OBSESSIVELY CLEAN! COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF? I was born in 1975 in the Mengen district of Bolu. I completed my primary, secondary and high school education in Samsun. During my 23-year career as a chef, I worked in 5 different cities and 9 different places. I worked as an Executive Chef in two ive-star hotels. In the last hotel I worked for, I was promoted to the F/B Manager position. HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO BE A CHEF? My grandfather and father were also chefs. Even when I was 10, I used to go right to the kitchen and start kneading dough and cook bureks with cheese and minced meat. I used to like making differences in the cake recipes, trying to create different lavors and feel happy to make people taste them. During the weekends, I used to go to my dad s workplace and try to reproduce the different dishes I saw there. At 25 years old, I became a Sous Chef (Assistant to Chef) and then an Executive Chef at 27. I think I had no choice but become a Chef. IF YOU CRITICIZE YOURSELF, WHAT COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR WAY OF COOKING? Like every other chefs, I am not open to criticism, since I believe I am doing my best. However, if you ask my friends, they will tell you I am really angry and obsessively clean. I always give demonstrations of all dishes in both theory and practice. I deinitely do not permit any action against the rules. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE STATUS OF TURKISH CUISINE AMONG THE OTHER WORLD CUISINES? Turkish cuisine is the second best cuisine in the world after the French cuisine. It includes options for the tastes of all kinds of people. In the competitions we have so far participated, Turkish cuisine always took an important place. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE COOKERY AND CULINARY SYSTEM IN TURKEY? Cookery now gained status in Turkey. In the past, it means just cooking a meal. But now, the chef position is the second most important one after the managers in ive-star hotels. The culinary is now a rapidly progressing sector that includes conscious chefs with high cultural and educational background. Many culinary arts academies were established to this date. Associations of chefs are now available. We even participate in cooking competitions together with our Cooks and Chefs Federation both at home and abroad. The cooks committed to their job, especially the young ones, will take this job a step further. WHEN DID YOU START WORKING IN THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKISH AERONAUTICAL ASSOCIATION? I have been working in the UTAA for 8 months. I would like to point out that our rector Prof. Dr. Ünsal BAN provided our university with a brand new kitchen, meeting the hygiene requirements and equipped with high technologies. Therefore, I would like to express my thanks to our rector. HOW DO YOU SPEND A DAY IN THE UTAA? HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON THE TODAY S MENU? I can say that we spend quite a hectic day in the kitchen. Our job has a particular dificulty: We have lots of students coming from different regions of Turkey. Some like their food with sour lavor, while others like it sweet or hot. Some enjoy eating their food with virgin olive oil and some with pure olive oil. Some of them ind faults with the food offered. We normally have a large spectrum of dishes, however in a dining hall where 1300 people eat lunch, it is important both to make it done until noon without losing its essence as well as making it delicious. Therefore, serving foods of large quantity without spoiling their tastes is of utmost importance for us.
11 HISTORY 11 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 Aviation Legend of Turkey NURİ DEMİRAĞ Nuri Demirağ is the irst private entrepreneur of the Turkish Aviation Sector in the history of the republic. He was born in Sivas, in He dropped out of the Finance School and worked as a teacher in his hometown for a while. Afterwards, he started working in the Ziraat Bank. After winning the exam held by the Ministry of Finance, he was appointed as a inance oficer to work in Istanbul. In 1918, he was promoted to the auditor position. During the years of armistice, he resigned from his job and got a start in the business. His surname, Demirağ, was granted to him by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk because of his achievement in the development of a railway network of 1008 km in the eastern part of Turkey. He established the irst civil Gök Okulu (Flight School) in the Yeşilköy district of Istanbul and the irst private aircraft factory in the Barbaros Square, in Beşiktaş. He carried out two aircraft production projects, one of them is a two-seat training biplane called NU-36 and the other one is a six-seat passenger aircraft with twin engines called NU-38 that was capable of cruising at a speed of 325 km/h, traveling 1000 km, reaching a speed of 270 km/h and lying at an altitude of 5,500 m. Both aircrafts were built by the Turkish engineers and workers. One of the NU-38s was sold to Spain and the other to the Netherlands. No light accident was reported in the Flight School in which the pilots reached 10,000 light hours. After many years of his death, DEMİRAĞ is remembered as one of the most amazing people of the business life that achieved signiicant breakthroughs such as foundation of the irst opposition party, mass-production of Turkish aircraft and the manufacture of the irst domestic parachute and cigarette paper.
12 12 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 TRAVEL GUIDE VISUAL FEAST ALL SEASONS In winters the view of a frozen lake among snow-covered trees In spring and summer, a walk in a green forest of lovely trees and a breath of fresh air under a blue sky with birds singing Located about 35km southwest of the Bolu city center, Abant is a wonderful recreation area, especially wellknown by the nature fans for its fresh air and location easy to access from main metropolitan cities. Abant is also declared as a wildlife protection and improvement area, surrounded by forests hosting deer, wild boars, foxes, rabbits and a large number of birds of prey. If you are lucky, you can encounter them during your walk around Lake Abant Lake Abant: Lake Abant is located within the borders of Bolu, about 30 km away from the city. This freshwater lake formed as a result of a great landslide in the Abant Mountains can be easily accessed by a car road of 20 km leaving from the E-5 motorway. Lying at an altitude of 1,328 m, the lake covers an area of 1.28 km2. The surroundings offer an excellent view at all seasons during the year. You have three options to go around the lake: Bicycle, horse and carriages. The Yedigöller National Park: The park is located about 30 km away from Lake Abant Offering a great number of hotels, boutique hotels and pensions with overnight accommodation fees change between 50 TL and 400 TL, the Lake Abant is waiting for the visitors
13 FROM A COUNTRY 13 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 TANZANIA Lake Victoria-the source of the Nile-, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzanite and the Ngorongoro Crater hosting lions, elephants, zebras and many other animals In this issue, we present Tanzania, a country rich in natural resources, hosting various tribes of the Africa and the birthplace of the Swahili language accepted as the mother tongue of almost all African countries. Let s know Tanzania better from the eyes of the second grade Electrical & Electronics Engineering student Evans Leonidace LWANGA: CAPITAL: AREA: Dodoma 945,087 km2 POPULATION: 37,849,133 CURRENCY: CLIMATE: GOVERNMENT: Tanzanian Shilling Tropical Unitary republic OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Swahili IMPORTANT DATES: Union Day (April 26th), Independence Day (December 9th) WHEN TO GO: Summertime CULTURE OF TANZANIA There are more than 120 tribes in Tanzania which means more than 120 languages are spoken. People live in harmony despite the ethnic differences and beliefs including atheism. PLACES TO VISIT For safari Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Arusha) Serengeti National Park (Arusha) Mikumi National Park (Morogoro) Other Touristic Places Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and Mwanza SOCIAL LIFE FOR TEENAGERS Since the country is characterized by hot weather and has a coast on the Indian Ocean, teenagers often prefer swimming in their free times. MUST TO DO! GO ON A SAFARI. CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO. VISIT THE MAASAI TRIBE TRY THE DISH CALLED UGALI ZANZIBAR One of the touristic places with the best hotels of Africa where you can try different foods and attend Dolphin Tours
14 14 FEBRUARY 2014 / 2 CULTURE & ART ROBERT DE NIRO AS MEVLANA Robert de Niro was offered the role of Mevlana by Özkan İpek, the producer of the television series Ertuğrul Gazi that depicts the foundation of the Ottoman Empire. If De Niro says Yes, he will earn $ dollars per episode. Talks with other Turkish stars are going on for the series that follows the social life and philosophy before the foundation of the Ottoman Empire. The empire was founded by Osman I. from the 400-people Kayı Tribe and had a reign of over 600 years. MYSTERY OF THE BEST-SELLERS SOLVED Stony Brook University discovered the common features of bestsellers and found secret to writing a best-selling novel. Computer scientists from New York s Stony Brook University have developed an algorithm called statistical stylometry to deine the features of a popular book. Analyzing the grammar and use of words mathematically, this technique can predict with 84 percent accuracy whether or not the book will be a commercial success. By downloading classic books from the Project Gutenberg archive, the scientist were able to ind that a range of factors determine whether or not a book will enjoy success, including interestingness, novelty, style of writing, and how engaging the storyline is, but admit that external factors such as luck can also play a role. They indicated that successful books include heavy use of conjunctions such as and and but as well as large numbers of nouns and adjectives. Less successful books were found to be tended to include more verbs and adverbs. More successful books favored verbs that describe thought processes while less successful ones include too much emotiveness. Air Date: February 7th, 2014 Air Date: March 7th, 2014 Air Date: March 14th, 2014 Air Date: April 3rd, DHercules: The Legend Begins 300: Rise of an Empire Soğuk Noah
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