As the first international licensee of TimeOut, Ajans Medya published the first issue of TimeOut Istanbul in February 2001, and continued its publication ever since without interruption. In addition to publishing the monthly magazine, Ajans Medya also undertook the organization and execution of many TimeOut branded events, which were attended by thousands of TimeOut readers throughout the years. These included:
101 TASTES OF ISTANBUL
An annual event that brings together the best tastes of the town produced by top-notch restaurants, street food sellers, acclaimed chefs, cafes, brasseries, bakeries, confectionaries and more in a festive atmosphere with live music, entertainment, games and a late night after party.
TIME OUT ISTANBUL EATING & DRINKING AWARDS
For over a decade, Time Out Istanbul has been the ultimate authority on Istanbul’s eating and drinking scene through its illustrious Eating & Drinking Awards. Organized since its first publication year, the award ceremony takes place at one Istanbul’s newest venues featuring more than a few dozen nominees that stood out in the city’s eating and drinking scene, all gathered under categories and put to a city-wide vote.
TIME OUT LOVE İSTANBUL AWARDS
Following the example of Time Out London Time Out İstanbul organized its first Love İstanbul Awards in 2019 where thousands of İstanbulites picked their favourite places in our citywide vote and pointed to the local gems they loved the most for all to see and experience. The Time Out Love İstanbul Awards, supported by the Mayor of İstanbul, are a chance to celebrate that by handing over to the people who know the capital best: İstanbulites.
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Taking place at the beautiful Naval Museum, A Night at The Museum Party is organized by Time Out Istanbul featuring live music, great food, fun games and dance. Guests have the chance to visit the museum whilst partying, and DJ music, audio visual shows continue until late hours.
ISTANBUL ART PROJECT
The Latest addition to our art events is a series of art exhibitions. We have featured solo exhibitions of painter Sait Mingü, English sculptor Jonathan Trayte, and mixed exhibitions of prominent Turkish artists.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
The ultimate event for Valentine’s Day ‘All You Need is Love’ organized by Time Out İstanbul is the greatest and most fun Valentine’s Day Party Istanbul has ever seen. An estimated number of 3000 people attend the event where a variety of food stations, themed corners, communal areas, serviced romantic tables and curated menus are enjoyed.
Beach Party is organized at the city’s most loved seaside venue, Kafes featuring sea, sun, good music, eating & drinking areas and lots of beach entertainment attracting the young and dynamic İstanbulites! Organized by Ajans Medya and powered by TimeOut, the Beach Party invites everyone to dance to the music performances of local and international stars of the electronic music.
TIME OUT GLOBAL BAZAAR
Every corner of the World is somehow unique yet also connected to each other. TimeOut Bazaar views and celebrates the World from both ‘local’ and ‘global’ perspectives partnering with Turkey’s and World’s most important local and global brands for this festival.
ISTANBUL SUMMER EXHIBITION
Time Out Istanbul hosted the first ‘Istanbul Summer Exhibition’ in collaboration with Beyaz Art. This exhibition is the Istanbul counterpart of the famous Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in London. In fact, a few members of the Royal Academy who have curated past summer exhibitions in London joined us in Turkey for ‘Istanbul